Gay-marriage foes launch TV campaign in Maine

Oct 8, 2012 Full story: SeacoastOnline 62

A high school guidance counselor whose job was targeted after he spoke out against same-sex marriage is featured in a television campaign by gay marriage opponents that launches Monday.

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#24 Oct 10, 2012
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
No hysteria, just the simple truth.
As I noted, it has been voted down in every state it came up in.
So how did it get passed in 6 States and D.C? Magic?
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>As I noted, the 'studies' used to justify and equate marriage with gay unions has been exposed as fraudulent.
Only to you. Yet you cling to insisting gay conversion therapy works in spite of the fact that even the President of Exodus International admits it doesn't work.
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>All you have produced is deceitful, distorted gay twirl.
It is all you have left.
No I've succeeded in showing how deceptive you really are.

You said it's (SSM) been voted down everywhere.
I pointed out that it exists now in 6 States and D.C. as well as several nations. All of whom VOTED to pass marriage equality laws.

Yet you insist it never happened.

The twirl is yours not mine.

DNF

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#25 Oct 10, 2012
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
Corrupt, unscientific social studies and legal shenanigans wrapped in gay twirl.
In spite of being voted down in every single place it occurred.
You didn't know that?
"being voted down in every single place it occurred."
You may want to revise your lying.
https://christiangays.com/marriage/legal.shtm...

Countries That Recognize Gay Marriage
Netherlands - the first country to grant gay marriage on April 1, 2001.
Belgium - the second country to grant gay marriage on Jan 30, 2003.
Canada - the third country to grant gay marriage on June 28, 2005
Spain - the fourth country to grant gay marriage on July 3, 2005.
South Africa - the fifth country to grant gay marriage on Nov 30, 2006.
Norway - the sixth country to grant gay marriage on May 11, 2008.
Sweden - the seventh country to grant gay marriage on May 1, 2009.
Portugal - the eighth country to grant gay marriage on May 17, 2010.
Iceland - the ninth country to grant gay marriage on June 27, 2010.
Argentina - the tenth country to grant gay marriage on July 15, 2010.

DNF

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#26 Oct 10, 2012
Further adjustments to the KiMare Twirl(Spin Spin Sugar!):

Countries That Allow Same-Sex Domestic Partnerships or Civil Unions

Argentina
Domestic partnerships allowed in the province of Rio Negro, and cities of Buenos Aires Villa Carlos Paz and Rio Cuarto.

Austria
Registered partnerships have been legal in Austria since January 1, 2010.

Brazil
Civil Unions are legal since May 5, 2011.

Croatia
Civil partnerships for same-sex couples have been granted since 2003.

Czech Republic
The registered partnership law for same-sex couples was passed in March 2006 and went into effect on July 1, 2006.

Denmark
Legal civil partnerships have been allowed since 1989.

Ecuador
The 2008 Constitution of Ecuador enacted civil unions between two people without regard to gender, giving same-sex couples the same rights as legally married heterosexual couples except for the right to adopt.

Finland
Has offered registered partnership benefits since September 2001.

France
Pacte Civil de Solidarité" (PACS), or "Civil Solidarity Pacts," were instituted in France on November 9, 1999.

Germany
As of October 22, 2009, the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany has ruled that all the rights and obligations of marriage be extended to same-sex registered partners

Hungary
Gay couples have been protected under common-law marriages since 1995; however they are not eligible for legal marriage and same-sex marriage is prohibited by the 2011 Consitution of Hungary.

Iceland
Since 1996, gay Icelanders have been protected under registered partnerships.

Ireland
Civil partnerships, granted under the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010, give same-sex couples rights and responsibilities similar, but not equal to, civil marriage. The act came into effect Jan 2011.

Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein recognizes registered partnerships since September 1, 2011.

Luxembourg
Civil partnership legislation modeled after France's PACS were introduced in Luxembourg in 2004.

Mexico
Same sex civil unions were legalized in Mexico City in November 2006 and in the state of Coahuila on January of 2007, essentially making civil unions legal in all of Mexico (by law, each Mexican state must recognize the laws granted to individuals of the other states).

