Gay couples in Wisconsin gain new leg...

Gay couples in Wisconsin gain new legal rights

There are 251 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Aug 3, 2009, titled Gay couples in Wisconsin gain new legal rights. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Mercy Weber, left, and her partner, Stacey Willis, are the first couple in Polk County to register for Wisconsin s new domestic partnership registry.

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Jeb

Prior Lake, MN

#1 Aug 3, 2009
One step closer to the abyss.

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MplsVala

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Aug 3, 2009
Well, 40 is better than 0. But come on people, can't we do better than this. It's the 21st century now.
Nota Sheep

San Ramon, CA

#3 Aug 4, 2009
Good... I hope that they are entitled to pay the "marriage penalty" to the tune of the $2k a year that I would have to... if I was married.

It's high time that the state forget about "marriage". It's a religious thing, so leave it to religion. Instead, any state-recognized matter should be called a "civil union." This way, the religious folk won't be offended (since it's not "marriage"), and the state could recognize all relationships the same.

Simple solution. Too bad all politicians are too dense to think about it this way.
Straight good lookin male

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Aug 4, 2009
Who cares?
Carrie

Eden Prairie, MN

#5 Aug 4, 2009
Fantastic! Makes me proud to be from Wisconsin.

Since: Sep 08

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Aug 4, 2009
The only people who care about this are the gays and the libs who want their votes.
Give it a rest already.

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#17 Aug 4, 2009
I think domestic unions are a fitting way to see that people have legal rights and a say about their partners. Marriage should be left to the church.
Mrs R

United States

#20 Aug 4, 2009
The PP is giving me new hope every day! Just when I'm ready to give up on this newspaper they go out and have heartfelt, warming stories like this! I swear this paper is getting better every day.

I hate to always be the naysayer and the bearer of bad news, but let's rejoice in this story but not give up the fight. Yes, it's a big step in the right direction, but we as a society have a long ways to go yet. Let's not forget all the bisexuals out there like me and all the transgendered people. Bisexuals get persecuted on both ends. The breeders hate us for being "gay" and our lesbian and gay brothers and sisters hate us for being "straight!" Where are OUR rights as bisexuals?!
Carbon Bigfoot

Minneapolis, MN

#25 Aug 4, 2009
This is unconstitutional. Watch for the fight in the courts.

Since: Jul 07

United States

#27 Aug 4, 2009
Carbon Bigfoot wrote:
This is unconstitutional. Watch for the fight in the courts.
Why is it unconstitutional? I don't know the amendment in the Wisconsin constitution but I thought it was about marriage.
rrrr

Minneapolis, MN

#28 Aug 4, 2009
Mrs R wrote:
The PP is giving me new hope every day! Just when I'm ready to give up on this newspaper they go out and have heartfelt, warming stories like this! I swear this paper is getting better every day.
I hate to always be the naysayer and the bearer of bad news, but let's rejoice in this story but not give up the fight. Yes, it's a big step in the right direction, but we as a society have a long ways to go yet. Let's not forget all the bisexuals out there like me and all the transgendered people. Bisexuals get persecuted on both ends. The breeders hate us for being "gay" and our lesbian and gay brothers and sisters hate us for being "straight!" Where are OUR rights as bisexuals?!
Mrs R -- you are so weird -- and you can't even decide how you like your nooky --- after reading your weird post after weird post, I'm starting to understand. You are a total head case!!
Gndydncr

Fargo, ND

#33 Aug 4, 2009
The headline says "Gay Couples...".
Do they have to be gay? If so, wouldn't that be discrimination?
Do they have to be the same gender? If so, wouldn't that be discrimination?

If equality is the goal, then civil unions need to be allowed to exist between any two people regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, or relationship. Anything short of that is still discriminatory and unequal.
ARE YOU SERIOUS

Minneapolis, MN

#37 Aug 4, 2009
Mrs R wrote:
The PP is giving me new hope every day! Just when I'm ready to give up on this newspaper they go out and have heartfelt, warming stories like this! I swear this paper is getting better every day.
I hate to always be the naysayer and the bearer of bad news, but let's rejoice in this story but not give up the fight. Yes, it's a big step in the right direction, but we as a society have a long ways to go yet. Let's not forget all the bisexuals out there like me and all the transgendered people. Bisexuals get persecuted on both ends. The breeders hate us for being "gay" and our lesbian and gay brothers and sisters hate us for being "straight!" Where are OUR rights as bisexuals?!
You have the right to be bisexual. You also have the right to Marry the opposite sex just like the rest of us. There's your rights, now do with them as you please. Nobody cares if you are gay, just quit reminding us. That's your business SICKOS!!!!
handay dandy

