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Old 03-12-2013, 12:23 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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You libs are doing a good job of ruining a great state.
And fortunately antiquated views such as yours will die off within a generation. And Colorado is a fantastic state that keeps getting better.
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:45 PM
 
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I honestly don't see how this can be opposed. What negative affect does it have on society? It makes those who have been granted new freedoms happier, which is a good thing.

I'd say the divorce rate of traditional marriages is having a much worse effect on society.
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:55 PM
 
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So pleased that equal rights for everyone is progressing. Congratulations to everyone who worked on this!
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Anything that helps bring all Americans closer to true equality is OK in my book!
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I honestly don't see how this can be opposed. What negative affect does it have on society? It makes those who have been granted new freedoms happier, which is a good thing.

I'd say the divorce rate of traditional marriages is having a much worse effect on society.
I completely agree.

There is a ferocious argument going on over in another forum about gay marriage...at least two recent threads of people basically yelling at each other...I had to stop reading, it was making my brain itch.

The point I desperately wanted to make there was that if the gay rights supporters "win" this, then the rights and lives of the anti-gay straight people would be unaffected. I was like...it's not like some guy is gonna force you to marry him, or you'll receive compulsary invitation to fabulous weddings. It will do nothing to "traditional" marriage. But if the anti crowd "wins" then others are harmed by continuation of the denial of equal footing under the law. In a country where fairness and equality is more important than "tradition" (which I think America is supposed to be)...this is just good sense.

But as for Colorado becoming a "blue" state...*cringe*...yeah, I'm also hoping for more a shade of purple. I'm not eager to see this place become mini-California, which is what a lot of folks I know think is happening. In practically every possible area, I want to see more rights and freedoms for individuals. That includes guns and magazines, even if guns aren't really my thing personally.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Parker, CO
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This is a great day for Colorado, as we have taken a giant leap toward equality for ALL of our state's citizens.
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Golden, CO
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But as for Colorado becoming a "blue" state...*cringe*...yeah, I'm also hoping for more a shade of purple. I'm not eager to see this place become mini-California, which is what a lot of folks I know think is happening. In practically every possible area, I want to see more rights and freedoms for individuals. That includes guns and magazines, even if guns aren't really my thing personally.
YES YES YES. Couldn't have said this better myself.
This is exactly how I feel and I'm not one of those single-issue gays who falls in line and blindly votes for Democrats. I'm happy that Civil Unions passed the house (even though I don't think government should be in the business of marriage anyway) but not happy about all of the other garbage that comes with being a "blue state."
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:22 PM
 
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Years before same-sex marriage was legal in Mass., there was a voluntary "domestic partnership" thing available to gay and straight people. A company could decide whether or not to give a domestic partner health insurance benefits as previously only available to legal spouses. I thought it was odd to give this to straight people, since straight people could get married. There was also a question as to how to define said partnership or its duration. I don't think the designation exists any more. It was strictly for health insurance, I think- not spousal benficiary stuff.
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:52 AM
 
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The point I desperately wanted to make there was that if the gay rights supporters "win" this, then the rights and lives of the anti-gay straight people would be unaffected.
If DOMA is thrown out by the SC, then SS couples will be eligible to marry and get spousal/survivor benefits under Social Security and collapse the already burdened system entirely. That does affect straight people whether "anti-gay" or not.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:54 AM
 
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YAY! I think everyone should have an equal opportunity to be as miserable as I was in marriage.
This should be called "The enhanced job security law for divorce Attorneys" lol
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