New Zealand
In December, 2004, New Zealand enacted legislation recognizing same-sex civil unions.

Norway
Since 1996, gay Norwegians have been protected under registered partnerships.

Portugal
Same-sex partners have the same rights as opposite-sex partners in common law marriage.

Slovenia
On June 16, 2011, a new Family Code was passed which gave registered same-sex partners all the rights of married couples, except with regards to joint adoption. As of December 2011, it is likely that this Family Code will be challenged at a national referendum.

Sweden
Swedish same-sex couples have been able to register under domestic partnership laws since 1995.

Switzerland
Same-sex couples are given limited legal benefits with civil recognition.

United Kingdom
Domestic partners can register under the Civil Partnership Act. This legislation took affect in December 5, 2005 giving registered same-sex couples all of the rights, privileges and responsibilities of married heterosexual couples. The Civil Partnership Act applies across all of England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

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#27 Oct 10, 2012
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>So how did it get passed in 6 States and D.C? Magic?
<quoted text>Only to you. Yet you cling to insisting gay conversion therapy works in spite of the fact that even the President of Exodus International admits it doesn't work.
<quoted text>No I've succeeded in showing how deceptive you really are.
You said it's (SSM) been voted down everywhere.
I pointed out that it exists now in 6 States and D.C. as well as several nations. All of whom VOTED to pass marriage equality laws.
Yet you insist it never happened.
The twirl is yours not mine.
1. I already noted how gay unions being called 'marriage' has been temporarily legalized in 6 states. I also noted how it has been voted down in over 30 states by the population.

2. 3. Conclusion

The 2005 APA Brief, near its outset, claims that “even taking into account all the questions and/or limitations that may characterize research in this area, none of the published research suggests conclusions different from that which will be summarized”(p. 5). The concluding summary later claims,“Indeed, the evidence to date suggests that home environments provided by lesbian and gay parents are as likely as those provided by heterosexual parents to support and enable children’s psychosocial growth”(p. 15).96

We now return to the overarching question of this paper: Are we witnessing the emergence of a new family form that provides a context for children that is equivalent to the traditional marriage-based family? Even after an extensive reading of the same-sex parenting literature, the author cannot offer a high confidence, data-based “yes” or “no” response to this question. To restate, not one of the 59 studies referenced in the 2005 APA Brief (pp. 23–45; see Table 1) compares a large, random, representative sample of lesbian or gay parents and their children with a large, random, representative sample of married parents and their children. The available data, which are drawn primarily from small convenience samples, are insufficient to support a strong generalizable claim either way. Such a statement would not be grounded in science. To make a generalizable claim, representative, large-sample studies are needed—many of them (e.g., Table 2).

Some opponents of same-sex parenting have made “egregious overstatements”97 disparaging gay and lesbian parents. Conversely, some same-sex parenting researchers seem to have contended for an “exceptionally clear”98 verdict of “no difference” between same-sex and heterosexual parents since 1992. However, a closer examination leads to the conclusion that strong, generalized assertions, including those made by the APA Brief, were not empirically warranted.99 As noted by Shiller (2007) in American Psychologist,“the line between science and advocacy appears blurred”(p. 712).

The scientific conclusions in this domain will increase in validity as researchers:(a) move from small convenience samples to large representative samples; (b) increasingly examine critical societal and economic concerns that emerge during adolescence and adulthood; (c) include more diverse same-sexfamilies (e.g., gay fathers, racial minorities, and those without middle-high socioeconomic status); (d) include intact, marriage-based heterosexual families as comparison groups; and (e) constructively respond to criticisms from methodological experts.100 Specifically, it is vital that critiques regarding sample size, sampling strategy, statistical power, and effect sizes not be disregarded. Taking these steps will help produce more methodologically rigorous and scientifically informed responses to significant questions affecting families and children.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/...

