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    Default Gay Marriage Legalized in Iowa

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...040300376.html

    Iowa, whodda thunk it? For shame California! Good for you Iowa, you're awesome! And from the rural midwest? I never realized it was so progressive.

    This is my hope: As Iowa goes, so goes America.


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    I'm always happy to hear it when this happens. If only more states would do the same.

    And although she's entitled to her opinion, I say for shame, , as well.

    I just have to lol when she says "opposite marriage".
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    At least this is a step in the right direction. People should be able to marry whomever they love. And no law should tell them they can't.

    Wedding is in October. And I'm going to be a dad. Super excited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rem Nightfall View Post
    At least this is a step in the right direction. People should be able to marry whomever they love. And no law should tell them they can't.
    I agree by no means a law,people, and government should tell people who they can't marry. You can not say no to another person when they love the same sex. They are not hurting any one or any thing. Pursuit of happiness can not be controled by laws its people free will to have happiness. At this point in time i feel like its most peoples goal to hurt another. But its good Iowa has same sex marriage
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    Quote Originally Posted by Killapac View Post
    I agree by no means a law,people, and government should tell people who they can't marry. You can not say no to another person when they love the same sex. They are not hurting any one or any thing. Pursuit of happiness can not be controled by laws its people free will to have happiness. At this point in time i feel like its most peoples goal to hurt another. But its good Iowa has same sex marriage
    Isn't the pursuit of happiness even part of our Constitution and what not too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rem Nightfall View Post
    At least this is a step in the right direction. People should be able to marry whomever they love. And no law should tell them they can't.
    agreed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rem Nightfall View Post
    At least this is a step in the right direction. People should be able to marry whomever they love. And no law should tell them they can't.
    Yeah, it's like a story of Romeo and Juliet except of the same sex gender. Kinda weird how they never aloud it. But, this is somewhat of a good news. US is progressing =]

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    Proposition 8 is still legal, but all gay marriages performed before the ruling are considered valid and should be upheld.

    Link here for more info.

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    How can I put this? Why do homosexuals want to marry so badly? From what I understand sooner or later you hear each others stories to the point of suicide. You have to spend everyday with that person. Well, if you marry the right skin and bones it's all good. This is just me.


    Wouldn't you want to keep your relationship to be spontaneous?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NarutoxSakuraKawaiidesu? View Post
    How can I put this? Why do homosexuals want to marry so badly? From what I understand sooner or later you hear each others stories to the point of suicide. You have to spend everyday with that person. Well, if you marry the right skin and bones it's all good. This is just me.


    Wouldn't you want to keep your relationship to be spontaneous?
    Sometimes there will people you love so much you want to share the world with them. If this world was a little more acceptant first of all the relationship between a man and a man or a woman and a woman. Then they wouldn't be under all this pressure...and wouldn't do things as you have said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NarutoxSakuraKawaiidesu? View Post
    How can I put this? Why do homosexuals want to marry so badly? From what I understand sooner or later you hear each others stories to the point of suicide. You have to spend everyday with that person. Well, if you marry the right skin and bones it's all good. This is just me.


    Wouldn't you want to keep your relationship to be spontaneous?
    Well, since homosexuals are denied most things in society (acceptance, tolerance, etc.) I suppose, just like every other couple, they want this right. It's not a bad right to want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss Moonlight View Post
    Well, since homosexuals are denied most things in society (acceptance, tolerance, etc.) I suppose, just like every other couple, they want this right. It's not a bad right to want.
    I assume it's more of a social thing.

    I'm pro homosexuality, however I can't say I'm not disturbed by it. Mainly the flamboyant type, but otherwise I see no reason to not accept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss Moonlight View Post
    Well, since homosexuals are denied most things in society (acceptance, tolerance, etc.) I suppose, just like every other couple, they want this right. It's not a bad right to want.
    Miss Moonlight puts it best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NarutoxSakuraKawaiidesu? View Post
    How can I put this? Why do homosexuals want to marry so badly? From what I understand sooner or later you hear each others stories to the point of suicide. You have to spend everyday with that person. Well, if you marry the right skin and bones it's all good. This is just me.


    Wouldn't you want to keep your relationship to be spontaneous?
    It makes a huge difference in terms of legal benefits whether you are legitimately married or not. For example, many companies offer tax benefits to the spouse of legitimately married couples, married couples have a wider range of insurance plans to choose from, and enjoy more freedom in terms of inheritance rights or visiting rights to hospitals in case a partner becomes seriously ill. It's just not a matter of feeling good about yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Datenshi View Post
    It makes a huge difference in terms of legal benefits whether you are legitimately married or not. For example, many companies offer tax benefits to the spouse of legitimately married couples, married couples have a wider range of insurance plans to choose from, and enjoy more freedom in terms of inheritance rights or visiting rights to hospitals in case a partner becomes seriously ill. It's just not a matter of feeling good about yourself.
    Very well said, thank you.

