Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

Unread postby Ericb91 » 17 April 2013, 11:00

New Zealand passed the gay marriage bill!



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[Reveal] Spoiler: How MP's voted.
How MPs voted:

Female MPs voted 4-1 in favour and Male MPs around 3-2 in favour

MPs in their 40s more against than those in their 50s or 60s

In the three main cities it was 54 – 16 in favour – more than 3:1

Provincial MPs were overall against, but rural MPs were in favour

6 openly gay MPs voted for it, one against it.

A majority of Asian and Pacific Islander MPs voted against it.

John Banks and Lockwood Smith voted against decriminalising homosexual behaviour in 1986 but in
2013 voted in favour of same sex marriage.

MPs who voted against civil unions and for same sex marriage are Gerry Brownlee, David Carter, Judith Collins, Clayton Cosgrove, Peter Dunne, Paul Hutchison, John Key, Murray McCully, Lockwood Smith, Tariana Turia, Maurice Williamson
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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

Unread postby Mod » 17 April 2013, 11:11

IT PASSSSSSSSSSSSSED.

Argh you bet me. :argh:
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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

Unread postby Ericb91 » 17 April 2013, 11:15

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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

Unread postby Brenden » 17 April 2013, 12:09

Eric, you have a level of obsession akin to an Aspie. :monocle:
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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

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Sogood. :lol:

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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

Unread postby Ericb91 » 17 April 2013, 13:32

Mr.Monkey wrote:Sogood. :lol:



That was awesome. :D
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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

Unread postby Paragon » 17 April 2013, 19:13

Poooookarekare aaaanaaaaaa...

How do I even still remember the words? I don't even know what they mean.
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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

Unread postby Ericb91 » 22 April 2013, 23:50

[Reveal] Spoiler: Nevada, Delaware and Rhode Island.
This Week: The freedom to marry faces critical votes in Nevada, Rhode Island and Delaware

This week, legislation to extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in Rhode Island and Delaware - and the first step toward winning marriage in Nevada - faces critical votes. Marriage could move forward with official votes in these three states this week!


[Reveal] Spoiler: Nevada
Today, the Senate in Nevada will vote on SJR13, a resolution that will begin the multi-year process of repealing the state's anti-marriage amendment and replacing it with the freedom to marry. On April 11, the Nevada Senate Legislative Operations and Elections Committee voted in favor of advancing the resolution, and last week, the resolution was amended to include language to protect religious institutions. 

The vote today marks the first step in the process of winning the freedom to marry for all Nevadans. According to Nevada law, If the legislature passes the resolution this year, in 2013, they must pass an identical resolution in 2015, during their next session. If the resolution successfully passes through both votes, the decision will go before a public vote at the ballot in November 2016.
  


[Reveal] Spoiler: Delaware
Tomorrow, the full Delaware House of Representatives will vote on HB75, the bill that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples across the state. The marriage bill was introduced on April 11 in both the DE House and Senate. 

The vote will come a week after the Delaware House Administration Committee voted overwhelmingly in favor of advancing the legislation to a full floor vote.



[Reveal] Spoiler: Rhode Island
Tomorrow, the Senate Judiciary Committee in Rhode Island is scheduled to vote on both the marriage bill (S38) and a discriminatory referendum bill (S708). Last month, the committee held a hearing on both bills. Marriage advocates have urged the committee to send the marriage bill to the Senate floor and reject the discriminatory referendum bill. 

Ray Sullivan, campaign manager for Rhode Islanders United for Marriage, the coalition working to win marriage in 2013 in RI, said: "After months of tireless work, thousands of constituent conversations and hundreds of volunteer hours, the campaign to bring the freedom to marry to all loving, committed couples is poised to take a historic step forward. We are thrilled to be on the cusp of this critical vote, and do believe we have a path to victory, but are taking nothing for granted."

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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

Unread postby Ericb91 » 23 April 2013, 16:05

April 23rd - France: Gay Marriage Legalized!

