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Old 05-31-2007, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Today, NH joined 3 other states by voting for civil unions.


Online NewsHour: Update | New Hampshire Votes to Allow Civil Unions | April 26, 2007 | PBS

Thus far this appears to be concentrated in one US region.

Will we see a shift in favour of civil unions in other regions of the country?
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Old 05-31-2007, 04:05 PM
 
Location: 78218
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Thus far this appears to be concentrated in one US region.

Will we see a shift in favour of civil unions in other regions of the country?
Good for them!

I think we will see a shift in favor of civil unions in other areas, as more Northeasterners relocate to the South and Midwest regions of the country.

Enlightenment is infectious!
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Old 05-31-2007, 04:12 PM
 
Location: 78218
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From the article you posted, OTR:

"This creates same-sex marriage. There is no right to marriage in either the New Hampshire constitution or the federal constitution. We don't let blind people drive or felons vote, all for good and obvious reasons," New Hampshire Republican state Sen. Robert Letourneau told the AP.

Ignorance at it's best. Unbelievable!
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Old 05-31-2007, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Oregon's domestic partnership law was signed on May 9th by our governor.
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Old 05-31-2007, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Actually, I heard about the ruling on NPR (NH) today and posted the first reasonable article I found on line.

I'm afraid we'll always have differences in this country on this issue, PHM.
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Old 05-31-2007, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Burlington, VT
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Civil unions vs. gay marriage will become a national issue sooner or later, just like miscegenation was before Loving vs. Virginia. A married heterosexual couple is considered married wherever they go, but homosexuals don't get the same recognition.
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Old 05-31-2007, 10:52 PM
 
Location: NC
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It doesnt matter to me what or who you have sex with men, women, goats, chickens, dogs, mud. It is just a shame the people of NH didnt get a chance to vote on such an issue
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Old 06-01-2007, 04:05 AM
 
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No great loss. The people of my state didn't get a chance to vote on it when I got married either. It was pretty much a personal decision...something that my partner and I were able to figure out for ourselves. Seems to have worked out okay anyway...
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