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“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87751 Jun 26, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
Somebody on our local newpaper's FB feed said "Does this mean hetero couples who live together get the same?" Oh, the stupid is strong with that one.
Nobody has responded to this woman! I need a snarky response!

So far I've got "Uh, yeah. I'm pretty sure hetero couples who live together also have the option of getting married."

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#87752 Jun 26, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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Nobody has responded to this woman! I need a snarky response!
So far I've got "Uh, yeah. I'm pretty sure hetero couples who live together also have the option of getting married."
You should tell her that, yes -- hetero couples can now enter into gay marriages now if they so choose.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#87753 Jun 26, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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The state that could use it the most! ;)
Does anyone know what happens regarding the people who got married (legally) before prop 8? Does it count now? Effective the date they actually got legally married?

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#87754 Jun 26, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Woohoo! I can marry my dog!
You're a fluckling idjiot.

Since: Jan 10

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#87755 Jun 26, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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Nobody has responded to this woman! I need a snarky response!
So far I've got "Uh, yeah. I'm pretty sure hetero couples who live together also have the option of getting married."
I wonder if that person wasn't even following the story, and thinks it's about domestic partnership registration?

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#87756 Jun 26, 2013
She will never take your paw in marriage.
edogxxx wrote:
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Woohoo! I can marry my dog!

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#87757 Jun 26, 2013
Tell her "No they cannot, and that is the disparity in this ruling. It totally ignores hetro single couples"
Matilda77 wrote:
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Nobody has responded to this woman! I need a snarky response!
So far I've got "Uh, yeah. I'm pretty sure hetero couples who live together also have the option of getting married."

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#87758 Jun 26, 2013
Woohoo! I can marry my sister!

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#87759 Jun 26, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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Nobody has responded to this woman! I need a snarky response!
So far I've got "Uh, yeah. I'm pretty sure hetero couples who live together also have the option of getting married."
As soon as straight couples living together make a publicly recorded,legally binding commitment to each other with responsibilities as well as rights, well sure.

(The kicker is that in IL hetero couples can have a civil union and I have not heard that the difference between marriage and a civil union has been tested yet.. I have no doubt it is coming, though).

Keep in mind that what this decision says is that in states which allow gay marriage, the couples are to be treated as married by the Federal government. The case started with estate taxes, but I see revised requests for social security, tons and tons of amended tax returns - it is times like this that I really miss Andie J btw- and after that my imagination fails me. First though the state has to pass gay marriage. IMHO civil union is not the same and won't get you the Federal benefits.

Red is the house expert: which states allow gay marriage at this point?

FWIW I don't think the CA fight is over. From what the news reports are saying , a Federal District judge ruled it was unconstitutional. Someone appealed. The appeal itself was challenged on the basis that the people who brought it didn't have a legal dog in the fight, they had no "standing". SCOTUS agreed that the appeal was not valid for that reason. Thus what is left is a 1st level Federal judge's order which can be attacked, or re-litigated in another case.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#87760 Jun 26, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Woohoo! I can marry my dog!
Ah, but marriage is a contract. Would your dog consent to marry you?

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#87761 Jun 26, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
Woohoo! I can marry my sister!
Not in any place I have read about.Anyway,why would she want to?

There was a map in either Huffington Post or Daily Mail or someplace, showing which states restrict marriage. IL as some restrictions. You can marry your first cousin here if she is over 50 and can't get pregnant.

It's not the family Dog I would worry about, it is teh family Cougar.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#87762 Jun 26, 2013
Re moving into a bigger place & what to do w/ the space - haven;t gotten beyond teh letter, and im wondering WTF the issue is - why move in to that much space if you don't have a plan? terhe is a difference from 1-2, 2-3, and 1-3 bedrooms, so maybe a 2 BR would have been a better choice?

like i said, i haven't read the responses yet, so maye there are some point in there to consider...

Since: Jan 10

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#87763 Jun 26, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>As soon as straight couples living together make a publicly recorded,legally binding commitment to each other with responsibilities as well as rights, well sure.
(The kicker is that in IL hetero couples can have a civil union and I have not heard that the difference between marriage and a civil union has been tested yet.. I have no doubt it is coming, though).
Keep in mind that what this decision says is that in states which allow gay marriage, the couples are to be treated as married by the Federal government. The case started with estate taxes, but I see revised requests for social security, tons and tons of amended tax returns - it is times like this that I really miss Andie J btw- and after that my imagination fails me. First though the state has to pass gay marriage. IMHO civil union is not the same and won't get you the Federal benefits.
Red is the house expert: which states allow gay marriage at this point?
FWIW I don't think the CA fight is over. From what the news reports are saying , a Federal District judge ruled it was unconstitutional. Someone appealed. The appeal itself was challenged on the basis that the people who brought it didn't have a legal dog in the fight, they had no "standing". SCOTUS agreed that the appeal was not valid for that reason. Thus what is left is a 1st level Federal judge's order which can be attacked, or re-litigated in another case.
12 states either have gay marriage legalized now or will be soon (like MN, it's effective 8/1).

In Minnesota, you are required to file your state income taxes the same way you filed federal, so without this DOMA ruling, a gay couple still couldn't file "jointly/married" in Minnesota because they couldn't file that way at the federal level.

The estate tax angle was huge -- a woman had to pay over a quarter million dollars in estate taxes that she wouldn't have had to pay had the government recognized her marriage of over 40 years.

Since: Jan 10

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#87764 Jun 26, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text> Not in any place I have read about.Anyway,why would she want to?
There was a map in either Huffington Post or Daily Mail or someplace, showing which states restrict marriage. IL as some restrictions. You can marry your first cousin here if she is over 50 and can't get pregnant.
It's not the family Dog I would worry about, it is teh family Cougar.
A lot of states have those cousin restrictions. I remember Massachusetts really spells it as to whom you can and can't marry. For example, you can't marry your former step grandparent oryour step grandchild.(So, if grandpa gets divorced from his second wife, you can't marry her when he's done with her.)
dog doo

Hoffman Estates, IL

#87765 Jun 26, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Woohoo! I can marry my dog!
Which one of you two will be the b!tch?

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#87766 Jun 26, 2013
Whoever recommended Julia Spencer-Fleming (mystery author), thank you.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#87767 Jun 26, 2013
Woohoo! I can marry my sex doll!

Since: Jan 10

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#87768 Jun 26, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
Woohoo! I can marry my sex doll!
ONly if she's an illegal alien!

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#87769 Jun 26, 2013
Thats nothing, just wait till the divorce...
edogxxx wrote:
Woohoo! I can marry my sex doll!

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#87770 Jun 26, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
Woohoo! I can marry my sex doll!
Potentially,a deflating experience for both of you.

BTW, are you out of the country yet?

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