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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.

The momentum this issue has gained so quickly (today the NJ Senate passed its own marriage equality bill, though it faces a certain veto from mealy-mouthed Republican governor Chris Christie) is astounding. Eventually that progress will stall--the Bible Belt ain't comin' around anytime soon--but this feeling is wonderful, reminding me of the euphoria we felt here in NY State when we passed our bill last year. (And when I got hitched a few months later as a result)

All I can say is: Cuomo/Gregoire in 2016! The Marriage Equality ticket!
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Re: Marriage Equality Is Now the Law in Washington State (sort of...)
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2012, 03:23:14 pm »
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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.

 
Woo! Here's hoping it won't get repealed. :cf:
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Re: Marriage Equality Is Now the Law in Washington State (sort of...)
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2012, 03:24:03 pm »
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All I can say is: Cuomo/Gregoire in 2016! The Marriage Equality ticket!


And the gay ATM will spit out campaign cash by the boatload for that pairing
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Re: Marriage Equality Is Now the Law in Washington State (sort of...)
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2012, 03:29:06 pm »
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Woo! Here's hoping it won't get repealed. :cf:


I'm cautiously optimistic. When a ballot initiative was launched in Washington State by the right wing just a year or two ago to repeal their domestic partner law for same-sex couples, repeal lost 53% to 47%, and same-sex couples kept those rights.

That's a close margin, and the word "marriage" can bring up strong emotions...but it's still a win; more years have passed, with the momentum shifting more towards marriage equality exponentially with each passing year; and Gov. Gregoire is a powerful, convincing speaker on this issue, so I think she'll sway many votes.
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Re: Marriage Equality Is Now the Law in Washington State (sort of...)
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2012, 03:37:00 pm »
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Woo! Here's hoping it won't get repealed. :cf:

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...)
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2012, 03:59:30 pm »
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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.

The momentum this issue has gained so quickly (today the NJ Senate passed its own marriage equality bill, though it faces a certain veto from mealy-mouthed Republican governor Chris Christie) is astounding. Eventually that progress will stall--the Bible Belt ain't comin' around anytime soon--but this feeling is wonderful, reminding me of the euphoria we felt here in NY State when we passed our bill last year. (And when I got hitched a few months later as a result)

All I can say is: Cuomo/Gregoire in 2016! The Marriage Equality ticket!
(Hey, it's got gender balance, geographical balance, and two powerhouse leaders)


Wow, I hope it won't get repealed :)
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Re: Marriage Equality Is Now the Law in Washington State (sort of...)
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2012, 04:35:35 pm »
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I'm cautiously optimistic. When a ballot initiative was launched in Washington State by the right wing just a year or two ago to repeal their domestic partner law for same-sex couples, repeal lost 53% to 47%, and same-sex couples kept those rights.

That's a close margin, and the word "marriage" can bring up strong emotions...but it's still a win; more years have passed, with the momentum shifting more towards marriage equality exponentially with each passing year; and Gov. Gregoire is a powerful, convincing speaker on this issue, so I think she'll sway many votes.

 
It will be interesting. The voters approved (yeah, narrow margin) keeping everything but marriage earlier and the elected officials approved marriage now.

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Re: Marriage Equality Is Now the Law in Washington State (sort of...)
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2012, 06:21:14 pm »
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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.

Let's hope the ballot challenge fails.
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Re: Marriage Equality Is Now the Law in Washington State (sort of...)
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2012, 06:35:43 pm »
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Let's hope the ballot challenge fails.

 
The referendum will be interesting, I am positive they will get the needed signatures to put it to a vote. The question is how the people will choose, we're a bit of a neurotic state the east and south / southeast tend to be far more conservative than the west, particularly Pierce and King counties, though Pierce is rather 'purple' in many ways.

Personally I think the domestic partnership law has gone a long way toward soothing the baseless fears of the fence sitters and hope and pray that compassionate common sense will prevail.

Also I hope republicans and conservatives give this a watch:[video=youtube;UiGmgqW6ES8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=UiGmgqW6ES8 [/video] and a good hard think before voting based on their own fears.

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Re: Marriage Equality Is Now the Law in Washington State (sort of...)
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2012, 04:20:15 pm »
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I'm cautiously optimistic. When a ballot initiative was launched in Washington State by the right wing just a year or two ago to repeal their domestic partner law for same-sex couples, repeal lost 53% to 47%, and same-sex couples kept those rights.

That's a close margin, and the word "marriage" can bring up strong emotions...but it's still a win; more years have passed, with the momentum shifting more towards marriage equality exponentially with each passing year; and Gov. Gregoire is a powerful, convincing speaker on this issue, so I think she'll sway many votes.

 
Western WA (bigger population) tends Democrat.  Eastern WA  tends Republican.  We are almost like 2 different states!  But the bill has a good chance to stay just because, in the end, we tend a tad more liberal/democrat in total.  After all, we elected Gregoire twice (and would probably go for a third if she could run).
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Re: Marriage Equality Is Now the Law in Washington State (sort of...)
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2012, 04:21:22 pm »
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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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I'm to the point where I just vote against Eyman no matter WHAT his initiative is about.
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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...)
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2012, 10:17:03 pm »
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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...)
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2012, 07:14:44 pm »
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(...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...)
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2012, 01:50:10 am »
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(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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