Gay Marriage Passes Into Law - Again x2
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#1 May 8, 2013
Sorry for the late posting. I've been away on a business trip. Looks like we've been invaded from Wisconsin by all the weird location's postings. Must be TDS acting up again.
Anyway, quite a bit of good news recently on the Gay Marriage (or Equality for All) front since I posted most recently.
Last Thursday, May 2, 2013, Rhode Island became the tenth U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage Thursday with a 56-15 bipartisan vote. Nice to see Democrats and Republicans get along on important issues.
Just before he signed the legislation into law, Gov. Lincoln Chafee took to the steps of the Rhode Island State House, where he told a jubilant crowd, "Today we are making history ... we are living up to the ideals of our founder."
He went on to note, "When your belief and heart is in something, it's easy work. I am proud to say that now, at long last, you are free to marry the person you love."
The new law will take effect on Aug. 1.
The Rhode Island Council of Churches had previously endorsed the legislation in January 2013. Which causes me worry about our great state falling behind to the detriment of our children and our future. I hope we'll catch up and move out smartly on this and other important issues soon.
Moving on, just yesterday, Tuesday, May 7, 2013, Delaware legalized gay marriage making it the 11th U.S. state to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.
The state Senate approved the bill - also in a bipartisan manner - on Tuesday and Governor Jack Markell signed it into law half an hour later.
"I do not intend to make any of you wait one moment longer," said Markell, a Democrat who has been an outspoken advocate for same-sex marriage rights. The measure, which the state's lower house approved several weeks ago, will take effect on July 1.
Gay marriage is now recognized in France, New Zealand, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Canada, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, Iceland, Argentina, Uruguay and Denmark.
Eleven states and the District of Columbia in the U.S. also recognize such marriages, but the federal government does not - just yet anyway. I expect that to change this year with a couple of Supreme Court cases being settled.
Congratulations America, we're getting better each and every day!
Which country or U.S. state is next?
#2 May 8, 2013
Marriage is one man and one woman. The gays will NEVER be able to call their union MARRIAGE it will always be GAY MARRIAGE.
GAY MARRIAGE = SQUARE WHEEL.
#3 May 8, 2013
No, you're wrong, MARRIAGE = MARRIAGE.
And I'm sorry you're afraid and feel threatened by same-sex marriage. There is no need for either.
#4 May 9, 2013
Good for those states. What difference is it to us who marries who? Just as long as all singles and all couples get treated the same by the government for taxes, jobs, medical care, housing, military service, etc., it's those couples business who they marry, not ours. And it's certainly not some busybody business in another town or state.
Posted from the Land of the free ...
#5 May 9, 2013
Ha! If two gays can be married, who is the husband and who is the wife? Tell me, Jack.
That's why two gays will always be called gay marriage.
You people don't know Jack, Jack.
#6 May 9, 2013
Married or unmarried heterosexual, homosexual and lesbian couples are called: COUPLES. Gee, what do you know! Couples.
You can, however, show your ignorance and call married or unmarried couples anything you darn well want, but what you can't do is openly discriminate. We've been down that road before. Ask any American Indian, black citizen or woman. That's the road America is traveling now, the end to discrimination.
#7 May 9, 2013
It's not husband and wife. It's "top" and "bottom", or "licker" and "lickee".
Saint Marys, GA
#8 May 9, 2013
Adam was made for eve, not steve
#9 May 9, 2013
ADC: Call your significant other whatever terms of endearment that suits your fancy. I know what terms I call my mate, but that's private bedroom information.
P moses: Inasmuch as we've had same-sex couples throughout history, I'd say you're completely mistaken. Don't be afraid of either Eve or Steve, it's their business after all, not ours.
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