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SAME-SEX WEDDINGS 17 PERCENT OF WASHINGTON MARRIAGES
breitbart.com ^ | December 5, 2013 | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP

Posted on 12/07/2013 7:19:07 AM PST by ilovesarah2012

Gay weddings made up 17 percent of marriages in Washington this past year, the first year gay marriages were legal in the state, state officials reported Wednesday.

About 7,071 same-sex couples got married in Washington between December 6, 2012, and the most recent complete month of data, September 2013. There were 42,408 total marriages in the state during that time, according to the Washington State Department of Health.

So far, most of Washington state's same-sex marriages, 62 percent, were between two women.

Washington is one of 15 states plus the District of Columbia where gay marriage is legal, but few have the kind of detailed data Washington released this week, in part because gay marriage is so new in most places.

According to the 2010 Census, there were about 152,335 same-sex married couples and 440,989 same-sex unmarried couples in the United States.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; sicksicksick
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1 posted on 12/07/2013 7:19:07 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012
God ?

You know what to do ...

2 posted on 12/07/2013 7:21:26 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

VERY rotten.


3 posted on 12/07/2013 7:21:35 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

If this is true then it says something VERY sad about the state of this Country, these days :-(


4 posted on 12/07/2013 7:23:38 AM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: ilovesarah2012

Considering the income tax marriage penalty and Obamacare cost penalty, it’s more surprising that 83% of marriages are still opposite-sex marriages.


5 posted on 12/07/2013 7:25:11 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Interesting,heterosexuals have stopped getting married cause it’s not cool while homosexuals are getting married cause it’s cool.
We live in a topsy turvy world,how confusing.


6 posted on 12/07/2013 7:28:00 AM PST by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Hell in a handbasket.


7 posted on 12/07/2013 7:31:17 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: GSP.FAN
heterosexuals have stopped getting married cause it’s not cool while homosexuals are getting married cause it’s cool.

Up is down. Officially the Bizaro World
8 posted on 12/07/2013 7:31:30 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: JoeDetweiler; Just Lori; Libertina; Lexinom; horatio; freebird5850; Horatio Gates; Ramius; ...
WA Ping

This also says something about the State of Washington. But heck last year we had a woman marry a building in Seattle and a guy marry a farm animal out in the country.

9 posted on 12/07/2013 7:31:37 AM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

This is the first year. It will probably drop off over the next couple of years to be only 2 or 3 percent.


10 posted on 12/07/2013 7:33:32 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

Meanwhile divorce laywers are licking their chops waiting for the inevitable.....


11 posted on 12/07/2013 7:35:57 AM PST by GQuagmire
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To: ilovesarah2012

They are more whacked out than California...guess it’s because Hispanics which represent a larger percentage of CA’s population still believe in traditional marriage.


12 posted on 12/07/2013 7:36:18 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Obama Admin marrying each other ?


13 posted on 12/07/2013 7:39:42 AM PST by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: ilovesarah2012; SunkenCiv

Just watch. Five years from now the gay divorce rate will be higher than the divorce rate among heterosexuals.


14 posted on 12/07/2013 7:40:36 AM PST by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I suspect that 17% is high and it will taper off, seeing that same-gender “marriage” (it sure isn’t the same sex!)has been legalized only recently.

Homosexuals push for “marriage” purely to be in-the-face of Biblical marriage. Many heterosexuals are not marrying for about the same reason.


15 posted on 12/07/2013 7:43:17 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: ilovesarah2012

I think a lot of those “marriages” are deviants from other states coming to Washington for their “wedding” and going back to somewhere, preferably Hell.


16 posted on 12/07/2013 7:43:36 AM PST by dainbramaged (Windage and elevation, Mrs. Langdon; windage and elevation.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I read recently that 18% of Yale men are gay.
Of the Yale women 8% were gay.
Must be tough sledding for the sororities.

http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2010/02/10/one-in-four-maybe-six/

Kinsey would be shocked at today’s statistics.
His estimates have been doubled.


17 posted on 12/07/2013 7:44:20 AM PST by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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To: knarf

State officials reported ? I expect a correction next month


18 posted on 12/07/2013 7:44:36 AM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: ilovesarah2012

If the option arose, I swear to God, I would fully support and vote to seceed from these degenerate fag-marriage states in a split-second.


19 posted on 12/07/2013 7:50:43 AM PST by greene66
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To: dainbramaged

“About a quarter of the gay couples who got married this past year in Washington were from another state. The biggest number, 524, came from Oregon. For 170 marriages, the couples live in Texas and 155 couples traveled from California to get married in Washington.

In only 6 percent of marriages for opposite-sex couples, both spouses were from another state.”

According to the article, it is good for tourism.

We really need to divide this country in half.


20 posted on 12/07/2013 7:56:00 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: greene66

It is the only answer short of a real civil war. Just divide the nation.


21 posted on 12/07/2013 7:56:36 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

My wives will be happy I can now marry my boyfriend. :D


22 posted on 12/07/2013 8:15:33 AM PST by Tzimisce
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To: JudyinCanada

Pseudo.


