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Here's the full Missouri Supreme Court Decesion. Judge Teitelman's dissent begins on page 21.
Missouri Supreme Court Decision.pdf
welcome to living life like 50 years ago...this state is am embarrassment to the United States
This has been happening in Missouri for a long time. An old friend and former boss had the same thing happen to him. His partners family, who had nothing to do with him, came in and stole all the money they had amassed together. He is in his 60s now and can no longer consider retirement because of this idiocy. All because the state refused to acknowledge their relationship.
Nah, you haven't been in the deep south or better yet, Texas yet. lol
Truly sad. But, the law needs to be changed in MO to allow same sex marriage. You have to be married to receive benefits like this. Don't blame the judges, get to work on changing the law.
Voters in MO need to get out there and do something about it.
Steve wasn't saying he was against same sex marriage. MO just doesn't yet allow it. Therefore, the court ruled according to the law. Whether it is unjust or not. They have to follow the law.
You haven't been to Texas then. If you want to see backwards, come down here. - But, the law needs to be changed to allow same sex marriage in order for this man to receive the benefits. The court upheld the law as it is today.
What is ignorant is governing a group of people that do not subscribe to the same beliefs. And I do not see anything about beliefs in the definition of policy.
That's a little ignorant. Almost by definition, a "policy" simply expresses or reflects a "belief system".
and ruth...i know you're a crazy person...but i never said it was "right" or "wrong" what happened here. i simply said the law did not allow for a ruling in his favor.
lmao...because ya...i sneak in late at night and change the laws.
And if it was an unmarried heterosexual couple, the surviving partner would also be denied survivor benefits as well. The same circumstance happens all the time to unmarried couples.
If you are not married ( living together does not constitute marriage ), whether it be man/man, man/woman and so on. You are NOT eligible for the benefits, period! Not sure why many of you here are not getting that fact!
How is this any different than a man and woman living together and one dies and the other is denied because they were not married? If you are not married, you are not entitled to the benefits.
That amendment was voted on by the people of MO in 2004. Although many people are expressing distaste for this specific amendment now, i doubt anyone then went to the polls to vote against it. Nor are they petitioning the Missouri General Assembly to propose another amendment to negate Article 1, Sec 33, which is what it will take to overturn.
Missouri wins again
another non lawabiding cop
So unjust ~ The law must be changed so that anyone of legal age should be allowed to marry anyone of their choice who is also of legal age and the relationship is consensual.
Very sad situation. The tide is turning in favor of their individual rights being recognized, but too late for this man. Shame on the religious for getting in the way of rights all these years...
Your god can't be proven or demonstrated. If you read the bible, which its obvious you have never done so, you would see that the government condones many things that your imaginary god commands you to do. Go kill a person who doesn't believe in your religion and see what happens. Your god commands that but the government don't let that shit fly do they kid? Go kill people who don't believe what you do and stab pregnant woman in their stomachs who don't believe and kill all men woman and children and kidnap the preteen girls for yourself just like your god commands you to do and see what happens. Your stupid fairy tale belief should never be used to keep people from being free asshole. This country was founded to get away from idiots like you and guess what you breed so much that you spread like the fucking disease you are.
that's terrible, especially considering there is a child involved.
One Nation, Above God. .
What a travesty of the constitution. All men were created equal but we had a bit of a row to determine that woemen had a say too. Do we have to re-write the whole thing to get justice? Oh, and again...I am heterosexual and happily married.
This is Missouri......
A section of the state constitutional can be declared invalid if it conflicts with the federal constitution or federal laws. The DOMA ruling is very close, but doesn't require all states to recognize gay marriage.
Missouri is so far behind in sooo many ways- it's embarrassing to live here.
Steve- how dare you mock someone who lost their husband... What is a shame, is that you probably call yourself a libertarian- not to presume... But shame on you! Love and marriage equality for everyone does not affect you in ANY way- or anyone for that matter.
So sad to hear this. If he were military, his loving partner would have been covered. What a shame :-(
that's very sad and wrong. love is love is love.
I'm so sorry for his partner. Love is love, not matter what.
You Steve Mincer are a great example of why our states laws are filled with hate!
I said our state could show "love and compassion"....not just the Supreme Court....our voters could vote for equality...and our court could have made a ruling for equality....
^ someone using the internet said this.
unless you agree with it, right?
"Missouri still says that gays aren't good enough for human dignity." is that really what missouri says? so...if i murder a gay person...i am not going to be arrested for murder? if i set a gay person's house on fire...i'm not going to be arrested for arson?
The epic fail is that Missouri is so backwards in the first place
you must not understand what the supreme court does. it doesn't use "love and compassion". it uses the law. the law currently does not allow for a ruling in his favor. it's not "right or wrong". this is why laws are changed or passed as a society moves forward.
it's not a "fail". the court was using the law that is on the books. don't like it? change the law.
My heart goes out to his partner. This is terrible!
I think it is wrong to apply a personal belief system to public policy.
What a shame. What a terrible shame.
I think it is wrong for the government to condone what God has condemned.
Sad day for Missouri....I wish this Show-Me state would show some love and compassion instead of hate a
@Casey McBroom Africa is full of tree worshippers who would hang them for what they do. there's nothing in the Bible that says that people should embrace this ONE particular Hebraic call to hate, while simultaneously rejecting all of the many OTHER calls to hate. This one seems to have a wide and enduring appeal, through time and across cultures. Any appeals that they make to religion are just rationalizations for indulging their animus.
@Brooke Martin Whatever do you imagine that YOU are doing here, Brooke? (What you MEANT to say was that you think that it's wrong for OTHER PEOPLE'S personal belief system to prevail over yours.)