GAY MARRIAGE LEGISLATION HAS PASSED IN NEW YORK STATE.

  • Webster666

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    Jun 25, 2011 2:15 AM GMT
    IT HAS PASSED.
    And, now it goes to the Governor, who is sure to sign it into law.
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    Jun 25, 2011 12:39 PM GMT
    Very glad they got republican support for this or it wouldn't have gone through! The shift is slowly happening.

    And the leading opponent of gay marriage? A Democrat!

    "The leading opponent, Democratic Sen. Ruben Diaz, was given only a few minutes to state his case during the Senate debate.

    "God, not Albany settled the issue of marriage a long time ago," said Diaz, a Bronx minister. "I'm sorry you are trying to take away my right to speak," he said. "Why are you ashamed of what I have to say?"
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    Jun 25, 2011 12:41 PM GMT
    FINALLY.
  • alvarom

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    Jun 25, 2011 12:47 PM GMT
    great news. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 25, 2011 12:49 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidVery glad they got republican support for this or it wouldn't have gone through! The shift is slowly happening.

    And the leading opponent of gay marriage? A Democrat!

    "The leading opponent, Democratic Sen. Ruben Diaz, was given only a few minutes to state his case during the Senate debate.

    "God, not Albany settled the issue of marriage a long time ago," said Diaz, a Bronx minister. "I'm sorry you are trying to take away my right to speak," he said. "Why are you ashamed of what I have to say?"


    I watched him last night, I don't know how he got elected into the state senate. He's rambling and sounded a complete retard.
  • BardBear

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    Jun 25, 2011 12:52 PM GMT
    And New York has always been a socially "blue" state. And from the Bronx, no less?

    Who cares? I was checking Amtrak costs to the City and making dinner reservations. My Jewish/Catholic family loves a good wedding. And guilt. But that comes later.

    Peace,
    Bardy
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    Jun 25, 2011 1:45 PM GMT
    Great news for NY!!
    Will gays in the Southern states ever get the opportunity to marry icon_question.gif
    We are still dealing with segregation.
  • Webster666

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    Jun 25, 2011 6:36 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidVery glad they got republican support for this or it wouldn't have gone through! The shift is slowly happening.

    And the leading opponent of gay marriage? A Democrat!

    "The leading opponent, Democratic Sen. Ruben Diaz, was given only a few minutes to state his case during the Senate debate.

    "God, not Albany settled the issue of marriage a long time ago," said Diaz, a Bronx minister. "I'm sorry you are trying to take away my right to speak," he said. "Why are you ashamed of what I have to say?"





    No, no, no, don't try to claim victory, here.
    So what if ONE Democratic Senator voted against gay marriage.
    TWENTY NINE Republican Senators voted against it.

  • NerdLifter

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    Jun 25, 2011 6:53 PM GMT
    Webster666 said
    mocktwinkie saidVery glad they got republican support for this or it wouldn't have gone through! The shift is slowly happening.

    And the leading opponent of gay marriage? A Democrat!

    "The leading opponent, Democratic Sen. Ruben Diaz, was given only a few minutes to state his case during the Senate debate.

    "God, not Albany settled the issue of marriage a long time ago," said Diaz, a Bronx minister. "I'm sorry you are trying to take away my right to speak," he said. "Why are you ashamed of what I have to say?"

    No, no, no, don't try to claim victory, here.
    So what if ONE Democratic Senator voted against gay marriage.
    TWENTY NINE Republican Senators voted against it.

    ^^^ This. Do not try to blur the glaring truth. "Republican support" my ass. A single democrat against the bill, two republicans for? Significance? That nearly all republicans and democrats STILL vote strictly based on their party, nothing more. Not on their district, not on the greater good, but on their own political party's interests. There have always been throughout history countless examples where a small handful who vote opposite of what you expect. So having 3 senators vote contrary to their party is not a major indicator of this "shift" you speak of. When I see a third or more of the republicans vote and actively argue for gay rights, then I will concede that a "shift" is occurring. Until then, do not try to accredit something to the republicans, nor to the democrats for that matter. The partisan crap in this country is just that: crap.

    On a lighter note: Yay! Gay marriage passed.
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    Jun 25, 2011 6:53 PM GMT
    NEW YORK ROCKS!!!!
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    Jun 25, 2011 7:00 PM GMT
    As the many florists, wedding planners, hotel managers, restauranteurs, and divorce lawyers are saying subconsciously,