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OneMansPoison - Supreme Court extends gay marriage nation-wide - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Good gawd. I'm down-voted for championing the downtrodden children used and abused by "the system". My place in Hell must be very low...
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Brandishing a Firearm is against the law. Who was your instructor? If he told you, you didn't listen very well.
CoolEdge - Supreme Court extends gay marriage nation-wide - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
single people don't get those benefits ... that's not equal. This is only about the definition of marriage. The courts changed it, wrote law.
Expatriate - Supreme Court extends gay marriage nation-wide - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I think these are completely valid concerns and people on the pro-same-sex marriage side dismiss them too quickly. I wonder how courts will address them. If "marriage license" is part of a fundamental right, then they would apply strict scrutiny to equal protection analysis (To keep the discriminatory law, the government must show that the challenged classification serves a compelling state interest…
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Well, maybe we need a common core I.Q. test to figure out which kids are capable of giving consent? Just kidding.

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State employee unions want expedited ruling in pensions suit

10 months, 1 week ago from the Associated Press

A coalition of labor unions and state retirees are challenging the constitutionality of Illinois’ pension law

A coalition of labor unions and state retirees is asking a judge for an expedited ruling in a case challenging the constitutionality of Illinois’ pension law.
Attorneys filed the motion in Sangamon Circuit Court Thursday. They want Judge John Belz to factor in a Supreme Court decision that found health insurance premiums were a protected retirement benefit for state workers.
The groups say the same issue is central to their suit over the pension law, which increases employee contributions and reduces benefits. They say the law violates the state constitution, which says public employee benefits cannot be “diminished or impaired.”
Lawmakers and state officials have said that Illinois’ financial crisis is bad enough to warrant the plan despite the constitutional clause.
The parties will appear in court Sept. 4.

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