more states fall in line

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    Oct 08, 2014 2:06 PM GMT
    yesterday Colorado (my home town) and today Idaho of all places, marriage equality is the law of the land

    possibly maybe soon:
    North Carolina, South Carolina, Kansas, West Virginia, and Wyoming will sooner than later follow.

    reference:
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/07/us/gay-marriage-whats-next/


    i am sure some states will find a way to avoid the inevitable. It will create an odd situation for employee benefits like if you lived in NewYork but moved to a none affirming state, working for the same company, will your benefits change? If an auto accident in that none affirming state do you have visitation rights?

    If we get to a point where say 33 of the states recognize same sex marriage and the SCOTUS takes a step backward to a more conservative base, there will have to intact a whole new scheme of DOMA type legislation. To put us back in the closet. Is there any going back.


    as a gay man did you ever think you could get married?
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    Oct 08, 2014 2:52 PM GMT
    I came out in 1978.

    I hoped to see gay marriage become legal in my lifetime, and that has happened.

    I'm surprised at how quickly things have moved once the initial court rulings occurred.

    NOM and the religious right have lost. I think they'll now focus on "protecting" businesses and churches from being required to participate in gay marriage ceremonies.
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    Oct 08, 2014 3:29 PM GMT
    Holding pattern for Idaho, as of an hour ago. But heck, still impressive they're that close.
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    Oct 08, 2014 4:39 PM GMT
    ^CTRL+X "Nevada"; CTRL+V "Idaho"
  • HndsmKansan

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    Oct 08, 2014 9:08 PM GMT
    Yes... Kansas!

    Toto will go to the wedding...haha

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    Oct 08, 2014 9:20 PM GMT
    dayumm said^CTRL+X "Nevada"; CTRL+V "Idaho"


    Never mind Nevada, Kennedy reversed course quickly there!
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    Oct 09, 2014 1:21 AM GMT
    pellaz saidyesterday Colorado (my home town) and today Idaho of all places, marriage equality is the law of the land

    possibly maybe soon:
    North Carolina, South Carolina, Kansas, West Virginia, and Wyoming will sooner than later follow.

    reference:
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/07/us/gay-marriage-whats-next/


    i am sure some states will find a way to avoid the inevitable. It will create an odd situation for employee benefits like if you lived in NewYork but moved to a none affirming state, working for the same company, will your benefits change? If an auto accident in that none affirming state do you have visitation rights?

    If we get to a point where say 33 of the states recognize same sex marriage and the SCOTUS takes a step backward to a more conservative base, there will have to intact a whole new scheme of DOMA type legislation. To put us back in the closet. Is there any going back.


    as a gay man did you ever think you could get married?



    Hardly fall in line. It's rather a tragedy that federalism politics has trumped democracy, rule of law and states right. Next the congress will
    be appointing the " president" .
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    Oct 09, 2014 6:36 AM GMT
    well I got my Colorado
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    Oct 10, 2014 8:06 PM GMT
    My understanding is that the court's rulings are based on an interpretation of the 14th ammendment - the *Constitution* which all states are bound to follow, no?

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  • waccamatt

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    Oct 11, 2014 2:15 AM GMT
    Alpha13 said
    pellaz saidyesterday Colorado (my home town) and today Idaho of all places, marriage equality is the law of the land

    possibly maybe soon:
    North Carolina, South Carolina, Kansas, West Virginia, and Wyoming will sooner than later follow.

    reference:
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/07/us/gay-marriage-whats-next/


    i am sure some states will find a way to avoid the inevitable. It will create an odd situation for employee benefits like if you lived in NewYork but moved to a none affirming state, working for the same company, will your benefits change? If an auto accident in that none affirming state do you have visitation rights?

    If we get to a point where say 33 of the states recognize same sex marriage and the SCOTUS takes a step backward to a more conservative base, there will have to intact a whole new scheme of DOMA type legislation. To put us back in the closet. Is there any going back.


    as a gay man did you ever think you could get married?



    Hardly fall in line. It's rather a tragedy that federalism politics has trumped democracy, rule of law and states right. Next the congress will
    be appointing the " president" .


    Says the man too paranoid to show his face. "States rights" = code for pro-slavery and pro-apartheid. States rights is a bunch of malarkey.
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    Oct 11, 2014 5:09 AM GMT
    well it looks like the stay got lifted. gay marriages start in Idaho. Lots of shit in the face of Justice Kennedy