State of Washington: Votes Secured for Gay Marriage

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    Jan 24, 2012 12:17 AM GMT
    The state House is widely expected to have enough support to pass gay marriage, and Gov. Chris Gregoire publicly endorsed the proposal earlier this month. If a marriage bill is passed during this legislative session, gay and lesbian couples will be able to get married starting in June unless opponents file a referendum to challenge it. Opponents have already said they will.

    A referendum can't be filed until after the bill is signed into law by Gregoire. Opponents then must turn in 120,577 signatures by July 6.


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/23/washington-gay-marriage_n_1224397.html?1327350011

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    The bill is expected to easily pass out of committee, since the four Democratic members, including Pridemore, have all said they would vote yes on the measure. The three Republicans on the committee have all said they will vote against gay marriage.

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    Jan 24, 2012 12:42 AM GMT
    creature saidThe state House is widely expected to have enough support to pass gay marriage, and Gov. Chris Gregoire publicly endorsed the proposal earlier this month. If a marriage bill is passed during this legislative session, gay and lesbian couples will be able to get married starting in June unless opponents file a referendum to challenge it. Opponents have already said they will.

    A referendum can't be filed until after the bill is signed into law by Gregoire. Opponents then must turn in 120,577 signatures by July 6.


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    The bill is expected to easily pass out of committee, since the four Democratic members, including Pridemore, have all said they would vote yes on the measure. The three Republicans on the committee have all said they will vote against gay marriage.

    So will the GOP members on this site!
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    Jan 24, 2012 1:17 AM GMT
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    Jan 24, 2012 9:29 AM GMT
    TropicalMark saidSo will the GOP members on this site!


    I remember after Prop 8 based some gay conservatives on gaypatriot said they had voted for it due to "religious freedom". Makes my head explode - the fact that they voted not only against their own interests and their own civil equality but based on complete lies from the anti-gay right. So sad.
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    Jan 24, 2012 9:33 AM GMT
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    haha that is cute
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    Jan 24, 2012 2:07 PM GMT
    God will probably send an earthquake to California or a blizzard to New England to express His anger against this upcoming vote or something.
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    Jan 24, 2012 3:43 PM GMT
    torrentprime said
    TropicalMark saidSo will the GOP members on this site!


    I remember after Prop 8 based some gay conservatives on gaypatriot said they had voted for it due to "religious freedom". Makes my head explode - the fact that they voted not only against their own interests and their own civil equality but based on complete lies from the anti-gay right. So sad.
    We have an active member here that actually was proud of his vote for prop 8.. Im surprised he hasnt chimed in here yet with his glee!
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    Jan 24, 2012 4:15 PM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    torrentprime said
    TropicalMark saidSo will the GOP members on this site!


    I remember after Prop 8 based some gay conservatives on gaypatriot said they had voted for it due to "religious freedom". Makes my head explode - the fact that they voted not only against their own interests and their own civil equality but based on complete lies from the anti-gay right. So sad.
    We have an active member here that actually was proud of his vote for prop 8.. Im surprised he hasnt chimed in here yet with his glee!


    My parents and my sister proudly voted for Prop 8. Befor the election, I told them I only wanted one thing for my birthday (which is in November) for them to vote no on Prop 8 - they told me I had no right to ask them to do that. To this day I still can't totally forgive them. Especially since they haven't once asked to speak to their new grandson, sent him a birthday card or a christmas present, etc. I know we live in New York and they live in California, but we've had him for seven months.

    Just goes to show you there's a long way to go for the gay community and their families and friends.
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    Jan 24, 2012 4:23 PM GMT
    ExArmy said
    TropicalMark said
    torrentprime said
    TropicalMark saidSo will the GOP members on this site!


    I remember after Prop 8 based some gay conservatives on gaypatriot said they had voted for it due to "religious freedom". Makes my head explode - the fact that they voted not only against their own interests and their own civil equality but based on complete lies from the anti-gay right. So sad.
    We have an active member here that actually was proud of his vote for prop 8.. Im surprised he hasnt chimed in here yet with his glee!


