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

Location hidden

#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:
<quoted text>
Woohoo! I can marry my dog!
Which one of you two will be the b!tch?

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#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

Location hidden

#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!

#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

Location hidden

#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?

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#87771 Jun 26, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Potentially,a deflating experience for both of you.
BTW, are you out of the country yet?
Finally boarded after two more delays! Should be out of the country in a couple hours.

Woohoo! I can marry the Stanly cup!

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87772 Jun 26, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
Finally boarded after two more delays! Should be out of the country in a couple hours.
Woohoo! I can marry the Stanly cup!
Pfft. Lord Stanley would have his pick of ripped hockey gods to marry.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87773 Jun 26, 2013
http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/blog/eye-on-hock...

Boston turns to p0rn to ease the sting of the loss of the Cup.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#87774 Jun 26, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
Woohoo! I can marry my sister!
Only if you're from Alabama.

How did Edog get circumcised? Someone kicked his sister in the chin!
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#87775 Jun 26, 2013
PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!

It is I!
I am aying hello.
Dog emailed me and said a bunch of you got together.
I finished my last doctoral classes in April and just took my qualifying exams this Monday, Yesterday, and Today. 4 hours each, essays, all from memory!!

Once I get the oral defense in a month or so, I can start on my dissertation proposal.

Hope to pop in more frequently.
Hope all is well!

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Winnipeg, Canada

#87776 Jun 26, 2013
Screw Canada! I was held up in customs because of a dui arrest 13 YEARS ago! And I didn't have a "work permit!" They almost wouldn't let me in! Had to pay them two hundred dollars!

Good to see you, chunzy baby!

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#87777 Jun 27, 2013

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#87778 Jun 27, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
Screw Canada! I was held up in customs because of a dui arrest 13 YEARS ago! And I didn't have a "work permit!" They almost wouldn't let me in! Had to pay them two hundred dollars!
Good to see you, chunzy baby!
I wondered if it would be a problem. CAnada does that. I know people who had to pay $500 to enter the country becuase of 10+ year old DUIs.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

#87779 Jun 27, 2013
What is the logic behind that?
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
I wondered if it would be a problem. CAnada does that. I know people who had to pay $500 to enter the country becuase of 10+ year old DUIs.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87780 Jun 27, 2013
RACE wrote:
What is the logic behind that?
<quoted text>
Money? Free healthcare for everyone ain't free.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87781 Jun 27, 2013
cheluzal wrote:
PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!
It is I!
I am aying hello.
Dog emailed me and said a bunch of you got together.
I finished my last doctoral classes in April and just took my qualifying exams this Monday, Yesterday, and Today. 4 hours each, essays, all from memory!!
Once I get the oral defense in a month or so, I can start on my dissertation proposal.
Hope to pop in more frequently.
Hope all is well!
'Sup! Glad all is going well with you!

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#87782 Jun 27, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
Screw Canada! I was held up in customs because of a dui arrest 13 YEARS ago! And I didn't have a "work permit!" They almost wouldn't let me in! Had to pay them two hundred dollars!
Good to see you, chunzy baby!
Why are you complaining? Isn't this what you want for the US? No known criminals and no illegal,benefit-sucking aliens sneaking in. But I guess when it happens to you no rules apply.

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