Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

Unread postby yagyug » 11 September 2013, 01:09

fishman wrote:
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fishman wrote:It is only a matter of time before it is legalized in aus anyway.

I don't agree with that, he seemed very passionate and was ready to defend us more than most of our own senate members who've turned around on the subject. I doubt that nut will allow a conscious vote on gay marriage if he leads a coalition into government, what I've read and seen of him, he seems like a hateful prick and him having is anti-gay views and having a gay sister just supports that.


eh, time will tell.


Kevin had made deal a behind closed doors with the left faction heading into the 2007 election that Labor would implement Civil Unions after 2010, starting with de-facto relationships in the states (which happened) and then unifying this federally. That's why Penny Wong originally spoke so strongly against gay marriage in public, because she had this in the bag behind the scenes. Obviously this changed when Kevin got booted and by the time he got back into power Civil Unions were not an option anymore with most of the English speaking world moving towards gay marriage. It wasn't really a big leap for him to declare public support, all things considered.

Abbott on the other hand, it is rumored, is making small steps towards supporting a conscience vote. The problem is that a majority of his cabinet seemingly don't at this point. So it will most likely come down to NSW legislating for same-sex marriage which will embarrass the federal government into action, or the gays are gonna have to pull together and lobby the fuck out of their MP's, which doesn't seem to be happening at this point because the political engagement just isn't there. However with the election of Tony there's always a chance that people will be so pissed off they might get off their butts now, as has been indicated by the surge of likes on the Marriage Equality Facebook page since Saturday.

Its all up in the air at this point.
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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

Unread postby Ericb91 » 18 October 2013, 19:03

October 18th - NJ Supreme Court rules state must begin allowing gay marriages on Monday

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that the state must begin granting same-sex marriage licenses on Monday, a rebuff to Gov. Chris Christie.

Christie, a Republican, favors civil unions, which New Jersey has offered since 2007, but opposes gay marriage. The state had tried to delay the granting of gay marriage licenses pending an appeal.

New Jersey will become the fourteenth state to recognize same-sex marriage, in addition to the District of Columbia.

"The long wait in New Jersey is finally over — the door is open for love, commitment and equality under the law! This is a huge victory for New Jersey's same-sex couples and their families," said Hayley Gorenberg, deputy legal director of Lambda Legal, which filed a brief on behalf of six same-sex couples who sought the right to marry.


Another one!
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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

Unread postby Ericb91 » 20 November 2013, 23:18

November 13th - Hawaii Governor signs bill to legalize gay marriage in Hawaii

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed a bill Wednesday legalizing gay marriage in the state that kicked off a national discussion of the issue more than two decades ago.

Now, the island chain is positioning itself for a bump in tourism as people take advantage of the new law and the state provides another example of how differently marriage is viewed in the nation.

"In Hawaii, we believe in fairness, justice and human equality," Abercrombie said Tuesday after the state Senate passed the gay marriage bill. "Today, we celebrate our diversity defining us rather than dividing us."


November 20th -Illinois governor signs law legalizing same-sex marriage

Illinois became the 16th state in the country to legalize same-sex marriage Wednesday.

A massive audience crowded into the University of Illinois at Chicago Forum to see Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn sign marriage equality legislation — on the same desk President Abraham Lincoln used to pen his first inaugural address.

"Love never fails," Quinn said amid thunderous applause, immediately before sitting down to put his signature on the historic law.

"It's time to stop planning rallies and start planning weddings," said Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon to loud cheers. State Rep. Greg Harris, a primary sponsor of the bill who is openly gay, applauded activists and advocates who lobbied for the legislation.


16 down, 32 to go.

Never mind me.
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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

Unread postby Descuff » 21 November 2013, 00:28

This make me sad to see that my state's lawmakers (Indiana) are actually trying to go in the opposite direction when clearly the majority of Hoosier oppose it. Smh.
I wonder how many people know this is down here
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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

Unread postby alehizzle » 21 November 2013, 03:04

>16 down 32 to go

uh, that only puts us at 48 :P

Would be 35, since DC is one of the 16.
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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

Unread postby Ericb91 » 21 November 2013, 20:01

alehizzle wrote:>16 down 32 to go

uh, that only puts us at 48 :P

Would be 35, since DC is one of the 16.

I was.. very tired. :facepalm2:
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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

Unread postby Ericb91 » 28 November 2013, 01:38

27th November - Bills to Remove Same-sex Marriage Ban in VA Introduced in House and Senate

Two identical bills have been introduced in the VA House and Senate aiming to remove the 2006 constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in Virginia.

Repealing a constitutional amendment in Virginia is no easy task – a bill must past the house and senate over two sessions (two years) and then go before a popular vote before the change is made.

The future of these bills will be decided once the GA enters session in early January 2014.


