Congrats Maine!

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  1. Eanair macrumors 6502

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    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/05/06/maine-governor-signs-allowing-gay-marriage/
     
  2. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Yes! This is awesome! Thanks Maine! We love you!
     
  3. Eanair thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Gov. Baldacci's statement:

    Emphasis mine.

    http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2009/05/06/1924233.aspx
     
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    We should note though that there is a possibility for the people to pass a referendum.
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Nice work, Maine! I have a lesbian friend, and she and her partner went back up to Maine when she finished her doctorate. I'm sure she'll be glad to hear this.

    Gay marriage ultimately needs constitutional protection for exactly this reason.
     
  7. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Yeah, but wouldn't it be a few years off? Odds are it wouldn't pass by then.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (BB 8900: BlackBerry8900/4.6.1.101 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/301)

    Of every news station, you cite fox news.

    Which makes me smile. :)
     
  9. Eanair thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If enough signatures are collected, gay marriage goes on the November ballot and could be defeated then.
     
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    Finally, a little known fact: as soon as Maine passed this law, all the lobsters turned gay. It shouldn't have any effect, as they were already unclean anyway.
     
  12. KompleX macrumors regular

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    great way to start the day w/ some good news!
     
  13. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    Double-Abomination!

    or is it Abomination²

    :eek:
     
  14. Eanair thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I like Abomination²
     
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    Is Red Lobster renaming their chain to Purple Lobster? :D
     
  16. Eanair thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Better than that - the lobsters themselves will now turn purple.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. remmy macrumors 6502a

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    If you are legally married in one state, is it recognised in other states even if they are currently against?
     
  18. Eanair thread starter macrumors 6502

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    IIRC, it's up to the states to decide that.

    The DOMA barred federal recognition of same sex marriage, and allows states to decide to do the same.
     
  19. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Which we're hoping gets overturned soon. It'll be a long fight on that one though.
     
  20. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    We're working on it dammit!
    I hope the gay lobsters like the "experiment", because we'll run out pretty soon otherwise! :eek:
    Rainbow Lobster
     

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