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Old 10-10-2008, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Gay Marriage was just made legal in CT. It makes CT the 3rd state in the US, after MA and CA, to make gay marriage legal.

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Old 10-10-2008, 11:16 AM
 
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Don't count CA just yet. Our courts didn't render it legal, they simply stated that there was nothing in the CA Constitution that made it illegal. Many people have made the wrong assumption. Measure 8 which amends the constitution will make it illegal if it passes. The last time gay marriage came up to the voters it was defeated. It was challenged in court and the court simply stated that it wasn't illegal. Many people are interpreting it as being made legal but we won't have a definitive answer till the general election. For now it is legal by default but there is no law specifically legalizing gay marriage.

Though I don't hold much stock in polls, the polls indicate it could go either way. As usual in CA, it's the undecideds who will decide this one.
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Old 10-10-2008, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Don't count CA just yet. Our courts didn't render it legal, they simply stated that there was nothing in the CA Constitution that made it illegal. Many people have made the wrong assumption. Measure 8 which amends the constitution will make it illegal if it passes. The last time gay marriage came up to the voters it was defeated. It was challenged in court and the court simply stated that it wasn't illegal. Many people are interpreting it as being made legal but we won't have a definitive answer till the general election. For now it is legal by default but there is no law specifically legalizing gay marriage.

Though I don't hold much stock in polls, the polls indicate it could go either way. As usual in CA, it's the undecideds who will decide this one.
Yeah, that's what I've read--it's going up for a vote in November. It will be interesting to see what the people decide. I know they voted before and it was defeated, but wasn't that several years ago? I think the nation's attitude and gay acceptance has come a long way in 4-5 years.
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Old 10-10-2008, 12:13 PM
 
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Aren't they so "progressive"? They're legitimizing a sexual orientation that goes against the order of nature. Bowing to degenerates. Rather pathetic.
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Old 10-10-2008, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Awesome! This is great news for the people of Connecticut, and it gives hope to many couples in other states! Congratulations, CT!
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Old 10-10-2008, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Aren't they so "progressive"? They're legitimizing a sexual orientation that goes against the order of nature. Bowing to degenerates. Rather pathetic.
I think what's "pathetic" is an individual such as yourself calling people degenerates.

I mean if you are against homosexuality, that doesn't give you a right to be rude.
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Old 10-10-2008, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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I think what's "pathetic" is an individual such as yourself calling people degenerates.

I mean if you are against homosexuality, that doesn't give you a right to be a rude a**hole.
I am for rights for gays/ trnasgendered etc, but don't you think that you are not any better by insulting that other guy? He calls names, you call him names, sounds like the circle has been completed of accepting opinions of others views
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Old 10-10-2008, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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NOOOO!
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Old 10-10-2008, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Elkins, WV
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YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
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Old 10-10-2008, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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I am for rights for gays/ trnasgendered etc, but don't you think that you are not any better by insulting that other guy? He calls names, you call him names, sounds like the circle has been completed of accepting opinions of others views
My goal isn't to be "better" than him. I just want people to be educated.

If he calls gay people degenerates, that's his opinion--but a sadly uninformed and rather rude one.
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