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Hawaii gov. calls special session on gay marriage

There are 152 comments on the Bellingham Herald story from Sep 9, 2013, titled Hawaii gov. calls special session on gay marriage. In it, Bellingham Herald reports that:

If lawmakers pass a bill, Hawaii would join 13 U.S. states and the District of Columbia in allowing gay marriage.

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Since: Mar 08

Allentown, PA

#1 Sep 9, 2013
"Abercrombie said he chose to call a special session rather than allow legislators to consider the issue next year in part because of implications on taxes for this year."
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"There are serious, deep and wide-ranging consequences," Abercrombie said."
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Abercrombie's poll numbers sagging? A Democrat afraid someone might pay too many taxes?

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#2 Sep 9, 2013
Justice delayed is justice denied.
watta booteafool world

Fishers, IN

#3 Sep 9, 2013
the Seal of Hawaii! or CBS.com/hawaii five-Obama bc?!!! ;-0000
watta booteafool world

Fishers, IN

#4 Sep 9, 2013
gooooood9 Robootopix! and Topix Class, don't bee emotional with da Robot OK...just a general Goooof!

;-000000h, mikee Weinier!! ;-00

Since: Nov 08

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#5 Sep 10, 2013
YAWN
Sick of IT!
Cordwainter Trout

Portland, OR

#8 Sep 10, 2013
The concerns of the legislature should be the increased illegal drug trafficking from queers, the increased thievery from queers given jobs, the increased incidences of sexually transmitted disease from queers and the increased queer predation of young homeless and disaffected youth. The societal ills have increased since queers have increasingly invaded the islands.

Since: Mar 07

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#10 Sep 10, 2013
Cordwainter Trout wrote:
The concerns of the legislature should be .......
Good grief! You aren't a bright one, are you? You seem to be getting worse as time goes on.

Don't you have anything relevant to say?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#11 Sep 10, 2013
Obviously the votes are there for Hawaii to become the 14th state with marriage equality.

Congrats!
Sterkfontein Swartkrans

Richmond, IN

#12 Sep 11, 2013
Cordwainter Trout wrote:
The concerns of the legislature should be the increased illegal drug trafficking from queers, the increased thievery from queers given jobs, the increased incidences of sexually transmitted disease from queers and the increased queer predation of young homeless and disaffected youth. The societal ills have increased since queers have increasingly invaded the islands.
You are seriously demented coldweiner! Take your meds!!

“bar0ckalypse n0w”

Since: Mar 10

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#14 Sep 11, 2013
Hawaii is bankrupt.
Huh

Faribault, MN

#15 Sep 11, 2013
mjjcpa wrote:
Hawaii is bankrupt.
I checked there budget site there doing ok..Not perfect but better then most states. And they are next state to add more freedom and equality...Seems ok to me....Why you say what you said?

“bar0ckalypse n0w”

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#16 Sep 11, 2013
Pierre Moscovici spoke after warnings from the head of France's professional football league, Frédéric Thiriez that the "crazy tax" would see France "lose its best players" and cost first division teams 182 million euros (£154 million).

"We are looking at different views on this issue, but it's true that we have football clubs which are in a fragile financial state," he said.

The 75 per cent tax – a key electoral promise of President François Hollande – has already sent several Gallic public figures, including star actor Gérard Depardieu, running for fiscal cover.

But the constitutional court shot it down as unfair because it applied to individuals and not households.

Just when France thought it was buried, Mr Hollande in April announced it would be applied for two years, but companies would pay, circumventing the courts' objections.

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#17 Sep 11, 2013
Eighthman wrote:
YAWN
Sick of IT!
Be grateful. Now you can marry your stallion!

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#18 Sep 11, 2013
Cordwainter Trout wrote:
The concerns of the legislature should be the increased illegal drug trafficking from queers, the increased thievery from queers given jobs, the increased incidences of sexually transmitted disease from queers and the increased queer predation of young homeless and disaffected youth. The societal ills have increased since queers have increasingly invaded the islands.
Pervert!

