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(Huffington Post)   Another gay domino falls as Illinois governor signs civil unions bill into law   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 205
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2011-01-31 12:05:32 PM
fabulous!
 
2011-01-31 12:10:26 PM
Every time something like this happens, I suddenly get more and more attracted to turtles. I can't explain it, but it's frightening and a little exciting. I'm afraid if this continues, I won't be able to help myself anymore, and will be forced to marry a turtle to satisfy my insatiable lust.

Won't someone please think of the turtles?
 
2011-01-31 12:17:10 PM
Hominoes?
 
2011-01-31 12:21:00 PM
www.fast-autos.net

FAAAABULOUS!

(found with a GIS for 'pink domino'. DO NOT GIS FOR GAY DOMINO!)
 
2011-01-31 12:32:16 PM
I'll bet that gay domino was excited by that big, black domino pushing it down. Pushing it right down onto the table, helpless to move. Big, black, shiny paint, glistening white spots, just holding his ass down, anxious with anticipation...

Disgusting.

Now, if you'll excuse me.
 
2011-01-31 01:04:42 PM
"The Chicago Gay Men's chorus will perform."

Just a song, I hope.
 
2011-01-31 01:12:20 PM

Vanetia: Every time something like this happens, I suddenly get more and more attracted to turtles. I can't explain it, but it's frightening and a little exciting. I'm afraid if this continues, I won't be able to help myself anymore, and will be forced to marry a turtle to satisfy my insatiable lust.

Won't someone please think of the turtles?


You should meet up with Mitch McConnell...
indiedesign.typepad.com
 
2011-01-31 01:19:21 PM
A marriage means different things to different people. To many churches, it is a union of man and woman as husband and wife, and they will continue to be able to exercise the right not to recognize it within the church or perform the ceremony. Of course some churches will recognize it and perform the ceremony and it's their right to do so.

As a LEGAL matter, marriage is nothing more than a legal contract entered into by two natural persons. To disallow two natural persons to enter into that contract because their gender is the same is absolutely nothing short of discrimination.

I fail to see any logical reason to oppose same sex marriage.
 
2011-01-31 01:31:40 PM

nekom: I fail to see any logical reason to oppose same sex marriage.


Because butts are gross, and also Jesus said so.
 
2011-01-31 01:37:33 PM

nekom: I fail to see any logical reason to oppose same sex marriage.


Because Jesus

Ha! Bet you feel dumb now!
 
2011-01-31 01:42:21 PM
The bill allows both gay and straight couples to enter into civil unions, giving them some of the same benefits automatically available to married couples

That's an interesting angle. I'm guessing it was done this way to placate the "sanctity of marriage" folks, but this could be an interesting development for marriage in general.
 
2011-01-31 01:57:59 PM

nekom: A marriage means different things to different people. To many churches, it is a union of man and woman as husband and wife, and they will continue to be able to exercise the right not to recognize it within the church or perform the ceremony. Of course some churches will recognize it and perform the ceremony and it's their right to do so.

As a LEGAL matter, marriage is nothing more than a legal contract entered into by two natural persons. To disallow two natural persons to enter into that contract because their gender is the same is absolutely nothing short of discrimination.

I fail to see any logical reason to oppose same sex marriage.


Came here to say this
 
2011-01-31 02:16:52 PM
This is a nice step forward but is really another name for the"separate-but-equal" doctrine; which, as the history in the US proves time and again, is completely fair and has no negative meaning or consequences for the repressed group.
 
2011-01-31 02:18:40 PM
nekom: I fail to see any logical reason to oppose same sex marriage.

That's because there is no logical reason. It's all emotional.
 
2011-01-31 02:24:39 PM

ne2d: The bill allows both gay and straight couples to enter into civil unions, giving them some of the same benefits automatically available to married couples

That's an interesting angle. I'm guessing it was done this way to placate the "sanctity of marriage" folks, but this could be an interesting development for marriage in general.


I'm concerned about this part:

The bill allows both gay and straight couples to enter into civil unions, giving them some of the same benefits automatically available to married couples

Granting the same rights but calling it two different things, which is the solution for some anti-gay marriage people, doesn't make sense. It just makes it easier to make one definition less-equal later on, or from the very start.
 
2011-01-31 02:39:32 PM

I_Hate_Iowa: I'm concerned about this part:

The bill allows both gay and straight couples to enter into civil unions, giving them some of the same benefits automatically available to married couples


I'm assuming the "some of" bit refers to rights not covered by state laws... filing jointly to the IRS, for example.
 
2011-01-31 02:55:13 PM

ne2d: The bill allows both gay and straight couples to enter into civil unions, giving them some of the same benefits automatically available to married couples

That's an interesting angle. I'm guessing it was done this way to placate the "sanctity of marriage" folks, but this could be an interesting development for marriage in general.


Interesting because there's no quicker way to destroy the sanctity of marriage than giving straight couples to option to form a civil union. Just ask France.
 
