"5 years on, gay marriage debate fades in Massachusetts" online article

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    May 10, 2009 12:04 PM GMT
    No surprise that society didn't disintegrate in Massachusetts because of gay marriage, as Republicans had predicted.

    But I didn't realize that one provision of the Federal DOMA prevents these gay married couples in Mass. and other states from being recognized in the upcoming 2010 census. They'll be counted as being single, unmarried persons and be listed that way in the Federal records, despite their legal state marriage licenses, and that's gotta be changed soon.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30660002/
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    May 10, 2009 7:21 PM GMT
    hopefully sooner more than later RV...
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    May 10, 2009 7:26 PM GMT
    Well until marriage is recognized federally, being included in the census correctly is just one of many recognitions state recognized gay marriages are exempt. SS benefits being the major one.
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    May 10, 2009 7:44 PM GMT
    Well, if I work for the U.S. Census this time like I did in 2000, I'll be subversive and I WILL state in the census forms that a Gay couple who says they are married ARE in fact married.

    Just doin' my part to help.
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    May 11, 2009 1:07 AM GMT
    D.C.'s city council has pretty much faced Congress and said "Boo!" with the passage that D.C. will recognize gay marriages from outside the city. Congress could derail this by saying no, postpone and let it die or not look at it at all, which would most likely annul the bill. We better be paying attention and raising our voices. I can think of now better way to raise the roof than all of the upcoming Pride Celebrations this year.

    In my paper today, someone comments in the editorial section that "So goes Massachussets, so goes the nation. Sigh". I kind of laughed out loud because in addition to Massachussets, so goes Iowa, so goes the nation...Ha!