Same-Sex Marriage Passes DC City Council!!!!!

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    Dec 01, 2009 6:31 PM GMT
    http://dcist.com/2009/12/same-sex_marriage_passes_dc_council.php

    This is the first vote. if it clears the second vote, then it goes to the Mayor for his signature and then Congress has 30 days to srike it down under the Home Rule Act.

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    Dec 01, 2009 6:49 PM GMT
    Marion Barry is still in DC politics? Don't they fumigate?

    It is rather funny that he says the African American community has a different view on marriage equality when the city is 60% African American. I am sure the eleven councilmembers who voted for the item aren't worried about their jobs.
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    Dec 01, 2009 7:07 PM GMT
    We all loved how Marion Barry didn't vote for it earlier and said he did so on moral grounds. Because getting caught smoking crack and cheating on your wives has NOTHING to do with morality.
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    Dec 01, 2009 10:28 PM GMT
    TheIStrat saidWe all loved how Marion Barry didn't vote for it earlier and said he did so on moral grounds. Because getting caught smoking crack and cheating on your wives has NOTHING to do with morality.

    Ya because I would have "nothing" "against" Marion Barry. Fuck him and his "moral compass" back in May when he voted against it. Then he claims, OMG DON'T HATE ME GAYS, YOU SHOULDN'T HATE ME. Because he claims to be an advocate for human rights. He is the poster child for hypocrisy is what he is.

    He needs more cracks, more stings, and more hookers. He is a festering pustule of bacteria in the face of politics.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 01, 2009 10:30 PM GMT
    Regardless whether Marion Barry is an honest supporter of gay marriage does not matter at this time, the important thing is that the gay marriage bill is making serious progress in the nations capital. Hopefully the US Congress will stay out of it and let this become law after the mayor of Washington DC signs it.
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    Dec 01, 2009 10:34 PM GMT
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    TheIStrat saidWe all loved how Marion Barry didn't vote for it earlier and said he did so on moral grounds. Because getting caught smoking crack and cheating on your wives has NOTHING to do with morality.

    Ya because I would have "nothing" "against" Marion Barry. Fuck him and his "moral compass" back in May when he voted against it. Then he claims, OMG DON'T HATE ME GAYS, YOU SHOULDN'T HATE ME. Because he claims to be an advocate for human rights. He is the poster child for hypocrisy is what he is.

    He needs more cracks, more stings, and more hookers. He is a festering pustule of bacteria in the face of politics.


    Pinneh, I love you. Will you marry me in DC next year? Pretty pwease? I'll put out every night.
  • Anto

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    Dec 01, 2009 10:43 PM GMT
    A majority vote in favor of gay marriage is just as bad and just as wrong as a majority vote against gay marriage.

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    Dec 01, 2009 11:08 PM GMT
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  • jarhead5536

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    Dec 01, 2009 11:09 PM GMT
    Have no fear, Congress will strike it down. I have absolutely zero faith that any straight people up for a popular vote in 2010 are going to be on our side for much of anything...
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    Dec 02, 2009 3:17 AM GMT
    TheIStrat saidPinneh, I love you. Will you marry me in DC next year? Pretty pwease? I'll put out every night.

    Yes
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    Dec 02, 2009 12:31 PM GMT
    You know you gay folks in the states can always move to Canada we have a lot of space and guess what you can get married here and it's real honest and guess what you don't have to worry about hicks trying to kill you, might hit on you but that's about it.

    I honestly don't see any reason to live in a country that wants nothing to do with you in the first place. I know there is family, friends and a career. Oh wait those are big things eh?

    Hmm well at any rate Canada will welcome you with open arms. icon_cool.gif
  • Anto

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    Dec 02, 2009 1:00 PM GMT
    Munchie I hope that wasn't directed at me.

    How do we argue that it's wrong for the majority to decide the rights of the minority if we support it when it happens in our favor?

    There is no security in rights that are granted by popular vote because it can just easily be changed again should the majority change it's mind.
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    Dec 02, 2009 1:27 PM GMT
    Anto saidMunchie I hope that wasn't directed at me.

    How do we argue that it's wrong for the majority to decide the rights of the minority if we support it when it happens in our favor?

    There is no security in rights that are granted by popular vote because it can just easily be changed again should the majority change it's mind.


    That was totally directed at you. If you post shit like that without explanation it reeks of trolling.

    This wasn't granted by popular vote. It was voted on by the City Council. So, your explanation doesn't even apply.
  • Anto

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    Dec 02, 2009 5:24 PM GMT
    That was totally directed at you. If you post shit like that without explanation it reeks of trolling.

    Unlike your response to it?.. I thought my response was self-evident as to it's meaning.

    This wasn't granted by popular vote. It was voted on by the City Council. So, your explanation doesn't even apply.

