Vermont lawmakers legalize gay marriage

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  1. D_Ireonsyd_Colonrinse

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    Vermont lawmakers legalize gay marriage

    Governor's veto is rejected; state becomes 4th in U.S. to take that path

    Yes, another one.
    Like Nick8 said about Iowa, they're falling like dominoes.


    Here's the updated scorecard.

    Same-sex marriage is legal in:

    Massachusetts

    Connecticut

    Iowa

    Vermont



    Civil unions legal in: New Jersey, New Hampshire

    Domestic Partnerships legal in: California, Washington, Oregon, District of Columbia, Maine
     
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    now, if I could just find someone I want to spend alimony on:scratchchin:

    (always wanted a Vermont mountaintop home)
     
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    Well hopefully California will overturn Prop 8 and we can gio back to having Marriage legal.
     
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    Looks like the tide might be turning.............fundies panties in a huge wad.
     
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    Hopefully these developments will push the California Supreme Court to override Prop 8.
    Dave
     
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    Like I always said... Eventually, people will start to see how ridiculous the ban is, and the law will change. One step at a time. Let's place wagers on which will be the last state to adopt such a stance?
     
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    lol Texas.............vinyl
     
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    wonder if that means I could always come back here to avoid the alimony?
     
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    and suddenly opposition to gay marriage seems so...démodé.... so jejune...

    (sorry, Nick8, did not mean to pilfer your word)
     
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    Dear Nick666, don't worry sugar booger, I'm quite confident you don't have what it takes to be married where the fundamentals of the relationship are based on mutual respect and love. But don't worry, you've always got your bathroom mirror to keep you company.

    My favorite Vinylboy:
    As for the last State to legalize same-sex marriage, it will be Ewetaw by about 100 years. After all, the majority of sweet spirits residing in the Inter-Mountain West still think it is 1957.
     
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    Is the Utah state supreme court still appointed by the prophet?

    And congratulations, Vermont. I think it was the only state to have passed civil unions by legislative action, and is now the only one to do so with full marriage. Everywhere else, it has been accomplished through litigation.
     
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    Close, kalipygian, last time I paid any attention they were all brethren of the faith (and possibly one sistren, too), but now the homophone "profit" is the more generally accepted terminology among the politically powerful. Interstingly, I believe the Ewetaw State Legislature is made up of more Realtors than any other profession. :wink:
     
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    As long as it's in proper context, will, use it well.
     
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    OK, so, half of New England (by statehood, much much more by population) is seeing the light. One lone soul out in the midwest. How long before the mid-atlantic joins in? Md almost passed same sex marriage in the courts last year, but didn't. I don't understand the resistance. Religiously, i'm married. Civily, I'm not. And the reasoning for not allowing me to be married civily? Oh, that'd be religion.

    I don't understand.

    But Kudos to Vermonters!!
     
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