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    Re: Marriage Equality Is Now the Law in Washington State (sort of...)

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    Not if me and mine have anything to say about it! I think when the chips are down, Washington will do the right thing this time (no matter how many stupid Tim Eyman initiatives we've passed over the years).



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    Re: Marriage Equality Is Now the Law in Washington State (sort of...)

    Quote Originally Posted by Owl View Post
    I'm to the point where I just vote against Eyman no matter WHAT his initiative is about.
    Lol that's a pretty solid policy, dude is bought and paid for, he did one thing back in the 90s and now sees himself as a crusader except he's a total fraud huckstering HORRIBLE ideas.

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    Re: Marriage Equality Is Now the Law in Washington State (sort of...)

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    Gov. Christine Gregoire just signed the bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Washington State into law! It doesn't take effect until June and is almost certain to be the subject of a ballot challenge that might repeal it.
    Congrats, Washington state! Here's hoping it doesn't get repealed!!!

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    Re: Marriage Equality Is Now the Law in Washington State (sort of...)

    Quote Originally Posted by Altair View Post
    (...the NJ Senate passed its own marriage equality bill, though it faces a certain veto from mealy-mouthed Republican governor Chris Christie)
    And today, the NJ Assembly passed the marriage equality bill. If there was a Democratic governor in NJ, it would be signed into law within days, and NJ would become the eighth state (and the second in as many weeks!) to legalize same-sex marriage.

    Instead, NJ has Christie.

    If anybody ever wonders why the Republican Party is anathema to me, they need look no further.

    (But this is still yet another win in the growing momentum for marriage equality. It *will* happen in NJ, and sooner rather than later, in spite of Christie, who will be relegated to the dustbin of civil rights history right next to Bull Connor and George Wallace.)

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    Re: Marriage Equality Is Now the Law in Washington State (sort of...)

    Quote Originally Posted by Altair View Post
    (But this is still yet another win in the growing momentum for marriage equality. It *will* happen in NJ, and sooner rather than later, in spite of Christie, who will be relegated to the dustbin of civil rights history right next to Bull Connor and George Wallace.)
    Hey, you never know, Christie might sign the bill into law.
    It could happen.
    Might.

    All kidding aside, it's good to see that States are going the right way on this issue, knocking down the barrier that should not exist.

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    Re: Marriage Equality Is Now the Law in Washington State (sort of...)

    Quote Originally Posted by MadZealot View Post
    Hey, you never know, Christie might sign the bill into law.
    It could happen.
    Might.

    All kidding aside, it's good to see that States are going the right way on this issue, knocking down the barrier that should not exist.
    http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/chri...itics-15732356

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    Re: Marriage Equality Is Now the Law in Washington State (sort of...)

    Quote Originally Posted by Asch View Post
    le sigh
    le shit

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    Re: Marriage Equality Is Now the Law in Washington State (sort of...)

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    le shit
    No, le sigh.

    It was expected.

    Altair, were there enough votes in the Legislature to override the veto? And was there anything else attached to the bill beyond legalizing same-sex marriage? Remember DADT was only passed once Leiberman got a clean bill proposed, one that didin't include the DREAM Act along with DADT.

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    Re: Marriage Equality Is Now the Law in Washington State (sort of...)

    Quote Originally Posted by sailor View Post
    No, le sigh.

    It was expected.

    Altair, were there enough votes in the Legislature to override the veto? And was there anything else attached to the bill beyond legalizing same-sex marriage? Remember DADT was only passed once Leiberman got a clean bill proposed, one that didin't include the DREAM Act along with DADT.
    Even more sigh.

    http://www.businessweek.com/news/201...de-battle.html

    it was a conditional veto, whatever that means. apparently he objected to Parts of the bill, not the overall concept.

    In rejecting the legislation in Trenton yesterday, Christie invoked a “conditional veto,” which lets him return the measure to lawmakers asking for changes. He suggested creating an ombudsman to tighten enforcement of the civil-union law that pertains to same-sex couples and renewed his referendum push.

    “I am adhering to what I’ve said since this bill was first introduced -- an issue of this magnitude and importance, which requires a constitutional amendment, should be left to the people of New Jersey to decide,” Christie said in a statement.

    Christie apparently wants a vote by the populace, ie a bit more direct democracy. Not sure if he's hoping for a CA Prop 8 result (which is foolish since the court ruling), or maybe he doesn't want to take the political heat for signing it. Ie, pass the buck to the referendum to keep more inline with the GOP base.

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    Re: Marriage Equality Is Now the Law in Washington State (sort of...)

    Quote Originally Posted by sailor View Post
    No, le sigh.

    It was expected.
    So? Doesn't mean I'm okay with it or it was a decision I find acceptable or humane.

    I reiterate, le sigh.

    I'm fed up with passing the buck and cowardice.

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