3. I asserted no such claim about conversion therapy.

DNF

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Since: Apr 07

Newark OH-Baltimore MD-S.Fla

#28 Oct 10, 2012
US States That Recognize Gay Marriage

New York - Same-sex marriage became legal on July 24, 2011 under the Marriage Equality Act. The Marriage Equality Act does not have a residency restriction like some other states. and allows religious organizations to decline from officiating same sex wedding ceremonies.

Massachusetts - On May 17, 2004 Massachusetts became the first U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage. The State of Massachusetts also issues licenses to gay couples from New Mexico and Rhode Island since neither state explicitly prohibits same-sex marriage.

Connecticut - began performing marriages of same-sex couples on
Nov 12, 2008.

Iowa - Same-sex marriage in Iowa became legal on April 27, 2009.

Maine - legalized same-sex marriage on May 6, 2009. The law will take effect on Sept 11, 2009, pending a possible people's veto.

Vermont - will allow same-sex marriage starting Sept 1, 2009. After this date no further civil unions will be created. Civil unions created prior to this date will retain their status, but these couples will have the option of entering a marriage.

New Hampshire - Same-sex marriage became legal on Jan 1, 2010. Civil Unions will no longer be performed and will become marriages by Jan 1, 2011 unless otherwise dissolved, annulled or previously converted to marriage.

District of Columbia - Same-sex marriage in the District of Columbia was legalized on December 18, 2009. Marriage licenses became available on March 3, 2010, and marriages began on March 9, 2010.

US States That Allow Same-Sex Domestic Partnerships or Civil Unions

New Jersey - On December 2006, the New Jersey Legislature passed a bill providing for civil unions and recognizing other states' civil unions.

Washington - On April 21, 2007, Washington's domestic partnership bill was signed into law giving gay and lesbian couples many of the benefits of marriage.

Oregon - As of May 2007, Under Oregon's domestic partnership law (avoiding the use of terms marriage or civil union) gay and lesbian couples are eligible for all the state-wide rights and benefits of marriage. Oregon also outlaws discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Colorado - Recognition of same-sex unions in Colorado occurs within the framework of designated beneficiary agreements, effective since July 1, 2009. These agreements grant limited rights, such as funeral arrangements and death benefits for same-sex partners.

Nevada - The Domestic Partnership Responsibilities Act May 31, 2009 provides the exact rights, responsibilities, obligations, entitlements and benefits of marriage - without calling it a marriage - instead it is called a Domestic Partnership.

Wisconsin - Civil unions are recognized in Wisconsin as of August 3, 2009 despite same-sex marriage and civil unions being banned by constitutional amendment and Wisconsin Statutes in 2006.

I hope KiMare will note than in every case it refers to an Act that WAS voted on.

Twirls?

