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Epeanymous
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Posted: 12/6/2012 10:40:41 AM
I live in Washington, which, at midnight last night, began issuing licenses for same-sex couples to get married. Two of my colleagues are marrying their longtime partners this weekend (one of the couples has been together for 30 years and has raised two now-adult children). I'm feeling all happy and festive that this tremendous civil rights victory has occurred in my lifetime. If you had told teen me that I would get to see this, I would have said, no way.

So, come in here and throw confetti and eat cake. Cake for everyone!

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Posted: 12/6/2012 10:44:37 AM
Yay! How exciting. I'm in California where we endlessly fight about Prop. 8.


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Posted: 12/6/2012 10:49:03 AM
Just got a notice on Facebook from our county. Same sex marriage licenses can be picked up now for January weddings. This is in Western Maryland (Garret). Glad we are progressing in this little backwoods county. (now just let us buy booze on Sunday lol)


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Posted: 12/6/2012 10:49:13 AM
Are you issuing wives? I could really use a SAHW to clean my house.

But seriously, I'm in Seattle too-- yay!!



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Posted: 12/6/2012 11:03:22 AM
welcome to the gay-marriage club! we've had it legalized for several years and you know what??? nothing bad happened at all, the world didn't end and families didn't fall apart.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 11:13:44 AM
Yay that's fabulous. I hope they both have very long and happy marriages.
Now can I have some cake please?


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Posted: 12/6/2012 11:14:45 AM
One state closer to civil rights and equality for all.


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Posted: 12/6/2012 11:25:44 AM
I cried a little bit at midnight.

So happy this day is finally here for Washington and I can't wait for the day when it's legal everywhere and no matter what state a couple is in, their marriage is recognized as legal.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 11:38:35 AM
I'm overjoyed to be a Washingtonian right now!

I loved seeing pictures of friends lining up to get their licenses last night. What an amazing day for our state!

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Posted: 12/6/2012 11:49:07 AM
Happy to say I am from Iowa - a more progressive state than many people think!

Congratulations to the Washington couples!

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Posted: 12/6/2012 11:49:49 AM
That's wonderful!!
here in CA, we are waiting to hear from the SCourt.

I would share some wedding cake!

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Posted: 12/6/2012 11:53:29 AM
I am sad to live in such a closed minded state sometimes. Utah will be one of the last to do this. It's a shame. So I will happily celebrate with the other states one by one, until it happens for everyone.

Yay!!! Pass the cake!


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Posted: 12/6/2012 12:04:52 PM
This makes me so happy. My Aunt her partner of over 20 years can now be married!



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Posted: 12/6/2012 12:08:48 PM
How wonderful for everyone! Let love abound!


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Posted: 12/6/2012 12:10:01 PM
A HUGE congratulations to all the couples who can finally share in the rights and protections of marriage. I married my beautiful wife in Iowa in '09 when they made it legal there. Sadly, in our home state we have no rights, since Arkasnas doesn't recognize our marriage... but it's baby steps to full equality. No group in history was handed full rights in a day. It's one step at a time and we aren't giving up hope.


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Posted: 12/6/2012 12:11:36 PM

Best Wishes to all !!!






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Posted: 12/6/2012 12:13:12 PM
Well, I stayed up late on election night to celebrate Minnesota NOT making same sex marriages SUPER DUPER EXTRA MAYA illegal with the marriage amendment (since it is already illegal they wanted to add it to the state constitution that marriage is between one man and one woman). Now I am hoping the Catholic church's master plan (since they were the driving force on this amendment in this state) to instate the amendment backfires on them, and in the next few years, we can make gay marriage legal.

The tide has shifted.




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Posted: 12/6/2012 12:14:29 PM
I agree, how wonderful for everyone. Let Love and Civil Rights abound!!!


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Posted: 12/6/2012 12:23:14 PM
Aww! Congratulations!!




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Posted: 12/6/2012 12:31:45 PM
Seriously, how could anyone be AGAINST something that serves as an excuse to party and eat cake?