Saint Paul, MN

#38 Aug 4, 2009
Mrs R wrote:
The PP is giving me new hope every day! Just when I'm ready to give up on this newspaper they go out and have heartfelt, warming stories like this! I swear this paper is getting better every day.
I hate to always be the naysayer and the bearer of bad news, but let's rejoice in this story but not give up the fight. Yes, it's a big step in the right direction, but we as a society have a long ways to go yet. Let's not forget all the bisexuals out there like me and all the transgendered people. Bisexuals get persecuted on both ends. The breeders hate us for being "gay" and our lesbian and gay brothers and sisters hate us for being "straight!" Where are OUR rights as bisexuals?!
Well, it certainly is a direction, I don't know if it is the "RIGHT" one though. Frankly, I am sick of every gay in the world declaring "their love", would this be news worthy if a straight person did this? NOPE. Want equal rights? Pay the marriage tax, and keep your sex business in your bedroom where it belongs. I don't think the world needs to know or frankly, even cares about this anymore....do you shave your armpits?
handay dandy

Saint Paul, MN

#41 Aug 4, 2009
wbigs wrote:
The only people who care about this are the gays and the libs who want their votes.
Give it a rest already.
Thank you! You are a smart person. I am sooooo sick of this topic. Be gay, but be quiet about it, you don't see straight people hounding the press, holding parades, and clogging up the courts because they are straight. Be gay, and shut up; I don't want to hear about it any more. I am not sympathetic to your cause, because I don't care about it, but it keeps getting thrown in my face. Just go away and keep your crap to yourself. By the way Mrs. R, the PP is a liberal paper, just like the press.
handay dandy

Saint Paul, MN

#43 Aug 4, 2009
The Real Whatever wrote:
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If you are so comfortable with your lifestyle and ways, why do you have to attack one of somebody else that has absolutely no personal effect on you? Is it up to you to choose who is deviant and who is not? Seems like the side against was much quicker to attack than the side for. Maybe they better investigate just how comfortable they are in their own skin that they must attack someone else to feel better.
No personal affect on me? Well, that is bunk. Let's figure out what AIDS came from, way back in San Francisco, remember the movie MILK? It was a "gay" disease. Let's talk about all the welfare money that is being sucked up because "they can't figure out why they like boys/girls"...wha, whay whaaa....My tax dollars, and your, if you bother to work; pays for this crap. It is a drag on our economic system. Yes, it effects me.
sorb

Minneapolis, MN

#44 Aug 4, 2009
handay dandy wrote:
<quoted text>I AM SICK AND TIRED OF THIS SUBJECT.
Then A) stop clicking on articles that begin with "Gay couples....". B) Live your life. Problem solved.
handay dandy

Saint Paul, MN

#45 Aug 4, 2009
ARE YOU SERIOUS wrote:
<quoted text>Is that what they tell you on Brokeback Mountain there Ennis? LOL
Not defensive; just sick and tired of hearing about this. As I stated earlier, no straight person gets this kind of press when they have "issues". Really, for every person who declares they are gay, I want someone to declare they are straight....would you care about that if you were gay? Do gay people care about the rights of straight people? Do they? Be in love, be happy, but as most hetros do, keep it to yourself.
predictable

Saint Paul, MN

#47 Aug 4, 2009
handay dandy wrote:
<quoted text>There are a lot of people who have suffered abuse. Not everyone who has been emotionally or physicall abused turns out gay. What bothers me, is one day you can wake up and decide that you were born the wrong sex, and the GOVERNMENT will pay for your psych testing, and sex reassignment surgeries, and all the psych crap after that. Some people can't get lipo-suction paid for, but if I decide that I am the wrong sex? Well, then you can have all the surgery you want; and the welfare system will pay for it. I AM SICK AND TIRED OF THIS SUBJECT.
Please cite examples of the government paying for sex change operations.

Since: Jul 07

Cincinnati, OH

#48 Aug 4, 2009
handay dandy wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you! You are a smart person. I am sooooo sick of this topic. Be gay, but be quiet about it, you don't see straight people hounding the press, holding parades, and clogging up the courts because they are straight. Be gay, and shut up; I don't want to hear about it any more. I am not sympathetic to your cause, because I don't care about it, but it keeps getting thrown in my face. Just go away and keep your crap to yourself. By the way Mrs. R, the PP is a liberal paper, just like the press.
It's my opinion that heterosexuals are not going to court over laws that keep them from having the same rights as homosexuals as they seem to be the ones that have the rights that homosexuals want. It's also my opinion that if heterosexuals stopped denying people the same rights based on their someone else's orientation that you would not hear as much about being being homosexual.

Quite frankly I'm a bit tired of hearing people complain about hearing about a group fighting for equal rights. After all it's their type of thinking that keeps the rights out of reach of the group they are tired of hearing about. There is an obvious solution to your problem. You can ignore those things you don't want to hear about, like normal people, or you could make sure that all law abiding citizens are treated equally.

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