2011-01-31 02:57:17 PM

I_Hate_Iowa: ne2d: The bill allows both gay and straight couples to enter into civil unions, giving them some of the same benefits automatically available to married couples

That's an interesting angle. I'm guessing it was done this way to placate the "sanctity of marriage" folks, but this could be an interesting development for marriage in general.

I'm concerned about this part:

The bill allows both gay and straight couples to enter into civil unions, giving them some of the same benefits automatically available to married couples

Granting the same rights but calling it two different things, which is the solution for some anti-gay marriage people, doesn't make sense. It just makes it easier to make one definition less-equal later on, or from the very start.


Even "marriage" won't be equal until DOMA is repealed.
 
2011-01-31 03:26:29 PM

Lumpmoose: ne2d: The bill allows both gay and straight couples to enter into civil unions, giving them some of the same benefits automatically available to married couples

That's an interesting angle. I'm guessing it was done this way to placate the "sanctity of marriage" folks, but this could be an interesting development for marriage in general.

Interesting because there's no quicker way to destroy the sanctity of marriage than giving straight couples to option to form a civil union. Just ask France.


That is interesting--that's exactly what I was thinking of. I think this may be the beginning of a long, slow divergence of the religious institution of marriage and the legal arrangement of civil unions.
 
2011-01-31 03:40:58 PM

ne2d: The bill allows both gay and straight couples to enter into civil unions, giving them some of the same benefits automatically available to married couples

That's an interesting angle. I'm guessing it was done this way to placate the "sanctity of marriage" folks, but this could be an interesting development for marriage in general.


Came in to comment on that same quote. In California, Civil Unions are not equal to marriage, don't afford all of the same rights and straight couples can't enter into them.
 
2011-01-31 04:04:08 PM
 
2011-01-31 04:16:13 PM
The domino did a little twirl before falling.
 
2011-01-31 04:16:33 PM
Gay dominoes don't fall, they just become Bottoms.
 
2011-01-31 04:19:26 PM
I demand a Satanic funeral!
 
2011-01-31 04:19:41 PM
"Civil unions" do not equate "Marriage". It's seperate-but-equal bullshiat that I'm ashamed we're not past yet. Freedom for all, not for some. Either marriage for everyone, or marriage for no-one.

/Straight, but supports my fabulous fellow citizenry.
 
2011-01-31 04:22:29 PM
GodHatesIllinois.com?
 
2011-01-31 04:23:17 PM

Cpl.D: "Civil unions" do not equate "Marriage". It's seperate-but-equal bullshiat that I'm ashamed we're not past yet. Freedom for all, not for some. Either marriage for everyone, or marriage for no-one.

/Straight, but supports my fabulous fellow citizenry.


It's a start. It allows gays a step up in the meantime and will hopefully show the fearful among us that working up to marriage would be an okay thing.
 
2011-01-31 04:23:54 PM

CygnusDarius: GodHatesIllinois.com?


I predict that god will show his displeasure at Illinois by burying it, and surrounding states, under a foot or more of snow.
 
2011-01-31 04:25:14 PM
So now the Bears can all come out?
 
2011-01-31 04:25:20 PM
Good.
 
2011-01-31 04:25:59 PM
does this raise my taxes? no? then I don't care. go right ahead with your bad selves.
 
2011-01-31 04:26:11 PM

Cpl.D: "Civil unions" do not equate "Marriage". It's seperate-but-equal bullshiat that I'm ashamed we're not past yet. Freedom for all, not for some. Either marriage for everyone, or marriage for no-one.

/Straight, but supports my fabulous fellow citizenry.


I support marriage for none, in the legal sense. Civil unions all around, get the government out of marriage entirely. People (or, for the sheep, their churches) can define marriage separately.

/Yes, that includes civil unions for any consenting adults for the purposes of insurance benefits etc. Yes, even siblings.
 
2011-01-31 04:26:28 PM

timujin: ne2d: The bill allows both gay and straight couples to enter into civil unions, giving them some of the same benefits automatically available to married couples

That's an interesting angle. I'm guessing it was done this way to placate the "sanctity of marriage" folks, but this could be an interesting development for marriage in general.

Came in to comment on that same quote. In California, Civil Unions are not equal to marriage, don't afford all of the same rights and straight couples can't enter into them.


Either the same is true in this case or the author of TFA hasn't done enough research to conclude on it either way.
 
2011-01-31 04:27:11 PM

Tiberius Gracchus: CygnusDarius: GodHatesIllinois.com?

I predict that god will show his displeasure at Illinois by burying it, and surrounding states, under a foot or more of snow.


Well you just saved me from watching the 700 Club tonight, thanks.
 
2011-01-31 04:27:39 PM
I think churches should marry and the government should union.

Plain and simple. MM/MF/FF/MFFF... all have the same "rights" under the union, they just have different ceremonies from different religions to celebrate the union.

