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    You don't think the same voters who turned down the ban would go for this? Not that i care what the public thinks, except i think there is no chance the legislator passes this if not for the 2012 result.
    The track record of referendums for civil rights legislation have not been fantastic, once you consider the woman's suffrage movement onward. You try to escape them if you can. With minority rights issues, sometimes you have to consider if it would be more beneficial to have the public remain ignorant or not to the agenda.
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    Re: Minn. House Approves Gay Marriage, 75-59

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    You don't think the same voters who turned down the ban would go for this? Not that i care what the public thinks, except i think there is no chance the legislator passes this if not for the 2012 result.
    I don't think people should get to vote on basic civil rights at all.
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    ^Yeah i totally agree and Iowa and CA are great examples. I'm just saying the voters might not have stood in the way in this particular case.

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    Re: Minn. House Approves Gay Marriage, 75-59

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    Minn. House Approves Gay Marriage, 75-59 « CBS Minnesota

    Good news for SSM supporters.

    Edit: If need be, please edit title. I tried to put back the abbreviation in the tread title, but I seemed to have not had it go through.
    Is Minnesota considered midwest today? When I grew up the midwest ran from Penn to Ill and up to Wisconsin. Then the plain states followed by the mountain states and west coast.

    Regardless, good for them.
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    I believe that ordinarily states are required to recognize marriages in other states. The Defense of Marriage Act created a special anti-gay exception. If and when the Supremes strike down DOMA in June (pretty likely IMO) gay marriage will be a reality nationwide because gays will be able to travel to a gay marriage state to get married and then have the marriage recognized in the state where they live.

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    Re: Minn. House Approves Gay Marriage, 75-59

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Is Minnesota considered midwest today? When I grew up the midwest ran from Penn to Ill and up to Wisconsin. Then the plain states followed by the mountain states and west coast.

    Regardless, good for them.
    It's been that way for a while, actually.
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    Re: Minn. House Approves Gay Marriage, 75-59

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    It's been that way for a while, actually.
    I remember some one telling the midwest was shifted further west.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I remember some one telling the midwest was shifted further west.
    As a result of America's changing definition of the "frontier" and such, yes. However, the change, as far as I know, was long ago.
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    Re: Minn. House Approves Gay Marriage, 75-59

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    As a result of America's changing definition of the "frontier" and such, yes. However, the change, as far as I know, was long ago.
    Where was I? Dang am I that old. Did someone mention the old Northwest Frontier?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Where was I? Dang am I that old. Did someone mention the old Northwest Frontier?
    Ever since I was growing up we were labeled "plains state" or "midwest" or "upper midwest."
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