    Xero nailed it right on the head. I brought this up partly because it surprised me so very much that Iowa (of all places! no offense >...>) legalized it. And, as the article says, Cali's officials will be looking at other states' rulings on the matter come June (I think it's June anyway...) when the state gets to decide whether to declare Prop 8 illegitamite.

    Here's hoping!


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    Wow.
    Never expected THAT to happen.

    It's a little unnerving how it has to go slowly, state by state, rather than federal. A marriage shouldn't be null if you go on vacation to the next state over just because it isn't legal there. *sigh*
    Quote Originally Posted by NarutoxSakuraKawaiidesu? View Post
    Wouldn't you want to keep your relationship to be spontaneous?
    Soooo you oppose marriage altogether, then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ollie View Post
    Wow.
    Never expected THAT to happen.

    It's a little unnerving how it has to go slowly, state by state, rather than federal. A marriage shouldn't be null if you go on vacation to the next state over just because it isn't legal there. *sigh*

    Soooo you oppose marriage altogether, then?
    Well look at every other major civil rights issue we had.

    Slavery was abolished state-by-state...until...well...the Civil War.
    Women could originally vote out west, and that movement spread east, and there was the whole sufferage thing.
    I'm not too sure about interracial marriage, but I believe it started in the northeast and spread from there.

    While we'd all agree today that those are inalienable rights, people didn't see it that way at the time. Gay marriage will end up being the same. 100 years from now people will be saying our current government and society's position on the issue was immoral.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gjallarhorn View Post
    Gay marriage will end up being the same. 100 years from now people will be saying our current government and society's position on the issue was immoral.
    I sure hope so. Do you think we'll get reparations too?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ollie View Post
    Soooo you oppose marriage altogether, then?
    It's people's choice to get married, not mine. If I opposed it you'd see me in front of the capital shouting "Stop ruining your relationships because you'll end up divorced in 2 years once you realized you made a mistake, you dopes!".

    Otherwise if it works out, Godspeed You Black Emperor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NarutoxSakuraKawaiidesu? View Post
    It's people's choice to get married, not mine. If I opposed it you'd see me in front of the capital shouting "Stop ruining your relationships because you'll end up divorced in 2 years once you realized you made a mistake, you dopes!".
    Well actually it doesn't quite work that way. Most marriages that end in that way are the kind of people I know who think they are in love and who think they can get married. Most of the time they are also people who do not want to commit to a relationship either, then they have kids, and then they are stuck.

    Wedding is in October. And I'm going to be a dad. Super excited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ollie View Post
    Wow. Never expected THAT to happen.
    Why, exactly? Enlighten me, but try not to set yourself up for a trap.
    It's a little unnerving how it has to go slowly, state by state, rather than federal. A marriage shouldn't be null if you go on vacation to the next state over just because it isn't legal there. *sigh*
    It doesn't, and the federal Constitution says as much. (I'll just paraphrase since I don't have a copy handy.) Documents issued in one state are due full faith and credit in all the other states, meaning they're still valid. It's the same reason you don't need a driver's license for each state you travel through. As mundane as that example is, the same holds true for marriage licenses.

    By the way, I'm surprised everyone assumed Progressivism is to blame, even though it may well be. Progressivism is one idea of controlling morality through the state, but "gay is good" just happens to be a part of Progressive morality. (They also love PC speech, so I despise them for wanting to suppress my normally crass nature.) Progressives actively promote homosexuality while social conservatives suppress it.
    It's philosophically possible (though much less likely- most everyone's a busybody) they're classical liberals, whose approach is more "Who cares?" That's my attitude: unless you're denying others' rights or just going insane, knock yourself out. I don't hate homosexuals any more than I hate the general filthy mass of humanity.
    Additionally, why is California supposed to be so Progressive? Is it, really? I know LA and San Francisco are, but what about the rest of the state? Could someone knowledgeable fill me in, please?

    By the way, I really liked the OP's insinuation that the Midwest is a cultural wasteland filled with rednecks who look down on those they who live unlike them.

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    Last time I checked, love doesn't have an asterisk with "limit 1 per customer" at the bottom either.
    Wio's right, actually. I applied for the position once, only to be told that the associated wanted ad was a prank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAsterisk! View Post
    Why, exactly? Enlighten me, but try not to set yourself up for a trap.

    It doesn't, and the federal Constitution says as much. (I'll just paraphrase since I don't have a copy handy.) Documents issued in one state are due full faith and credit in all the other states, meaning they're still valid. It's the same reason you don't need a driver's license for each state you travel through. As mundane as that example is, the same holds true for marriage licenses.

    By the way, I'm surprised everyone assumed Progressivism is to blame, even though it may well be. Progressivism is one idea of controlling morality through the state, but "gay is good" just happens to be a part of Progressive morality. Progressives actively promote homosexuality while social conservatives suppress it.
    It's philosophically possible (though much less likely- most everyone's a busybody) they're classical liberals, whose approach is more "Who cares?" That's my attitude: unless you're denying others' rights or just going insane, knock yourself out. I don't hate homosexuals any more than I hate the general filthy mass of humanity.
    Additionally, why is California supposed to be so Progressive? Is it, really? I know LA and San Francisco are, but what about the rest of the state? Could someone knowledgeable fill me in, please?

