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August 4th, 2010
09:40 PM ET

California same-sex marriage ban repealed: Join the Live Chat

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Prop 8, the California ban on same-sex marriage has been ruled unconstitutional. You'll hear from both sides on this historic ruling. Is the well in the Gulf finally dead? But what about all that oil that's already poured into the Gulf? Tom Foreman visited the town of Shell Beach today to find out how they're feeling about the news. And find out how a Facebook page led to a stricter drunk driving sentence, in our Crime & Punishment story. We'll have that plus much more tonight on AC360°.

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

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2) Don't write in ALL CAPS (there's no need to yell)
3) Use your real name (first name only is fine)
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soundoff (245 Responses)
  1. Libby ~

    An hour goes by way too fast when Anderson is on! Thank you 360 crew, thank you everyone here, and thank you to the busy moderator here. It was a fast hour, but a fun one! 😀

    August 4, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  2. Cessy - Chicago

    have a great night! great show!

    night, Anderson

    be safe!

    August 4, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Brad Ohio

    Good nite Anderson, thanks for keeping them honest! I hope you stay on this BP & Government coverup, it really smells!

    August 4, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Sophia

    I hope the fact that the majority of the oil is apparently gone doesn't make people forget that it is unacceptable that this disaster ever happened in the first place. We need to start seriously considering the implications of our dependence on oil. With the terrible risks to the environment that offshore drilling presents, is it really worth it?

    August 4, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  5. Karen, MN

    Good Night. Great show Anderson. I need a funny shot to put me to bed.

    August 4, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  6. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Thanks folks! Have a wonderful Thursday.

    August 4, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  7. Nicole The Netherlands

    Good Night everyone, sorry to late in, to really join
    Nice to see Tom in, the hardware store..
    Sleep well all of you!
    Good the leak´s definitive sealing is still going strong!!!
    sree i am thinking about it

    August 4, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  8. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    My heart goes to his families............ so sad!!!

    Good night Anderson, Megan, Joe, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, (Danie), Lori, (Adelaide), Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, Casey, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby others and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    See you tomorrow night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!
    Thanks for coming in, for join us tonight! 🙂
    Anderson,
    Have a great night & good sleep at home after work!!!
    See you tomorrow night!!! Just a plenty sleep at home!

    August 4, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Nina

    Good Night Anderson Cooper, 360° Team, Megan and other bloggers. Have a wonderful week and stay 'cool'

    August 4, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Nancy, So Calif

    The oil does NOT dissipate and dissappear. Santa Barbara & Ventura beaches still have oil from a spill decades ago, it never goes away. Ever.

    August 4, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  11. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Good night everyone. Stay "cool" !!

    August 4, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  12. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    Good night everyone!!!

    Great news session tonight!

    August 4, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  13. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    Good discussion tonight! I learn so much from the show and blogger comments to see different points of view. Thanks for the education.

    Good night Anderson and fellow bloggers!

    August 4, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  14. Sharon Hastings

    I'm not sure how these percentages were arrived at with such precision??? But I am very happy with any kind of progress and very grateful that apparently no more oil is escaping. Doesn't change the fact that this has been a horrible crisis that was preventable and has done terrible damage.

    August 4, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    @Jo Ann..."Drunk drivers are not given adequate punishment."

    Absolutely

    August 4, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  16. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Goodnight AC360Team and fellow bloggers.
    Good show tonight Anderson. .

    stay safe everyone.

    August 4, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  17. Lori, CA

    Thanks for the great conversation.

    Good night Anderson and Everyone! Sweet dreams!

    August 4, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  18. eugenia - San Francisco

    just because you can't see it doesn't mean it's not there.

    thank you for continuing the coverage on the oil spill because you are the only one that will.

    August 4, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  19. Emily

    Good night Anderson, 360°Team, Jo Ann, Mike, David & Isabel, Megan, Nicole, Sree, Nancy, Starr, Gloria, & Bloggers! + moderator(s)

    Great show & blog tonight!

