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    Gay Marriage Updates By State

    New Jersey: Gay rights group suspends political funding


    http://www.njherald.com/story/news/0...02-08T18-17-03


    R.I. Gov Candidates to Back Gay Marriage

    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_N..._Gay_Marriage/

    Gay marriage challenge can't go on DC ballot

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/lo...-83837707.html


    Poll: Iowans Not Concerned With Marriage

    A survey by the Des Moines Register found that Iowa residents would much rather ban texting while driving than gay marriage in the Midwestern state.
    The Register found that regulation of distracted driving was a high priority for 72% of respondents while only 36% thought that regulating marriage should be an immediate focus of lawmakers.


    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_N...gger_Concerns/

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    Go Iowa!

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    So, not knowing much about each state's position on this, I checked....

    As I understand it....

    States allowing gay marriage: 5
    Iowa, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire (and also pending in District of Columbia)

    States allowing civil unions, domestic partnerships, or other benefits: 10
    California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Colorado, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Maryland, Maine, Hawaii

    States with no legislation or no amendments banning gay marriage: 3
    New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island

    States with statutes or amendments banning gay marriage: 32
    Alaska, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Delaware

    It would be interesting to know if any efforts are underway to pass anything in all these states - even a limited form of union or partnership would be better than the non-existent rights they have at the moment.

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    Iowa lawmakers fail in effort on gay marriage ban

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-ia-xgr-gaymarriage-i,0,7362051.story

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChickenGuy View Post
    States with statutes or amendments banning gay marriage: 32
    Alaska, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Delaware
    Only seven states do not explicitly ban gay marriages either by statue or constitutional law. So the real number is 43, not 32.

    The five you mentioned explicitly allow them, along with New York and New Mexico which do not explicitly ban it.

    It would be interesting to know if any efforts are underway to pass anything in all these states - even a limited form of union or partnership would be better than the non-existent rights they have at the moment.
    Constantly.

    There are serious efforts underway in Rhode Island, Maryland, Minnesota, Washington, and New Jersey to get marriage.

    Advocates in other states are working hard on some rights or civil unions, including Hawaii, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and New Mexico.

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    ^^^The actual number of states with bans is 41. New York, Rhode Island, New Mexico, and New Jersey all do not have statute or constitutional bans on same sex marriage.

    Also, efforts for marriage equality are very much underway in New York. With Cuamo announcing candidacy for governor in March (he is blowing away everyone at the polls) and the census results to come in (the Dems are expected to pick up 10 seats in the senate), it will likely happen next year.

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    CA Religious Protections Bill Assailed As Veiled Gay Marriage Bid

    http://www.ontopmag.com/article.aspx...=1&Category=26

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    Quote Originally Posted by scream4ever View Post
    ^^^The actual number of states with bans is 41. New York, Rhode Island, New Mexico, and New Jersey all do not have statute or constitutional bans on same sex marriage.

    Also, efforts for marriage equality are very much underway in New York. With Cuamo announcing candidacy for governor in March (he is blowing away everyone at the polls) and the census results to come in (the Dems are expected to pick up 10 seats in the senate), it will likely happen next year.
    Thank you for those updates.

    I researched the statute code of both Rhode Island and New Jersey and you are correct, they do not explicitly ban gay marriage in either state.

    Also, I would like to know if you can provide a link with more information about the progress on gay marriage legislation in New York.

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    There are a lot of states which are theoretically able to pass same sex marriage bills if it weren't for a few obstinate but crucially important figures.

    In American politics, there are many opportunities for opponents of any bill to stymie its progress.

    For one, all US states except for one (Nebraska) have a bicameral legislature. As a consequence of the bicameral nature of state governments, every opportunity to scuttle a bill is doubled.

    Second, bills in American politics must be heard and approved by a committee before being considered by the entire chamber under which it serves. Added to this is the enormous power which committee chairmen are given over legislation. All it takes is for one committee chairman to be against gay marriage in the entire legislative branch of state government and the opportunity to pass it is over. Heartbreakingly, we find sometimes that there is support in the entire legislature to pass a gay marriage bill except one committee chairmen will plug up the entire democratic process.

    The only remedy to that is what is called a "discharge petition." Discharge petitions short-circuit the committee process, bringing the bill directly to the floor. In order to do that, a majority of members in the chamber must vote to have the bill come up for consideration. Usually, this implies that passage is inevitable. However, they are extremely difficult to pull off and are rarely ever used where they are legal.

    I have to recognize this however, the sword does cut both ways. Republicans in Iowa recently attempted to discharge an anti-gay marriage bill from committee by this process, but thankfully they failed in a party-line vote.