23 posted on 12/07/2013 8:35:02 AM PST by This I Wonder32460
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To: ilovesarah2012

Look at it this way, now they won’t be procreataing, and the Gay Gene may die off. I know of a number of marriges that broke up when one of the partners went to there gay lover.


24 posted on 12/07/2013 8:42:23 AM PST by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: A'elian' nation

Wow. You know there are admissions officers weighting the scales heavily in favor of “gay,” when you consider that the percentage of homosexuals is around 3% in the general population. It isn’t that they average smarter, and it isn’t all self-selection. It’s the heavy thumb of PC.

Admissions officer is one of those helping professions that left-wing women and lesbians gravitate to, like teacher and social worker. You don’t assault your conscience by making a lot of money, but you get a fair amount of power in shaping society, especially when it comes to anointing the Elite. Post that article on its own, it’s worth it.


25 posted on 12/07/2013 9:03:08 AM PST by heartwood
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To: BenLurkin

17% isn’t even a believable number.


26 posted on 12/07/2013 9:46:41 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Baynative

They’re trying to get a proposal on the ballot here in Michigan to repeal the gay marriage ban we voted for 6 or 8 years ago.


27 posted on 12/07/2013 9:51:19 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Considering that DC attracts the most depraved and corrupt people in the nation — I beleive it.


28 posted on 12/07/2013 9:55:38 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I live in Washington state, but I would be happy to see the red states secede. Washington liberals seem to have some idea that they are the givers to the red states. I would like the blue states to have to see how well we would fare without the red states.

It would be a hard lesson, but it is probably the only way that the hard-headed socialists of this state to get a grip on reality.


29 posted on 12/07/2013 10:00:13 AM PST by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: ilovesarah2012

The percentage will drop. This was the rush to set a precedent, make a point, etc.


30 posted on 12/07/2013 10:14:50 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

bookmark


31 posted on 12/07/2013 10:15:46 AM PST by GOP Poet
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To: cripplecreek

Michigan passed it’s amendment by 59% in 2004. A 9% loss in 10 years for a popular vote about ‘gay marriage’ in say 2014 is not out of the realm of possibility. Now Michigan isn’t CA, but CA lost 9% in the 8 years between prop. 22 (61% in 2000) and prop. 8 (52% in 2008). If a new referendum happens it would be a lot closer than in 2004, in my opinion.

I don’t think any of them have been repealed yet by a popular vote, though.

Freegards


32 posted on 12/07/2013 10:30:02 AM PST by Ransomed
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To: JudyinCanada

“I suspect that 17% is high and it will taper off, seeing that same-gender “marriage” (it sure isn’t the same sex!)has been legalized only recently.”

You may be reading these results wrong; I don’t think the story is that there is so many “gay marriages” that they comprise 17% of the total, but there are so few real marriages that they are only 83% of the total.

From what I see around me (which granted is a narrow view), traditional marriage will become the realm of a small number of traditional people (who will preserve it forever).


33 posted on 12/07/2013 10:36:39 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: dainbramaged
I think a lot of those “marriages” are deviants from other states coming to Washington for their “wedding” and going back to somewhere, preferably Hell.

I know of at least one "couple" who did this. They were from Oregon.

34 posted on 12/07/2013 10:48:58 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: stubernx98

Look at it this way, now they won’t be procreataing, and the Gay Gene may die off. I know of a number of marriges that broke up when one of the partners went to there gay lover.

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That doesn’t even make sense.

First of all, gays procreate. Previous opposite-sex partners. Artificial insemination. Sperm donation.

As for the gay genes dying out... is it your position that gay children are only born to gay parents? The only gay folks I know have heterosexual parents. Are there studies to determine if gay parents have gay children? You say you know of marriages which have broken up because a spouse wanted to be with a same-sex partner. Did that person leaving a marriage leave behind biological children? Were those children gay?


35 posted on 12/07/2013 11:13:57 AM PST by ConstantSkeptic (Be careful about preconceptions)
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To: Ransomed

“I don’t think any of them have been repealed yet by a popular vote, though.”

Pretty sure you’re correct, although that’s just a matter of time. California would have repealed Prop 8 had the courts not made that moot, and Virginia will have a repeal on its ballot next year.

Closest I can think of is Minnesota, where the voters declined to strengthen their ban. Not exactly the same thing, but a troubling step in the wrong direction.


36 posted on 12/07/2013 12:13:55 PM PST by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: BenLurkin

With marriage licenses for homosexuals comprising almost 20%, no Bureau of Tourism could convince me to vacation in the State of Washington, partiularly Seattle.


37 posted on 12/07/2013 12:52:31 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: stubernx98
RE: “Now they won’t be procreating, and the Gay Gene may die off.”

That's a very interesting medical point.

I doubt that politically active gays will passively accept that outcome.

Just a question of time, I guess, before we have sperm banks that exclusively match gay male donors with gay females who hope to become mothers of gay children.

