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2013-03-13 03:53:41 PM
Non paywall link, please?
 
2013-03-13 04:05:40 PM

Nadie_AZ: Non paywall link, please?


Here

Bad form subby! Bad form!
 
2013-03-13 04:07:32 PM

Nadie_AZ: Non paywall link, please?


here's one (Rocky Mountain Collegian)
 
2013-03-13 04:26:23 PM
Civil unions? Really

You guys are farking sick.

Two homosexuals should not have the option for civil union.

Instead it should be marriage
 
2013-03-13 04:48:18 PM
No worries.  The frigid temperature of hell will offset things nicely.
 
2013-03-13 04:48:26 PM
Congrats, Colorado, and what a great way to celebrate the new Pope!
 
2013-03-13 04:50:18 PM
Oh, and of course, this is a "civil union" bill that grants "gay couples rights similar to marriage," and those have been repeatedly held to be clear violations of the 14th amendment in the federal courts, so congratulations on legalizing gay marriage, in another year or so!
 
2013-03-13 05:25:01 PM
...and possibly men. Hallelujah!
 
2013-03-13 05:27:57 PM
Ah, so this is why Colorado Springs is issuing forth copious amounts of derp lately.

//Well more than usual
 
2013-03-13 05:31:03 PM
  If God was going to smite Colorado for the gay he would have done it long ago for allowing telemark skiers...

/I keed...I keed
 
2013-03-13 05:31:12 PM
Civil unions? Really? 2002 called and they want their Separate But Equal back.

/it's called MARRIAGE equality, biatches!
 
2013-03-13 05:32:10 PM
fark the NYT.

Go ahead, Colorado!
 
2013-03-13 05:32:13 PM
thesword.com
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO JUST farkING A DUDE?!
 
2013-03-13 05:34:20 PM
Are civil unions allowed only for same sex couples? And are the benefits/responsibilities the same as 'traditional' marriage? If both are 'yes', I could easily see civil unions becoming a popular alternative for those who don't need or want the intermingled state and religious institution but do want a legal association with their partner, regardless of gender.
 
2013-03-13 05:35:50 PM

EngineerAU: Are civil unions allowed only for same sex couples? And are the benefits/responsibilities the same as 'traditional' marriage? If both are 'yes', I could easily see civil unions becoming a popular alternative for those who don't need or want the intermingled state and religious institution but do want a legal association with their partner, regardless of gender.


I can't speak for Colorado, but in California civil unions (domestic partnerships, I believe) are restricted to same-sex couples.
 
2013-03-13 05:36:21 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com

Separate but equal!
 
2013-03-13 05:37:21 PM
Stupid sexy Flanders!
 
2013-03-13 05:37:50 PM

Theaetetus: Oh, and of course, this is a "civil union" bill that grants "gay couples rights similar to marriage," and those have been repeatedly held to be clear violations of the 14th amendment in the federal courts, so congratulations on legalizing gay marriage, in another year or so!


Hey now! Baby steps. Life isn't about the destination; it's about the journey.

/ I've always thought that it was screwy that LGTwhatevers didn't just have the ceremony in a friendly church and thumb their noses at the anti-people.
 
2013-03-13 05:38:25 PM

FARK rebel soldier: [thesword.com image 480x640]
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO JUST farkING A DUDE?!


Looks like another paywall.
 
2013-03-13 05:39:06 PM
Wonderful! I can't even begin to think how many wedding invites I may get now due to my non-hetero friends being unable to marry!  Great news.  Love it!

Now hopefully they won't all be going out and getting married within a few months of each other.  I may have to stock up on wedding cards instead.

/straight Coloradoan, living in sin happily with a wonderful man
//many gay and lesbian friends, tho, and I wish them all the very, very best
///I'm so excited so I'll shush now
 
2013-03-13 05:39:40 PM

cman: Civil unions? Really

You guys are farking sick.

Two homosexuals should not have the option for civil union.

Instead it should be marriage


This.
 
2013-03-13 05:40:39 PM
And yes, it's not official marriage, but bet your bottom dollar it will be treated as such here.  I am excited for my dear friends and couples that now have the option :)
 
2013-03-13 05:42:11 PM
Once you get married it's all downhill.
 