November 27th - Couples Challenge Texas Gay Marriage Ban

Two same-sex couples are challenging Texas’ constitutional ban on gay marriage in a San Antonio federal court.

A federal judge could hear arguments as early as January as the case makes headway.

Attorneys for the couples said Wednesday that the Texas ban violates the rights of the couples to get married and enjoy all the legal benefits. They argue a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision suggestions bans on same-sex marriage violate the federal constitution.
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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

Unread postby Ericb91 » 2 December 2013, 02:40

December 1st - Croatia rejects gay marriage in referendum

A strong majority in staunchly Catholic Croatia voted Sunday to outlaw same-sex marriage in a referendum sought by a Church-backed group but strongly opposed by rights groups, nearly complete official results showed.

A total of 65.76 percent of voters said they wanted to amend the constitution to include a definition of marriage as a "union between a woman and a man", according to results from almost 99 percent of polling stations released by the electoral commission.

Croatia's current constitution does not define marriage.

The turnout was a rather low 26.75 percent, the electoral commission said.

Under Croatian law, a referendum does not require a majority voter turnout to be valid.
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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

Unread postby Ericb91 » 10 December 2013, 12:23

December 9th - Marriage equality qualifies for Oregon 2014 ballot

Oregon United for Marriage announced that it had gotten enough signatures to qualify for the November 2014 ballot. The news came in an email announcement.

Oregon has the chance to make history by becoming the first state to repeal a marriage ban. In 2004, the state's voters approved a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.
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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

Unread postby Ericb91 » 19 December 2013, 20:04

December 19th - New Mexico Supreme Court makes same-sex marriage legal

The Supreme Court in New Mexico has legalised equal marriage, declaring it is unconstitutional to deny marriage rights for same-sex couples.

On Thursday, the New Mexico State Supreme Court issued its ruling. Eight of the state’s 33 counties started issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples in August, when a county clerk in southern New Mexico independently decided to allow the ceremonies.

The court declared:

“Prohibiting same-gender marriages is not substantially related to the governmental interests advanced by the parties opposing same-gender marriage or to the purposes we have identified. Therefore, barring individuals from marrying and depriving them of the rights, protections, and responsibilities of civil marriage solely because of their sexual orientation violates the Equal Protection Clause under Article II, Section 18 of the New Mexico Constitution. We hold that the State of New Mexico is constitutionally required to allow same-gender couples to marry and must extend to them the rights, protections, and responsibilities that derive from civil marriage under New Mexico law.”


16 states and DC! :heart:
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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

Unread postby alehizzle » 19 December 2013, 22:47

17 + DC, apparently. I was wrong before, haha.
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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

Unread postby Ericb91 » 20 December 2013, 22:42

I should just quit counting really, I'm never going to get it right haha.

December 20th - Judge strikes down Utah's same-sex marriage ban

A federal judge has struck down Utah's same-sex marriage ban, saying it is unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby issued a 53-page ruling Friday saying Utah's law passed by voters in 2004 violates gay and lesbian couples' rights to due process and equal protection under the 14th Amendment.

Shelby says the state failed to show that allowing same-sex marriages would affect opposite-sex marriages in any way, and the state's unsupported fears and speculations are insufficient to justify deny allowing same-sex marriages.

Attorneys for the state argued that Utah's law promotes the state's interest in "responsible procreation" and the "optimal mode of child-rearing."

The lawsuit was brought by three gay and lesbian couples in Utah.
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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

Unread postby Ericb91 » 21 December 2013, 00:22

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There is a married gay couple in Utah...

This is not a drill people, I don't know how long it will be until they appeal the ruling but lets just enjoy the moment, the gays have penetrated Utah.
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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

Unread postby Derek » 21 December 2013, 01:58

I hope they loosened it up a little first.
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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

Unread postby Brenden » 21 December 2013, 11:16

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Aw, their marriage certificate is pretty. Damn you Connecticut and your ugly form-like marriage certificates! :argh:
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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

Unread postby alehizzle » 21 December 2013, 18:34

Ericb91 wrote:I should just quit counting really, I'm never going to get it right haha.

Utah makes eighteen with an asterisk. :P
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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

Unread postby acpro » 5 February 2014, 13:28

It's 2014 but + Scottland!
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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

Unread postby Eryx » 6 February 2014, 04:14

This thread keeps getting better. Maybe the title should be changed though? We're in a new year.

Can't wait for this map to become irrelevant :keke: :

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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

Unread postby Brenden » 26 June 2015, 17:26

Legal-in-all-50-States BUMP! :awesome:
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Re: Gay Marriage Legislation Progress In 2013

Unread postby Jacketh » 26 June 2015, 19:57

Brenden wrote:Legal-in-all-50-States BUMP! :awesome:


:keke:

Just, as well. Anthony Kennedy you babe.
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