DNF

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Since: Apr 07

Newark OH-Baltimore MD-S.Fla

#29 Oct 10, 2012
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
1. I already noted how gay unions being called 'marriage' has been temporarily legalized in 6 states. I also noted how it has been voted down in over 30 states by the population.
2. 3. Conclusion
The 2005 APA Brief, near its outset, claims that “even taking into account all the questions and/or limitations that may characterize research in this area, none of the published research suggests conclusions different from that which will be summarized”(p. 5). The concluding summary later claims,“Indeed, the evidence to date suggests that home environments provided by lesbian and gay parents are as likely as those provided by heterosexual parents to support and enable children’s psychosocial growth”(p. 15).96
We now return to the overarching question of this paper: Are we witnessing the emergence of a new family form that provides a context for children that is equivalent to the traditional marriage-based family? Even after an extensive reading of the same-sex parenting literature, the author cannot offer a high confidence, data-based “yes” or “no” response to this question. To restate, not one of the 59 studies referenced in the 2005 APA Brief (pp. 23–45; see Table 1) compares a large, random, representative sample of lesbian or gay parents and their children with a large, random, representative sample of married parents and their children. The available data, which are drawn primarily from small convenience samples, are insufficient to support a strong generalizable claim either way. Such a statement would not be grounded in science. To make a generalizable claim, representative, large-sample studies are needed—many of them (e.g., Table 2).
Some opponents of same-sex parenting have made “egregious overstatements”97 disparaging gay and lesbian parents. Conversely, some same-sex parenting researchers seem to have contended for an “exceptionally clear”98 verdict of “no difference” between same-sex and heterosexual parents since 1992. However, a closer examination leads to the conclusion that strong, generalized assertions, including those made by the APA Brief, were not empirically warranted.99 As noted by Shiller (2007) in American Psychologist,“the line between science and advocacy appears blurred”(p. 712).
The scientific conclusions in this domain will increase in validity as researchers:(a) move from small convenience samples to large representative samples; (b) increasingly examine critical societal and economic concerns that emerge during adolescence and adulthood; (c) include more diverse same-sexfamilies (e.g., gay fathers, racial minorities, and those without middle-high socioeconomic status); (d) include intact, marriage-based heterosexual families as comparison groups; and (e) constructively respond to criticisms from methodological experts.100 Specifically, it is vital that critiques regarding sample size, sampling strategy, statistical power, and effect sizes not be disregarded. Taking these steps will help produce more methodologically rigorous and scientifically informed responses to significant questions affecting families and children.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/...
3. I asserted no such claim about conversion therapy.
Incorrect. In post # 21 of this thread you wrote:
"Corrupt, unscientific social studies and legal shenanigans wrapped in gay twirl.

In spite of being voted down in every single place it occurred.

You didn't know that? "

Now you deny you wrote what you did?

That's some twirl girl!

DNF

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Since: Apr 07

Newark OH-Baltimore MD-S.Fla

#30 Oct 10, 2012
DNF wrote:
US States That Recognize Gay Marriage
New York - Same-sex marriage became legal on July 24, 2011 under the Marriage Equality Act. The Marriage Equality Act does not have a residency restriction like some other states. and allows religious organizations to decline from officiating same sex wedding ceremonies.
Massachusetts - On May 17, 2004 Massachusetts became the first U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage. The State of Massachusetts also issues licenses to gay couples from New Mexico and Rhode Island since neither state explicitly prohibits same-sex marriage.
Connecticut - began performing marriages of same-sex couples on
Nov 12, 2008.
Iowa - Same-sex marriage in Iowa became legal on April 27, 2009.
Maine - legalized same-sex marriage on May 6, 2009. The law will take effect on Sept 11, 2009, pending a possible people's veto.
Vermont - will allow same-sex marriage starting Sept 1, 2009. After this date no further civil unions will be created. Civil unions created prior to this date will retain their status, but these couples will have the option of entering a marriage.
New Hampshire - Same-sex marriage became legal on Jan 1, 2010. Civil Unions will no longer be performed and will become marriages by Jan 1, 2011 unless otherwise dissolved, annulled or previously converted to marriage.
District of Columbia - Same-sex marriage in the District of Columbia was legalized on December 18, 2009. Marriage licenses became available on March 3, 2010, and marriages began on March 9, 2010.
US States That Allow Same-Sex Domestic Partnerships or Civil Unions
New Jersey - On December 2006, the New Jersey Legislature passed a bill providing for civil unions and recognizing other states' civil unions.
Washington - On April 21, 2007, Washington's domestic partnership bill was signed into law giving gay and lesbian couples many of the benefits of marriage.
Oregon - As of May 2007, Under Oregon's domestic partnership law (avoiding the use of terms marriage or civil union) gay and lesbian couples are eligible for all the state-wide rights and benefits of marriage. Oregon also outlaws discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Colorado - Recognition of same-sex unions in Colorado occurs within the framework of designated beneficiary agreements, effective since July 1, 2009. These agreements grant limited rights, such as funeral arrangements and death benefits for same-sex partners.
Nevada - The Domestic Partnership Responsibilities Act May 31, 2009 provides the exact rights, responsibilities, obligations, entitlements and benefits of marriage - without calling it a marriage - instead it is called a Domestic Partnership.
Wisconsin - Civil unions are recognized in Wisconsin as of August 3, 2009 despite same-sex marriage and civil unions being banned by constitutional amendment and Wisconsin Statutes in 2006.
I hope KiMare will note than in every case it refers to an Act that WAS voted on.
Twirls?
In post #21 did you not say:

"Corrupt, unscientific social studies and legal shenanigans wrapped in gay twirl.

