Same-sex marriages have begun in Vermont -- AP story

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    Sep 01, 2009 4:16 PM GMT
    From the AP via MSNBC online:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32641476/ns/us_news-life/
  • LifeByTheHorn

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    Sep 01, 2009 9:06 PM GMT
    Vive La Vermont ! That's great. Slowly, but surely civilization will spread to the other states. Prometheus has given the fire--- in this case holly matrimony to down ridden community--- from gods
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    Sep 01, 2009 11:38 PM GMT
    Has their sky started falling yet?
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    Sep 02, 2009 12:54 AM GMT
    I went to my first legal gay wedding here this evening. A couple hours later, the sky gradually darkened and the sun set. Oh my! It is completely dark outside now. Will the sun ever rise again? What have we done?
  • Webster666

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    Sep 03, 2009 7:15 AM GMT
    And, I believe that New Hampshire starts gay marriage in January...
  • Joeyphx444

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    Sep 03, 2009 7:17 AM GMT
    I am so glad I left NE
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    Sep 03, 2009 8:13 AM GMT
    A lot of New Englanders consider themselves progressive in the are of gay marriage. I lived there a long time. I was married (to a woman) for almost 27 years and I tell you, gay people have no idea what they are getting into. Divorce lawyers are hiring new staff as we speak getting ready for all the new business. And with all the cheating that goes on in the gay arena, the attorneys will be richer than they already are. Be careful what you wish for. lol
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    Sep 03, 2009 10:24 AM GMT
    The good thing about equal marriage rights is, that if works for you, go for it. If not, stay away from it. It is all about choice. We are just a free to be as screwed up (or happy) in our relationships as straight people.
    Many, perhaps even most (?), gay people will stay away from it, since they do not see it as being beneficial to them.
    I worked hard on this in Vermont, lobbying members of the legislature, not because I had any plans to ever take advantage of it, but because it was, and is, a civil rights issue.
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    Sep 03, 2009 10:29 AM GMT
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    I worked hard on this in Vermont, lobbying members of the legislature, not because I had any plans to ever take advantage of it, but because it was, and is, a civil rights issue.[/quote]

    I applaude you on your efforts. Most of us wont take the time or effort to do something as productive but will easily reap the benefits from. I love VT, been to the Halifax area a billion times since I was a kid. My family has had a camp there for 60 years. If my kids werent here in FL, Id be in VT.

    Best of luck.
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    Sep 03, 2009 12:00 PM GMT
    Jmuscle33 saidI am so glad I left NE


    Why does the existence of gay marriage make you glad you left New England? It's not like gay people *have* to get married there; it's just an option for those who want it.
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    Sep 03, 2009 1:50 PM GMT

    Hello BeachBiMan,

    Up here we've had, since 2003, 10,000 (lol, plus 1, including us, eh?) gay marriages, and two divorces.
    So far the batting averages are astronomically better than the hetero population. This is likely because gays are warier of commitment.




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    Sep 03, 2009 2:00 PM GMT
    Jmuscle33 saidI am so glad I left NE

    Does NE = New England, or Nebraska? I can understand leaving Nebraska if you're gay (though strangely Omaha has some great gay clubs), but what would be wrong with New England?
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    Jmuscle33 saidI am so glad I left NE

    Does NE = New England, or Nebraska? I can understand leaving Nebraska if you're gay (though strangely Omaha has some great gay clubs), but what would be wrong with New England?


    Good point, maybe I was wrong. If gay marriage in VT makes you happy you left New England, it would seem pretty odd. But if you moved from Nebraska to Vermont and you're happy about the move in light of the advent of gay marriage there, it would make perfect sense.
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    Sep 03, 2009 7:54 PM GMT
    francisx said
    Red_Vespa said
    Jmuscle33 saidI am so glad I left NE

    Does NE = New England, or Nebraska? I can understand leaving Nebraska if you're gay (though strangely Omaha has some great gay clubs), but what would be wrong with New England?


    Good point, maybe I was wrong. If gay marriage in VT makes you happy you left New England, that would seem pretty odd. But if you moved from Nebraska to Vermont and you're happy about the move in light of the advent of gay marriage in your new state, that would make perfect sense.
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    Sep 03, 2009 8:47 PM GMT
    NE is short for New England. As far as Nebraska...cant we give it way to someone?
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    Sep 03, 2009 8:51 PM GMT
    BeachBiMan saidA lot of New Englanders consider themselves progressive in the are of gay marriage. I lived there a long time. I was married (to a woman) for almost 27 years and I tell you, gay people have no idea what they are getting into. Divorce lawyers are hiring new staff as we speak getting ready for all the new business. And with all the cheating that goes on in the gay arena, the attorneys will be richer than they already are. Be careful what you wish for. lol


    This is so freaking true.

    I'm thinking of going into divorce law. I think there's a killing to be made on gay marriages and their dissolutions
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    Sep 03, 2009 8:54 PM GMT

    What with new england taking on a socio-political initiative ... does this evidence that America has become one-sided?

    And, yes, Viva la estado de la " verdis montis. "
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    Sep 04, 2009 3:59 AM GMT
    Yah NE is not Nebraska lol, I can't stand all the liberal, democrat people and politics back in the Northeast. Everything owned by Jewish people, snobby rich people, backward minority groups and hicks, cold weather, the wanting to be like and always comparing themselves you Europe.
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    Sep 04, 2009 4:06 AM GMT
    sfinboston saidNE is short for New England. As far as Nebraska...cant we give it way to someone?


    You have your state abbreviations in error. For those, go here:

    http://www.usps.com/ncsc/lookups/abbreviations.html#states

    Note that Nebraska is NE. (Sorry you are having trouble.)
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    Sep 04, 2009 4:37 AM GMT
    chuckystud said
    sfinboston saidNE is short for New England. As far as Nebraska...cant we give it way to someone?


    You have your state abbreviations in error. For those, go here:

    http://www.usps.com/ncsc/lookups/abbreviations.html#states

    Note that Nebraska is NE. (Sorry you are having trouble.)

    In the context of the conversation, NE = New England.

    When I talk about LA, I'm talking about Los Angeles not Louisiana. icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 05, 2009 11:54 AM GMT
    Jmuscle33 saidYah NE is not Nebraska lol, I can't stand all the liberal, democrat people and politics back in the Northeast. Everything owned by Jewish people, snobby rich people, backward minority groups and hicks, cold weather, the wanting to be like and always comparing themselves you Europe.


    if you do not like New England because of the liberal politics or colder weather, that is your opinion, and fine, but when you make comments like "everything owned by Jewish people" and "backward minority groups" that indicates a prejudiced opinion based on stereotypes. That is disturbing and very sad. By the way, you belong to a small minority group. It is called "gay".