Basically, marriage is a religious term, union is a tax/benefit/law term.
 
2011-01-31 04:27:43 PM

Inibrius: So now the Bears can all come out?


The Blackhawks shall now be known as the Butthawks.
 
2011-01-31 04:28:14 PM

Lunchlady: Tiberius Gracchus: CygnusDarius: GodHatesIllinois.com?

I predict that god will show his displeasure at Illinois by burying it, and surrounding states, under a foot or more of snow.

Well you just saved me from watching the 700 Club tonight, thanks.


Hey, if I have to deal with the impending Snow-torious B.I.G. at least I'll get a lame joke out of it.
 
2011-01-31 04:28:20 PM

JWF85: Cpl.D: "Civil unions" do not equate "Marriage". It's seperate-but-equal bullshiat that I'm ashamed we're not past yet. Freedom for all, not for some. Either marriage for everyone, or marriage for no-one.

/Straight, but supports my fabulous fellow citizenry.

It's a start. It allows gays a step up in the meantime and will hopefully show the fearful among us that working up to marriage would be an okay thing.


Plus, given the ridiculously huge percentage of the US populace that is head-in-their-ass-farking-inbred-stupid bigots (of various stripes) it's pretty incredible we've come this far.
 
2011-01-31 04:28:45 PM

mauricecano: This is a nice step forward but is really another name for the"separate-but-equal" doctrine


all marriage is a civil union. Anyone can get married in a church, but its not legally recognized until you register it with the state.

If your only goal is to married before god, you can find a church (or clergy) to do that, gay or straight. If you want legal recognition of the contract, both need to register.
 
2011-01-31 04:30:55 PM

Weaver95: does this raise my taxes?


Once gays get married they will get divorced. It will create a need for additional divorce judges paid for with your tax dollars.

/ha, I feel argumentative today.
 
2011-01-31 04:31:03 PM
The only problem with gay dominoes falling all over each other is getting them unstuck afterward.
 
2011-01-31 04:31:25 PM
Why are you people like grey marriage so much.
 
2011-01-31 04:32:01 PM
I'm not a gay male, i don't understand how a man could be sexually attracted to another, and don't need to. Each person has a right to find happiness however they want (as long as its not illegal) and nobody gets hurt. To each his own i say. Who the hell am i to judge someone else on their lifestyle.

/Salute'
 
2011-01-31 04:32:17 PM

fullerton: I think churches should marry and the government should union.

Plain and simple. MM/MF/FF/MFFF... all have the same "rights" under the union, they just have different ceremonies from different religions to celebrate the union.

Basically, marriage is a religious term, union is a tax/benefit/law term.


This.

Government has no place in any religious ceremony. If marriage is indeed a strictly religious matter, than the government should have no part of it in the first place.
 
2011-01-31 04:33:03 PM

nekom: I fail to see any logical reason to oppose same sex marriage.


Denying gays the right to marriage is just excluding the right to be miserable like the straight people that are married.
 
2011-01-31 04:33:05 PM

Cpl.D: "Civil unions" do not equate "Marriage". It's seperate-but-equal bullshiat that I'm ashamed we're not past yet. Freedom for all, not for some. Either marriage for everyone, or marriage for no-one.

/Straight, but supports my fabulous fellow citizenry.


Word. This is the same type of crap that went on between Plessy v. Ferguson and the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Either we recognize that "marriage" for the purposes of law is a non-religious institution or we rewrite all legal code in the US to exclude the word because it violates the first-amendment rights of gays, practitioners of religious without a similar institution and atheists. God, I can't wait until mushrooms are legal so biblethumping idiots can get their third eyes squeegeed.

/I'm allied, as long as you homos don't grab my ass
 
2011-01-31 04:33:10 PM

ne2d: The bill allows both gay and straight couples to enter into civil unions


Straight people getting civil unions will degrade and ruin the whole institution of civil unions! The Bible defines civil unions as a sacred bond between two men or two women! Stop the war on civil unions!
 
2011-01-31 04:34:32 PM

Vanetia: Every time something like this happens, I suddenly get more and more attracted to turtles. I can't explain it, but it's frightening and a little exciting. I'm afraid if this continues, I won't be able to help myself anymore, and will be forced to marry a turtle to satisfy my insatiable lust.

Won't someone please think of the turtles?


Oh lord! The turtles!

/Shipment of turtles sent
//Email for blurry-night-vision video in profile
 
2011-01-31 04:36:28 PM

HailRobonia: ne2d: The bill allows both gay and straight couples to enter into civil unions

Straight people getting civil unions will degrade and ruin the whole institution of civil unions! The Bible defines civil unions as a sacred bond between two men or two women! Stop the war on civil unions!


image.hotdog.hu
 
2011-01-31 04:37:38 PM
Just don't try to buy any Nyquil if you're sick on the wedding day, or make an audio recording of the proceedings.
 
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