What State Could Be The Next Marriage Equality Battleground?

Nov 12, 2012 Full story: www.queerty.com 25

We're still on an emotional honeymoon over the recent marriage-equality wins at the voting booth in Minnesota, Maryland, Maine and Washington State. But as long as we continue the piecemeal approach to equality, there will always been another battle to fight.

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“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#27 Nov 15, 2012
nhjeff wrote:
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Well, then, either Senator Weed has a dossier on every member of the senate, or she plays well with others. From what I've read, it's the latter. She can be convinced.
I tend to agree. I was just saying she CAN block a vote if she wants to, so we've got some work to do. I read they elected 3 more pro-equality Senators, so hopefully that will all push her to allow a vote. From everything I've read the votes are there.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#29 Nov 15, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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I tend to agree. I was just saying she CAN block a vote if she wants to, so we've got some work to do. I read they elected 3 more pro-equality Senators, so hopefully that will all push her to allow a vote. From everything I've read the votes are there.
I do like the New Hampshire system which forces a floor vote on every single bill, unless dropped by its sponsor. Of course, that makes it a lot harder to kill bad bills, but neither a committee chair, legislative officer, nor party leader can single-handedly prevent a vote.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#30 Nov 15, 2012
nhjeff wrote:
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I do like the New Hampshire system which forces a floor vote on every single bill, unless dropped by its sponsor. Of course, that makes it a lot harder to kill bad bills, but neither a committee chair, legislative officer, nor party leader can single-handedly prevent a vote.
That system seems a lot fairer, though they probably end up voting on a lot of nonsense bills.

All we can do is hope the people of Rhode Island put pressure on the Senate leadership to at least allow a vote. The House voting first should help as well.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#31 Nov 15, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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That system seems a lot fairer, though they probably end up voting on a lot of nonsense bills.
One of our Teapublicans intends to re-introduce a bill requiring that all legislation cite its authority under the Magna Carta. We tried to explain to him what the Magna Carta is, but he was unpertubed.

Since: Mar 09

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#32 Nov 15, 2012
LOLOLOL

(FINALLY the election season is over. Your droll delivery has returned!!)

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