In spite of being voted down in every single place it occurred.

You didn't know that?"

Then I posted FACTS tat PROVED you lie and you back pedal trying to say you didn't say what you said.

If you're an example of the type of person conservatives want in this country we're in BIG trouble.

I'd rather vote for a side that doesn't rely on lies and misinformation.

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#31 Oct 10, 2012
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>"being voted down in every single place it occurred."
You may want to revise your lying.
https://christiangays.com/marriage/legal.shtm...
Countries That Recognize Gay Marriage
Netherlands - the first country to grant gay marriage on April 1, 2001.
Belgium - the second country to grant gay marriage on Jan 30, 2003.
Canada - the third country to grant gay marriage on June 28, 2005
Spain - the fourth country to grant gay marriage on July 3, 2005.
South Africa - the fifth country to grant gay marriage on Nov 30, 2006.
Norway - the sixth country to grant gay marriage on May 11, 2008.
Sweden - the seventh country to grant gay marriage on May 1, 2009.
Portugal - the eighth country to grant gay marriage on May 17, 2010.
Iceland - the ninth country to grant gay marriage on June 27, 2010.
Argentina - the tenth country to grant gay marriage on July 15, 2010.
I was referring to the U.S.

This is the first time in 8000 years of human history that gay marriage has been legalized in any culture. It has appeared, but never established it's self and spread. Marriage has been present in every single country from start to finish.

We will see how long this experiment lasts...

DNF

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Since: Apr 07

Newark OH-Baltimore MD-S.Fla

#32 Oct 10, 2012
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
I was referring to the U.S.
This is the first time in 8000 years of human history that gay marriage has been legalized in any culture. It has appeared, but never established it's self and spread. Marriage has been present in every single country from start to finish.
We will see how long this experiment lasts...
Wow I've never met someone who's lived for 8,000 years.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#33 Oct 10, 2012
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
No hysteria, just the simple truth.
As I noted, it has been voted down in every state it came up in.
As I noted, the 'studies' used to justify and equate marriage with gay unions has been exposed as fraudulent.
All you have produced is deceitful, distorted gay twirl.
It is all you have left.
And all you have left is a non-functioning vagina that's a poor substitute for a purse!

Hilarious that you're opposed to marriage equality for same-sex couples. Maybe one day you'll be able to marry your hermaphroditic self! I'm sure your fellow anti-gay religious freaks will all support you, because technically it WOULD be a one-man-one-woman marriage- well sorta!!!

Wait till they get a gander at your nether region!!!

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#34 Oct 10, 2012
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
1. I already noted how gay unions being called 'marriage' has been temporarily legalized in 6 states.
And how many times has whatever you call yourself ever been legalized anywhere?

OMG, how do you go on living!!

DNF

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Since: Apr 07

Newark OH-Baltimore MD-S.Fla

#35 Oct 10, 2012
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
I was referring to the U.S.
So was I. Then I provided verifiable links to show that IN FACT SSM HAS NOT been voted down every time.

Now you back pedal.

Just admit you screwed up. It's not that bad. Look how often your republican heroes do it.

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#36 Oct 10, 2012
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
I was referring to the U.S.
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>
So was I. Then I provided verifiable links to show that IN FACT SSM HAS NOT been voted down every time.
Now you back pedal.
Just admit you screwed up. It's not that bad. Look how often your republican heroes do it.
You lie. You listed countries when I called you on the 30 plus states that voted. You listed legislation.

Idiot.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#37 Oct 10, 2012
KiMare wrote:
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
I was referring to the U.S.
<quoted text>
You lie. You listed countries when I called you on the 30 plus states that voted. You listed legislation.
Idiot.
Pssst, the legislators VOTED for it.