    My parents and my sister proudly voted for Prop 8. Befor the election, I told them I only wanted one thing for my birthday (which is in November) for them to vote no on Prop 8 - they told me I had no right to ask them to do that. To this day I still can't totally forgive them. Especially since they haven't once asked to speak to their new grandson, sent him a birthday card or a christmas present, etc. I know we live in New York and they live in California, but we've had him for seven months.

    Just goes to show you there's a long way to go for the gay community and their families and friends.
    I divorced my family over that vote.. havent spoken to any of them in any form in almost 4 yrs! Life is wonderful now!
    Its kind of sad that that kind of crap tears families apart but unfortunately THEY them selves brought it on. And you yourself being a former member of the Army know very well about constitutional blankets.. it (prop8 ) is an affront to that document.
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    Jan 24, 2012 4:26 PM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    torrentprime said
    TropicalMark saidSo will the GOP members on this site!


    I remember after Prop 8 based some gay conservatives on gaypatriot said they had voted for it due to "religious freedom". Makes my head explode - the fact that they voted not only against their own interests and their own civil equality but based on complete lies from the anti-gay right. So sad.
    We have an active member here that actually was proud of his vote for prop 8.. Im surprised he hasnt chimed in here yet with his glee!


    Who?
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    Jan 24, 2012 4:29 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie said
    TropicalMark said
    torrentprime said
    TropicalMark saidSo will the GOP members on this site!


    I remember after Prop 8 based some gay conservatives on gaypatriot said they had voted for it due to "religious freedom". Makes my head explode - the fact that they voted not only against their own interests and their own civil equality but based on complete lies from the anti-gay right. So sad.
    We have an active member here that actually was proud of his vote for prop 8.. Im surprised he hasnt chimed in here yet with his glee!


    Who?
    LOL.... you dont pay much attention do ya twinkie.. Go ask others.. I'm not sharing his identity with you. However if you were to actually READ entire threads, (which you cherry pick) you'd know who..icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 24, 2012 4:32 PM GMT
    torrentprime said
    TropicalMark saidSo will the GOP members on this site!

    I remember after Prop 8 based some gay conservatives on gaypatriot said they had voted for it due to "religious freedom". Makes my head explode - the fact that they voted not only against their own interests and their own civil equality but based on complete lies from the anti-gay right. So sad.

    You can read the right-wingers here doing the same thing every day. It does make one wonder what motivates them. And why many of them can't produce evidence of the gay lives they claim to be living. Very suspicious, yes?
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    Jan 24, 2012 4:38 PM GMT
    Very suspicious?

    No.



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    Jan 24, 2012 4:58 PM GMT
    meninlove said Very suspicious?

    No.

    Then how would you describe this disparity? Hatred of gay issues, gay goals and gay political objectives. Supportive of anti-gay politicians, who want gays stripped of all US Constitutional rights.

    No gay marriage, no gay inheritance, no gays allowed in the hospitals of their sick & dying partners. All Republicans positions that the right-wingers here support directly, or through the candidates they support.

    I would think this is at the least suspicious, if not a smoking gun.
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    Jan 24, 2012 5:01 PM GMT

    No, they put their politics before human rights. There are a number of gay men that do that, just as there were a number of women that did that back in the day.

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    Jan 24, 2012 5:02 PM GMT
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    No, they put their politics before human rights. There are a number of gay men that do that, just as there were a number of women that did that back in the day.

    So human rights are not politics? An interesting position.
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    Jan 24, 2012 5:05 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidAnd why many of them can't produce evidence of the gay lives they claim to be living. Very suspicious, yes?



