Gay Marriage in NY!

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    Jun 25, 2011 4:24 AM GMT
    It's legal now. So we something more to celebrate on Sunday! Anybody want to get hitched?icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 25, 2011 4:25 AM GMT
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110625/ap_on_re_us/us_gay_marriage_ny


    Here is a link to one article

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    Jun 25, 2011 6:44 AM GMT
    Congratulations NEW YORK STATE! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 25, 2011 7:32 AM GMT
    California SUCKS ASS!!!! icon_mad.gif
    Fuck this bullshit, i'm moving to New York!
  • jock5827

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    Jun 25, 2011 7:44 AM GMT
    Well done New York!
  • hebrewman

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    Jun 25, 2011 8:13 AM GMT
    i friggin love this quote.....

    When a few notable undecideds joined the cause --including Republican Roy McDonald who famously defended his decision, saying "fuck it, I don't care what you think. I'm trying to do the right thing"

    thank you roy, for having the balls to think outside the box!!! now, get your party to do it more often.

  • metta

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    Jun 25, 2011 8:17 AM GMT

    NYers celebrate historic vote for gay marriage

    http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2011/06/25/general-us-gay-marriage-ny-reaction_8534718.html
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    Jun 25, 2011 8:33 AM GMT
    hebrewman saidi friggin love this quote.....

    When a few notable undecideds joined the cause --including Republican Roy McDonald who famously defended his decision, saying "fuck it, I don't care what you think. I'm trying to do the right thing"

    thank you roy, for having the balls to think outside the box!!! now, get your party to do it more often.



    See how easily you can buy their souls.......Now thats scary, because Hitler got into power promising homosexuals advancement.
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    Jun 25, 2011 8:58 AM GMT
    I never thought it was going to happen in my lifetime. I'm so happy. I believe in equal rights for everyone, and we have been treated unfairly under the rights of the constitution. This will help the younger generation believe they can be happy and settle down with someone they love just like everyone else. It could even lead to less suicide by younger gays/lesbians. This is perfect timing for NY. Something to celebrate at NYC pride tomorrow. Go NY!Go NY!Go
  • hebrewman

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    Jun 25, 2011 9:18 AM GMT
    True_blue_aussie said
    hebrewman saidi friggin love this quote.....

    When a few notable undecideds joined the cause --including Republican Roy McDonald who famously defended his decision, saying "fuck it, I don't care what you think. I'm trying to do the right thing"

    thank you roy, for having the balls to think outside the box!!! now, get your party to do it more often.



    See how easily you can buy their souls.......Now thats scary, because Hitler got into power promising homosexuals advancement.


    well congratulations 'true_blue' you really know how to put the damper on some good news. i'm glad i don't play footy with guys that share your dark opinion of everything here in the states. and yes, most of the team is made up of aussies either working here at the embassy or doing military training in dc.
  • GQjock

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    Jun 25, 2011 9:43 AM GMT
    I can finally say I'm proud to have been a Native NY'er

    way ta go ! icon_cool.gif
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    Jun 25, 2011 10:30 AM GMT
    GQjock saidI can finally say I'm proud to have been a Native NY'er

    way ta go ! icon_cool.gif


    If I never ever have full equality, I will always be proud to be a True Blue Aussie.
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    Jun 25, 2011 1:03 PM GMT
    True_blue_aussie said
    hebrewman saidi friggin love this quote.....

    When a few notable undecideds joined the cause --including Republican Roy McDonald who famously defended his decision, saying "fuck it, I don't care what you think. I'm trying to do the right thing"

    thank you roy, for having the balls to think outside the box!!! now, get your party to do it more often.



    See how easily you can buy their souls.......Now thats scary, because Hitler got into power promising homosexuals advancement.


    What are you talking about here? Nobody "bought" his soul, he made his decision because he wanted to do the right thing and he felt it was the right thing to do.
  • DCEric

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    Jun 25, 2011 1:11 PM GMT
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    Jun 25, 2011 1:16 PM GMT
    DCEric saidLady+Liberty+kissing+Lady+Justice.bmp


    WIN!
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Jun 25, 2011 1:46 PM GMT
    True_blue_aussie said
    hebrewman saidi friggin love this quote.....

    When a few notable undecideds joined the cause --including Republican Roy McDonald who famously defended his decision, saying "fuck it, I don't care what you think. I'm trying to do the right thing"

    thank you roy, for having the balls to think outside the box!!! now, get your party to do it more often.



    See how easily you can buy their souls.......Now thats scary, because Hitler got into power promising homosexuals advancement.


    This is a happy thread, why did you have to throw in the Hitler comparison. Btw, if anything, he stopped selling his soul. Conservative groups will probably not give him campaign money in the future for this vote.


    Anyway...Moratorium on all Hitler comparisons! Expires Monday.
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    Jun 25, 2011 1:48 PM GMT
    GigoloAssassin said California SUCKS ASS!!!! icon_mad.gif
    Fuck this bullshit, i'm moving to New York!


    I know, California with San Francisco being the birthplace and advocates for gay rights. Why are the we the last state to allow gay marriages. So much for being the liberal state.
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    Jun 25, 2011 1:58 PM GMT
    From the NY Times

    With his position still undeclared, Senator Mark J. Grisanti, a Republican from Buffalo who had sought office promising to oppose same-sex marriage, told his colleagues he had agonized for months before concluding he had been wrong.

    “I apologize for those who feel offended,” Mr. Grisanti said, adding, “I cannot deny a person, a human being, a taxpayer, a worker, the people of my district and across this state, the State of New York, and those people who make this the great state that it is the same rights that I have with my wife.”


    Good for him!
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    Jun 25, 2011 2:04 PM GMT
    Just to hijack this thread, I don't think I'd get married even if I could in my state. This is great, by all means. But as an atheist, I think it's a religious ceremony, which is weird to me that the government thinks they own it in the first place.. what happened to separation of church and state?
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    Jun 25, 2011 2:13 PM GMT
    A civil marriage ceremony has absolutely no religious element whatsoever.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jun 25, 2011 2:19 PM GMT
    This is great news for New York. The gay marriage bill has finally passed the state senate. The religious right wing lunatics like that NOM have finally met their waterloo which was long overdue. This could greatly help the momentum in the marriage equality movement throughout the country. It is a great day to be a New Yorker. icon_biggrin.gif
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Jun 25, 2011 2:20 PM GMT
    jude114 saidJust to hijack this thread, I don't think I'd get married even if I could in my state. This is great, by all means. But as an atheist, I think it's a religious ceremony, which is weird to me that the government thinks they own it in the first place.. what happened to separation of church and state?

    This is civil marriage. It started as a secular institution (property and land for a daughter), and to the gov't, it still is. The problem is there's really only one term for this type of coupledom. "Civilly united" doesn't sound as good as "married".

    If this passes federally, and you intend to spend the rest of your life with your boyfriend/partner, for financial reasons alone it makes sense to get married.
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    Jun 25, 2011 2:23 PM GMT
    Mil8 saidA civil marriage ceremony has absolutely no religious element whatsoever.


    Ok, I can see that, they secularized the idea.
  • matt13226

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    Jun 25, 2011 2:28 PM GMT
    good job NY its about time hopefully more states will allow gay marriage
  • matt13226

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    Jun 25, 2011 2:28 PM GMT
    wallcrawler83 saidIt's legal now. So we something more to celebrate on Sunday! Anybody want to get hitched?icon_wink.gif


    hell ya lol