Put that in your non-functioning vagina and smoke it!

FIRE IN THE HOLE!!!!!

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#38 Oct 10, 2012
Btw, I know it's actually "fire in the hold", as in the hold of a ship, but "hole" works better in this context!

DNF

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Since: Apr 07

Newark OH-Baltimore MD-S.Fla

#39 Oct 10, 2012
KiMare wrote:
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
I was referring to the U.S.
<quoted text>
You lie. You listed countries when I called you on the 30 plus states that voted. You listed legislation.
Idiot.
Yes I did list other countries. I also listed legislation. I wasn't the idiot that claimed it's been voted down everywhere. That was you.

If you're going to resort to glittering generalities don't try to play the victim with me in a debate when your arguments are torn to pieces.

Even now you're trying to play the victim here while FINALLY admitting that IN FACT legislatures VOTED FOR SSM.

Try to keep this lesson in mind in future posts.

You may just avoid giving someone the ammunition to make a fool of you.

DNF

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Since: Apr 07

Newark OH-Baltimore MD-S.Fla

#40 Oct 10, 2012
KiMare wrote:
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
I was referring to the U.S.
<quoted text>
You lie. You listed countries when I called you on the 30 plus states that voted. You listed legislation.
Idiot.
US States That Recognize Gay Marriage

New York - Same-sex marriage became legal on July 24, 2011 under the Marriage Equality Act. The Marriage Equality Act does not have a residency restriction like some other states. and allows religious organizations to decline from officiating same sex wedding ceremonies.

Massachusetts - On May 17, 2004 Massachusetts became the first U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage. The State of Massachusetts also issues licenses to gay couples from New Mexico and Rhode Island since neither state explicitly prohibits same-sex marriage.

Connecticut - began performing marriages of same-sex couples on
Nov 12, 2008.

Iowa - Same-sex marriage in Iowa became legal on April 27, 2009.

Maine - legalized same-sex marriage on May 6, 2009. The law will take effect on Sept 11, 2009, pending a possible people's veto.

Vermont - will allow same-sex marriage starting Sept 1, 2009. After this date no further civil unions will be created. Civil unions created prior to this date will retain their status, but these couples will have the option of entering a marriage.

New Hampshire - Same-sex marriage became legal on Jan 1, 2010. Civil Unions will no longer be performed and will become marriages by Jan 1, 2011 unless otherwise dissolved, annulled or previously converted to marriage.

District of Columbia - Same-sex marriage in the District of Columbia was legalized on December 18, 2009. Marriage licenses became available on March 3, 2010, and marriages began on March 9, 2010.

US States That Allow Same-Sex Domestic Partnerships or Civil Unions

New Jersey - On December 2006, the New Jersey Legislature passed a bill providing for civil unions and recognizing other states' civil unions.

Washington - On April 21, 2007, Washington's domestic partnership bill was signed into law giving gay and lesbian couples many of the benefits of marriage.

Oregon - As of May 2007, Under Oregon's domestic partnership law (avoiding the use of terms marriage or civil union) gay and lesbian couples are eligible for all the state-wide rights and benefits of marriage. Oregon also outlaws discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Colorado - Recognition of same-sex unions in Colorado occurs within the framework of designated beneficiary agreements, effective since July 1, 2009. These agreements grant limited rights, such as funeral arrangements and death benefits for same-sex partners.

Nevada - The Domestic Partnership Responsibilities Act May 31, 2009 provides the exact rights, responsibilities, obligations, entitlements and benefits of marriage - without calling it a marriage - instead it is called a Domestic Partnership.

Wisconsin - Civil unions are recognized in Wisconsin as of August 3, 2009 despite same-sex marriage and civil unions being banned by constitutional amendment and Wisconsin Statutes in 2006.

https://christiangays.com/marriage/legal.shtm...