    Then, there are the leaders of the two chambers themselves, typically styled Speaker of the House, and President of the Senate. These two guys are often de facto dictators of their chamber. They set the agenda. Again, if one of these guys (or gals) is against gay marriage, it's over.

    Moving over to the executive branch, all of these legislative struggles are for naught if we can't get the governor to sign it. After all the fighting, it's often up to the decision of this one man or woman to sign the bill into law. The states of Minnesota and Rhode Island are currently facing this problem with gay marriage. Thankfully, we have been blessed with benevolent leaders in New Hampshire and Maine.

    Very rarely, and we have only seen this once, support for gay marriage is so overwhelming in the legislature that it will override a veto. The state of Vermont did so this past Spring.

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    That's going to change in Rhode Island.

    I kind of hope Lincoln Chafee gets into the governor's office as an Independent - I believe it could make him the first non-Democratic governor to sign a gay marriage bill into law.

    Also, Tim Pawlenty is retiring in Minnesota, but I have no idea what might happen to that seat.

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    ^^^R.T. Rybeck will likely be the next governor of Minnesota. He is a supporter of marriage equality. Coupled with the fact that our House and Senate have 68% and 64% Democratic majorities and there is a very good chance of passing marriage equality when he enters office.

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    The NYS Senate deep-sixed the legalization this session.
    The governor tried hard. Unfortunately, as they have done with looking in the mirror and making the hard budgetary decisions - NOT - his own party members are jumping ship on the subject at the moment.

    It's incredible - they refuse to balance the budget, then point the finger of blame at Patterson - and the State Unions spend a not so small fortune telling us all how wonderful and fully needed/underappreciated they are, instead of recognizing the realities of our current economy and biting the fucking bullet.

    They all need to have their backsides filled up with "reality check" stimulating lubricant, so maybe the shit that's backed all the way up to between their fucking ears can finally get cleaned out.

    Other than that, life is a dream here in the Empire State.


    And I know, if I'll only be true, to this glorious quest . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by scream4ever View Post
    ^^^R.T. Rybeck will likely be the next governor of Minnesota. He is a supporter of marriage equality. Coupled with the fact that our House and Senate have 68% and 64% Democratic majorities and there is a very good chance of passing marriage equality when he enters office.
    Ah Good Good.

    Thanks for that update bud.

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    Four Iowa Democratic Senators Join Republicans to Push for Gay Marriage Ban

    Dennis Black: http://www.senate.iowa.gov/black/contact.htm
    Keith Kreiman: http://www.senate.iowa.gov/kreiman/contact.htm
    Rich Olive: http://www.senate.iowa.gov/olive/contact.htm
    Joe Seng: http://www.senate.iowa.gov/seng/contact.htm

    But with last week marking the first self-imposed legislative “funnel week” deadline for bills to clear committee to stay eligible for consideration this year, the marriage amendment is officially dead, at least in this form.

    But with last week marking the first self-imposed legislative “funnel week” deadline for bills to clear committee to stay eligible for consideration this year, the marriage amendment is officially dead, at least in this form.
    http://iowaindependent.com/27808/fou...n-gay-marriage


    NH House voting on gay marriage repeal measures

    http://www.bostonherald.com/news/nat...33031&srvc=rss


    Same Sex Marriage Supporters go Door to Door in Fresno, CA

    http://www.cbs47.tv/news/local/story...g.cspx?rss=153

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    The IOWA House pretty much killed it.

    They are crunched for time after paring back the legislative session from 100 days to 80 days.

    There is serious business they have to debate, not that the repeal of citizenship rights is ever worthy of debate.

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    What's Your Instinct: North Charleston's Uncomfortable Grand Marshal
    Mayor Summey accepted the honor on account that he represents the entire city, not just the straights (which is admirable), but ruined the sentiment when he expanded on the occasion.
    “This is not in any way saying that I am supportive of their lifestyle,” the mayor remarked when further explaining his decision to marshal in the city’s gays.
    http://instinctmagazine.com/blog/wha...-grand-marshal

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    Freaking New Mexico. They did well by killing, once again, a bill proposing a constitutional referendum on gay marriage there. But they also fucked up by not passing a domestic partnership bill. How the hell does this state not even have domestic partnership yet?

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    Will Texas' first gay divorce open the state to gay marriage?
    A Texas judge's decision to grant a divorce to a gay couple could open the door to same-sex marriages in the state.
    http://www.walb.com/global/story.asp?s=11999565


    - Imagine the possibility that texas could have gay marriage before NY and CA.

    NH Lawmakers reject gay marriage repeal

    The House voted by a wide margin, 201-135, against a constitutional amendment that defined marriage as between one man and one woman. It later defeated a proposed repeal of the state's new marriage, 210-109.

    http://www.unionleader.com/article.a...arriage+repeal

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    Quote Originally Posted by metta View Post
    Will Texas' first gay divorce open the state to gay marriage?


    http://www.walb.com/global/story.asp?s=11999565


    - Imagine the possibility that texas could have gay marriage before NY and CA.
    Holy.fuck.

