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Would the USA ever be this progressive?

Old Dec 19th 2005, 4:05 pm
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Gay weddings' first for Belfast

Shannon Sickles and Grainne Close say they are privileged
The first set of civil partnership ceremonies for gay couples in the UK have been held in Northern Ireland....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/n...nd/4540226.stm
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You mean like last year?
http://www.cnn.com/2004/LAW/02/12/ga...california.ap/

Or maybe two years ago?
http://www.cnn.com/2003/LAW/11/18/sa...rriage.ruling/
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Originally Posted by Hiro11
Point taken but I meant as part of the national psyche and not just individual cities.
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And lets not forget that rulings in Massachusetts and Vermont were both put through by those darn activist judges! I think Massachusetts has quite a movement looking to amend their costitution to ban same sex marriage. Even here in the ultra liberal people's republic of Vermont, there's actually quite a vocal movement to "take back Vermont" (whatever that means). And these two are meant to be the most progressive states in the union.

Unfortunately, IMO, US psyche has a long way to go....

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I totally approve of gay marriages ..well as long as both of the chicks are hot
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To quote my father-in-law "I'm all for gay marriage. Why should hetrosexuals be the only miserable ones?"
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Grainne is running home to get the strap-on on, she means business by the look on her face, who says romance is dead?
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I totally approve of gay marriages ..well as long as both of the chicks are hot

Ever watched "The L word"? Hubba hubba
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Unfortunately, IMO, US psyche has a long way to go....
Agreed, but when you say this it's important to remember that a large minority (very close to 50%) of Americans support gay marriage and over 75% believe that gay marriage will soon be passed by most states ( http://www.boston.com/news/specials/..._gay_marriage/ ). In more than a few states (notably those on the coasts) support for gay marriage is in the majority.

That's close to 150MM people who support gay marriage, odd are you'll meet a few.
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Originally Posted by Hiro11
How come Feb 12th 2004 is "last year" while Feb 4th 2004 is "two years ago"??
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I am just confused about one thing- will Elton John (or is that 'Sir" Elton?) be Mr. or Mrs.?
Or does that depend on if he is the packer or the packee?
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Originally Posted by ironporer
I am just confused about one thing- will Elton John (or is that 'Sir" Elton?) be Mr. or Mrs.?
Or does that depend on if he is the packer or the packee?
It depends on the type of fudge!
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Originally Posted by Wintersong
How come Feb 12th 2004 is "last year" while Feb 4th 2004 is "two years ago"??
The second story is actually from 11-18-03 (note the URL) and appears to be updated to talk about the ruling in San Fran. In any event , it's primarily discussing events that occured in 03.
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Originally Posted by Hiro11
The second story is actually from 11-18-03 (note the URL) and appears to be updated to talk about the ruling in San Fran. In any event , it's primarily discussing events that occured in 03.
Ok, cheers - I did notice the 2003 in the URL. Guess my brain hasn't switched on fully
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