NYC offices open on a Sunday for gay marriages

Jul 6, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Las Vegas Sun

Saying gay couples should not be made to wait one day longer to wed, New York City officials announced they would open clerks' offices on Sunday, July 24, to perform the first gay marriages under a new state law.

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“The Buybull is innerrrent.”

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That costs too much money for a symbolic gesture, however well intentioned. They can wait another day. More and more municipal governments are finding it difficult to keep street lamps on at night.
Frank Stanton

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WOO-HOO !

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Frank Stanton

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So will the fundies NOW protest this obvious sacrilige of the Sabbath ???
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Hooray, more businesses seeking profits will flee NYS, a government-controlled-economy where only the politically-connected are allowed to profit from government.
New York will be begging the rest of America to save them from their stupidity. Again, just as they did way back in the mid 70s.
New York should pull its own weight impossible as it seems.
The rest of the country and Federal Government is beyond broke and not in a position to help you, just like 1975 but worse.
Truth Hurts

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So does this mean that gays will be forced to follow the same law as heterosexuals when it comes to benefits? Or will they still have the option of not getting married and also being on their "partners" medical coverage?

2 different laws doesn't not mean equality, it means special rights, which is exactly what this country and its laws are supposed to prevent.

“IT'S TIME TO ELIMINATE”

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Truth Hurts wrote:
So does this mean that gays will be forced to follow the same law as heterosexuals when it comes to benefits? Or will they still have the option of not getting married and also being on their "partners" medical coverage?
2 different laws doesn't not mean equality, it means special rights, which is exactly what this country and its laws are supposed to prevent.
You really should read a few of the other threads with regards to benefits!!!

If New York allows both Same-Sex Couples to get married or have a Domestic Partnership.......then they do.......but usually one goes away.

My personal take on this whole issue is this.......IF A COUPLE GETS MARRIED.......THEN THEY HAVE THESE RIGHTS, BENEFITS AND PRIVILEGES ASSOCIATED WITH MARRIAGE.......and if they don't get married......then NO RIGHTS, BENEFITS OR PRIVILEGES!!!!

The same holds true for the federal government and state recognition in all 50 states!!!
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Frank Stanton wrote:
So will the fundies NOW protest this obvious sacrilige of the Sabbath ???
No
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Because if they are REAL fundies; their sorry homophobic as$es will be in church while the marriage licenses are being issued
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New York *knows*
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Herr Natural wrote:
Hooray, more businesses seeking profits will flee NYS, a government-controlled-economy where only the politically-connected are allowed to profit from government.
New York will be begging the rest of America to save them from their stupidity. Again, just as they did way back in the mid 70s.
New York should pull its own weight impossible as it seems.
The rest of the country and Federal Government is beyond broke and not in a position to help you, just like 1975 but worse.
NY is charging $35 for marriage licenses
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It adds up fast

“Unconvinced”

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Truth Hurts wrote:
So does this mean that gays will be forced to follow the same law as heterosexuals when it comes to benefits? Or will they still have the option of not getting married and also being on their "partners" medical coverage?
2 different laws doesn't not mean equality, it means special rights, which is exactly what this country and its laws are supposed to prevent.
Hopefully we can put an END to these "special rights" that are created by anti-gay people, and move toward everyone following the same laws. Squeezing gay people out of the standard procedures is what creates these special circumstances, and we would rather be fairly included than stand alone. Special persecution creates the need for special protections. With a little compassion, awareness, and generosity of spirit, BOTH can end.

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Truth Hurts wrote:
So does this mean that gays will be forced to follow the same law as heterosexuals when it comes to benefits? Or will they still have the option of not getting married and also being on their "partners" medical coverage?
2 different laws doesn't not mean equality, it means special rights, which is exactly what this country and its laws are supposed to prevent.
Hey lying moron, glad to know you want _all_ married couples to receive federal benefits and rights...since you lie that you're so opposed to two sets of laws.
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Oh no, gays will only be afforded the same rights and privileges that the heterosexual population receives, for better or worse, richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, till death do us part. One can not have it both ways, can one? That NYC opens its doors on Sunday, July 24, in order that gays can a day's head start toward wedded bliss is a generous gesture and an inherent acceptance of the new law for gay wedlocks. Good for those free-thinking government leaders who instituted this unique perk. It gives the whole thing a congratulatory flavor which the gay community deserves after an uphill battle toward equality.
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writewingproxycontin wrote:
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Hey lying moron, glad to know you want _all_ married couples to receive federal benefits and rights...since you lie that you're so opposed to two sets of laws.
I love getting under people's skins... no civility on the left in this country, none. Just angry, violent and mean spirited.
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I love getting under people's skins... no civility on the left in this country, none. Just angry, violent and mean spirited.
Truth Hurts: Don't flatter yourself. Who says you have absolutely ANY influence on the feelings or opinions of any other blogger on this thread. Don't you dare to criticize the left wing for having no civility. You are the instigator of such mockery where hickory, dickory, dockery is in order. In other words, cool it. Nobody but you are angry, violent and mean-spirited. Humpty Dumpty!
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Since Sunday isn't a regular work day in these offices, the employees will have to be paid overtime to work then. Why should the taxpayers have to pay for this, given the city's current deficit, and the recession?
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RnL2008 wrote:
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You really should read a few of the other threads with regards to benefits!!!
If New York allows both Same-Sex Couples to get married or have a Domestic Partnership.......then they do.......but usually one goes away.
My personal take on this whole issue is this.......IF A COUPLE GETS MARRIED.......THEN THEY HAVE THESE RIGHTS, BENEFITS AND PRIVILEGES ASSOCIATED WITH MARRIAGE.......and if they don't get married......then NO RIGHTS, BENEFITS OR PRIVILEGES!!!!
The same holds true for the federal government and state recognition in all 50 states!!!
I'm confused. In a gay marriage, who is the bride, and who is the groom?
Just Saying

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Gay Matter wrote:
Oh no, gays will only be afforded the same rights and privileges that the heterosexual population receives, for better or worse, richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, till death do us part. One can not have it both ways, can one? That NYC opens its doors on Sunday, July 24, in order that gays can a day's head start toward wedded bliss is a generous gesture and an inherent acceptance of the new law for gay wedlocks. Good for those free-thinking government leaders who instituted this unique perk. It gives the whole thing a congratulatory flavor which the gay community deserves after an uphill battle toward equality.
I wonder how the people of New York would have voted if this issue was put on the ballot, instead of just being passed by a handful of people in the State Legislature.
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Just Saying wrote:
<quoted text>I wonder how the people of New York would have voted if this issue was put on the ballot, instead of just being passed by a handful of people in the State Legislature.
What difference does that make ? This country is not a democracy adn never has been.
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Since Sunday isn't a regular work day in these offices, the employees will have to be paid overtime to work then. Why should the taxpayers have to pay for this, given the city's current deficit, and the recession?
It's just more of those special rights.
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It's just more of those special rights.
Sincxe the U.S. Constitution's 14th Amendment GUARANTEES "equal protection of the laws", what the heck is a "special right" ?!

Define it.

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Just Saying wrote:
Since Sunday isn't a regular work day in these offices, the employees will have to be paid overtime to work then. Why should the taxpayers have to pay for this, given the city's current deficit, and the recession?
My guess is the amount of money paid for this will hardly be a rounding error in the state budget.

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