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State to same-sex domestic partners: You’re about to be married
The Seattle Times ^ | Feb. 15, 2014 | Lornett Turnbull

Posted on 02/17/2014 3:35:25 PM PST by steve86

On June 30, the state of Washington will convert to marriage the domestic partnerships of thousands of gay and lesbian couples who have not gotten married on their own or not gotten a legal dissolution.

Thousands of gay and lesbian domestic partners who have not married or legally dissolved their unions by the end of June will have their relationships automatically converted to marriage — courtesy of the state.

It’s the final piece of the state’s same-sex marriage law — a provision about which many couples are apparently unaware and one sure to trigger some uncomfortable conversations.

Although domestic partnerships are essentially marriage by a different name, “people don’t think of them as the same thing ...” said Jason Holloway, president of QLaw Association, the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender bar association.

Those being plunged into matrimony will no doubt include couples who simply hadn’t given it much thought.

Or there will be those who broke up in the years since they registered as domestic partners, some of them now married — illegally — to other people.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Washington
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This is one of the most bizarre items I have ever encountered -- and in my own state.

On my side of the state (across the mountains from Seattle) few of us voted for any of this depravity but it is only getting worse.

On the other hand, the implications of this idiocy are bound to result in some hilarity (people who broke up long ago suddenly finding themselves "married"). lol

1 posted on 02/17/2014 3:35:25 PM PST by steve86
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To: steve86

More work for lawyers!


2 posted on 02/17/2014 3:43:35 PM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: steve86

They are clearly dropping any pretense that it is about “gay rights” since nobody would ever considered it a “right” to have their union forcibly defined for them. It is now about getting the state’s citizens to enthusiastically accept being shackled.

That said, it may be time for the red states to just rely on the 10th Amendment when it comes to relationships between the feds and states. They should probably say that if the coastal states want to go full totalitarian and leave American values behind entirely, then let them make their bed and lie in it.


3 posted on 02/17/2014 3:46:39 PM PST by freedom462
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To: steve86
Help I'm steppin' into the twilight zone
the place is a madhouse, feels like being cloned
My beacon's been moved under moon and star
Where am I to go, now that I've gone too far

Posterity must sort this out. My generation has lost control.

4 posted on 02/17/2014 3:47:34 PM PST by stormhill
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To: steve86

I think this has got to be completely unconstitutional. The liberal media may not believe it, but there are probably SOME gay couples out there that are not in favor of same-sex “marriage” — so they’re going to essentially force the couples into it.

I’m not sure how on earth it’s okay to do that to anybody in the registry, heterosexual or homosexual. The liberals are insane.


5 posted on 02/17/2014 3:47:37 PM PST by CountryClassSF
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To: steve86

ARRIVING IN GOMORRAH
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd3tonnjMSI&list=UUFDlhK80EdO28R-iGTXiGaw&feature=c4-overview


6 posted on 02/17/2014 3:48:30 PM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: steve86

mandatory homosexual marriage?

now, THERE’s a political platform O can run for a third term on!


7 posted on 02/17/2014 3:48:42 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: steve86

I grew up in Yakima and now live in Duvall. This is the most absurd thing I’ve ever heard of. Did make me chuckle just a bit.


8 posted on 02/17/2014 3:50:36 PM PST by CityCenter (Resist Obamacare!)
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To: steve86

Yep. Bizarre is the right word.


9 posted on 02/17/2014 3:51:28 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: freedom462

This is the logical conclusion when the State gets into the business of defining what is or is not a marriage.


10 posted on 02/17/2014 3:51:36 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker

it does seem that if you advocate for more and more gov’t involvement in marriage, it is inevitable that more and more liberals will be involved in trying to regulate marriage and mess with the traditional version of it. This is likely why an increasing nubmer of conservatives have called for the goal of limiting, if not eliminating, gov’t involvement of any kind in marriage in order to save traditional, Biblical marriage.


11 posted on 02/17/2014 3:54:51 PM PST by freedom462
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To: freedom462

Which is exactly what I’ve been advocating for for a very long time. Government f**** up everything it touches. Why anyone thinks marriage would be any different is totally beyond me.


12 posted on 02/17/2014 3:56:51 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: steve86

Wooooh..what about hetrosexual domestic partner.???


13 posted on 02/17/2014 3:58:32 PM PST by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: CountryClassSF

Ya. Means no more bathhouses or thousands of partners.


14 posted on 02/17/2014 4:02:55 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: steve86

Many states have “common law” marriage where hetero couples who cohabitate for a certain time are declared legally married by the state. If the homos want “equality”, then why not do this?


15 posted on 02/17/2014 4:05:48 PM PST by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: CityCenter

You would think this was a way-out-there parody, no?

But it’s been on the Seattle Times website for two days: no joke, unfortunately.


16 posted on 02/17/2014 4:18:50 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: NYer; Salvation

Isn’t this over-the-top, beyond the pale?


17 posted on 02/17/2014 4:20:47 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: OrangeHoof

Some states with “common law” marriages say
you have to present yourself as married.
At least it used to be that way in Georgia.


18 posted on 02/17/2014 4:31:29 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

there are only 7 or 8 states that allow common law marriage.

other states prohibit first cousin marriage while others allow it.


19 posted on 02/17/2014 4:40:12 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: tophat9000

You beat me to it, top. This cannot be true. This is not constitutional, surely! Equality under the law! Gay partners will certain have a point — if they don’t do it to heteros, how can they do it to us?


20 posted on 02/17/2014 4:44:31 PM PST by Toucan Dance
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To: steve86
and legally liable for all their debts public and private...

let the lawsuits commence!!!

21 posted on 02/17/2014 4:44:59 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Lurker; freedom462
Overheard a gay guy "... yeah, it took me 20 years to convince my mother that I really, really AM gay, and now she's after me again: 'So why aren't you married?'"

As gay "traditionalist" marchers in Gay Paree put it in the big anti-gay-demonstrations last year: "Nous sommes plus gai sans mariage" : "We're gayer without marriage."

22 posted on 02/17/2014 4:46:50 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Sanity is the adequate response of the mind to the real thing: adaequatio mentis ad rem.)
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To: CountryClassSF

I believe that if equal is equal than you can’t have gay marriage and civil unions, unless you have civil unions for straight couples. Not sure why you’d want them, but you’d need them for equality.


23 posted on 02/17/2014 4:56:04 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: steve86

I could see states that now allow gay marriage doing away with domestic partnerships for everyone. If people want the advantages of marriage they can just go whole hog and get married. Sh!t or get off the pot.


24 posted on 02/17/2014 5:12:32 PM PST by PLMerite
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To: Toucan Dance

Well the flip side is common law marriage if your live together for a length of time as man and wife .. and also annulment of a marriage not consummated..gays can not consummate in that they can not have true sexual intercourse...as Bill Clinton technicality claimed he never had a sexual relationship with Monica


25 posted on 02/17/2014 5:33:10 PM PST by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: steve86

So, you have a roommate in Washington and you end up being married.


26 posted on 02/17/2014 5:39:30 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Tanniker Smith
...unless you have civil unions for straight couples.

Kalifornia does.

27 posted on 02/17/2014 5:44:11 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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