    Only to the delusional and closed-minded. icon_rolleyes.gif Have you looked into some therapy for the paranoia you seem to feel over anyone who doesn't see "The Gay" your way?
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    Jan 24, 2012 5:11 PM GMT
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    Art_Deco saidAnd why many of them can't produce evidence of the gay lives they claim to be living. Very suspicious, yes?



    Only to the delusional and closed-minded. icon_rolleyes.gif Have you looked into some therapy for the paranoia you seem to feel over anyone who doesn't see "The Gay" your way?



    Whoa, boy *pulls on reins*.

    Were you personally singled out and attacked? No you weren't.

    Art, human rights should never be political. It's a sad commentary on any gov't and its people when it is.

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    Jan 24, 2012 5:13 PM GMT
    meninlove said
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    Art_Deco saidAnd why many of them can't produce evidence of the gay lives they claim to be living. Very suspicious, yes?



    Only to the delusional and closed-minded. icon_rolleyes.gif Have you looked into some therapy for the paranoia you seem to feel over anyone who doesn't see "The Gay" your way?



    Whoa, boy *pulls on reins*.

    Were you personally singled out and attacked? No you weren't.

    Art, human rights should never be political. It's a sad commentary on any gov't and its people when it is.

    Todd thinks he was.. its his insecurities rearing up.
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    Jan 24, 2012 5:16 PM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    meninlove said
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    Art_Deco saidAnd why many of them can't produce evidence of the gay lives they claim to be living. Very suspicious, yes?



    Only to the delusional and closed-minded. icon_rolleyes.gif Have you looked into some therapy for the paranoia you seem to feel over anyone who doesn't see "The Gay" your way?



    Whoa, boy *pulls on reins*.

    Were you personally singled out and attacked? No you weren't.

    Art, human rights should never be political. It's a sad commentary on any gov't and its people when it is.

    Todd thinks he was.. its his insecurities rearing up.


    Hmmm...I disagree. I think he just took it as a personal insult.
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    Jan 24, 2012 5:29 PM GMT
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    No, they put their politics before human rights. There are a number of gay men that do that, just as there were a number of women that did that back in the day.



    I can't decide which is funnier or more morally invalid: the belief that "I can treat someone differently under the law because of a holy book" or "This is in no way a political position; I'm so selfless I can see past legal inequality, and I'll make this decision for other gays too"
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    Jan 24, 2012 5:35 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    TropicalMark said
    meninlove said
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    Art_Deco saidAnd why many of them can't produce evidence of the gay lives they claim to be living. Very suspicious, yes?



    Only to the delusional and closed-minded. icon_rolleyes.gif Have you looked into some therapy for the paranoia you seem to feel over anyone who doesn't see "The Gay" your way?



    Whoa, boy *pulls on reins*.

    Were you personally singled out and attacked? No you weren't.

    Art, human rights should never be political. It's a sad commentary on any gov't and its people when it is.

    Todd thinks he was.. its his insecurities rearing up.


    Hmmm...I disagree. I think he just took it as a personal insult.
    That's what I meant.. his insecurities make him 'think' he was personally insulted.
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    Jan 24, 2012 5:36 PM GMT
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    meninlove said
    No, they put their politics before human rights. There are a number of gay men that do that, just as there were a number of women that did that back in the day.



    I can't decide which is funnier or more morally invalid: the belief that "I can treat someone differently under the law because of a holy book" or "This is in no way a political position; I'm so selfless I can see past legal inequality, and I'll make this decision for other gays too"
    Neither are 'funny', but definitely understand your point!
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    Jan 24, 2012 5:39 PM GMT
    meninlove saidArt, human rights should never be political. It's a sad commentary on any gov't and its people when it is.

    But human rights have become political here in the US. And our US Republican members here treat them that way. Hence, to them, gay rights have no value, because they conflict with the larger Republican Fascist goals they seek.

    A difficult time here. When gays no longer care about gay rights, we are all doomed. icon_sad.gif
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    Jan 24, 2012 5:44 PM GMT
    Wonderful news!