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Posted: 12/6/2012 12:42:49 PM
Proud to be a resident of Washington state and loving all the stories and pictures of couples getting their marriage licenses. My favorite is Jane (age 77) and Pete-e (age 85) who have been together for 35 years. They thought they would die before they could get married - I am so glad they now have the opportunity.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 12:48:18 PM
That's Awesome!!

I never hear any talk about making it legal here in PA.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 12:54:22 PM
We already a 'save the date' from a former student here in Maryland!


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Posted: 12/6/2012 1:19:53 PM
Is the cake chocolate? I don't want any if it's not chocolate.

But I'll definitely take some champagne.

Weeee!!


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Posted: 12/6/2012 1:24:09 PM

One state closer to civil rights and equality for all.


Yes!

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Posted: 12/6/2012 1:33:37 PM

Utah will be one of the last to do this.


And how does this correlate to Utah being the state that is the largest consumer of pornography in the US?


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Posted: 12/6/2012 1:55:10 PM
Yay cake!



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Posted: 12/6/2012 2:00:54 PM

And how does this correlate to Utah being the state that is the largest consumer of pornography in the US?
I think that's largest in Internet porn, and it's because there is no other venue for it here.

Congrats to all of the happy couples, and I can wait until this is a non-issue!


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Posted: 12/6/2012 2:08:38 PM
Congrats to all the happy couples!!


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Posted: 12/6/2012 2:16:13 PM
So proud of my state right now!

And peaburt, I heard Jane and Pete-e talk on the radio yesterday. What an adorable couple! So happy for them.


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Congratulations to all the happy couples!!

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Posted: 12/6/2012 3:48:26 PM
I wanted to share this news story that I just saw on Facebook.

together 35 years, finally married.


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Posted: 12/6/2012 3:52:02 PM
Finally

Can't wait for my state to get on board as well!



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Congratulations!


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Posted: 12/6/2012 3:58:48 PM
Lespea thanks for the link to the story. I teared up watching the video. All those people there singing and celebrating did it.




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Posted: 12/6/2012 4:01:37 PM
I'm in WA too and getting teary eyed at all the pictures getting licenses. So many happy faces.

I want some cake too.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 4:03:43 PM

I am sad to live in such a closed minded state sometimes. Utah will be one of the last to do this. It's a shame. So I will happily celebrate with the other states one by one, until it happens for everyone.


I have a feeling that Utah and a few other states will only do so when told by the US Supreme court that they have to.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 4:30:32 PM
YAY!!!! I'm from Md and it passed recently. Not, of course, in VA where I currently am.

Thrilled for everyone who has equal rights now. THRILLED!

I am on a diet. I will drink champagne!


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Posted: 12/6/2012 4:48:00 PM
That makes me so happy!
Hopefully all the other states that have not legalized gay marriage yet will follow suit very soon!
Congratulations!


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I hope and pray that Colorado follows very soon. I mean we both legalized pot, we can both legalize gay marriage!


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Posted: 12/6/2012 6:03:18 PM
Yaaaayyyy!!!

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Posted: 12/6/2012 6:07:41 PM

I have a feeling that Utah and a few other states will only do so when told by the US Supreme court that they have to.


Well, they also couldn't get statehood in until they renounced polygamy. It's ok. However we have to get there. No one said it would be easy.

And yes, I correct myself. Utah is the highest consumer of internet porn in America. A high distinction indeed. Either it's b/c you can't get it any other way or you don't want anyone to see you getting it any other way. Whatever.


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Posted: 12/6/2012 6:11:07 PM
YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! Congratulations to all.


Yet one step closer to equality. Fabulous.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 7:03:38 PM
Woo Hoo!!! Way to go Washington. This makes me very, very, very, very, very, very, very HAPPY. Did I say this makes me VERY HAPPY?

Now for some cake.



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Posted: 12/7/2012 12:26:26 AM
Cake for everyone, I say!


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Here to throw confetti and eat cake.






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