while i totally understand if some dont feel obligated and or simply cant support it because of personal reasons religious views etc, as an american they most certainly should NOT fight against it and try to stop it, if they do that is purely hypocritical and bigoted. But they can FEEL its wrong all they want.
"We have met the enemy and they are ours..." -- Oliver Hazard Perry
"I don't want a piece of you... I want the whole thing!" -- Bob Barker
Now the governor of Utah says that none of the marriages that have already happened will be recognized by the state.
Utah Will Not Recognize Same-Sex Marriages That Have Already Been Performed: Governor's Office
" May you live as long as you wish, and love as long as you live"
Let's see, the chief executive has no say in something that falls within his duties to administer? Interesting concept. If that is the case, we ARE ruled exclusively by the judiciary. I don't recall that particular constitutional grant for state or federal.
What im hoping for is that this gets pushed and pushed and the decision itslef actually makes it to the supreme court, that would be awesome.
The faster people push it to them the faster equal rights for gays will be national!
I love all the victories equal rights is having but its gonna be awesome when the last nail in the coffin against bigotry and or discrimination is driven home!
Maybe this Utah case will be one of the major parts, there are some other lining up to make it to SCOTUS too. I cant wait, makes me proud as an american to be alive and witness this greatness! I hope Utah is on of the final straws.
just a reminder im leaving Utah on the list unless its over turned
1/5/14 Version 3.3
18 States with Equal Rights
Massachusetts - May 17, 2004
Connecticut - November 12, 2008
Iowa - April 27, 2009
Vermont - September 1, 2009
New Hampshire - January 1, 2010
Washing D.C. - March 9, 2010
FALL OF DADT Dec 18, 2010
New York - July 24, 2011
Washington - December 6, 2012
Maine - December 29, 2012
Maryland - January 1, 2013
FALL OF DOMA - June 26, 2013
California - June 28, 2013
Delaware - July 1, 2013
Rhode Island - August 1, 2013
Minnesota - August 1, 2013
New Jersey - October 21, 2013
Hawaii - December 2, 2013
New Mexico – December 19, 2013
Utah – December 20. 2013 (appealed stay supreme court! )
Illinois - June 1, 2014 effective
21 States Working Towards Equal Rights
14 States with Pending Court Cases to Establish Equal Rights
Alaska (Suit to be filed this month)
Michigan (Feb 2014 Trial)
Pennsylvania (June 14 Trial)
Tennessee (Direct US Constitution Challenge)
Texas (Jan 2014 Trial, Direct US Constitution Challenge)
Virginia (two different suits, one involves Prop8 lawyers)
4 States with Court Case(s) and Legislation to establish Equal Rights
Arkansas (Decesion Pending and 2016 ballot)
Ohio (December 2013 trial) Trial had narrow ruling that ohio will recognize OTHER state marriages but didn’t impact bans. New cases expected.
3 States with Legislation to Establish Equal Rights
thats 39 states that could have equal rights by 2016 and some much sooner
Since the mid80s, when I first realized the injustice, I've been in favor of SSM.
I could marry my b/f any day (and finally did) and get him covered by health insurance. A same sex couple couldn't.
A longtime -we're talking 20 or 30 years - couple - one of them died; his partner had to sell the house because property taxes jumped up so high. This wouldn't have happened if they were married -the property taxes would have been the same.
So I totally feel for L/G couples who couldn't get married, even though I personally wasn't a lesbian. As you say " Since same-sex marriage has no effect on my life, I have no business denying that right to others, and as an American I feel obligated to support that freedom for others"
Why Anthony thinks you're telling a lie, I have no idea.