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    Gay marriage in Washington state: 279 licenses in first six hours

    Hours after Gov. Chris Gregoire signed the voter-approved law legalizing gay marriage, couples officially began receiving state licenses as Washington became the latest state to allow members of the same sex to marry.King County opened the doors to its auditor's office in Seattle just after midnight to start distributing marriage licenses to the hundreds of people who had lined up. By 6 a.m., 279 licenses had been issued.
    “We knew it was going to happen, but it's still surreal,” Amanda Dollente told the Associated Press. She and her partner, Kelly Middleton, began standing in line at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

    “It seems pretty clear that attitudes toward same-sex marriage in American society are changing rapidly,” Peter A. Brown, assistant director of Quinnipiac’s polling institute said. “While the country remains split on the issue, supporters have come pretty far in the last four years.”




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    A great victor for this nation! We are moving more forward every year it seems like toward marriage equality amongst all people in this country! Great to hear!


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    Re: Gay marriage in Washington state: 279 licenses in first six hours

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    A great victor for this nation! We are moving more forward every year it seems like toward marriage equality amongst all people in this country! Great to hear![/FONT][/COLOR]
    Welcome to the 50% divorce rate, enjoy your alimony payments

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    Re: Gay marriage in Washington state: 279 licenses in first six hours

    279 is quite a bit if I don't say so myself.

    I'm still happy Washington legalised it in the first place.
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    Re: Gay marriage in Washington state: 279 licenses in first six hours

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Welcome to the 50% divorce rate, enjoy your alimony payments
    Hopefully, they won't project their bitterness onto everyone else.

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    Re: Gay marriage in Washington state: 279 licenses in first six hours

    Makes me proud to be a Washingtonian.
    Hail to the King baby!

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    Re: Gay marriage in Washington state: 279 licenses in first six hours

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Welcome to the 50% divorce rate, enjoy your alimony payments
    Haha. I guess it will be interesting to see whether same-sex marriages generally outlast hetero marriages.

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    Re: Gay marriage in Washington state: 279 licenses in first six hours

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Hopefully, they won't project their bitterness onto everyone else.
    I think it's a little to late for that....years to late.

    There are 2 silver linings I see here, though, even while the Left doesn't care that 1/2 of these families will fail:
    1. Military members can load their same-sex partner into DEERS, thus giving that serviceman a small raise and their partner access to one of the best health insurance programs in the US.
    2. The Left in DC have one less thing to make slogans about, and the more the Left shuts up, the better.

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    Re: Gay marriage in Washington state: 279 licenses in first six hours

    Quote Originally Posted by JRog View Post
    Haha. I guess it will be interesting to see whether same-sex marriages generally outlast hetero marriages.
    Gays have been saying all along that they are in all other way the same as hetero unions, so I don't see why there would be any difference.... unless you're saying gays have been lying all these years...

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    Re: Gay marriage in Washington state: 279 licenses in first six hours

    Neat.

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    Re: Gay marriage in Washington state: 279 licenses in first six hours

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I think it's a little to late for that....years to late.

    There are 2 silver linings I see here, though, even while the Left doesn't care that 1/2 of these families will fail:
    1. Military members can load their same-sex partner into DEERS, thus giving that serviceman a small raise and their partner access to one of the best health insurance programs in the US.
    2. The Left in DC have one less thing to make slogans about, and the more the Left shuts up, the better.
    We'll find something else to not shut up about.

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