OMG! Why Are Over HALF The Thread Posts On The Main RJ Page About NY?

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    Jun 25, 2011 9:15 AM GMT
    ????????????????????????? icon_eek.gif Isnt one thread enough?

    lol, I just wanted to vent that frustration icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 25, 2011 10:02 AM GMT
    Now there's another.
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    Jun 25, 2011 10:10 AM GMT
    I know normally they would be bitching about there already being one.
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    Jun 25, 2011 11:43 AM GMT
    because they were in the process of voting on gay marriage ?

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    Jun 25, 2011 12:11 PM GMT
    The significance of New York voting on marriage equality is momentous in the fact that it is the most populace state to pass it. ( I think lol )
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 25, 2011 12:30 PM GMT
    Greenhopper said????????????????????????? icon_eek.gif Isnt one thread enough?

    lol, I just wanted to vent that frustration icon_rolleyes.gif



    Considering the significance of the event, I would hope you could overlook
    the irritation for a day or two..

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    Jun 25, 2011 12:33 PM GMT
    Are they?

    Well, it is a big place, with a very large gay population.
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Jun 25, 2011 12:39 PM GMT
    Yeah, when nearly 20 million people get access to marriage equality, it's kind of a big deal. I'm sure Prop 8 was similar.
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    Jun 25, 2011 12:41 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    Greenhopper said????????????????????????? icon_eek.gif Isnt one thread enough?

    lol, I just wanted to vent that frustration icon_rolleyes.gif



    Considering the significance of the event, I would hope you could overlook
    the irritation for a day or two..

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    lol, very funny mr handsome icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 25, 2011 1:26 PM GMT

    The other day there was a flood of guy above you topics all over the forums, some new and some regurgitated. This is a little more momentous.

    Forbearance, my sweet Greenhopper! They are celebrating a step towards equality!

    -Doug
  • rnch

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    Jun 25, 2011 1:31 PM GMT
    PaulNKS saidThe significance of New York voting on marriage equality is momentous in the fact that it is the most populace state to pass it. ( I think lol )






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    Jun 25, 2011 1:49 PM GMT
    Good news spreads like wild fire! Be happy for New yorkers! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 25, 2011 1:51 PM GMT
    Because people care. Don't be a misery :-P
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    Jun 25, 2011 1:53 PM GMT
    Because the most important city in the world, cultural capital of the most important nation in the world, is in the state of New York. Because the American gay rights movement began in New York City. Because it is the place on earth that commands the most attention.

    It's irritating how much attention New York gets, but today I guess we should all give in. I say start a hundred more threads. Bravo New York!
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    Jun 25, 2011 2:11 PM GMT
    rnch said
    PaulNKS saidThe significance of New York voting on marriage equality is momentous in the fact that it is the most populace state to pass it. ( I think lol )
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    Largest State whose legislature passed gay marriage, that's correct. NY is the 3rd-largest in population. California is 1st, but their short-lived gay marriage came about through judicial action, which Prop 8 promptly took away.

    Now we'll have to see what the Right will try to do to spoil this for New Yorkers. NY doesn't allow propositions like California does, and amending their State constitution is also a difficult process. My guess is they'll attempt to block this in the courts.

    A wonderful hypocrisy if they do try that route. When the Left attempts something through the courts it's called "bypassing the will of the people" and any victory there is due to "activist judges." When the Right uses the same tactic they call it "upholding the Constitution."

    I call it having a double standard, but we'll see how this goes down. The Catholic Church is already in an uproar over this, releasing statements of condemnation. But I'm not sure if they could become as much involved in the politics of blocking this as they have in other States.

    One interesting point is that apparently anyone can be married in New York State, you don't need to be a resident. Of course, thanks to DOMA at present that marriage won't be recognized in most other States, nor by the US government. But you can have a real marriage license.
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    Jun 25, 2011 2:41 PM GMT
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    Largest State whose legislature passed gay marriage, that's correct. NY is the 3rd-largest in population. California is 1st, but their short-lived gay marriage came about through judicial action, which Prop 8 promptly took away.

    Now we'll have to see what the Right will try to do to spoil this for New Yorkers. NY doesn't allow propositions like California does, and amending their State constitution is also a difficult process. My guess is they'll attempt to block this in the courts.

    A wonderful hypocrisy if they do try that route. When the Left attempts something through the courts it's called "bypassing the will of the people" and any victory there is due to "activist judges." When the Right uses the same tactic they call it "upholding the Constitution."