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#19 Sep 11, 2013
mjjcpa wrote:
Hawaii is bankrupt.
They still offer a great luau!

But you are morally, ethically, and emotionally bankrupt.
Move to Iran. We're told there are no homosexuals there - nudge-nudge!

Since: Jun 11

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#21 Sep 11, 2013
"But I know also, that laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths disclosed, and manners and opinions change with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also, and keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy, as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors." - Thomas Jefferson to H. Tompkinson (AKA Samuel Kercheval), July 12, 1816

Since: Mar 08

Allentown, PA

#22 Sep 11, 2013
Not Yet Equal wrote:
"But I know also, that laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths disclosed, and manners and opinions change with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also, and keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy, as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors." - Thomas Jefferson to H. Tompkinson (AKA Samuel Kercheval), July 12, 1816
What does this have to do with Abercrombie making a political move? A Democrat worried about someone paying too much in taxes?
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With a Democrat, you can never pay enough taxes unless you are a poor gay black man who came from a slave background and grew up in da hood with no father, his mother washed a rich white man's kitchen floor and his sister's baby have no daddy (those white liberal guys always love a good cry).
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Hilarious.

Since: Jun 11

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#23 Sep 11, 2013
LookingToEscape wrote:
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What does this have to do with Abercrombie making a political move? A Democrat worried about someone paying too much in taxes?
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With a Democrat, you can never pay enough taxes unless you are a poor gay black man who came from a slave background and grew up in da hood with no father, his mother washed a rich white man's kitchen floor and his sister's baby have no daddy (those white liberal guys always love a good cry).
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Hilarious.
Was that sarcasm? Your polarizing pejorative rant was pretty funny, but I wouldn't use "hilarious.

No matter what the motivation, with the feds now recognizing marriage, now is the time to do the right thing. Time to bring an end to a history of discrimination, and take another step toward realizing that promise of equality in the founding documents which is required by the constitution.

"We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy, as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors." - Thomas Jefferson

Since: Jun 11

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#24 Sep 11, 2013
"This court simply "cannot say that DOMA is directed to any identifiable legitimate purpose or discrete objective. It is a status-based enactment divorced from any factual context from which this court could discern a relationship to legitimate government interests. Indeed, Congress undertook this classification for the one purpose that lies entirely outside of legislative bounds, to disadvantage a group of which it disapproves. And such a classification, the Constitution clearly will not permit.

In the wake of DOMA, it is only sexual orientation that differentiates a married couple entitled to federal marriage-based benefits from one not so entitled. And this court can conceive of no way in which such a difference might be relevant to the provision of the benefits at issue. By premising eligibility for these benefits on marital status in the first instance, the federal government signals to this court that the relevant distinction to be drawn is between married individuals and unmarried individuals. To further divide the class of married individuals into those with spouses of the same sex and those with spouses of the opposite sex is to create a distinction without meaning. And where, as here, "there is no reason to believe that the disadvantaged class is different, in relevant respects" from a similarly situated class, this court may conclude that it is only irrational prejudice that motivates the challenged classification. As irrational prejudice plainly never constitutes a legitimate government interest, this court must hold that Section 3 of DOMA as applied to Plaintiffs violates the equal protection principles embodied in the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution."

http://docfiles.justia.com/cases/federal/dist...

Since: Jun 11

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#25 Sep 11, 2013
"In the court’s final analysis, the government’s only basis for supporting DOMA comes down to an apparent belief that the moral views of the majority may properly be enacted as the law of the land in regard to state-sanctioned same-sex marriage in disregard of the personal status and living conditions of a significant segment of our pluralistic society. Such a view is not consistent with the evidence or the law as embodied in the Fifth Amendment with respect to the thoughts expressed in this decision. The court has no doubt about its conclusion:... DOMA deprives them of the equal protection of the law to which they are entitled."

http://metroweekly.com/poliglot/57794777-DOMA...

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