    It still applies to the City Council. A majority of people in the council happened to agree that gays should be allowed to marry. It is still people just happening to vote by majority what rights gays should have. It can be taken away in the same way.
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    Dec 02, 2009 5:27 PM GMT

    It IS different Anto. Read up on the Canadian experience with this.

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    Dec 02, 2009 6:15 PM GMT
    Hooray for our city council! Don't plan to get married, domestic partnership is what the two of us want for now, and we will get to keep it. This is a great thing, though, and I heartily support it.
    Re Marion Barry. Don't hate on the old guy too much. In his day he was great for DC gays. Voted for him in 78 against a really anti-gay ticket. I don't have a lot of love for him, but I really think his constituents vote for him at least in part so he has a job. He's not well off financially and his pensions are pretty low. He has a lot of health problems too.

    Re Congress overturning it. They have 30 days, and at this time of year with the Health bill and continuing appropriations, I don't think it will happen, but who can be sure. The Democratic leadership says they will not allow a veto bill to com up. Cross your fingers. I would be willing to bet that the right in Congress wil bring it up year after year!
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    Dec 02, 2009 6:24 PM GMT
    inuman saidYou know you gay folks in the states can always move to Canada we have a lot of space and guess what you can get married here and it's real honest and guess what you don't have to worry about hicks trying to kill you, might hit on you but that's about it.

    I honestly don't see any reason to live in a country that wants nothing to do with you in the first place. I know there is family, friends and a career. Oh wait those are big things eh?

    Hmm well at any rate Canada will welcome you with open arms. icon_cool.gif


    I love Canada, I am half Canadian, go there often, and live only an hour south of the border, but do not make the mistake of assuming all US states are alike. In a number of states, being gay is no longer a major issue, and we can in fact get legally married.
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    Anto saidThat was totally directed at you. If you post shit like that without explanation it reeks of trolling.

    Unlike your response to it?.. I thought my response was self-evident as to it's meaning.

    This wasn't granted by popular vote. It was voted on by the City Council. So, your explanation doesn't even apply.

    It still applies to the City Council. A majority of people in the council happened to agree that gays should be allowed to marry. It is still people just happening to vote by majority what rights gays should have. It can be taken away in the same way.


    It was not evident.

    So, you are saying then that there is no valid way for marriage equality to become a reality then? Because people will have to vote on it, whether it be the people, a legislative body, or a court. By what means do you propose then that this law be written? Because unless god comes from on high and alters the law, someone is going to have to vote on it.
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    Dec 02, 2009 8:25 PM GMT
    The NYC vote was just lost...


    This is a job for the Federal Supreme Court, in the same manner as The interracial marriage decision.

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    Dec 02, 2009 8:41 PM GMT
    meninlove said The DC vote was just lost...


    This is a job for the Federal Supreme Court, in the same manner as The interracial marriage decision.

    For all of you, we're grieving today...

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    Can you please post the link to your source?
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    Dec 02, 2009 8:43 PM GMT
    meninlove said The DC vote was just lost...


    This is a job for the Federal Supreme Court, in the same manner as The interracial marriage decision.

    For all of you, we're grieving today...

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    The vote that was lost was in NY, not DC guys. DC is ok
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    Dec 02, 2009 9:14 PM GMT
    lol, thanks for the correction, we went back and edited our original post above.

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    Dec 02, 2009 9:14 PM GMT
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    inuman saidYou know you gay folks in the states can always move to Canada we have a lot of space and guess what you can get married here and it's real honest and guess what you don't have to worry about hicks trying to kill you, might hit on you but that's about it.

    I honestly don't see any reason to live in a country that wants nothing to do with you in the first place. I know there is family, friends and a career. Oh wait those are big things eh?

    Hmm well at any rate Canada will welcome you with open arms. icon_cool.gif


    I love Canada, I am half Canadian, go there often, and live only an hour south of the border, but do not make the mistake of assuming all US states are alike. In a number of states, being gay is no longer a major issue, and we can in fact get legally married.



    Well I guess 5 of the 50 states is better than nothing and who ever got married for the brief stint in CA are still legally married and DC & NY do recognize out of country gay marriage as legit marriages. SO yes it is coming along nice and smoothly...

    Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, and Vermont, marriages for same sex couples are legal and currently performed. In New Hampshire, same-sex marriages will begin on January 1, 2010. So I guess you can count on these places as new "hot" spots for gay people to move to eh? icon_cool.gif


    And no I'm not mocking the US I am actually happy that the constant fight is making leg room. I always say a little is better than none.

    What I am going to mock is the fact that people think in the US, that Canada is cold. It's not cold you just aren't man enough to handle it is all icon_twisted.gif
  • rlmcbc

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    Dec 21, 2009 2:54 PM GMT
    I think it is great that the D.C City Council passed this in a city that is majority minority-african american and hispanic.. and yet this happenned. where are all the people on this board and on Queerty and Dan Savage when this happened? I thought all African Americans and Hispanics were against gay marriage. it is nice to juxtapose this against the Maine and New York state votes I think. what do you think?