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Marriage Equality to Triumph in 4 States

GOPtruther Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 3:55 PM
Everyone is welcome to move to vatican city, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Russia, Syria and other places that will never have gay marriage. We'll buy your tickets.
Tasmanian-Jedi Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 11:38 PM
Sorry, you didn't build this country (to quote our president), we did. You all are the ones needing one way tickets to all those hot European destinations that legalized it. You know, the ones where the economies are now all collapsing.
David3036 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 5:10 AM
And you think their economies are collapsing because marriage? Greece and Italy do not have either gay marriage or healthy economies. The Netherlands and Belgium, which have the longest history of same-sex marriage, are doing better. The sky has not fallen there.

The sky has also not fallen in the 18 percent of U.S, states that now have legal same-sex marriage. They built this country too. And retired Professor Frederick Marvin of Syracuse and his partner Ernst Schuh, at 91 and 89 years of age, who were married in New York last year after 52 years together, also helped build this country..
abe822 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 12:57 PM
I wonder why then in the 18% of the country that allows it why hasn't there been a rush to gay marriage? You would think that every gay person in those states would marry and as it turns out, only a small handful even think about it let alone seek it. In NYC I don't see the gay community change their tune after gay marriage legislation to close the gay bars and bath houses because society now let them marry so there was no need for places where gays hook up for casual sex because they now could legitimize their union via the state? Since GBLT's make up less than 4% of the population, of those only a few want to play marriage.
David3036 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 2:31 PM
Does every straight person "rush out" to get married just because he can? Have they closed all the straight singles bars because straight people can marry?

The annual marriage rate for the population as a whole is about 37 per 1,000 people. Why would it be any different for gays? Why would you think that every gay person in New York has already chosen a life partner and is ready to tie the knot?

Your arguments border on the ridiculous.
realitycheck2012 Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 3:26 PM
We don't need men to marry men and women to marry women to “fix” marriage. This is idiocy on your part. You don’t fix a car by dumping a garbage disposal mechanism into the engine. You fix it by using replacement parts. Institutions aren’t “fixed” by changing the definitions of the institutions. They’re fixed by people making better decisions.

With almost all polls closed, it looks like same-sex marriage bills in Maryland, Maine and Washington have all passed to allow same-sex marriage. In most of these states this was an easy win. In Minnesota, the vote was a vote to ban same-sex marriage. It looks like most likely the ban will not pass, but it is still very close.

This is a huge victory for marriage-equality groups and many people have taken to twitter to show their support. After Politico announce the win in Maryland, many celebrities and marriage equality supporters showed their approval.

Traditional marriage supporters...