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Old 02-08-2012, 06:02 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Lawmakers in Washington State voted 55-43 Wednesday in favor of a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage

read more Washington state legislature votes to approve same-sex marriage - CNN.com
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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Lawmakers in Washington State voted 55-43 Wednesday in favor of a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage

read more Washington state legislature votes to approve same-sex marriage - CNN.com
Does this mean that a number of our posters will be moving to Washington pretty soon now?
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Greater Washington, DC
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Maryland has a good shot at it this year as well. I don't oppose same sex marriage. If it were on the ballot, I would vote for it. But that's the thing, I think it should be on the ballot. And I don't think activist judges should be the ones making that decision (ie- Iowa and California). I've read the Constitution and there is no right to marriage (heterosexual, homosexual, or otherwise). The people should be able to collectively define what marriage ought to mean in their state through democratic means.
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:15 PM
 
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Maryland has a good shot at it this year as well. I don't oppose same sex marriage. If it were on the ballot, I would vote for it. But that's the thing, I think it should be on the ballot. And I don't think activist judges should be the ones making that decision (ie- Iowa and California). I've read the Constitution and there is no right to marriage (heterosexual, homosexual, or otherwise). The people should be able to collectively define what marriage ought to mean in their state through democratic means.
I think you need to re-read the 14th Amendment.
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:16 PM
 
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Congrats to the great state of Washington.

They've been doing some really amazing things up there lately (like raising the minimum wage).

I would consider moving there if the weather wasn't so crappy (cloudy/rainy).
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:16 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Good. It's about time.
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:19 PM
 
Location: The Cascade Foothills
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Does this mean that a number of our posters will be moving to Washington pretty soon now?
I'm already here and thrilled that the lawmakers of this state have done what is right and just and fair.
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:22 PM
 
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I'm already here and thrilled that the lawmakers of this state have done what is right and just and fair.
Not to mention required by the Constitution.
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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Does this mean that a number of our posters will be moving to Washington pretty soon now?
No need, since the USSC will soon legalize same sex marriage nationally.+
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:25 PM
 
Location: The Cascade Foothills
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Congrats to the great state of Washington.

They've been doing some really amazing things up there lately (like raising the minimum wage).

I would consider moving there if the weather wasn't so crappy (cloudy/rainy).
Hey! We have had the most awesome winter I can ever remember!

December was almost the driest December since something like 1876 and it would have shattered that old record if we hadn't gotten hit with a bunch of rain the last week of 2011.

January had a run of great weather, too, followed by a bunch of snow (and ice in some places). I had two feet of snow and was snowed in for a week but that was ok (I don't like going anywhere anyway).

And then the first week of February was like SPRING. Warm and comfortable (a little on the windy side, though). Today was the first day of rain we've had for a while and it wasn't terrible.

So.....marriage equality and great weather! What more could you ask for (we even have a couple of volcanoes!)?
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