Marriage Equality Faces Challenges in...

Marriage Equality Faces Challenges in Florida

There are 13 comments on the EDGE story from Jul 24, 2013, titled Marriage Equality Faces Challenges in Florida. In it, EDGE reports that:

After spending 45 years being engaged, William Baxter and Peter Rocchio, of Winter Park, Fla., recently married at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. But Mary Meeks, an Orlando civil rights attorney, says, "I hate to be the downer [but in Florida] your [out-of-state] marriage certificate doesn't mean a whole lot."

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“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#1 Jul 24, 2013
Florida's a hell-hole.

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#2 Jul 24, 2013
Couldn't we just give Florida to Cuba or something and stop the pain already?

Seriously, most states won't recognize your out of state marriage license if you're a same-sex couple.

Of course they don't even hesitate to recognize a marriage license issued by the same state to a hetero couple that was married by the same official, in the same city hall on the same day, which brings us to equal protections which is what will eventually put the final nail in the coffin of all this nonsense as soon as the right case makes its way through the court system.

Long sentence, but you get the point.

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#3 Jul 24, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
Couldn't we just give Florida to Cuba or something and stop the pain already?
Seriously, most states won't recognize your out of state marriage license if you're a same-sex couple.
Of course they don't even hesitate to recognize a marriage license issued by the same state to a hetero couple that was married by the same official, in the same city hall on the same day, which brings us to equal protections which is what will eventually put the final nail in the coffin of all this nonsense as soon as the right case makes its way through the court system.
Long sentence, but you get the point.
I agree.

To put it succinctly: In the U.S. Constitution's 14th Amendment's GUARANTEE of "equal protection of the laws", there is NO "GAY EXCEPTION".
Sir Andrew

Honolulu, HI

#4 Jul 25, 2013
More importantly, Article IV of the same Constitution guarantees that contracts entered into in one state will be recognized in all other states.

Dweeb though he is, Scott Orson Card had it right when he said that the marriage thing was now moot because of the Full Faith and Credit part of the Constitution (that's Article IV for those don't have copy sitting by their computer). The court's haven't got around to all the necessary rulings, but they will, and in our lifetime.

While I'm all for Texas leaving the Union, I would like to keep Florida. My family is there and they have Disney World and Harry Potter World. Rather, we should erect a fence between them and the rest of the country and make any resident who wants to leave, even for holiday, take a test to prove that they have a functioning IQ before letting them in. That will keep at least 95% of them at home.

“Marriage Equality”

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Lakeland, MI

#5 Jul 25, 2013
Europa Report wrote:
Florida's a hell-hole.
I haven't been there since I was seven years old. I hated it then and still see no reason to ever go back.

“Headed toward the cliff”

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Tawas City, Michigan

#6 Jul 25, 2013
Sir Andrew wrote:
More importantly, Article IV of the same Constitution guarantees that contracts entered into in one state will be recognized in all other states.
Dweeb though he is, Scott Orson Card had it right when he said that the marriage thing was now moot because of the Full Faith and Credit part of the Constitution (that's Article IV for those don't have copy sitting by their computer). The court's haven't got around to all the necessary rulings, but they will, and in our lifetime.
While I'm all for Texas leaving the Union, I would like to keep Florida. My family is there and they have Disney World and Harry Potter World. Rather, we should erect a fence between them and the rest of the country and make any resident who wants to leave, even for holiday, take a test to prove that they have a functioning IQ before letting them in. That will keep at least 95% of them at home.
I'd say we build that fence along the Manson-Nixon line instead. Maybe keep Maryland- since they voted for marriage equality- but definitely fence off everything south of the Ohio river.
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#7 Jul 25, 2013
Just build it around Washington DC. Kind of like a roach motel. Politicians can check in but they can't check out.
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#8 Jul 25, 2013
There are millions and millions of people with the attitude and living ways of Rachael Jeantel. They will kill you when the economy declines enough. A dose of reality was splashed on the nation during the Zimmerman trial. She has been schooled and brandied about by the elitist controlled main stream media to contain the damage that pure hate and racism is. You watch it every day and deny it. the attacks on white people are despicable. You lie in bed with jackals to your movement and the progressive unity will break apart. It is not hate by most of your opponents. It is affordability. Weakening the good that got humans to this point is genocide for the human race. Marriage is dead.

“Headed toward the cliff”

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Tawas City, Michigan

#11 Jul 25, 2013
The AssTroll Stopper wrote:
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Wish you [email protected] would stay in one place and never relocate.
Sorry to disappoint you, but more gay people are born in every county in the nation every day.

And soon marriage equality will be coming even to the confederacy.

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#12 Jul 25, 2013
eJohn wrote:
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I haven't been there since I was seven years old. I hated it then and still see no reason to ever go back.
My mother lives in New York, but she is now visiting my sister in Land O' Lakes, Florida for a week right now. I was speaking to her yesterday, and she was trying to convince me to move there, but I said no way.

When I moved here to southern Arizona about 2 years ago, my sister was living about 5 miles from me in upstate New York. By coincidence, not design, she also moved from upstate New York the same time I did. She moved to Florida (she's an attorney), and I moved here. I think the weather is nicer here, and there is no threat of hurricanes obviously in the desert here.(i'm at 33 N. 111.5 W in round numbers).

On the other hand, living here in the desert AND living in the middle of a drought now, we have only had 3 inches of rain so far all year. And "COOL" weather here is when the temp is in the 90's.

The last time I as in Florida was probably 1970. I doubt I'll ever visit Florida again.

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#15 Jul 25, 2013
The AssTroll Stopper wrote:
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You [email protected] are too stupid. Go watch Star Trek
LOL...you've been spying on me haven't you?

Anyway, there is a troll free zone where anybody that wants to can go and watch Star Trek if they want. We have episodes from all five television series and are adding more every day...but you already knew that didn't ya.

Star Trek on Square One
http://sq1.us/board/125/star-trek

Lots of other stuff there too and we're just getting started.

:P

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#16 Jul 25, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Sorry to disappoint you, but more gay people are born in every county in the nation every day. And soon marriage equality will be coming even to the confederacy.
"...soon marriage equality will be coming even to the confederacy."

I really don't see how they expect to avoid it at this point.

My own home state doesn't recognize our marriage right now, but soon enough they won't have a choice.

“Headed toward the cliff”

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Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#17 Jul 25, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
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"...soon marriage equality will be coming even to the confederacy."
I really don't see how they expect to avoid it at this point.
My own home state doesn't recognize our marriage right now, but soon enough they won't have a choice.
They're counting on a SCOTUS made up of 9 Scalias....

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