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Same-Sex Couples Can Obtain Marriage Licenses Today
Hartford Courant ^

Posted on 11/12/2008 6:43:30 AM PST by Blue Turtle

Connecticut begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples today, a historic milestone that gays and lesbians will celebrate and social conservatives will grieve.

(Excerpt) Read more at courant.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: celebratesin; culturewar; homosexualagenda; lawsuit; ruling; samesexmarriage; sexpositiveagenda; slipperyslope

1 posted on 11/12/2008 6:43:30 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: Blue Turtle
Catholics still voted for 0 right ?
2 posted on 11/12/2008 6:48:28 AM PST by Indian_Fighter_Kite (Why the Drama Obama ?)
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To: Indian_Fighter_Kite

BALTIMORE - America’s Roman Catholic bishops, long one of the leading political forces against abortion, vowed on Tuesday to accept no compromise for the sake of unity until there is legal protection for the unborn.


3 posted on 11/12/2008 6:50:08 AM PST by Indian_Fighter_Kite (Why the Drama Obama ?)
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To: Blue Turtle

Tomorrow-—you can marry your horse!


4 posted on 11/12/2008 6:50:55 AM PST by albie
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To: Indian_Fighter_Kite

Not this Catholic...but yes, they sure did. I hate this state. Any good red states, small town...Norman Rockwellesque that I can move to?


5 posted on 11/12/2008 6:52:55 AM PST by Blue Turtle (I)
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To: albie

or your dog ?

Times of India :

5-year-old girl married to dog!

BHUBANESWAR: A five-year-old girl was married to a dog at a village near here on Wednesday evening. The bride groom went through the motions with a
perplexed look, while there was much rejoicing on bride Kuni Munda’s side


6 posted on 11/12/2008 6:53:21 AM PST by Indian_Fighter_Kite (Why the Drama Obama ?)
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To: Blue Turtle

And His judgment on this Nation will continue........


7 posted on 11/12/2008 6:53:25 AM PST by MrLee (Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalyim!! God bless Eretz Israel.)
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To: albie
"Tomorrow-—you can marry your horse!"

You're not too far from the truth. It's only a matter of time now.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,311079,00.html


8 posted on 11/12/2008 6:54:36 AM PST by Slapshot68
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To: Blue Turtle

More evidence that it’s time to get the government out of the marriage business.


9 posted on 11/12/2008 6:56:19 AM PST by riverdawg
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To: Blue Turtle
Wolfgang said that when the issue is brought directly to voters, even in blue states such as California and Oregon, gay marriage often loses. "Every state that has had a chance to vote on this has voted the right way," he said.

How come we didn't get to vote on this?

10 posted on 11/12/2008 6:57:08 AM PST by McGruff (Sarah, plowing through the door in 2012.)
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To: Blue Turtle
. . .a historic milestone. . .

The fall of Rome was historic too.

11 posted on 11/12/2008 6:58:02 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall cause you to vote against the Democrats.)
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To: Slapshot68

You have mail !


12 posted on 11/12/2008 6:58:03 AM PST by Indian_Fighter_Kite (Why the Drama Obama ?)
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To: Blue Turtle

How nice: California and Connecticut have so much in common! Along with their attempts to redefine marriage, they share a history of earthquakes, of course California’s history is much more familiar to us. But, God doesn’t care about history (He writes it!)—He does care about us and whether or not we follow His commands.

I’d recommend the remaining true believers in California and Connecticut move ASAP. His will cannot be evaded! If not an earthquake, then perhaps a replay of Sodom and Gomorrah?


13 posted on 11/12/2008 6:58:09 AM PST by sassy steel magnolia (USAF life and Navy wife...God Bless the USA!)
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To: Blue Turtle
It's time for marriage as a legal concept to die, which will be a shame but not as damaging as the path that the liberals are set on following.

Legal recognition of marriage is a wedge issue that is being used to undermine the social fabric of our society. We need to replace "marriage" in the red states with a completely separate package of contracts. Since the liberals want to redefine marriage, we need to respond by replacing the wedding license with a package of contracts that constitutes a mutual will, mutual sharing of retirement accounts, hospital visition, and whatever else used to go along as the legal ramifications of marriage.

Churches could still do real weddings, but they would have no legal significance beyond the contract package that would be signed at the same time, and the red states should drop all reference to marital status in their laws. The significance of marriage would be in front of God, and that far more important aspect of marriage would become safe. The result would be that four activist judges in California or in CT would no longer have any potential to impose their agenda on the people of states that disagree. My guess? The libs would lose interest in this whole game if they had no potential to force their will on other states.

14 posted on 11/12/2008 7:00:56 AM PST by MathDoc (Teach the children quietly, for some day sons and daughters...)
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To: Slapshot68

That is truly f***ed up.


15 posted on 11/12/2008 7:01:49 AM PST by max americana
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To: albie
Tomorrow-—you can marry your horse!

Teh-RAY-zuh Heinz is already ahead of the curve on that one!

16 posted on 11/12/2008 7:06:55 AM PST by hunter112 (Obamunism will fizzle, fo' shizzle.)
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To: MathDoc

This just isn’t a social issue. There is real money involved. Federal and state pensions, social security, Medicare, etc. use marriage to allocate benefits. We are talking about major amounts of money if marriage is redefined to include same sex marriage.


17 posted on 11/12/2008 7:08:46 AM PST by kabar
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To: McGruff
How come we didn't get to vote on this?

I believe there was a vote to have a constitutional convention, it failed.

18 posted on 11/12/2008 7:08:52 AM PST by hunter112 (Obamunism will fizzle, fo' shizzle.)
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To: MathDoc

I agree

Giving up is usually the best stragegy.


