News Analysis: Evaluating the Next Marriage Equality States

Nov 15, 2012 Full story: EDGE 16

With the exciting victories of Nov. 6 behind them, marriage equality advocates are hardly resting on their laurels.

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“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#1 Nov 15, 2012
Lots of articles about which state will be next-

CA, IL, RI, DE, MN, NJ, HI, are all in the running.

The next BIG fight will in Oregon to overturn their constitutional amendment. I still think 2016 would be better 2014 for that vote.

I STILL can't get over the fact we won ALL FOUR VOTES!

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#2 Nov 15, 2012
I truly feel the house of cards is falling in slow motion. Started by VicePresident Biden of all people who threw the last card on the roof and within the week President Obama walked right up to it, took a deep breath and it was all over.

The Supremes have ten logs for the new foundation and they're holding them till the 20th of the month. We might just have a magnificent Thanksgiving. Lets hope they pop the cork.
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Lots of articles about which state will be next-
CA, IL, RI, DE, MN, NJ, HI, are all in the running.
The next BIG fight will in Oregon to overturn their constitutional amendment. I still think 2016 would be better 2014 for that vote.
I STILL can't get over the fact we won ALL FOUR VOTES!

“TAKIA AND TA TONKA”

Since: Aug 08

HAPPY TOGETHER!!!

#3 Nov 15, 2012
TomInElPaso wrote:
I truly feel the house of cards is falling in slow motion. Started by VicePresident Biden of all people who threw the last card on the roof and within the week President Obama walked right up to it, took a deep breath and it was all over.
The Supremes have ten logs for the new foundation and they're holding them till the 20th of the month. We might just have a magnificent Thanksgiving. Lets hope they pop the cork.
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Don't be celebrating to soon......SCOTUS moved the date AGAIN to November 30th......ugh(

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#4 Nov 15, 2012
TomInElPaso wrote:
I truly feel the house of cards is falling in slow motion. Started by VicePresident Biden of all people who threw the last card on the roof and within the week President Obama walked right up to it, took a deep breath and it was all over.
Do people really believe that was all an accident?

“TAKIA AND TA TONKA”

Since: Aug 08

HAPPY TOGETHER!!!

#5 Nov 15, 2012
nhjeff wrote:
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Do people really believe that was all an accident?
I saw an article where Romney claimed that the reason the President got reelected was because he promised gifts to Blacks, Hispanics and other minority groups.......just pathetic.......I guess he's just upset that the rich white man didn't believe his promises.......lol!!!

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#6 Nov 15, 2012
NorCal Native wrote:
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I saw an article where Romney claimed that the reason the President got reelected was because he promised gifts to Blacks, Hispanics and other minority groups.......just pathetic.......I guess he's just upset that the rich white man didn't believe his promises.......lol!!!
The rich white men DID believe his promises. They were looking at him as their million-dollar Santa Claus. But even with $3 billion of lipstick, he could sell that pig to only 47% of us.

I love the idea that he lost New Hampshire because of the minority and urban vote. ROTFL! Denial runs deep in Republican politics.

“TAKIA AND TA TONKA”

Since: Aug 08

HAPPY TOGETHER!!!

#7 Nov 15, 2012
nhjeff wrote:
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The rich white men DID believe his promises. They were looking at him as their million-dollar Santa Claus. But even with $3 billion of lipstick, he could sell that pig to only 47% of us.
I love the idea that he lost New Hampshire because of the minority and urban vote. ROTFL! Denial runs deep in Republican politics.
ROTHFLMAO......that was just to funny.......and yes, they are still licking their wounds and discussing how to make it better in 2016........lol!!

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#8 Nov 15, 2012
Just the ones who needed to.
nhjeff wrote:
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Do people really believe that was all an accident?

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#9 Nov 15, 2012
nhjeff wrote:
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Do people really believe that was all an accident?
An insane amount of work .... and expense.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#10 Nov 15, 2012
snyper wrote:
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An insane amount of work .... and expense.
BTW: I'm very glad that your insights on the political costs of SSM are proving to be overly pessimistic. So we now have 9 states with full marriage equality, 5 with civil unions, 3 with strong domestic partnership laws, and a couple more with weak recognition of same-sex couples. That makes 17 states that have shown strong support for same-sex families, just over the 1/3 that we need to block a constitutional amendment.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#11 Nov 15, 2012
nhjeff wrote:
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Do people really believe that was all an accident?
I welcomed it as a trial balloon. Fortunately, it flew.

How nice to have the leader of the free world promoting freedom and equality, rather than one that promotes prejudice and discrimination.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#12 Nov 15, 2012
Dr. King said: "Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed." He also acknowledged that real change takes time; yet he also warned against the "tranquilizing drug of gradualism" and instructed the oppressed to demand equality now - not on the convenient time schedule of those doing the oppressing.

We've come a long way, but full equality will take a lot more effort and resources. Prejudice does not die easily.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#13 Nov 15, 2012
"The state recognizes marriages from other states. Considering how small Rhode Island is, an hour in any direction will lead couples to a same-sex marriage. So at this stage of the game, Rhode Islanders have marriage equality -- as long as they tie the knot somewhere else."

Seems like keeping the money associated with weddings in the state rather than sending it to other states or countries (Canada) would be a no brainer. But then prejudice isn't based on rational thought but rather denial of it.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#14 Nov 15, 2012
nhjeff wrote:
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BTW: I'm very glad that your insights on the political costs of SSM are proving to be overly pessimistic. So we now have 9 states with full marriage equality, 5 with civil unions, 3 with strong domestic partnership laws, and a couple more with weak recognition of same-sex couples. That makes 17 states that have shown strong support for same-sex families, just over the 1/3 that we need to block a constitutional amendment.
As long as we don't play the loser in a tortoise and hare race, and for the same reason, I don't mind being proven wrong on this issue.

In fact, that is precisely why we have to keep working so hard and not let up until a reversal becomes a practical impossibility.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#15 Nov 15, 2012
snyper wrote:
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As long as we don't play the loser in a tortoise and hare race, and for the same reason, I don't mind being proven wrong on this issue.
In fact, that is precisely why we have to keep working so hard and not let up until a reversal becomes a practical impossibility.
Complacency would be a very bad thing. But I foresaw victory the day after Prop 8.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#16 Nov 16, 2012
nhjeff wrote:
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Complacency would be a very bad thing. But I foresaw victory the day after Prop 8.
OK. You be the carrot and I'll be the stick.

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