The Federal Prop. 8 Trial / Gay Marriage Catch-All

Phoenix Rev wrote:

God bless the U.S. Marine Corp.

*eye twitch*

And that moment when you have to re-read an article several time to let it sink in...

Bi-partisan marriage equality bill introduced in... Wyoming.

Wyoming.

If passed, it would make Wyoming more progressive on gay marriage than California, Oregon, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Illinois.

Wyoming.

You gonna go lie down for a bit?

... cuz I may need to.

From our fiscally conservative friends in the GOP-controlled House of Representatives...

House Republican leaders have signed on to spend up to $3 million to keep defending the Defense of Marriage Act in court, according to a copy of their newly revised legal contract obtained by The Huffington Post.

Your tax dollars at work.

Thank God they are the fiscal conservatives.

I guess.

I dunno, California's plenty progressive on gay marriage, we just also have a direct democratic system that does really weird things. Somehow I think if you put gay marriage up to a vote of the people in many of these states it would be very similar to Prop 8.

Phoenix Rev wrote:

And that moment when you have to re-read an article several time to let it sink in...

Bi-partisan marriage equality bill introduced in... Wyoming.

Wyoming.

If passed, it would make Wyoming more progressive on gay marriage than California, Oregon, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Illinois.

Wyoming.

Yay!

Phoenix Rev wrote:

From our fiscally conservative friends in the GOP-controlled House of Representatives...

House Republican leaders have signed on to spend up to $3 million to keep defending the Defense of Marriage Act in court, according to a copy of their newly revised legal contract obtained by The Huffington Post.

Your tax dollars at work.

Thank God they are the fiscal conservatives.

I guess.

Boo!

This thread is an emotional roller coaster.

Phoenix Rev wrote:

From our fiscally conservative friends in the GOP-controlled House of Representatives...

House Republican leaders have signed on to spend up to $3 million to keep defending the Defense of Marriage Act in court, according to a copy of their newly revised legal contract obtained by The Huffington Post.

Your tax dollars at work.

Thank God they are the fiscal conservatives.

I guess.

It's actually much worse than that. The original allocation of funds to defend DOMA was a mere $500,000. House Republicans tripled that in late 2011 to $1.5 million and now they've doubled it again.

Both supporting government interference in personal lives AND increasing government spending.

Double Word Score for "conservative principles" from the GOP.

Yeah, how they resolve that level of hypocrisy boggles me.

Nevin73 wrote:

Yeah, how they resolve that level of hypocrisy boggles me.

"Doesn't count against the gays."

You could probably substitute godless heathens, womenfolk, anyone brown enough that they could be a turrist in their list there too.

Phoenix Rev wrote:

And that moment when you have to re-read an article several time to let it sink in...

Bi-partisan marriage equality bill introduced in... Wyoming.

Wyoming.

If passed, it would make Wyoming more progressive on gay marriage than California, Oregon, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Illinois.

Wyoming.

Operative words bolded. I'm going to save my faint for when it passes.

Eh, they heard that eventually letting gay's marry will mean that they can marry cattle.

OG_slinger wrote:
Phoenix Rev wrote:

From our fiscally conservative friends in the GOP-controlled House of Representatives...

House Republican leaders have signed on to spend up to $3 million to keep defending the Defense of Marriage Act in court, according to a copy of their newly revised legal contract obtained by The Huffington Post.

Your tax dollars at work.

Thank God they are the fiscal conservatives.

I guess.

It's actually much worse than that. The original allocation of funds to defend DOMA was a mere $500,000. House Republicans tripled that in late 2011 to $1.5 million and now they've doubled it again.

Good on you for demonstrating how to reduce spending to control the deficit, House Republicans.

KingGorilla wrote:

Eh, they heard that eventually letting gay's marry will mean that they can marry cattle.

Same-sex cattle, or just opposite-sex cattle, as God intended?

MilkmanDanimal wrote:
KingGorilla wrote:

Eh, they heard that eventually letting gay's marry will mean that they can marry cattle.

Same-sex cattle, or just opposite-sex cattle, as God intended?

What a man does with his chattel is his busin-

... er, sorry, almost skirted actual biblical passages there.

Jonman wrote:
Phoenix Rev wrote:

And that moment when you have to re-read an article several time to let it sink in...

Bi-partisan marriage equality bill introduced in... Wyoming.

Wyoming.

If passed, it would make Wyoming more progressive on gay marriage than California, Oregon, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Illinois.

Wyoming.

Operative words bolded. I'm going to save my faint for when it passes.

Knowing Wyoming as I do, even with those operative words, I'm pretty aghast. If it were Idaho, my head would have exploded.

Yeah, the fact that this is even under consideration at all is pretty wild. Wyoming, peeps.

clover wrote:

Yeah, the fact that this is even under consideration at all is pretty wild. Wyoming, peeps.

I forgot this state existed, actually.

Demosthenes wrote:
clover wrote:

Yeah, the fact that this is even under consideration at all is pretty wild. Wyoming, peeps.

I forgot this state existed, actually.

I still am not convinced it does.

KingGorilla wrote:
Demosthenes wrote:
clover wrote:

Yeah, the fact that this is even under consideration at all is pretty wild. Wyoming, peeps.

I forgot this state existed, actually.

I still am not convinced it does.

But if it passes, they will have my respect, if they do in fact exist to receive it.

WTF. What next; you guys are going to tell me that Idaho is real and people actually live there?!

KingGorilla wrote:
Demosthenes wrote:
clover wrote:

Yeah, the fact that this is even under consideration at all is pretty wild. Wyoming, peeps.

I forgot this state existed, actually.

I still am not convinced it does.

I thought "Wyoming" was a Native American word for "No state here."

I can not think of single place in Wyoming aside from Jackson Hole and Devil's Tower. Are there actually any cities there?

Evanston, known as the place where...uh...some people from Utah go to grab Fat Tire beer and slip it back over the border. Terrible people. Certainly no one I know.

Evanston is a Chicago suburb, that seems like a far trek from Utah.

Nevin73 wrote:

I can not think of single place in Wyoming aside from Jackson Hole and Devil's Tower. Are there actually any cities there?

...define "city".

Anyone from Wyoming who hears this discussion is going to be deeply offended by you people. Of course, at only 5.85 people/square mile, you might have to yell really, really hard for one of them to be able to hear you.

FWIW, my dad actually worked in Wyoming for the last year, and said it was a great place, lots of nice people where he was. And no, I don't remember where he worked.

MilkmanDanimal wrote:

...at only 5.85 people/square mile...

Farscry wrote:

FWIW, my dad actually worked in Wyoming for the last year, and said it was a great place, lots of nice people where he was.

...and none whatsoever in the rest of the state...