19 posted on 11/12/2008 7:08:54 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: McGruff
How come we didn't get to vote on this?

'Cause you would've messed it up, ya bigot.

Now sit there and do as your told, the enlightened will call the shots, thank you very much.

Owl_Eagle

“When the stock market crashed,
Franklin Roosevelt got on the television
and didn’t just talk about
the princes of greed, he said,
‘Look, here’s what happened.’"
-Slow Joe Biden

20 posted on 11/12/2008 7:11:48 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Blue Turtle

Connecticut’s new state motto: “He who is homo still can get married here”....


21 posted on 11/12/2008 7:16:34 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Blue Turtle

I left that state almost 45 years ago at the age of 18 and I never ever want to go back. I won’t even shop or visit any New England state...


22 posted on 11/12/2008 7:19:35 AM PST by ONEBYEONE
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To: Blue Turtle

How long before these godless freaks start to sue churches (particularly the Catholic Church) when those churches refuse to perform the ceremonies?


23 posted on 11/12/2008 7:19:42 AM PST by NoKoolAidforMe (1-20-13--Change we can look forward to)
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To: Blue Turtle

And the LORD told him: “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king. 1 Samuel 8:7 NIV


24 posted on 11/12/2008 7:22:56 AM PST by SwinneySwitch (Prayers - beyond your expectations.)
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To: Blue Turtle
a historic milestone that gays and lesbians will celebrate and social conservatives will grieve.

...and God will judge!
25 posted on 11/12/2008 7:30:53 AM PST by wubjo (nO Terrorists; nO Tyranny; nObama)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Hard to believe my home state was founded by Puritans.

Disgusting. Tyranny of Supreme Courts rules in CT. First Kelo, now a state supreme court ruling.


26 posted on 11/12/2008 7:31:50 AM PST by Betis70
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To: Balding_Eagle
I agree. Giving up is usually the best stragegy.

It's not exactly giving up. It's more a case of reframing the rules to make their games irrelevant. Marriage is a sacred institution that should be protected fram arbitrary redefinition. I don't think we can win in all 50 states forever, and under the "full faith and credit" clause any state that recognizes marriage is required to recognize whatever another state pretends is a "marriage".

Article IV, Section 1: Full faith and credit shall be given in each state to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state. And the Congress may by general laws prescribe the manner in which such acts, records, and proceedings shall be proved, and the effect thereof.

It's better to have marriage as a religious institution only, but still with all the religious significance that marriage has always had, than as a legal institution that also covers something that has been added by a few judges in one or two states. I believe that we should rewrite the rules to make the battle go away.

27 posted on 11/12/2008 7:34:44 AM PST by MathDoc (Teach the children quietly, for some day sons and daughters...)
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To: Blue Turtle

I give it 5 years tops before a state in this country allows polygamy.


28 posted on 11/12/2008 7:43:30 AM PST by Pinkbell
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To: MathDoc
It's not exactly giving up. It's more a case of reframing the rules to make their games irrelevant.

I have a Comprehensive Immigration package for you to support too. The rest of us call it Amnesty.

Rush talked about your strategy a couple of weeks ago. Most conservatives just want to be left alone, and so they rationalize their capitulation, as you’ve done, so that the Leftists will just leave them alone.

Of course, that just let's the Leftists achieve a small victory, and then they are the offensive again

29 posted on 11/12/2008 7:54:55 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: Pinkbell

Yeah. It’ll be the Islamic polygamy with Camels and all, and not the LDS kind... say what? Are you all camelophobics? (sarc off)


30 posted on 11/12/2008 8:02:01 AM PST by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: Blue Turtle
The tyranny of the judiciary. Welcome to Amerika.
31 posted on 11/12/2008 8:32:20 AM PST by NavVet ( If you don't defend Conservatism in the Primaries, you won't have it to defend in November)
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To: Blue Turtle

Gee, I don’t remember seeing this on my ballot.

Maybe they gave me the wrong one.


32 posted on 11/12/2008 9:12:38 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: KosmicKitty
Gee, I don’t remember seeing this on my ballot.

America now has a newly imposed meaning for 'b a l l o t':

..bill
....achieving
.......loud
..........laughter
.............of
................tyrants

Believe it, my friend, the tyrannical justices, congrassmen (sorry, is that a typo?), and now presidentay-electay thumb their noses at the will of the people, cheat and lie their way to power, and shove their perverted liberalism and socialist-marxist ideology down our throats.
33 posted on 11/12/2008 10:40:09 AM PST by wubjo (nO Terrorists; nO Tyranny; nObama)
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To: KosmicKitty

Our only recourse was question 1, Convene a Constitutional Convention.

When I lived in CA we got to vote on it. Whole lot of good it did us (then), the courts overturned it.


34 posted on 11/12/2008 11:44:43 AM PST by Betis70
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To: Betis70
Our only recourse was question 1, Convene a Constitutional Convention.

Well, I did vote yes for that, but as usual, I was on the losing side :-(

35 posted on 11/12/2008 6:09:48 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: MathDoc

Here’s a real life illustration of how it’s never enough for the Leftists: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2131204/posts

In spite of a CT law giving them the right civil unions, now they demand, and recieve the right to marry.

What you are proposing isn’t enough either, you are only fooling yourself,


36 posted on 11/12/2008 8:14:24 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Ah, it was the same state, should have looked.


37 posted on 11/12/2008 8:15:16 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: KosmicKitty

Yeah not a new thing living in CT. I had no Republicans on my ballot for local races.


38 posted on 11/13/2008 6:08:05 AM PST by Betis70
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