2013-03-13 05:42:40 PM

iheartscotch: Theaetetus: Oh, and of course, this is a "civil union" bill that grants "gay couples rights similar to marriage," and those have been repeatedly held to be clear violations of the 14th amendment in the federal courts, so congratulations on legalizing gay marriage, in another year or so!

Hey now! Baby steps. Life isn't about the destination; it's about the journey.

/ I've always thought that it was screwy that LGTwhatevers didn't just have the ceremony in a friendly church and thumb their noses at the anti-people.


Some people view baby steps and half-measures as insufficient when it comes to civil rights.  I am one of those people.  This is just some 'separate-but-equal bullshiat for the sake of religious fundie's delicate sensibilities.
 
2013-03-13 05:43:40 PM
Colorado needs to stop wasting their time on little things like ending the war on drugs and gay marriage and start focusing on important things like ending the sale of large sodas. Farking backward-ass red states I tell ya.
 
2013-03-13 05:44:20 PM

specialkae: And yes, it's not official marriage, but bet your bottom dollar it will be treated as such here.


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2013-03-13 05:44:35 PM

Theaetetus: Congrats, Colorado, and what a great way to celebrate the new Pope!


between this headline and the other with the cardinals hiring a new manager it has been a great day on fark.
 
2013-03-13 05:46:02 PM

iheartscotch: Theaetetus: Oh, and of course, this is a "civil union" bill that grants "gay couples rights similar to marriage," and those have been repeatedly held to be clear violations of the 14th amendment in the federal courts, so congratulations on legalizing gay marriage, in another year or so!

Hey now! Baby steps. Life isn't about the destination; it's about the journey.

/ I've always thought that it was screwy that LGTwhatevers didn't just have the ceremony in a friendly church and thumb their noses at the anti-people.


Because it's not about the ceremony, it's about the over a thousand legal rights and privileges that come with the civil institution of marriage. Ceremonies? Shiat, those are always up to the church, which is why divorced people can get wed by protestants and thumb their noses at the Catholics. Weddings have nothing to do with legal rights, though.
 
2013-03-13 05:46:31 PM
It's made all the more wonderful by the simple fact that Colorado is home to nutty religious groups like Focus on the Family.
 
2013-03-13 05:46:35 PM

LordOfThePings: specialkae: And yes, it's not official marriage, but bet your bottom dollar it will be treated as such here.

[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 340x364]


Ok, I lol'ed.  Didn't even think about it.  To you sir, one free Internets!
 
2013-03-13 05:46:43 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-13 05:47:39 PM

Vodka Zombie: It's made all the more wonderful by the simple fact that Colorado is home to nutty religious groups like Focus on the Family.


Yes.  yes it is.  The ironing is quite delicious if you live in this state right now.
 
2013-03-13 05:48:12 PM

KiTTeNs_on_AciD: iheartscotch: Theaetetus: Oh, and of course, this is a "civil union" bill that grants "gay couples rights similar to marriage," and those have been repeatedly held to be clear violations of the 14th amendment in the federal courts, so congratulations on legalizing gay marriage, in another year or so!

Hey now! Baby steps. Life isn't about the destination; it's about the journey.

/ I've always thought that it was screwy that LGTwhatevers didn't just have the ceremony in a friendly church and thumb their noses at the anti-people.

Some people view baby steps and half-measures as insufficient when it comes to civil rights.  I am one of those people.  This is just some 'separate-but-equal bullshiat for the sake of religious fundie's delicate sensibilities.


I agree, seperate but equal is screwy.

And anyone who reads the passage in the bible that concerns homosexuality knows that it wasn't really about them being gay; it was more about them wanting to rape some dudes.

So, the message really is; rape is bad.

/ still don't know why they don't just get married and worry about the legality later
 
2013-03-13 05:49:40 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: ...and possibly men. Hallelujah!


i lol'd
 
2013-03-13 05:49:56 PM
Colorado is a weird state.  It shows a lot of similarities with WA, but every once in a while it shows its conservative bent.
 
