Washington Gay Marriage Supporters De...

Washington Gay Marriage Supporters Declare Victory

There are 9 comments on the Patch.com story from Nov 7, 2012, titled Washington Gay Marriage Supporters Declare Victory. In it, Patch.com reports that:

Supporters of Referendum 74, Washington's ballot measure that affirms the state's same-sex marriage law, were confident in a victory Wednesday afternoon, saying that the "no" votes can't overcome the "yes" votes at this stage of the counting.

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“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#1 Nov 7, 2012
Go Washington!

Since: Mar 09

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#2 Nov 8, 2012
Let's not get overconfident yet, not for a good number of years.

This kind of point spread is too close to being a mood swing.

In fact, a certain kind of decision from the SCOTUS could undo it all in short order.

We are a long stretch away from secure.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

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#3 Nov 8, 2012
I agree with "snyper". We are on the edge of thinking of these recent wins as a tsunami, while they are really just a small wave. The ball, for the moment, is really in the hands of the SCOTUS. Finding DOMA unconstitutional, and ruling in favor of Marriage Equality in California will be our next major wins, should they come. After that it will be a long and tedious path. Something like 32 states have amended their constitutions to outlaw Marriage Equality. It will be difficult to overcome that, but it is not impossible.

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#4 Nov 8, 2012
And I'm going to have to disagree with both of you.

Once the Supremes open up same sex marriage equality on the federal level it's all just a matter of listening to the fat lady sing. Those states that approve of marriage equality will become places of destination weddings, the other states will lose out on that benefit and will no longer have a stranglehold on marriage rights.

The California case means barely nothing in comparison to the cases from Massachusetts. And the impact of rulings on those will have a much broader impact that will alter the landscape for both the general citizenry and our military.
RalphB wrote:
I agree with "snyper". We are on the edge of thinking of these recent wins as a tsunami, while they are really just a small wave. The ball, for the moment, is really in the hands of the SCOTUS. Finding DOMA unconstitutional, and ruling in favor of Marriage Equality in California will be our next major wins, should they come. After that it will be a long and tedious path. Something like 32 states have amended their constitutions to outlaw Marriage Equality. It will be difficult to overcome that, but it is not impossible.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#5 Nov 8, 2012
Hail Washington ! The JEWEL of Canada !

:)

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#6 Nov 8, 2012
TomInElPaso wrote:
And I'm going to have to disagree with both of you.
Once the Supremes open up same sex marriage equality on the federal level it's all just a matter of listening to the fat lady sing. Those states that approve of marriage equality will become places of destination weddings, the other states will lose out on that benefit and will no longer have a stranglehold on marriage rights.
The California case means barely nothing in comparison to the cases from Massachusetts. And the impact of rulings on those will have a much broader impact that will alter the landscape for both the general citizenry and our military.
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Kagan will recuse herself.

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#7 Nov 8, 2012
From?

And of course, why?
snyper wrote:
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Kagan will recuse herself.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#8 Nov 8, 2012
TomInElPaso wrote:
And I'm going to have to disagree with both of you.
Once the Supremes open up same sex marriage equality on the federal level it's all just a matter of listening to the fat lady sing. Those states that approve of marriage equality will become places of destination weddings, the other states will lose out on that benefit and will no longer have a stranglehold on marriage rights.
The California case means barely nothing in comparison to the cases from Massachusetts. And the impact of rulings on those will have a much broader impact that will alter the landscape for both the general citizenry and our military.
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You may be right. Only time will tell. I don't know that much about the other cases coming before the SCOTUS, but I do know how divided the court is. I truly hope you are correct, but I have been disappointed so many times now that I like to take a "wait and see" attitude instead of assuming that all things will go as we would like. But in the meantime, we cannot let our guard down, or slack off our efforts.

Since: Mar 09

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#9 Nov 8, 2012
TomInElPaso wrote:
From?
And of course, why?
<quoted text>
DOMA and Prop8 cases.

She held diversity positions.

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