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Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#41 Oct 11, 2012
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>US States That Recognize Gay Marriage
New York - Same-sex marriage became legal on July 24, 2011 under the Marriage Equality Act. The Marriage Equality Act does not have a residency restriction like some other states. and allows religious organizations to decline from officiating same sex wedding ceremonies.
Massachusetts - On May 17, 2004 Massachusetts became the first U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage. The State of Massachusetts also issues licenses to gay couples from New Mexico and Rhode Island since neither state explicitly prohibits same-sex marriage.
Connecticut - began performing marriages of same-sex couples on
Nov 12, 2008.
Iowa - Same-sex marriage in Iowa became legal on April 27, 2009.
Maine - legalized same-sex marriage on May 6, 2009. The law will take effect on Sept 11, 2009, pending a possible people's veto.
Vermont - will allow same-sex marriage starting Sept 1, 2009. After this date no further civil unions will be created. Civil unions created prior to this date will retain their status, but these couples will have the option of entering a marriage.
New Hampshire - Same-sex marriage became legal on Jan 1, 2010. Civil Unions will no longer be performed and will become marriages by Jan 1, 2011 unless otherwise dissolved, annulled or previously converted to marriage.
District of Columbia - Same-sex marriage in the District of Columbia was legalized on December 18, 2009. Marriage licenses became available on March 3, 2010, and marriages began on March 9, 2010.
US States That Allow Same-Sex Domestic Partnerships or Civil Unions
New Jersey - On December 2006, the New Jersey Legislature passed a bill providing for civil unions and recognizing other states' civil unions.
Washington - On April 21, 2007, Washington's domestic partnership bill was signed into law giving gay and lesbian couples many of the benefits of marriage.
Oregon - As of May 2007, Under Oregon's domestic partnership law (avoiding the use of terms marriage or civil union) gay and lesbian couples are eligible for all the state-wide rights and benefits of marriage. Oregon also outlaws discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Colorado - Recognition of same-sex unions in Colorado occurs within the framework of designated beneficiary agreements, effective since July 1, 2009. These agreements grant limited rights, such as funeral arrangements and death benefits for same-sex partners.
Nevada - The Domestic Partnership Responsibilities Act May 31, 2009 provides the exact rights, responsibilities, obligations, entitlements and benefits of marriage - without calling it a marriage - instead it is called a Domestic Partnership.
Wisconsin - Civil unions are recognized in Wisconsin as of August 3, 2009 despite same-sex marriage and civil unions being banned by constitutional amendment and Wisconsin Statutes in 2006.
https://christiangays.com/marriage/legal.shtm...
Thirty-eight states prohibit gay marriage in some fashion. Even in “blue” states like California, Oregon and Delaware, gay marriage bans stand. North Carolina’s Amendment One was just the latest in a long line of failures at the ballot box for proponents of gay marriage.

You have been schooled about voting, and now about math.

Bazinga!
The Worlds Biggest Lie

Pittsfield, MA

#42 Oct 11, 2012
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>4 years ago SSM didn't exist in 6 States and D.C.
If it was voted down every time, then how did SSM happen in all those places? Pixie Dust?
It was not allowed to go to a vote by the people obviously.

&fe ature=endscreen&NR=1

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#43 Oct 11, 2012
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
Thirty-eight states prohibit gay marriage in some fashion. Even in “blue” states like California, Oregon and Delaware, gay marriage bans stand. North Carolina’s Amendment One was just the latest in a long line of failures at the ballot box for proponents of gay marriage.
You have been schooled about voting, and now about math.
Bazinga!
North Carolina?

Wow, what a shocker that the anti-gays won in one of the confederate states. Hell, they'd probably vote slavery back in if they thought they could get away with it. That said, even in North Carolina it passed by the SMALLEST margin of any of the confederate states except Virginia. So even in the confederacy we're making progress over the years.

Btw, the California legislature voted in FAVOR of marriage equality- TWICE. Votes to constitutionally ban marriage for same-sex couples FAILED in DE, IA, NH, NJ, NM, WV, & WY. And Delaware will likely pass marriage equality next year, along with Illinios, Hawaii, and Rhode Island.

The equality train just keeps rolling along.......

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