38 posted on 12/07/2013 1:01:44 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: highball

“I don’t think any of them have been repealed yet by a popular vote, though.”

Closest I can think of is Minnesota, where the voters declined to strengthen their ban. Not exactly the same thing, but a troubling step in the wrong direction.

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No. Minnesota passed a Defense of Marriage Act in 1997. Although Minnesota is a mostly solid blue state, the 2010 elections gave the Republicans control of the governor’s office and both the House and Senate. The Republicans wanted to strengthen the prohibition against same-sex marriages and passed a constitutional amendment prohibiting it. That amendment was on the 2012 ballot. The people of Minnesota not only rejected that amendment by 52.6%, they also voted in a Democratic governor, a Democratic House, and a Democratic Senate. In May 2013, the now Democratic Legislature passed a bill allowing same-sex marriages, and the Minnesota governor signed it.


39 posted on 12/07/2013 3:30:43 PM PST by ConstantSkeptic (Be careful about preconceptions)
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To: heartwood

You are absolutely correct in the weasly insinuations of the admissions folks. Of the Ivy League colleges Yale has the highest percent of masturbatory matriculators ( sorry couldn’t resist the onomatopoeia ).

And once one college gets a lead in some minority group it becomes self propagating in that that group will gravitate to places of learning that are more sympathetic to them.

Yale was William F. Buckley’s alma mater. He may be rolling in his grave, but his debate nemesis, Gore Vidal, is jumping up and down in his or doing some other MM S&M thing.


40 posted on 12/07/2013 3:58:38 PM PST by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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To: highball

“California would have repealed Prop 8 had the courts not made that moot”

Yup, I’ve been saying that for years.

“Virginia will have a repeal on its ballot next year.”

Where did you see this?

Freegards


41 posted on 12/07/2013 4:07:32 PM PST by Ransomed
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To: ConstantSkeptic

That’s what I said (or meant to say, at any rate).

Gay marriage was prohibited by law in Minnesota. The voters had a chance to make that ban far stronger, but voted not to, and then the ban was repealed because they hadn’t.

Not exactly the same as a direct repeal of a constitutional amendment, as I said, but the closest I could think of.


42 posted on 12/07/2013 5:17:18 PM PST by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: ConstantSkeptic; stubernx98

It’s the left that wants to claim homosexuality is not a choice but a genetic inheritance. That’s absolutely false and there’s no evidence for it.

It’s difficult to find a clear scientific explanation of how sexual fetishes develop. But I believe whatever “causes” homosexuality are the same factors that cause any other kind of unnatural fetish.

Or it could be as simple as the fact that homosexuality is promoted, celebrated and portrayed in often pornographic ways throughout all our mass media. Simple marketing recruits more people into the lifestyle.


43 posted on 12/07/2013 5:27:00 PM PST by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: knarf
God ?

You know what to do ...

Indeed He does, and He has a built-in way to do it, too.

Ever hear of the Cascadia Subduction Zone? Same kind of fault as the one that tore up Japan back in '11. Set that thing off and Seattle (and Portland, for that matter)....and a LOT of the surrounding area...gets destroyed.

44 posted on 12/07/2013 5:40:08 PM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: cripplecreek
"They’re trying to get a proposal on the ballot here in Michigan to repeal the gay marriage ban we voted for 6 or 8 years ago."

The irony of this stuff is that most of the fervent supporters working on it aren't gay.

45 posted on 12/07/2013 5:50:25 PM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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To: Berosus

Gay marriage never used to be a political goal — I think it became a big priority because of death by AIDS, the supposed benefit to be the formalization of the legal relationship in order to prevent the massive promiscuity among gay men. I mean, we’ve all heard how perfectly that works with heterosexual relationships. ;’)


46 posted on 12/08/2013 3:53:38 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Ransomed

My mistake - that’s what I get for not looking for a link.

I misremembered - Virginia’s repeal has been introduced in the legislature, but has a long way to go before it hits the ballot.

Still, only a matter of time. If we cling to “none of them have ever been repealed” the way we did “no electorate has ever voted for gay marriage” we’ll be caught as flat-footed as we were then. We need to strategize ahead, as our opponents do.


47 posted on 12/08/2013 5:29:26 AM PST by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: JediJones
Are you aware of the twin studies(Identical twins)? Pretty much determines that who you are is based upon how your mom and Dad's DNA combined. You know, wheether your tale or short, smart or dumb etc. Based upon my research my estimate is that Genes determines who you are 70%, and culture 30%. Another factor that impacts things is the use of alcohol and drugs by the parents.
48 posted on 12/08/2013 2:05:38 PM PST by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: stubernx98

doubtful


49 posted on 12/08/2013 2:06:52 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: stubernx98

Your sexual fetish and behavior is not determined by DNA in any way shape or form.

I stumbled across some show once, accidently, and watched a host of a TV show berate and badger a man trying to TELL him he had to be gay because his twin brother was.

It was disgusting.


50 posted on 12/08/2013 2:08:22 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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