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Old 07-26-2009, 11:08 AM
 
Location: US Empire, Pac NW
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Default The Official Seattle Area Chat Thread

A note from the Seattle area forum moderators (the first post in this thread by eskercure is located immediately below the following message:


Welcome to the Official Seattle Area Chat Thread

This is the "stickied" local chat thread for the Seattle Area. Posts can be about any subject ...politics, social interactions, personal problems, jokes, current events whether local or not, news items, weather conditions, etc. Changing subjects frequently will be encouraged and can be done at any time.

Since this thread is linear, the subject matter will be disjointed, changing directions frequently, and will naturally be difficult to follow. This is the best we can do right now. Rules pertaining to language and personal interaction will be a bit more lax in this thread but basic T.O.S. rules will still apply.

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Conservative groups get 138,000 signatures to bring domestic partnership law to referendum

I saw this in the news this morning:

Local News | Wash. gay partnership foes turn in signatures | Seattle Times Newspaper

I for one will be supporting the law giving L/B/G/T couples the right to domestic partnership.

Hopefully without this turning into a bitter "I'm right" "No, I'M right" p*ssing contest, what are your thoughts? What harm does allowing L/B/G/T couples from marrying in the eyes of the state, or at least giving them every right that heterosexual couples do?

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Old 07-26-2009, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Duvall, WA
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I am all about marriage equality. I don't understand the mindset of not wanting equal rights.
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Old 07-26-2009, 11:24 AM
 
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Ugh, why do people even sign things like this. It's like the people who vote for Tim Eyman initiatives. It doesn't help anybody.
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Old 07-26-2009, 11:52 AM
 
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Okay....
Even if you believe that gay marriage should not be allowed because it's morally wrong or a sin, the bill passed by the state legislature does not recognize gay marriage. Among other things, it gives gay partners the right to visit their terminally ill partners in the hospital and otherwise be thought of as next of kin.
So, when they go out and gather signatures on a petition to overturn this bill, to me it's just hatred, it's just attempting to deprive people of civil rights.
The bible lists many, many sins, and doesn't really rate them in which are more sinful than others.
Many sins listed in the bible are perfectly acceptable today, and aren't relevant in today's times. It ain't just ten commandments..the Old testament lists many hundreds of commandments, and to me it's fine if you consider those things sins. Think homosexuality is a sin? I don't have a quarrel with you, that's your belief and you're entitled to it.
Just show me where in the bible it says it's okay to deprive civil rights to sinners.
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Old 07-26-2009, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Cosmic Consciousness
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"Sins" are irrelevant. "Bibles" are irrelevant. "... all men are created equal" is what matters, "... life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" is what matters, and the separation of church and state is what matters. The proposed referendum violates all three fundamental tenets of America.

Those who wag their tongues reciting "... with liberty and justice for all" in one breath and in the next breath demand no liberty and no justice for some, are choosing spiritual destruction for themselves.

Those who find it enjoyable to try to destroy the founding principles of the U.S., as well as the right of all living beings to live a joyful life, are: 1) anti-American and 2) anti-life. I support life, and I support the founding principles of the U.S. If this proposed referendum is put to the popular vote, I and millions of other Washingtonians will support life and the nation's founding principles.

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Old 07-26-2009, 10:07 PM
 
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Normally, about 25% of the signatures on petitions for referendums are ruled invalid, so I'm guessing that R-17, which would overturn the state legislature's bill which legalized rights for same sex couples, won't get voted on in November. it will be ruled to not have gotten enough signatures.
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:54 PM
Status: "Your opinion is yours, but the facts belong to no one" (set 13 days ago)
 
Location: West Seattle/Delridge
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Originally Posted by eskercurve View Post

Conservative groups get 138,000 signatures to bring domestic partnership law to referendum

I saw this in the news this morning:

Local News | Wash. gay partnership foes turn in signatures | Seattle Times Newspaper

I for one will be supporting the law giving L/B/G/T couples the right to domestic partnership.

Hopefully without this turning into a bitter "I'm right" "No, I'M right" p*ssing contest, what are your thoughts? What harm does allowing L/B/G/T couples from marrying in the eyes of the state, or at least giving them every right that heterosexual couples do?
Short answer IMO...None.
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Old 07-28-2009, 04:19 AM
 
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So is this thread for memories of when Seattle was Seattle? I get the impression it's not wanted on other areas of the forum.
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Cosmic Consciousness
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Default Broadstripe is Sizzling?

When all my TV channels turned into 'blue screens of death' during The West Wing rerun at 9:20 this morning, I called Broadstripe.

Turns out they already have outages in a few areas of Redmond and Bellevue. Not power outages -- cable outages. So they're 'working on it', they said...

Spontaneous combustion??

Anyone else experiencing sudden anomalies?
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Duvall, WA
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Exclamation Swine Flu!

My husband was diagnosed with Swine Flu on Monday (and was told to quarantine himself for 5 days).

It's apparently not the big deal the media is making it out to be, because when I called my kids' pediatrician (they are 8 months and 21 months), because my son seems to be exhibiting some symptoms, I was told unless they had trouble breathing or a fever over 104 for three days, they didn't want to see them. They told me there were prophylactic medications, but they'd only be given to children with serious medical conditions.

So I guess it isn't that big a deal.
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