Illinois governor signs same-sex marriage into law

There are 20 comments on the The Fresno Bee story from Nov 20, 2013, titled Illinois governor signs same-sex marriage into law. In it, The Fresno Bee reports that:

Speaking in front of thousands at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Quinn said the new law ensured that "Illinois does not have a situation where individuals are discriminated against in any way when it comes to love and marriage."

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“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

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#1 Nov 20, 2013
Congrats Illinois!!

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#2 Nov 20, 2013
I did all the math because I never bothered to learn how to use Excel.:(

STATES THAT HAVE LEGALIZED GAY MARRIAGE AS OF 11-20-13

STATE POPULATION

California 38,041,430
Connecticut 3,590,347
Delaware 917,092
Hawaii 1,392,313
Illinois 12,875,255
Iowa 3,074,186
Maine 1,329,192
Maryland 5,884,563
Massachusetts 6,646,144
Minnesota 5,379,139
New Hampshire 1,320,718
New Jersey 8,864,590
New York 19,570,261
Rhode Island 1,050,292
Vermont 626,011
Washington 6,897,012
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117,458,545
DC 632,323
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118,090,868

New Mexico 2,085,538
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TOTAL 120,176,406

U.S. POPULATION 313,914,040

Therefore, 38 % of Americans now live in states and other jurisdictions that have legalized marriage equality.

(not sure if the formatting is going to appear correctly here).
david traversa

Argentina

#3 Nov 20, 2013
I lived there ( Chicago ) for 20 years so this is especially significant to me .. Best wishes to all .

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#4 Nov 20, 2013
Congrats to Illinois!
Pierre

France

#5 Nov 20, 2013
Looks like America just got flushed further down the toilet than it already is!

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#6 Nov 20, 2013
david traversa wrote:
I lived there ( Chicago ) for 20 years so this is especially significant to me .. Best wishes to all .
You lived in Chicago and you weren't murdered ?

Since: Apr 11

North Hollywood, CA

#7 Nov 20, 2013
Great!

Since: Apr 11

North Hollywood, CA

#8 Nov 20, 2013
Pierre wrote:
Looks like America just got flushed further down the toilet than it already is!
Too bad you're against equal rights!

Since: Oct 10

San Francisco

#9 Nov 20, 2013
Pierre wrote:
Looks like America just got flushed further down the toilet than it already is!
Va te faire foutre, Pierre.
Conrad

Sweden

#10 Nov 20, 2013
Rose_NoHo wrote:
Great!
Get lost you nasty ass fagg@t!
david traversa

Argentina

#11 Nov 20, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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You lived in Chicago and you weren't murdered ?
I was .. Chicago men ARE murder ..
david traversa

Argentina

#12 Nov 20, 2013
Pierre wrote:
Looks like America just got flushed further down the toilet than it already is!
You seem to be awfully familiar with what goes down a toilet ..

Since: Apr 11

North Hollywood, CA

#13 Nov 20, 2013
Conrad wrote:
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Get lost you nasty ass fagg@t!
For those who don't know, "Conrad" is this troll who follows me around, and despite the fact I'm a woman, calls me the above. He often says I have a huge member, as if men would find that insulting. He often makes racial slurs as well.
He changes names and proxy servers often, sometimes several times an hour. Just watch!:)
Porter

Poland

#14 Nov 20, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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You lived in Chicago and you weren't murdered ?
Too bad!

Since: Apr 11

North Hollywood, CA

#15 Nov 20, 2013
Rose_NoHo wrote:
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For those who don't know, "Conrad" is this troll who follows me around, and despite the fact I'm a woman, calls me the above. He often says I have a huge member, as if men would find that insulting. He often makes racial slurs as well.
He changes names and proxy servers often, sometimes several times an hour. Just watch!:)
See what I mean.
LOL.
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/gay/T10QUFOJB...
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#16 Nov 21, 2013
Pierre wrote:
Looks like America just got flushed further down the toilet than it already is!
Do not fear
.
Obamacare is here ;o))

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#17 Nov 21, 2013
Rainbow Kid wrote:
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Do not fear
.
Obamacare is here ;o))
Since it crashed and burned, it will be repealed. It's Stalinism. Pure and simple. John Roberts got it SO WRONG.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#19 Nov 21, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
Therefore, 38 % of Americans now live in states and other jurisdictions that have legalized marriage equality.
(not sure if the formatting is going to appear correctly here).
You need to deduct 12% for illegals.
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#20 Nov 21, 2013
Pierre wrote:
Looks like America just got flushed further down the toilet than it already is!
Why don't you jump into a toilet and flush yourself down it?

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#21 Nov 21, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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You lived in Chicago and you weren't murdered ?
I lived there 28 years and wasn't murdered.

Most of the murders in Chicago involve gang members and the remainder are largely domestic. Where innocent victims are involved they are usually folks in low income areas who get caught in crossfire. If one doesn't have the misfortune to live in a low income area, is not a gang member and does not have a relative with a grudge, the chance of being murdered in Chicago is not likely that different than elsewhere. Especially is one is white. Murder rates are higher largely because of gang crime.

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