    August 4, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  20. Miranda Marchesi Huntington Beach CA United States

    Hey 360 and bloggers

    tonight show was interesting and very informative night

    Have a blessed and great night

    all the best
    Miranda

    August 4, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  21. lisal -canada

    what a full show.
    enjoyed evan wolfson's comments on prop 8.
    will be interesting to see what bp considers to be 'long term'
    nite!

    August 4, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  22. Emily

    @Casey Jones,
    "This is truly sad and unbelievable. "She's a mother, a friend, a daughter...." and a murderer."

    She had quite "The record"....I can't believe how often people are getting arrested! One would think that these people are proud, it's so often. building up a 'record'...unreal.

    August 4, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  23. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Good night Anderson and bloggers Emily, Mike, Nancy, Sree, and Megan.

    August 4, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  24. Kelly, Harrisburg, PA

    What happened to all the plumes?

    August 4, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  25. Brad Ohio

    Listen to the victims, they live there!

    August 4, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  26. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    25 percent of the oil has evaporated??? That doesn't make any sense.

    August 4, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  27. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Drunk drivers are not given adequate punishment. If you drink and choose to drive and you murder someone you have done it deliberately and should be punished severly.

    August 4, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  28. Heather - Spokane, WA

    So far it looks like the well is stopped and I hope it is stopped permanently!

    August 4, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  29. Lori, CA

    Tom, how was this data taken?

    August 4, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  30. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    Its called drunk driving and there is a reason why its illegal (period).

    Paul did not deserve to die! My heart goes out for his family!

    I have sympathy for the girl who caused the crash but its due her insanity and stupid!

    August 4, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  31. Karen, MN

    Hooray! The well is dead.

    August 4, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  32. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    WOW Brad, glad you're here.

    August 4, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  33. Brad Ohio

    75% of oil gone is bologna! Propaganda to save BP money!

    August 4, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  34. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    That is against at law drunk driving zero across the country....... I agree, Brad.

    August 4, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  35. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Wow,,,So much that can happen on Facebook. I love the fact that its nice to keep in touch with friends and family that I'm not able to see that often,,,,..But it also has a dark side that can cause problems for many.

    August 4, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  36. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    @Kenya...thanks for being above the fray...

    August 4, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  37. Becky

    I feel that marriage is for a man and woman and has been a holy union for centuries! Why not take domestic partnership, most companies will still give you shared benefits such as insurance and such.... That is the drive behind this.... Tax breaks and insurance benefits.

    August 4, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  38. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @Nina, there are no mosques in my small town in NH. Does that mean we discriminate against Muslims? Let them build their mosque a respectable distance from Ground Zero. It shows they respect us.

    August 4, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  39. Shamara Myers Lynchburg, TN

    It's unbarable listening to that last segment. I'm glad you guys ran it though because it shows how irresponsible people can be and still not care. Go TEAM PAUL!

    August 4, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  40. Nancy in Oregon

    Of course the drunk driver is a daughter, etc....but she killed someone. That left family in agony too. I despise seeing drunk (or any other reckless) drivers be let off easy. They took an entire life away. Maybe not purposely, but that is not the only measure.. Their own self-immersion and recklessness is what did it. They thought they mattered more than someone else....and often still do. They think their lives should be restored to them...but of course the one they killed is not restored.

    August 4, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  41. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    Good night Anderson and may god bless America .

    August 4, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  42. Kenya

    I'm for Team Paul but I also believe in forgiveness..let her serve her punishment but I hope the family can find it in their hearts to forgive this woman someday.
    Be well everyone.

    August 4, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  43. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    If they want to do background checks on all those connected with the mosque, then let's do background checks on all persons connected with every church and religious organization in the entire country. AND, publish the results. Or, maybe we could just tax these corporations.

    August 4, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  44. Shanny

    I agree then with whoever said it the block distance from Ground Zero should be for ALL houses of religion and worship and not just Muslims.

    August 4, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  45. Emily

    Yikes..that was eerie... There is another reason not to have a Facebook page.

    August 4, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
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