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#1 kydoty

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 03:38 PM

37-30. Will be signed into law tomorrow. 12th state to have gay marriage.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 03:44 PM

Minnesota is on a pretty solid streak of not being awful.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 03:49 PM

Minnesota is on a pretty solid streak of not being awful.


It's amazing just how quick things turned around here. Six months ago the state was on the verge of burning a gay marriage ban into their constitution. I have to wonder if this would've all happened had the Republicans left the issue alone entirely instead of trying to pander to the worst part of their base.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 04:24 PM

It's amazing how much you can motivate people just by being bitter, indignant a-holes.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 04:24 PM

It's amazing just how quick things turned around here. Six months ago the state was on the verge of burning a gay marriage ban into their constitution. I have to wonder if this would've all happened had the Republicans left the issue alone entirely instead of trying to pander to the worst part of their base.


Yep. They got everyone thinking about the issue and most people came to the conclusion "don't care".

As the election season ramped up, I said 2012 was the last wave of anti-gay marriage bills but even I didn't expect this kind of reversal.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 04:36 PM

Minnesota is on a pretty solid streak of not being awful.

2 billion in new taxes before they deal with the Vikings stadium is somewhat awful. Glad to have this issue out of the way. As a young Republican this issue was always horrible, you just never knew what would come out of an otherwise smart 60 year old.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 04:49 PM

Minnesota is on a pretty solid streak of not being awful.


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Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:46 PM

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Can't win 'em all. I was impressed that they almost got rid of her last election, though.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 08:08 PM

Michelle Bachmann gave an interview saying she'd leave Minnesota if the bill passed. Unconfirmed reports that 38 other states have immediately passed interstate immigration laws disallowing moving from any other state for the rest of 2013.
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Posted 13 May 2013 - 09:45 PM

Michelle Bachmann gave an interview saying she'd leave Minnesota if the bill passed. Unconfirmed reports that 38 other states have immediately passed interstate immigration laws disallowing moving from any other state for the rest of 2013.


This may be a winning strategy to get gay marriage passed around the nation.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:05 AM

Michelle Bachmann gave an interview saying she'd leave Minnesota if the bill passed. Unconfirmed reports that 38 other states have immediately passed interstate immigration laws disallowing moving from any other state for the rest of 2013.


Unfortunately that story was fake. It came from the Daily Currant, a satire news site.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 06:57 AM

I don't think it happens w/o the push to make it unconstitutional. It will be hard to get more than a few more states to embarce freedom and liberty for all w/o SCOTUS forcing them to, unfortunately. I find the irony of being against religious oligarchies in the ME, and the attempt to enforce religion on others in the US to be tasty.....

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:29 PM

Good for Minnesota.

Last state to adopt SSM? I'll go with Utah as the front runner, with Mississippi and Alabama as close seconds.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:31 PM

Good for Minnesota.

Last state to adopt SSM? I'll go with Utah as the front runner, with Mississippi and Alabama as close seconds.


Utah is too pragmatic to be last. It will be a southern state.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:46 PM

Good for Minnesota.

Last state to adopt SSM? I'll go with Utah as the front runner, with Mississippi and Alabama as close seconds.


Mississippi. It took them 148 years after slavery ended to admit that it's a bad thing in its constitution.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 01:24 PM

It will be a tie on last, because SCOTUS will find the state constitutions unconstitutional this summer.....not sure what happens after that.....

And most of the South is 2-3 generations away from SSM being at least tolerated, according to my friends from there.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:44 PM

How sad for the civil society, kids, and lexical definitions. The dictionary weeps with disgust. But since everything is living and breathing with language now, we can fittingly call this progress.
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Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:40 PM

I don't think it happens w/o the push to make it unconstitutional.


2012 was a landslide in the state house and senate for Minnesota Democrats. Trust me the push to kill it didn't matter. This is the sort of issue that had unstoppable momentum over the years. The moment it could pass it would and thats what happened.

As for Bachman the 6th district is a Republican district. If she had any flaws on the fiscal end you could defeat her in the primary process, but as nuts as she is on some issues theres just no way we can give her up. She's one of about 3 reps that I can count on to protect the tax payer and at this time in our history that goes a long ways.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:42 PM

It will be a tie on last, because SCOTUS will find the state constitutions unconstitutional this summer.....


No chance of that, they probably won't even take up the issue.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 06:33 PM

How sad for the civil society, kids, and lexical definitions. The dictionary weeps with disgust. But since everything is living and breathing with language now, we can fittingly call this progress.


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