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    Holy.fuck.
    This will make your day....




    Poll: Texans support gay relationship recognition


    Sixty-three percent of respondents in a new poll of Texas voters think same-sex couples deserve either marriage rights or partnership rights, a finding that’s causing political observers to rethink what’s possible in the state, according to the Dallas Voice

    http://www.gaypolitics.com/2010/02/1...p-recognition/

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    Fresh Litigation Route For NY Gay Marriage

    For example, studies show that a same-sex unmarried couple can end up paying $450,000 more over their lifetimes than an opposite-sex married couple due to differential taxation, estate planning treatment, and, of course, insurance costs
    http://www.gaycitynews.com/articles/...4105260543.txt

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    Quote Originally Posted by RazorzEdge88 View Post
    Freaking New Mexico. They did well by killing, once again, a bill proposing a constitutional referendum on gay marriage there. But they also fucked up by not passing a domestic partnership bill. How the hell does this state not even have domestic partnership yet?
    The lobbying efforts could be shitty.

    New Mexico does have a robust anti-discrimination law for LGBTs.


    I doubt it will go anywhere due to the influence of the religious right on the Republican Party.

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    Fresh Litigation Route For NY Gay Marriage

    http://www.gaycitynews.com/articles/...4105260543.txt
    Where is the litigation?

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    California’s Gay-Marriage Breakdown

    The great recession may be to blame for stirring up the culture wars: according to a study in the winter issue of the American Sociological Review, resistance to gay marriage deepens significantly during hard times. In conservative parts of the 30 states that have blocked same-sex unions (where ballot measures tend to be won or lost), researchers found that each 10 percent drop in homeownership led to a 5 percent increase in support for a ban.


    http://www.newsweek.com/id/233876?from=rss

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    I just got some great news in my inbox this morning.

    From EqualityMaryland:

    Today is a day to celebrate! Equality Maryland applauds a favorable opinion released by the Office of Attorney General Doug Gansler that states that the marriages of same-gender couples legalized in other jurisdictions have standing to be honored here at home. The Attorney General’s opinion relies on longstanding legal precedent that says couples who have been legally married in another state should be treated as fully married, even if that marriage was not performed in the State of Maryland.

    The opinion is consistent with a long tradition of legal recognition of marriages performed in other states. And it is a positive development that will mean greater security, stability and peace of mind for legally married same-sex spouses whose marriages should rightfully be honored here at home.

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    Thank goodness the definition of marriage does change over time. Women were originally thought of as property and marriage was originally about an exchange of property.

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    ^^^I heard about MN. So happy for my state! While nothing will be voted on right now, the next likely governor is a supporter of marriage equality. It will pass no problem in the legislature, where the Democrats have 65% and 69% majorities.

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    ^^^I heard about MN. So happy for my state! While nothing will be voted on right now, the next likely governor is a supporter of marriage equality. It will pass no problem in the legislature, where the Democrats have 65% and 69% majorities.
    Are you sure they'll be able to sustain those majorities with the upcoming elections? I'd be a bit worrisome if it gets under 60% - we saw in New Jersey how a craven few can totally ruin things.

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    Are you sure they'll be able to sustain those majorities with the upcoming elections? I'd be a bit worrisome if it gets under 60% - we saw in New Jersey how a craven few can totally ruin things.
    The Minnesota Legislature is MUCH bigger then the one in New Jersey. The House has 134 members and the Senate has 67. While the Republicans are expected to gain a few seats in both after the Census redistricting, it will not drop below 60%.

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    Supreme Court will not stop D.C. marriage law from taking effect


    http://gay.americablog.com/2010/03/s...-marriage.html

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    ^^^ Great. I saw that on the Advocate as well.

    Jackson is still pursuing a suit against the DC Board of Elections.

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    Who does that asshole think he is? As much as it pains me to admit it, he's from fuckin Maryland! Where does he get off trying to tell D.C. what to do with their laws. Jackass.

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    ^^^That is good news for Perry v Schwarzenegger, since he's thought to be a wild card.

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    PA: Senate votes down marriage amendment bill

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    The Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee today voted against legislation to amend the state constitution to ban same sex marriage. The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania hailed the vote as a victory for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in the commonwealth.

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    ^^^

    Way more than half!

    Gallup has polled America on that question since the 1958. Half was in 1983, and it wasn't until after 1994 that a clear majority of Americans supported interracial marriage.


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    Gay Hawaiian Rep Talks Civil Unions

    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_N..._Civil_Unions/

    Oshiro reportedly does not typically talk about his sexual orientation, but he said he felt it was important due to the 31-20 vote, which passed the bill.

