Civil Unions Passes In Colorado, Heads To The Governor

Mar 12, 2013 Full story: lezgetreal.com 197
The Colorado House has passed civil unions with all Democrats and two Republicans voting in favor of the law. Full Story
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#1 Mar 12, 2013
NO to civil unions !

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#3 Mar 12, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
NO to civil unions !
No one can force you to get one.

The choice is yours.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#4 Mar 12, 2013
Another victory on the road to marriage equality in Colorado.

Next step will be to overturn the constitutional ban on marriage at the ballot.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#5 Mar 12, 2013
Btw, the Minnesota House & Senate committees are debating and will vote on their marriage bill today.

You can watch the committee hearings live by going to the MN legislature website- www.senate.mn

Typical anti-gay arguments so far- bible, procreation, etc.
Truth

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Mar 12, 2013
Another small step towards: "Liberty and justice for all", "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" and "Equal protection under the law".

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#7 Mar 12, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Another victory on the road to marriage equality in Colorado.
Next step will be to overturn the constitutional ban on marriage at the ballot.
You people who are always willing to settle for "civil unions" are WRONG.

Should black Americans, freed from slavery after The War Between the States, have "settled for" indentured servitude before receiving full citizenship ?

And IF marriage is a FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT each adult American possesses, then HOW can you allow others to "vote on it" ?!

You'r undermining the U.S. Constitutional RIGHTS we all possess by supporting so-called "civil unions".

Since our Forefathers fought against the legal government at the time to secure their fundamental RIGHTS, how can you settle for less ?!

Since: Jul 11

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Mar 12, 2013
Any step forward, even if it's a baby step, is still a step forward.

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#9 Mar 12, 2013
IrishmanLA wrote:
Any step forward, even if it's a baby step, is still a step forward.
There should be NO COMPROMISE when demanding our RIGHTS.

Did George Washington compromise ?!

Did Abraham Lincoln compromise ?

Did Martin Luther King, Jr. compromise ?

ALL of these GREAT Americans said NO COMPROMISE ! We demand our RIGHTS !

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#10 Mar 12, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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You people who are always willing to settle for "civil unions" are WRONG.
Should black Americans, freed from slavery after The War Between the States, have "settled for" indentured servitude before receiving full citizenship ?
And IF marriage is a FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT each adult American possesses, then HOW can you allow others to "vote on it" ?!
You'r undermining the U.S. Constitutional RIGHTS we all possess by supporting so-called "civil unions".
Since our Forefathers fought against the legal government at the time to secure their fundamental RIGHTS, how can you settle for less ?!
Since you're a complete moron, I'll explain it to you.

First off, the correct analogy would be- should blacks have refused emancipation and demanded to remain slaves because emancipation didn't grant full citizenship?

If you oppose people voting on fundamental rights, then you must oppose legislatures from voting on marriage equality bills as well. To be consistent you must oppose the 9 SCOTUS justices from voting on it also.

One way or another, people are going to have to vote in order for us to be able to excercise our fundament right to vote.

If civil unions undermine our US constitutional rights, then so do state marriage laws because they don't provide equality on a federal level.

Should same-sex couples refuse to support marriage at the state level because they aren't recogized at the federal level?

Civil unions are a proven step to marriage equality.

The "8 state solution" just became the "9 state solution".

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#11 Mar 12, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
<quoted text>
There should be NO COMPROMISE when demanding our RIGHTS.
Did George Washington compromise ?!
Did Abraham Lincoln compromise ?
Did Martin Luther King, Jr. compromise ?
ALL of these GREAT Americans said NO COMPROMISE ! We demand our RIGHTS !
Ummm, YES, Lincoln DID compromise- many times.

Specifically he compromised by issuing an emancipation proclamation which ONLY freed slaves in confederate territory held by the union. It didn't even free those slaves in states in the union.

YES HE DID COMPROMISE.

Getting out rights recognized is a process, not a proclamation. But you're a complete moron so you woulndn't understand that.
Francisco dAnconia

Montpelier, VT

#12 Mar 12, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Civil unions are a proven step to marriage equality.
and also bigotry if you suggest them...
is this movement made of mostly women or something?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#13 Mar 12, 2013
FYI- the MN Senate committee passed their marriage equality bill on a 5-3 vote. Up next the House committee this evening.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#14 Mar 12, 2013
Francisco dAnconia wrote:
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and also bigotry if you suggest them...
is this movement made of mostly women or something?
Only if you suggest civil unions as the end point, rather than a means to an end.

Since: Mar 07

Drakes Branch, VA

#15 Mar 12, 2013
Francisco dAnconia wrote:
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and also bigotry if you suggest them...
is this movement made of mostly women or something?
It's bigotry if you REQUIRE them for certain groups, while denying them legal marriage, unless there is a valid state interest in such a denial.

But, for those families involved, it makes sense to take what protections are possible at the time, while continuing to fight for them ALL in the future.
david traversa

San Miguel De Tucuman, Argentina

#16 Mar 12, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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You people who are always willing to settle for "civil unions" are WRONG.
Should black Americans, freed from slavery after The War Between the States, have "settled for" indentured servitude before receiving full citizenship ?
And IF marriage is a FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT each adult American possesses, then HOW can you allow others to "vote on it" ?!
You'r undermining the U.S. Constitutional RIGHTS we all possess by supporting so-called "civil unions".
Since our Forefathers fought against the legal government at the time to secure their fundamental RIGHTS, how can you settle for less ?!
YES ! Why should they ?

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#18 Mar 12, 2013
And hopefully, by the end of June, the Supreme Court, shocking the crap out of everyone by using the Prop 8 case to overturn all state anti-marriage marriage amendments, Colorado will be discussing how to turn the civil unions into marriages.

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#19 Mar 12, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
And hopefully, by the end of June, the Supreme Court, shocking the crap out of everyone by using the Prop 8 case to overturn all state anti-marriage marriage amendments, Colorado will be discussing how to turn the civil unions into marriages.
I hope you're right.

I think in about 2 weeks, they'll hear arguments in the DOMA case and in the Prop. 8 case. Then, about 90 days after that, they'll issue their written decisions.

In some places there will be dancing in the streets.

And in some places there will be wailing and the gnashing of teeth...
david traversa

Buenos Aires, Argentina

#20 Mar 13, 2013
Uve wrote:
I say let the queers have their "civil unions".
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHA
Stupid queers!
Your impotent frustration is showing ..

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#21 Mar 13, 2013
So Colorado is going to be s separate-and-unequal State.
Beauty Queen

London, UK

#22 Mar 13, 2013
Uve wrote:
!
Internet troll .....

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