2013-03-13 05:52:57 PM
After the glitz and glamour of a thousand courthouse weddings and the temporary boost it will provide to economies expect the moral decay to make itself more and more apparent as economic activity (a domain of the industrious and morally righteous) declines as more and more Christians head for greener pastures. Combine this the epidemic of hard drug abuse in the state (marihauna is a scheduled I drug mind you) and we have a new Welfare Capitol in the works.
 
2013-03-13 05:53:07 PM

iheartscotch: KiTTeNs_on_AciD: iheartscotch: Theaetetus: Oh, and of course, this is a "civil union" bill that grants "gay couples rights similar to marriage," and those have been repeatedly held to be clear violations of the 14th amendment in the federal courts, so congratulations on legalizing gay marriage, in another year or so!

Hey now! Baby steps. Life isn't about the destination; it's about the journey.

/ I've always thought that it was screwy that LGTwhatevers didn't just have the ceremony in a friendly church and thumb their noses at the anti-people.

Some people view baby steps and half-measures as insufficient when it comes to civil rights.  I am one of those people.  This is just some 'separate-but-equal bullshiat for the sake of religious fundie's delicate sensibilities.

I agree, seperate but equal is screwy.

And anyone who reads the passage in the bible that concerns homosexuality knows that it wasn't really about them being gay; it was more about them wanting to rape some dudes.

So, the message really is; rape is bad.

/ still don't know why they don't just get married and worry about the legality later


Your confusing the wedding with the rights that are granted to spouses.  Having a ceremony doesn't solve any inheritance issues, or immigration issues, or custody issues, tax filing issues, or any of the other issues that legally married straight couples don't have.  I know a few gay couples here in Colorado who did get married, ceremony and all....  but their marriage is not recognized by the state.  Hence why we are worried about the legality NOW.
 
2013-03-13 05:53:31 PM

Theaetetus: iheartscotch: Theaetetus: Oh, and of course, this is a "civil union" bill that grants "gay couples rights similar to marriage," and those have been repeatedly held to be clear violations of the 14th amendment in the federal courts, so congratulations on legalizing gay marriage, in another year or so!

Hey now! Baby steps. Life isn't about the destination; it's about the journey.

/ I've always thought that it was screwy that LGTwhatevers didn't just have the ceremony in a friendly church and thumb their noses at the anti-people.

Because it's not about the ceremony, it's about the over a thousand legal rights and privileges that come with the civil institution of marriage. Ceremonies? Shiat, those are always up to the church, which is why divorced people can get wed by protestants and thumb their noses at the Catholics. Weddings have nothing to do with legal rights, though.


Not about the ceremony? If it doesn't matter, why go through with all the hassle of having a ceremony? Legal briefs suck!

/ I know what you mean; equality for everyone and all that jazz. I agree.
 
2013-03-13 05:54:29 PM

Summoner101: Colorado is a weird state.  It shows a lot of similarities with WA, but every once in a while it shows its conservative bent.


And by "it's conservative bent" you mean the infected taint zit that is Colorado Springs of course.
 
2013-03-13 05:54:34 PM

specialkae: Vodka Zombie: It's made all the more wonderful by the simple fact that Colorado is home to nutty religious groups like Focus on the Family.

Yes.  yes it is.  The ironing is quite delicious if you live in this state right now.


Old and busted:  pwned by the filter.  New hotness:  pwned by autocorrect.
 
2013-03-13 05:58:02 PM
So I guess the key in the future will be to get civil unions authorized and then let the courts magically turn it into marriage in a little while?
 
2013-03-13 05:58:23 PM

amindofiron: Summoner101: Colorado is a weird state.  It shows a lot of similarities with WA, but every once in a while it shows its conservative bent.

And by "it's conservative bent" you mean the infected taint zit that is Colorado Springs of course.


Don't forget the pockets of idiocy in Highland's Ranch and the newer parts of Littleton.  You know, the newer neighborhoods with big houses but no lot space.
 