    "It was really heartwarming to me, to know that at the end of the day people are willing to do what they need to do, do what they came here to do, and not just worry about keeping their jobs," he said in the report.

    Oshiro will face Gary Okino, a conservative Honolulu city council member, when he runs for reelection in the fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RazorzEdge88 View Post
    That's going to change in Rhode Island.

    I kind of hope Lincoln Chafee gets into the governor's office as an Independent - I believe it could make him the first non-Democratic governor to sign a gay marriage bill into law.

    Also, Tim Pawlenty is retiring in Minnesota, but I have no idea what might happen to that seat.
    The governor of Connecticut, Jodi Rell, is a Republican. She supported Civil Unions , but was against Same Sex Marriage. The Ct Supreme Court upheld same sex couples right to marry in 2008 and in 2009 Rell signed the genderless marriage bill guaranteeing marriage equality for everyone. Later this year, October I think, all civil unions will also automatically become legal marriages. I also believe that same sex marriages performed in other states will be recognized if the couples move to Ct.

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    scream4ever, what happened to Rybak? He's now out of the race. O_o

    Do you think Dayton will win the DFL nomination?

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    scream4ever, what happened to Rybak? He's now out of the race. O_o

    Do you think Dayton will win the DFL nomination?
    Rybak is out, but the good news is that Eamer won the Republican nomination. He's generally seen as more extreme and less likely to win. Polls show that Dayton is more likely to win against him then Kelliher, so he's got my vote at the primaries.

    At the DFL convention held in Duluth all candidates supported same sex marriage!

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    Couples Sue To Challenge Minn. Gay Marriage Ban

    http://wcco.com/politics/same.sex.co...2.1687123.html

    Thank goodness the definition of marriage does change over time. Women were originally thought of as property and marriage was originally about an exchange of property.

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    Gay Marriage Opponents Inch Closer to Death




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    Thank goodness the definition of marriage does change over time. Women were originally thought of as property and marriage was originally about an exchange of property.

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    I think this illustrates it even better:



    http://baselinescenario.com/2009/11/...iage-and-time/

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    Quote Originally Posted by metta View Post
    CA Religious Protections Bill Assailed As Veiled Gay Marriage Bid

    http://www.ontopmag.com/article.aspx...=1&Category=26
    This one continues to amaze me -- it's not often someone comes and flat-out says they want the government to enshrine a religious tradition!

    "Thirty-one* states allow all qualified citizens to carry concealed weapons. In those states, homosexuals should embark on organized efforts to become comfortable with guns, learn to use them safely and carry them. They should set up Pink Pistols task forces, sponsor shooting courses and help homosexuals get licensed to carry. And they should do it in a way that gets as much publicity as possible. "

    --Jonathan Rauch, Salon Magazine, March 13, 2000

    *the number is now forty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kulindahr View Post
    This one continues to amaze me -- it's not often someone comes and flat-out says they want the government to enshrine a religious tradition!
    Okay, I normally really value your insights, yada yada, but I have to ask:

    you HAVE been living in the United States, right!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RazorzEdge88 View Post
    Okay, I normally really value your insights, yada yada, but I have to ask:

    you HAVE been living in the United States, right!?
    Yes, and following the news and everything -- but I can't even recall the last time I heard someone plainly say they want religious marriage to be the only marriage there is, and don't want any such thing as civil marriage!

    "Thirty-one* states allow all qualified citizens to carry concealed weapons. In those states, homosexuals should embark on organized efforts to become comfortable with guns, learn to use them safely and carry them. They should set up Pink Pistols task forces, sponsor shooting courses and help homosexuals get licensed to carry. And they should do it in a way that gets as much publicity as possible. "

    --Jonathan Rauch, Salon Magazine, March 13, 2000

    *the number is now forty

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    Well that's different. On the question of trying to enshrine religious institutions, I've seen that a few times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RazorzEdge88 View Post
    Well that's different. On the question of trying to enshrine religious institutions, I've seen that a few times.
    No kidding.

    I could be amused by the looks of consternation when I tell fellow Christians that they're going against what Jesus taught, by that agenda, if it wasn't so tragic.

    "Thirty-one* states allow all qualified citizens to carry concealed weapons. In those states, homosexuals should embark on organized efforts to become comfortable with guns, learn to use them safely and carry them. They should set up Pink Pistols task forces, sponsor shooting courses and help homosexuals get licensed to carry. And they should do it in a way that gets as much publicity as possible. "

    --Jonathan Rauch, Salon Magazine, March 13, 2000

    *the number is now forty

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    Supreme Court Refuses to Keep Anti-Gay Marriage Petitioner IDs Private

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010...r-ids-private/

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