Despite some violent and loud opposition, Tuesday French parliament approved the so-called “marriage for all bill” 331-225. France is the 14th country to allow gay marriage. Justice Minister Christiane Taubira said the first weddings could be as soon as June.

France has allowed civil unions since 1999, but the law doesn’t allow for adoptions. The newly-approved gay marriage law will. Much of the opposition to this bill was on the country allowing gay couples to adopt.

A huge crowd gathered outside France’s National Assembly Tuesday, both opposed to and in favor of the bill. Around 4,000 police officers and water cannon were on hand throughout the day to keep the crowd in check.

When President François Hollande first promised to legalize gay marriage, it was seen as relatively uncontroversial. However, the country’s conservative movement rallied against the bill, despite a recent poll showing 63% of the French people support gay marriage.
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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

Unread postby Ericb91 » 30 April 2013, 04:09

[Reveal] Spoiler: Colorado Gay Marriage Poll
Colorado's enactment of civil unions is just days away, but according to a recent poll, voters are ready to take it a step further by supporting full marriage rights for same-sex couples.

Public Policy Polling wrote:Do you think same-sex marriage should be allowed, or not?

It should be allowed ........................................ 51%

It should not .................................................... 43%

Not sure .......................................................... 6%



Public Policy Polling wrote:Which of the following best describes your opinion on gay marriage: gay couples should be allowed to legally marry, or gay couples should be allowed to form civil unions but not legally marry, or there should be no legal recognition of a gay couple's relationship?

Gay couples should be allowed to legally marry ..........45%

Gay couples should be allowed to form civil unions but not marry ....31%

There should be no legal recognition of a gay couple’s relationship ..............23%

Not sure .......................................................... 1%


May 2nd - Rhode Island legalizes same-sex marriage

Rhode Island on Thursday became the nation's 10th state to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed, as a 16-year effort to extend marriage rights in this heavily Roman Catholic state ended with the triumphant cheers of hundreds of gays, lesbians, their families and friends.

Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed the bill into law on the Statehouse steps Thursday evening following a final 56-15 vote in the House. The first weddings will take place Aug. 1, when the law takes effect.

"I've been waiting 32 years for this day, and I never thought it would come in my lifetime," said Raymond Beausejour, a 66-year-old gay North Providence man who has been with his partner for 32 years. "For the first time in my life, I feel welcome in my own state."
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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

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May 7th - Delaware legalizes same-sex marriage

Delaware has become the 11th state to endorse gay marriage, after a bill legalizing same-sex unions passed the state Senate on a 12 to 9 vote. The bill has passed the state House and Gov. Jack Markell (D) signed it immediately after it passed.

The legislation takes effect on July 1. Civil unions, legalized by Delaware in 2011, will cease to exist once gay marriage is legal. Existing civil unions will be converted to marriages by July, 2014.
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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

Unread postby Ericb91 » 8 May 2013, 10:02

Ericb91 wrote:
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This is the Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady, he's taken a lot of heat for his support of marriage equality and the legislation that is up for a final vote next week that will legalize gay marriage in the state if it passes. We need more republicans like him into office.

PinkNews wrote:A special meeting of high-ranking Republicans, due to take place today to decide whether the party chairman for Illinois should lose his seat over his support for same-sex marriage, has been cancelled abruptly over what sources suggest is a lack of support.

:D


He was forced to resign yesterday. :( - The marriage equality bill can still pass in the coming months, they need half a dozen votes for it to be save.

It's tough to be a marriage equality supporter and a member of the GOP. Roy MacDonald, a republican lost his seat in the New York state senate because he was the deciding vote in the gay marriage vote. We need more Republicans like them.
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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

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May 13th - Minnesota Becomes 12th State To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

The Minnesota State Senate voted on Monday to allow gay couples to marry, clearing the way for Minnesota to become the 12th state in the nation to permit same-sex marriage and the first in the Midwest to do so without a court ruling.

The vote was 37 to 30. The State House approved the measure on Thursday, and Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, said through his office that he would sign it into law on Tuesday.


