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Losers in Prop 8 case call restart of same-sex marriages a ‘disgrace’

Friday, June 28, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO — Sponsors of California’s same-sex marriage ban say a federal appeals court decision that clears the way for gay weddings to resume is “disgraceful.”

Anthony Pugno

Anthony Pugno, general counsel for a coalition of religious conservative groups, called Friday’s order from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals an “outrageous act” by judges and politicians determined to overturn voter-approved Proposition 8.

Immediately after the court’s order, the lead plaintiffs in the case hurried to San Francisco’s City Hall to be married by state Attorney General Kamala Harris.

Pugno called the court’s decision an “abuse of power to manipulate the system and render the people voiceless.”

Friday’s decision came after the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the sponsors of California’s gay marriage ban lacked the authority to defend it in court.

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  1. BOO HOO HOO! :)

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:05pm
  2. Boo-hoo.

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:05pm
  3. Awwww

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:06pm
  4. Why are they still in the news?

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:06pm
  5. I’m tired of being nice….to them I say….SHUT THE FUCK UP

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:06pm
  6. Don’t care what they think. :)

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:06pm
  7. What have they lost? How does this really effect them?

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:06pm
  8. Idiot

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:06pm
  9. How bout they learn to MIND THEIR OWN BUSINESS !

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:07pm
  10. like anyone cares about their sorry asses but themselves. I consider them a disgrace to living breathing humans, nothing I can do about it.

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:08pm
  11. you lost, get over it

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:08pm
  12. Suck it!

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:08pm
  13. Shame!

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:08pm
  14. They’re the real disgrace.

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:08pm
  15. Poor fucking loosers! Bigots get out of town!

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:09pm
  16. TOO BAD! To the PROP 8 LOSERS, YOU LOST DEAL WITH IT! I’m celebrating the wonderful victory toward full equality I don’t have time to be polite to people who only care about taking other people’s rights away from them.

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:10pm
  17. So let’s see. Nothing AT ALL changed for them, yet they consider themselves losers? Well I guess that explains exactly why they are losers…

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:11pm
  18. No, THEY are a disgrace! Restarting gay marriages in the state is the right thing to do!!!

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:11pm
  19. I call it shut the fcku up!

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:11pm
  20. To many have waited far too long as it is

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:12pm
  21. go to hell

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:13pm
  22. <3

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:14pm
  23. yes, yes, cry away, your bigoted tears of anguish sustain me :D

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:14pm
  24. I call their disgusting existence a disgrace

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:16pm
  25. I can think of another more poignant disgrace.

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:17pm
  26. Boo-freaking-hoo! You know what a disgrace is? It’s when your spouse can’t make a medical decision on your behalf if you are in a coma. It’s a couple, paying a katrillion more in taxes, and having to jump through tax hoopla hoops just to file. It’s a spouse not included on another’s company medical care plan. It’s a child having to deal with the screwed up mess that comes with one of their parents not really being treated as their parent. Cry me a river!!!

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:17pm
  27. You are a disgrace for being a bigoted bastard..

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:18pm
  28. I hate because I do not understand.

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:18pm
  29. the only disgrace is these people are allowed to roam free and spread their hate

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:18pm
  30. Ah…..poor babies……no longer part of a ‘privileged class.’ I would weep for them, but I think I will be washing one of my many hairs, that day.

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:20pm
  31. oh boo freaking hoo.

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:20pm
  32. Get over it you cry babies!! You lost!

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:21pm
  33. Sore losers.

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:23pm
  34. Get over yourselfs

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:24pm
  35. Go back to molesting children and animals you hateful godless SOB and leave the LGBTQ community in peace!.

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:26pm
  36. I’m calling a heresy hunt for all religious leaders who accept defeat!

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:29pm
  37. lets take a moment to remember what the “losers” lost…oh yeah! they lost nothing, they already have the right to marry!

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:29pm
  38. “Supposed” Christians don’t know what love is.

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:31pm
  39. I am at a loss for words. Oh wait…Tough shit!

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:38pm
  40. Boo Fucking Hoo!!!!

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:41pm
  41. sit down asshat..you are dissgraceful

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:45pm
  42. well said

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:46pm
  43. You’re a loser, get the f*ck out.

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:48pm
  44. The only thing they technically lost was their right to bully others.