    I call it having a double standard, but we'll see how this goes down. The Catholic Church is already in an uproar over this, releasing statements of condemnation. But I'm not sure if they could become as much involved in the politics of blocking this as they have in other States.

    One interesting point is that apparently anyone can be married in New York State, you don't need to be a resident. Of course, thanks to DOMA at present that marriage won't be recognized in most other States, nor by the US government. But you can have a real marriage license.

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    Jun 25, 2011 2:54 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    rnch said
    PaulNKS saidThe significance of New York voting on marriage equality is momentous in the fact that it is the most populace state to pass it. ( I think lol )
    yessssssssssss icon_exclaim.gif

    Largest State whose legislature passed gay marriage, that's correct. NY is the 3rd-largest in population. California is 1st, but their short-lived gay marriage came about through judicial action, which Prop 8 promptly took away.

    Now we'll have to see what the Right will try to do to spoil this for New Yorkers. NY doesn't allow propositions like California does, and amending their State constitution is also a difficult process. My guess is they'll attempt to block this in the courts.

    A wonderful hypocrisy if they do try that route. When the Left attempts something through the courts it's called "bypassing the will of the people" and any victory there is due to "activist judges." When the Right uses the same tactic they call it "upholding the Constitution."

    I call it having a double standard, but we'll see how this goes down. The Catholic Church is already in an uproar over this, releasing statements of condemnation. But I'm not sure if they could become as much involved in the politics of blocking this as they have in other States.

    One interesting point is that apparently anyone can be married in New York State, you don't need to be a resident. Of course, thanks to DOMA at present that marriage won't be recognized in most other States, nor by the US government. But you can have a real marriage license.


    Just to note. I don't believe there's a residency requirement for marriage in any state.
  • Webster666

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    Jun 25, 2011 7:02 PM GMT
    HELLO.
    You're witnessing a huge slab of American equal rights history.

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    Jun 25, 2011 7:03 PM GMT
    NEW YORK ROCKS!!!!
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    Jun 25, 2011 7:31 PM GMT
    PaulNKS saidThe significance of New York voting on marriage equality is momentous in the fact that it is the most populace state to pass it. ( I think lol )


    Yes. New York has a larger population than DC and the other states with gay marriage combined. Only four of the countries in the world that have gay marriage have a larger population.
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    Jun 25, 2011 7:34 PM GMT
    I KNOW, RIGHT?!
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    Jun 25, 2011 8:37 PM GMT
    Oh you mean like this one? icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 25, 2011 8:38 PM GMT
    Greenhopper said????????????????????????? icon_eek.gif Isnt one thread enough?

    lol, I just wanted to vent that frustration icon_rolleyes.gif


    Because it's about GAY RIGHTS and we're all GAY. Literally right before the deadline on a vote that took months of pushing this a lone Republican stood up almost in tears declaring that despite political suicide he'll support gay marriage. It was a civil rights milestone that was played like a homerun at the bottom of the 9th inning pulling the gays ahead last minute.

    That's like a Muslim saying on a Syria discussion board "damn why are all the threads about the Democratic protests?"

    BECAUSE IT'S FUCKING IMPORTANT YOU TROLL.
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    Jun 25, 2011 8:53 PM GMT
    JAKEBENSON saidBecause it's about GAY RIGHTS and we're all GAY. Literally right before the deadline on a vote that took months of pushing this a lone Republican stood up almost in tears declaring that despite political suicide he'll support gay marriage. It was a civil rights milestone that was played like a homerun at the bottom of the 9th inning pulling the gays ahead last minute.

    That's like a Muslim saying on a Syria discussion board "damn why are all the threads about the Democratic protests?"

    BECAUSE IT'S FUCKING IMPORTANT ...


    This. +100...
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    Jun 25, 2011 9:40 PM GMT
    JAKEBENSON said
    Greenhopper said????????????????????????? icon_eek.gif Isnt one thread enough?

    lol, I just wanted to vent that frustration icon_rolleyes.gif


    Because it's about GAY RIGHTS and we're all GAY. Literally right before the deadline on a vote that took months of pushing this a lone Republican stood up almost in tears declaring that despite political suicide he'll support gay marriage. It was a civil rights milestone that was played like a homerun at the bottom of the 9th inning pulling the gays ahead last minute.

    That's like a Muslim saying on a Syria discussion board "damn why are all the threads about the Democratic protests?"

    BECAUSE IT'S FUCKING IMPORTANT YOU TROLL.


    Forgive me, i havent done this for awhile, so.....

    JAKEBENSON ROCKS NEW YORK!!!!

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