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    Same sex marriage

    Can now be performed in these states:

    1) Connecticut

    2) Iowa

    3) Massachusetts

    4) New Hampshire

    5) New York

    6) Vermont

    And Washington, D.C

    and Washington can be added to the list today: Wash. governor signs gay marriage bill into law, Gov. Chris Gregoire has signed into law a bill that legalizes gay marriage in Washington state, making it the nation's seventh to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. U.S. News - Wash. governor signs gay marriage bill into law


    7) Washington

    A Republican (Maureen Walsh) making the case for same sex couples to marry in last weeks Washington’s House debate.





    And soon to be California again (after some things are cleared up) since Proposition 8 was overturned last week.

    "The People may not employ the initiative power to single out a disfavored group for unequal treatment and strip them, without a legitimate justification, of a right as important as the right to marry.": Ninth Circuit Prop. 8 decision


    And soon New Jersey,………

    New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D) said Friday that the state legislature would pass a bill to legalize same sex marriage despite a veto threat from Republican Gov. Chris Christie.

    “It is absolutely going to pass on Monday, and I expect it to pass the Assembly on Thursday, and it’s going to go to the governor’s desk,” he said during an appearance on the Brian Lehrer Show.


    New Jersey Senate President: Same sex marriage will pass despite governor: New Jersey Senate President: Same sex marriage will pass despite governor | The Raw Story

    New Jersey Senate approves same sex marriage: New Jersey Senate approves same sex marriage | The Raw Story


    More than half of Americans say it should be legal for gays and lesbians to marry, a first in nearly a decade of polls by ABC News and The Washington Post. This milestone result caps a dramatic, long-term shift in public attitudes. From a low of 32 percent in a 2004 survey of registered voters, support for gay marriage has grown to 53 percent today. Forty-four percent are opposed, down 18 points from that 2004 survey.

    ABC News/Washington Post poll: Gay Marriage: http://abcnews.go.com/images/Politic...20Marriage.pdf
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    BS. The govt has no right to determine what constitutes a marriage, which is the union betwen a man and a woman. Why? Because a man & a woman procreate (usually). Next on the docket: marriage between a dog and his human boyfriend. Hey, bestiality ain't worse than sodomy, is it? What's next? Marriage between a dead lesbian and her living lover? Sure, what's wrong with necrophilia?
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    And the decline of America continues................

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    Jolly good news for the shitstabbers.



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    Hey, bestiality ain't worse than sodomy, is it?
    Don't really know.
    Only ever tried one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minnie Maugham View Post
    BS. The govt has no right to determine what constitutes a marriage, which is the union betwen a man and a woman. Why? Because a man & a woman procreate (usually). Next on the docket: marriage between a dog and his human boyfriend. Hey, bestiality ain't worse than sodomy, is it? What's next? Marriage between a dead lesbian and her living lover? Sure, what's wrong with necrophilia?
    That Calvinist conditioning has paid off nicely.

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    ^ Nope, Surin, just common sense. I see this crap as the loss of morality. No morales, the warped govt thinks it can let free of whatever it wants. Crap.

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    If the UK is anything to go by, a decent number of "gay marriages" are simply between unmarried same sex business partners. Think about it - fpr change from 50 quid at the registry office they benefit from zero capital transfer tax, zero inheritance tax and if one of them subsequently becomes non resident fcuk all income tax too.

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    why limit the marriage to just two
    what about the 'form a circle brigade'.
    a wholly new trend in marriage.

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    marriage is a contract between a man and a woman .

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    Another state might be added to the list,……Illinois.


    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said he would press for legislation pending in Springfield that would legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois.

    “I’ll push for it because it is consistent with the values base, and the practical values base, that I think is right as a city, as a state and as a country,” said Emanuel, who supported gay marriage during the campaign.

    Link: Emanuel backs Illinois gay marriage measure - chicagotribune.com

    The bill, the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, was recently introduced to the Illinois House by Reps. Greg Harris, Deborah Mell, and Kelly Cassidy.

    Last year, Illinois legalized civil unions for same sex couples, granting them some of the legal rights of married couples, such as for inheritance or hospital visits. But LGBT rights advocates said that civil unions — while being a positive step forward — did not add up to full equality under the law.

    “If you have two loving adults, that should actually be held up as a positive, whether it’s male or female, but in this case female-female, male-male,” Emanuel added. “I think that’s proper, and we shouldn’t as a state discriminate.”

    Link: Rahm Emanuel vows to fight for marriage equality | The Raw Story

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    The problem here is constitutionality- 'marriage' is basically a civil contract between two people in the States- by saying that one has to be a man and the other a woman, it becomes discriminatory as you can't legislate using age (except for those under 18), sex, race, etc.

    I understand the moral implications, but if someone is gay, the inability to form a civil union to receive the tax advantages (and the inherent grief of being tied to someone) does indeed seem like discrimination.
    There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.
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    And the Lord God said, it is not good that the man should be alone, I will make him an help meet for him.
    (Genesis 2:18)
    Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
    (Genesis 2:24)

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    Who cares? Let the idiots bugger each other to they all die of disease. Nature will sort them out, no doubt.