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:53pm
  45. BIGOTS

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:55pm
  46. the only disgrace here is that these people think they can tell the entire country how they should live

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:55pm
  47. Technically it doesn’t. However, they consider equal rights to be an “attack on the family”. They’re mad because people are not being forced to be Christian. In other words, they’re mad because they’ve finally been stopped from wiping their ass with the 1st amendment.

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:58pm
  48. I wish those kind of people would get their own lives and leave us alone

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:59pm
  49. what an Idiot !! You lost ..Dumb Ass !

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 6:00pm
  50. get over it

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 6:02pm
  51. this should be an article in The Onion..

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 6:06pm
  52. sore loser….score one for the American people

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 6:06pm
  53. How very christian of you to say too your fellow americans who are LGBT like myself who can now marry who they love and have the same equal rights are a disgrace. Fuck off with your bigotry you lost, equality won, shut up and grow up!.

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 6:08pm
  54. his dissatisfaction pleases me.

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 6:09pm
  55. Ha, ha, ha-ha-ha!

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 6:09pm
  56. And chances are if it were put to another vote, the people of California would overturn Prop 8 as well. Then what excuse. Move on.

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 6:10pm
  57. I rejoice at their suffering.

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 6:14pm
  58. tough shit , you assholes

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 6:15pm
  59. In order to be a loser they would have had to lose something. They didn’t lose anything, they’re just mad because they don’t like being told that their religious hate shouldn’t be law, and the rest of the world is catching up to that.

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 6:18pm
  60. those tyrannical theocRATs are pissed because now they have to figure out another way to beg for blood money to launder & str8 women are fighting back for reproductive rights

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 6:20pm
  61. The real irony here is that if these haters held a vote again, they’d lose: same result: equality wins.

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 6:20pm
  62. Close Minded Idiot

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 6:25pm
  63. Hold up, loser in the court, if you were anything but a disgrace wouldn’t you have won? Okay, so, tell me now, what’s the disgrace?

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 6:27pm
  64. Willing to bet he will be the next 1 in the news getting caught buying crack for his boyfriend.

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 6:29pm
  65. They used the right word LOSERS!!!!

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 6:37pm
  66. F them

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 6:40pm
  67. Did they lose one right? No!!!!!!!)!!)!!)))?!))))0

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 6:41pm
  68. That’s why they’re LOSERS!

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 6:44pm
  69. They’re on the wrong side of history. They should be ashamed for judging people they don’t know or want to understand. The New Age of love is here and nobody shall be denied.

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 6:44pm
  70. I call him “jackass.” Let’s move on now

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 6:45pm
  71. Take it back to Utah.

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 6:47pm
  72. @Frank ….. well said! Exactly!

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 7:07pm
  73. RE: supporters of Prop 8 …… fuck ‘em!

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 7:08pm
  74. No…You’re a disgrace! In your face! Bbbbbbbbttytgft!

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 7:10pm
  75. bigots are such arse holes

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 8:10pm
  76. If Christians knew what love is and dare recite all the quote sinful nature they talk about they would not pass over the passage! Judge not lest ye be judged and love thy neighbor meaning anyone around them as themselves.

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 8:26pm
  77. ha….the discrace is that they do not rejoice over LOVE winning out!

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 8:30pm
  78. Get. Over. It. Cry babies!

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 8:33pm
  79. Shut up, you lost. Don’t whine over it, there are kids better behaved than you lot.

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 8:41pm
  80. Tell me again… why… I should care about your opinion on gay marriage? Proposition 8 was a bill passed through with shoddy writing that confused people, that tricked some voters. It’s people like these bigots that knew damn well that is what it was doing. This ruling is a disgrace? The entire bill was a disgrace! Next time grow a pair and run a hate mongering, oppressive bill through that says up front, exactly, what it does! Perhaps it might not pass next time. Then again, religion doesn’t teach honesty… oh wait, it does… guess these people thought it wasn’t for them then.

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 8:50pm
  81. In the immortal words of Nancy Pelosi…”Who Cares”….

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 8:52pm
  82. What is love?

    Baby don’t hurt me – don’t hurt me – no more~

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 9:14pm
  83. I support the right of thes people to leave this country for one closer in spirit to the theocracy they want.

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 10:02pm
  84. I wish some people would stop treating others as second class citizens in the country.

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 10:21pm