12 down, 38 to go! :finger:
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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

Unread postby Brenden » 13 May 2013, 22:25

W00t Midwest! :awesome:
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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

Unread postby Upsidedownorangejuice » 14 May 2013, 01:40

Proud to be from new zealand and that it past i hope that more contorys follow suit
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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

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[Reveal] Spoiler: Poll: Over half of voters in Arizona want to legalise equal marriage
May 14th - Poll: Over half of voters in Arizona want to legalise equal marriage

A new poll has found that over half of voters in the US state of Arizona are in favour of allowing same-sex couples to marry. The poll found that 55% of Arizonans were in favour of equal marriage, with 35% opposed and 10% were unsure.

Voters most in favour of such a measure were women, Latinos, liberals, moderates, Independents, Democrats, and voters under the age of 55.

Republicans in the state were divided over the issue, with 36% in favour and 53% opposed. The poll found that out of those who identify as conservative, 41% supported and 51% opposed equal marriage.


I would love to see more polling done in red states, just to see where we're at in the south, it could bring some life into the equal marriage fight if we see more results like these.
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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

Unread postby Eryx » 16 May 2013, 14:21

We look so cool in dark blue!

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Come on, United States! We're waiting for you on the other side! :)
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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

Unread postby Ericb91 » 17 May 2013, 16:51

Incredible to believe but it has been 9 years today since the first same-sex marriage was performed.

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Well, the first recognized by a US state.

Eryx wrote:We look so cool in dark blue!

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Come on, United States! We're waiting for you on the other side! :)


Congratulations! :D

What is the reaction from the politicians? ...is there any legislation going forward because of this or does this just mean that the government must recognize it and the changes will be made automatically?

Upsidedownorangejuice wrote:Proud to be from new zealand and that it past i hope that more contorys follow suit


I'm hoping your neighbors will get a kick in the butt seeing their little brother outdo them.
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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

Unread postby Eryx » 17 May 2013, 22:42

Ericb91 wrote:What is the reaction from the politicians? ...is there any legislation going forward because of this or does this just mean that the government must recognize it and the changes will be made automatically?
Well, the whole thing was divided in three parts here.

First, there is one gay congressman that proposed a gay marriage bill with some colleagues. It hasn't been voted on yet, but people are putting pressure on it to get ahead in line and then make gay marriage part of the constitution.

Last year, our Supreme Court voted on gay civil unions because the judiciary system thought the legislative branch was going too slow on this matter. The decision went forward with overwhelming support.

Now they did the same with gay marriage, but through the National Justice Council. It is effective, but since it's not really their role, the whole thing is in danger of being withdrawn if enough god worshippers make it so in politics. Opinions are very mixed.

If we get the original bill to become law, though, things will be permanent. So that's the next step.

As for the general population, the majority of Brazil still disapproves of gay marriage. Luckily our politicians are ahead of our little bean heads.
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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

Unread postby Ericb91 » 20 May 2013, 00:10

Britain's House of Commons has passed a bill to legalize same-sex marriage for the third time, it passed by a vote of 366 to 161 on Tuesday.

The bill now goes to the House of Lords, whose approval is also required and if approved, the law is expected to take effect in 2015.

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David Cameron: Gay teenagers will stand that bit taller following equal marriage vote

Pretty awesome to read.

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Thirty six states still ban gay marriage, and there’s little sign of change in those states anytime soon. I love the polling that has been done in the south.

In some states, public opinion is overwhelmingly against same-sex marriage. In Kentucky, 65% are opposed to same-sex marriage; and less than 35% of Democrats supported it.

In Montana, about half of voters opposed legalizing gay marriage. Both states have Democratic governors and GOP control of the legislature. In Louisiana, meanwhile, same-sex marriage support is at 29 percent.

The trend follows regional lines. Aggregated data from four 2012 surveys by the Pew Research Center found gay marriage support in New England at 62 percent — those states all allow the unions.

In the central south (Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas), opposition was 56 percent. Each of those states has a gay marriage ban.

We're still waiting for Nevada, California and Illinois, that could still happen, and almost double the people who live in states that allow gay marriage.
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