    Polticians will do anything to buy votes; take illegal immigration for instance. Sneak across the border, have 10 or 15 kids (all paid for by US taxpayer dollars), and wind up getting more "rights" than legal immigrants and US citizens.

    No wonder the US goverment is broke!

    That's why I love Thailand, I can escape the insanity of the USA.

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    ^^ The person who was actually listening when the 'Lord God' spoke to them was indeed a suitable candidate for psychiatric treatment.

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    As a man i find lesbian love, especially between slim and attractive girls, sometimes quite fascinating and can't think of a reason to oppose a formal marriage.

    I also have some very funny gay man friends and although it's never been for me if formal marriage to one another is what they desire then go ahead, they simply aren't going to marry a woman to conform to some peoples image of normality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by good2bhappy View Post
    And the Lord God said, it is not good that the man should be alone, I will make him an help meet for him.
    (Genesis 2:18)
    Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
    (Genesis 2:24)
    Fortunately we all know what crap 'God' sprouts, eh.

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    NJ Assembly Passes Gay Marriage Bill

    The New Jersey Assembly on Thursday passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriages, setting the stage for an expected veto by Gov. Chris Christie.

    The 42-33 vote sends the bill to Christie, who won't take immediate action. The Republican governor who opposes gay marriage had promised "very swift action" if the bill passed both houses of the Legislature, but the Assembly isn't required to send the bill to his desk until the close of business Friday. The Senate approved the bill Monday.

    "Without question this is a historic day in the state of New Jersey," Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver said after the vote. She said she had never been more proud of the Democratic caucus for doing "what citizens sent us here to do: to deliberate, to use the legislative process to represent the interests of all New Jerseyans."

    Steven Goldstein, chairman of the gay rights group Garden State Equality, echoed the speaker's sentiments.

    "Today, the Legislature has brought us to the promised land," said Goldstein. "We know the governor won't let us enter, but we finally behold the view of our dreams and we will never turn back."

    Christie and most state Republican lawmakers want gay marriage put to a popular vote. Democrats say gay marriage is a civil right protected by the Constitution and not subject to referendum.


    marriage is a civil right protected by the Constitution: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/n...9#.Tz2lZ05DlT5


    I was gonna wait a week before awarding a prize (more like a TD title). I didn’t think it would get any better than quoting scripture but this comment has got to take the cake (I don’t think anyone will do better than this),………

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    Who cares?,.....That's why I love Thailand, I can escape the insanity of the USA.

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    A Valentine's Day marathon: Gay Thai couple break TWO-DAY world record for longest kiss

    A gay couple celebrated Valentine's Day by breaking the world record for the longest ever kiss after managing to keep their lips locked together for an incredible 50 hours, 25 minutes and one seconds.

    Nontawat Jaroegenasornsin, 31, and his partner Thanakorn Sittiamthong, 28, beat the previous winners of the Guinness World Record longest continuous kisstoday by just over four hours.

    They were one of just seven Thai couples to enter the annual Ripley's Believe It or Not longest kissing challenge in the resort town of Pattaya, Thailand, which started on Sunday.



    Come to Thailand to escape : Valentine's Day 2012: Gay Thai couple break TWO-DAY world record for longest kiss | Mail Online

    Videoed interview: Video: Valentine's Day: Male couple win kissing competition with world record 50-hour embrace - Telegraph
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    [QUOTE=Minnie Maugham;2017260]..... Next on the docket: marriage between a dog and his human boyfriend. .... What's next? Marriage between a dead lesbian and her living lover?

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Except that the dog and the dead lesbian can't emit their agreement.

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    Signs of a sick world. Signs of the end time coming. Read all about it in the book of Revelations, The Holy Bible. on sale at a book store near you.

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    Reminds me of the fall of Rome.

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    ^^ dunno about that, but definitely a sign of a sick world and the moral decay of the human spirit in America.
    That it should even be considered as a legitiamate issue is beyond me.
    "Gay marriage? yeah right, fuck off, we've got better things to worry about"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minnie Maugham
    The govt has no right to determine what constitutes a marriage, which is the union betwen a man and a woman.
    Marriage is indeed defined as a union between opposite sexes. At the end of the day, a legally recognised union between same sex couples is quite pragmatic though. You don't have to 'approve' to acknowledge that there are many same sex households, sharing expenses and buying property together just like married couples.
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    The Holy Bible. on sale at a book store near you.
    Or free from a hotel room.
    probes Aliens

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minnie Maugham View Post
    Reminds me of the fall of Rome.
    How quaint.
    Shouldn't flatter the civilisation in such a reflective fashion.
    There's nothing quite that extraordinary about it.

    The only real comparative to ancient would be the attempt to force empire on the known world.

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    ^ US never forced "empire on the world"; most recently, that was, most notably, England, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, & Japan.

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    Aren't people over this already...who cares. Such a waste of time because of the most fictitious book ever written...sigh

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