    By the way, I really liked the OP's insinuation that the Midwest is a cultural wasteland filled with rednecks who look down on those they who live unlike them.
    I really like how you decide to come into this thread and be a jerk to pretty much everybody.

    From what I have heard about the midwest, it is mostly full of farmlands and filled with religious and conservative people. This is why I was so surprised. However, I realize that I know nothing about what it is really like and my post may have been misinformed. You could have only pointed this out without being a huge arse. Why don't you enlighten us, then, on what the midwest is really about, hmm?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Capernicus View Post
    I really like how you decide to come into this thread and be a jerk to pretty much everybody.
    Hello, I'm TheAsterisk! Have we met?
    From what I have heard about the midwest, it is mostly full of farmlands and filled with religious and conservative people. This is why I was so surprised. However, I realize that I know nothing about what it is really like and my post may have been misinformed. You could have only pointed this out without being a huge arse. Why don't you enlighten us, then, on what the midwest is really about, hmm?
    Uh-huh. Why didn't I explain it in more detail? I apparently gave too much credit to a consistent set of values wherein you make no assumptions based on ill-formed regional stereotypes that I mistakenly assumed, 'til now, most of the intelligent posters here did not cling to. Sorry; I'll be sure not to make that mistake again. From now on, I'll assume everyone has the Jar-Jar Binks Syndrome.
    Firstly, I didn't even quote you, and I pointed out plainly that since gay marriage infringes on nobody's rights I do in fact support it.
    Secondly, the ignorant farmland described are actually the Great Plains states. Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, the Dakotas- those guys. The Midwest is made up of the old Northwest Territory from really early on in the US's history and a tiny little bit west of the Mississippi River, generally to the north- Illinois, Indiana, Ohio (sort of), Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan (again- sort of), and, sometimes, Missouri. The only truly Bible-crazy piece of the Midwest is southern Indiana. They aren't the same at all, geographically or socially, and yet we are always lumped with the likes of Kansas and their imbecilic school board. As for the claim we're all conservative: dead wrong. Just dead wrong. Illinois reliably votes for Democrats, as does Wisconsin (mainly from Madison and Milwaukee- the rest of the state is pretty evenly split). Michigan ('cept the Upper Peninsula, which acts like northern Wisconsin) is more or less ruled by the UAW- take a wild guess as to their voting habits. Iowa, at least as of late, is reliably Democratic. I don't really know about the rest, but the stereotype has already fallen.
    Thirdly, my "Enlighten me..." remark was to point out that I'm sick of it being socially acceptable to take a big doodoo on the Midwest while trumpeting the glory of the coasts. I was hoping someone to respond with an unsubstantiated behavioral stereotype to illustrate my point, so thanks, I guess. "The Midwest is full of rednecks" is as asinine as "Californians all surf and smoke dope." They're both utter bullcrap, and I request that neither be used again unless supporting evidence can be supplied.
    Fourthly, Porgressivism is an insane totalitarian ideology that would have the government decide all. Read up on Teddy Roosevelt and, particularly, Woodrow Wilson to see some of the glory of Progressivism. Sedition acts are a popular Progressive policy, for example, wherein those who speak against the government can be jailed indefinitely. Wilson was particularly good at this. I, instead, pointed out another way to deal with the issue of gay marriage, from a classical liberal perspective where one strives to approach but not quite reach anarchy. The most popular way is to protect set rights and not bother with intervention unless those rights are infringed. Sorry if you can't stomach another political ideology. Next time I'll just post, "Yeah! Me too! Go Iowa! LOL! Those other states are evil!"
    Fifthly, I think my point about full faith and credit, which everyone else seemed to have forgotten or never known, was undeniably valuable.

    Claiming that the Midwest is the Great Plains because they're nearby to each other is analogous to claiming that India and Pakistan must get along just wonderfully because they're close, geographically, to one another.
    Moral of the story? Stereotypes are bad, even if they work to your advantage, and (second moral) I do not hold my tongue and you should never expect me to, no matter the topic. If it's a feel-good topic and you don't want dissenters or elaboration, please specify that in the original post, okay everybody?

    Man, I wish I'd known everyone was so jumpy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAsterisk! View Post
    Why, exactly? Enlighten me, but try not to set yourself up for a trap.
    While Iowa is a swing state that lately has leaned towards Democratic, legalizing gay marriage is a fairly left-leaning move (since the difference between that and civil unions is huge to many people). You'd expect that from more from my state, Washington, which is more reliably progressive/liberal in politics.

    Mostly I'm surprised it happened so fast. I wonder when Washington will catch up.
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    Go, Iowa! I'm sure not all gay people want to get married, but at least they should have the right to choose whether they want to do it or not. =)
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