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Old 01-24-2012, 04:46 AM
 
Location: Aberlachia
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And soon the fight will, sadly, move to the ballot...
And what's wrong with that?
Why should politicians from three counties in Pugetropolis dictate to the rest of the state?
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Old 01-24-2012, 01:30 PM
 
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And what's wrong with that?
Why should politicians from three counties in Pugetropolis dictate to the rest of the state?

Probably because we have a representative government, and that's they way representative government works.

We, the people, elect other people to represent us in the legislature. They make decisions, and if the electorate disagrees, then they can either vote them out, or seek remedy through the initiative process.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Vantucky, Washington
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And what's wrong with that?
Why should politicians from three counties in Pugetropolis dictate to the rest of the state?
A tax increase going to the voters for a majority decision is one thing, but deciding the civil rights of a minority group is another thing entirely.
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:04 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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And what's wrong with that?
Why should politicians from three counties in Pugetropolis dictate to the rest of the state?
for the simple fact that it's not up to people like yourself to dictate whom and whom should not be able to get married.

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It's going to pass, it's only a matter of when at this point.

Once that happens, I'm sure Oregon will follow and then we'll see a cascading effect over the decade afterwords as the rest of the US does the same. In 50 years nobody will think twice about it other then as a foot note in history books, right along side the mention of laws that kept blacks and whites from marrying.
Exactly
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:51 PM
 
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Getting closer!

WA Senate approves bill to legalize gay marriage | Local & Regional | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:25 AM
Status: "Happy gnu year" (set 1 day ago)
 
Location: On a hill near a river
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From the OP: "especially based on individuals aspects pertaining to Washington state"

(I have no idea what that means, so I'll just post this, which will probably be removed anyway, since it is insufficiently pro-gay, and this is, after all, the uh, Washington Forum)

"Washington -- aka King County and the Ignorant Hicks, Chapter 101."

So our urban metrosexuals promulgate another abomination and fixate on yet another trivial issue that will divide and embitter us for generations to come. This is just what our representatives should be doing -- at a time when our economy is floundering and education remains seriously unfunded, though mandated in the state constitution -- redefining marriage as the wedding of any two adult humans!

Which begs the question: why just two? Why only adults? And why only humans? It's all just a joke, anyway. Right?

Sheer idiocy like this calls into serious question one's faith in representative democracy. It certainly makes Washington an even less congenial place for anyone in their right mind.
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:14 AM
 
Location: Aberlachia
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for the simple fact that it's not up to people like yourself to dictate whom and whom should not be able to get married.


Its not up to you either. And I could care less who you marry, or what you do. Once again why should Pugetropolis dictate policy for the entire state?
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:15 AM
 
Location: Aberlachia
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Probably because we have a representative government, and that's they way representative government works.

We, the people, elect other people to represent us in the legislature. They make decisions, and if the electorate disagrees, then they can either vote them out, or seek remedy through the initiative process.

And you guys wonder why the rest of the state hates Seattle.
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:26 AM
 
Location: The Cascade Foothills
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It's a great day for this state.

Thank you, Governor Gregoire, and thank you to the 28 senators who did the right and fair thing by voting to approve this.
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:38 AM
 
Location: Aberlachia
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It's a great day for this state.

Thank you, Governor Gregoire, and thank you to the 28 senators who did the right and fair thing by voting to approve this.

Yes thank you. As we all know there was nothing more pressing she or the 28 senators could have been doing with our time..
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