2013-03-13 05:58:54 PM

KiTTeNs_on_AciD: iheartscotch: KiTTeNs_on_AciD: iheartscotch: Theaetetus: Oh, and of course, this is a "civil union" bill that grants "gay couples rights similar to marriage," and those have been repeatedly held to be clear violations of the 14th amendment in the federal courts, so congratulations on legalizing gay marriage, in another year or so!

Hey now! Baby steps. Life isn't about the destination; it's about the journey.

/ I've always thought that it was screwy that LGTwhatevers didn't just have the ceremony in a friendly church and thumb their noses at the anti-people.

Some people view baby steps and half-measures as insufficient when it comes to civil rights.  I am one of those people.  This is just some 'separate-but-equal bullshiat for the sake of religious fundie's delicate sensibilities.

I agree, seperate but equal is screwy.

And anyone who reads the passage in the bible that concerns homosexuality knows that it wasn't really about them being gay; it was more about them wanting to rape some dudes.

So, the message really is; rape is bad.

/ still don't know why they don't just get married and worry about the legality later

Your confusing the wedding with the rights that are granted to spouses.  Having a ceremony doesn't solve any inheritance issues, or immigration issues, or custody issues, tax filing issues, or any of the other issues that legally married straight couples don't have.  I know a few gay couples here in Colorado who did get married, ceremony and all....  but their marriage is not recognized by the state.  Hence why we are worried about the legality NOW.


You can accomplish most of the same stuff by giving the other person power of attorney.

I guess I don't know why anyone, now-a-days, wouldn't have a living will. But, sometimes wills mean squat in court.

Custody issues are difficult for everyone.

I agree that changes are needed; but, you might have to wait till all of the boomers are gone before it happens.
 
2013-03-13 06:00:37 PM

milsorgen: After the glitz and glamour of a thousand courthouse weddings and the temporary boost it will provide to economies expect the moral decay to make itself more and more apparent as economic activity (a domain of the industrious and morally righteous) declines as more and more Christians head for greener pastures. Combine this the epidemic of hard drug abuse in the state (marihauna is a scheduled I drug mind you) and we have a new Welfare Capitol in the works.



www.charlesmarshall.net
 
2013-03-13 06:03:45 PM
Colorado's starting to sound pretty good. Pot, plus gay folks can throw a party.
 
2013-03-13 06:08:56 PM
Dear Homosexuals,

Despite the conclusions my choice to ski in Utah rather than Colorado from now on may lead you to I can assure you it is not true.  I am not trying to avoid you.  Rather I choose to avoid the legions of unemployed and giggling stoners who make up an increasingly large percentage of the population of Colorado.  Enjoy your stay in the Miles High state.

Sincerely,

John F.
 
2013-03-13 06:10:24 PM
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They'll be known as "butt buddies."
 
2013-03-13 06:13:16 PM

ck1938: Dear Homosexuals,

Despite the conclusions my choice to ski in Utah rather than Colorado from now on may lead you to I can assure you it is not true.  I am not trying to avoid you.  Rather I choose to avoid the legions of unemployed and giggling stoners who make up an increasingly large percentage of the population of Colorado.  Enjoy your stay in the Miles High state.

Sincerely,

John F.


And nothing of value was lost.  Have fun in Utah!
 
2013-03-13 06:16:16 PM
From TFA:  Under the bill, churches are not required to perform civil unions, but Republicans wanted broader protections to include businesses and adoption agencies.

Are those same businesses and agencies able to ignore a male/female married couple who happen to be Atheist? or Muslim?  Or Buddhist? or something equally offensive to their 'religious beliefs'?

/has wondered this since that particular argument became popular
//Mixing races is communism blah blah
 
2013-03-13 06:16:24 PM

milsorgen: After the glitz and glamour of a thousand courthouse weddings and the temporary boost it will provide to economies expect the moral decay to make itself more and more apparent as economic activity (a domain of the industrious and morally righteous) declines as more and more Christians head for greener pastures. Combine this the epidemic of hard drug abuse in the state (marihauna is a scheduled I drug mind you) and we have a new Welfare Capitol in the works.


That was awesome! Thank you. 9.5/10
 
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