NY next for gay marriage!

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NY next for gay marriage!
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Thu, 04-16-2009 - 10:58am

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/04/16/ny-governor-to-introduce-same-sex-marriage-legislation/


Okay, so they're beating NJ, but we Jerseyites have always been just a little slower than the Empire State. ;)




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Thu, 04-16-2009 - 11:34am

From the bit that I've read, they're not predicting this to be a cake-walk though, at all.

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Thu, 04-16-2009 - 12:17pm
YAY! I do agree with Maryca, though. It will be a battle and not easy. But at least the effort is there, as it will be in other states as well, as time goes on, and recognition of the human rights issues takes hold and people overcome the prejudice and bigotry to be able to understand the underlying issue of civil rights of a minority. And that religious dogma/doctrine has no place in our laws and secular gov't. I am still hoping & praying about here in CA and our Supreme Court knocking down Prop. 8's bigotry and goal to deny civil rights to a minority.


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Thu, 04-16-2009 - 1:55pm
Agreed, a similar bill was crushed in the state senate two years ago, but perhaps this time it will get the 32 votes it needs.



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Mon, 04-20-2009 - 6:48pm
Yesterday at church during community prayer someone praised these most recent developments, and then expressed hope that someday CA will prove itself to be as progressive as... Iowa.

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Wed, 04-22-2009 - 12:58am
I wonder why the pro-gay marriage crowd is afraid to put the issue to a vote?
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Wed, 04-22-2009 - 7:31am

Afraid? Not the word I'd use.


This isnt' the kind of thing that SHOULD be allowed to be voted on by popular vote. The government is supposed to protect the rights of the minority from the tyrrany of the majority.


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Wed, 04-22-2009 - 7:38am
I wonder why the pro-gay marriage crowd is afraid to put the issue to a vote?



I cannot speak for a "crowd" of any sort, but I do not think fear is the motivator here. It is the belief that marriage is a right that prompts an aversion to having it voted upon. Something that is a right should not be subject to the whims of the voting public.

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Wed, 04-22-2009 - 3:24pm
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