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Peninsula residents laud Prop 8 ruling

Original post made on Jun 27, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling dismissing the Proposition 8 appeal and likely making way for same-sex weddings to resume in California has many throughout the state rejoicing -- including on the Peninsula, where a longtime supervisor-turned-assemblyman called it a dream come true for the LGBT community.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 4:54 PM

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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 27, 2013 at 7:52 pm

Anonymous:

want to put money on it? No ones going to file suit for polygamy any more than they'll file for marrying animals or any other stupid ridiculous thing you can come up with. Please tell us how gays being able to marry somehow diminishes my relationship with my wife or yours. Until you can come up with a realistic explanation as to how that can be, shut your stupid ignorant mouth.

You know what they said way back in the day, if you let blacks and whites marry it will be a terrible rending of the fabric of society. Didn't happen did it? Schmuck


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of another community
on Jun 27, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Anonymous - who are the "they" to whom you refer? Is there a big group of influential polygamists here in Calif?


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Posted by Lavendar
a resident of Portola Valley: other
on Jun 28, 2013 at 3:45 pm

A series on TV is your source? Okey-dokie. Shall we take the barest of looks?

"Centennial Park, a tiny community of less than 1,500 people residents nestled on the edge of Colorado City in Mohave County, Ariz., isn't a place that stands out in most ways.... But there is one striking difference between Centennial Park and most of the rest of America. Almost all of its inhabitants are members of a breakaway Mormon sect that still practices polygamy, or plural marriage.... But Mormon polygamy met with disapproval from other Americans. In 1854, the Republican Party denounced it and slavery as the "twin relics of barbarism," " Web Link

A sub tribe of a sect of a cult and suddenly it's a huge thing.

1,500 rather unique individuals out of 313,000,000 Americans. I'd give you the precentage but don't want to run out of zeros.

"There must be a substantial population if there is a series on it."

Uh-huh. Y'all should stick with Hankster. No facts, and crediting your odd conspiracies to a ridiculous theory - "there must be a substantial population if there is a series on it." Thanks for discrediting everything you write, all at once in the same post. Makes it easier for the fact based world to assign a value to your posts.

I'm with Thankster.



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Posted by Love
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 29, 2013 at 10:05 am

Whole lotta weddings going on!

Way cool.


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Posted by gunste
a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on Jul 1, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Narrow minded people are free to apply their views to themselves. However, they have no right or business to force others to comply with their practices and beliefs.


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Posted by Joe
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Jul 1, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Interesting that some of the previous comments have been removed. Usually if they are objectionable, the Almanac will indicated as such.

Regardless whether the removed comments were for or against, it appears to be selective editing.

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Some comments that were purporting to speak for another person, which violates terms of use, were removed. The decision had nothing to do with "selective editing."]


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Posted by Happy
a resident of another community
on Jul 2, 2013 at 9:26 am

Actually, my comment was removed and I was not purporting to speak for any other person. My comments was in reference to the "Sad.Sad.Sad." comment posted by "Hankster" and my comment was a balancing "Happy.Happy.Happy"

Please explain, Editor, how that violated the terms of use.

Editor's note: Your comment was in response to a post that was removed because it implied it was speaking for a person who told us that his views were misrepresented. When we remove a comment, we often remove posts that are reactions to that comment.


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Posted by Moderate Republican
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jul 2, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Most Moderate Republicans I know support equal rights for LGBT and agree with the 14th amendment providing equal protection under the law. Some Republicans do not support this and many Democrats also do not support this.


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