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(ABC News)   Finally, another reason to go to Delaware besides cheap booze and corporate tax loopholes   (abcnews.go.com ) divider line 77
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2013-05-07 07:47:54 PM  
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2013-05-07 07:51:50 PM  
"the Senate's 12-9 vote"

That is so precious!  Most State legislatures have larger sub-subcommittees.
 
2013-05-07 08:14:39 PM  
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2013-05-07 08:17:28 PM  
Yes, but...

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-07 08:37:21 PM  
REPENT, SINNERS! REPENT AND BE SAVED IN THE NAME OF JESUS FROM THE CURSE OF HOMOSEXUALITY!

sharetv.org
 
2013-05-07 08:40:29 PM  
Screen door factories?
 
2013-05-07 08:40:50 PM  
Woohoo Delaware!!!


We're next.

/we damn well BETTER be next
 
2013-05-07 08:42:06 PM  

sentex: Screen door factories?


No. That's Canada. And that's where their submarines are made.

images.somethingawful.com
 
2013-05-07 08:42:44 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: "the Senate's 12-9 vote"

That is so precious!  Most State legislatures have larger sub-subcommittees.


well, to be fair, I think there are only like 1000 folks in the whole state, so ....
 
2013-05-07 08:47:13 PM  

hardinparamedic: sentex: Screen door factories?

No. That's Canada. And that's where their submarines are made.

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Forever living up to your farky.
 
2013-05-07 08:49:07 PM  
The punkin chunkin has tempted me to make an October pilgrimage.
 
2013-05-07 08:49:39 PM  

Mr_Ectomy: Forever living up to your farky.


I'm sorry, I didn't even think Canadians had submarines until I googled it. And I know it looks silly, and like it would sink - and it totally does. But the ability to stealthily deliver the elite Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksman to any country on earth is how we got Bin Laden.
 
2013-05-07 08:51:02 PM  
Delaware has some really nice rest stops on I-95.

Not just for homosex, but I guess that's also an option.
 
2013-05-07 08:53:15 PM  

alienated: BarkingUnicorn: "the Senate's 12-9 vote"

That is so precious!  Most State legislatures have larger sub-subcommittees.

well, to be fair, I think there are only like 1000 folks in the whole state, so ....


2012 population estimate is  917K.  Doesn't California have a larger high school?
 
2013-05-07 08:53:54 PM  
Cheap cigarettes too.

//in Delaware
 
2013-05-07 08:58:50 PM  
Let's not forget the Diamond State Roller Girls.
 
2013-05-07 09:02:38 PM  
Oh, Delaware.  You're nothing exceptional, but it's not as though you're one of the states that is going to deserve the total annihilation from baby Jesus that you're sure to get for your acceptance of gay people.
 
2013-05-07 09:02:42 PM  
and Minnesota appears ready to be #12, despite re-electing Michelle Bachmann.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/07/minnesota-gay-marriage_n_32 32 764.html
 
2013-05-07 09:04:47 PM  
While that's nice for them, that's still not a reason to go to Delaware.
 
2013-05-07 09:05:14 PM  
Now, a question of etiquette - as I pass, do I give you the ass or the crotch?
 
2013-05-07 09:14:57 PM  
It's nice to see another state bringing its laws into the 21st century. Even though she'd disagree that this is good news, here's another reason to go to Delaware:
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2013-05-07 09:16:40 PM  
Yeah, I'm all for equality and everything, but first you're going to have to convince me that Deleware is a real state. Pretty sure they made it up so there would be an even number of stars on the flag.
 
2013-05-07 09:17:44 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: alienated: BarkingUnicorn: "the Senate's 12-9 vote"

That is so precious!  Most State legislatures have larger sub-subcommittees.

well, to be fair, I think there are only like 1000 folks in the whole state, so ....

2012 population estimate is  917K.  Doesn't California have a larger high school?


Most Delaware citizens check the Corporation box for 'sex' on forms.  Same-sex marriage make a lot of sense for that demographic.
 
2013-05-07 09:23:31 PM  
Could the Supreme Court just go ahead and make it legal in all 50 states.

/Since I know my state would rank about where they do on education
//Although really Alabama as a state would never pass gay marriage
///Hell segregation is still on the books here..
 
2013-05-07 09:32:42 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Could the Supreme Court just go ahead and make it legal in all 50 states.

/Since I know my state would rank about where they do on education
//Although really Alabama as a state would never pass gay marriage
///Hell segregation is still on the books here..


Hell is segregated in Alabama? Why am I not surprised?
 
2013-05-07 09:32:57 PM  

alienated: BarkingUnicorn: "the Senate's 12-9 vote"

That is so precious!  Most State legislatures have larger sub-subcommittees.

well, to be fair, I think there are only like 1000 folks in the whole state, so ....


And about 300 of them are Du Ponts.

There's another good reason to go to Delaware: it's legal to kill a hooker there, so long as you use your bare hands.
 
2013-05-07 09:35:54 PM  

red5ish: tinfoil-hat maggie: Could the Supreme Court just go ahead and make it legal in all 50 states.

/Since I know my state would rank about where they do on education
//Although really Alabama as a state would never pass gay marriage
///Hell segregation is still on the books here..

Hell is segregated in Alabama? Why am I not surprised?


Yes, we have the rich and the very poor here. The people suck at least the ones in power and the ones that vote for them but it's nice otherwise : )
 
2013-05-07 09:36:49 PM  
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Reasoned, informative responses from our friends the Freepers
 
2013-05-07 09:38:31 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Could the Supreme Court just go ahead and make it legal in all 50 states.

/Since I know my state would rank about where they do on education
//Although really Alabama as a state would never pass gay marriage
///Hell segregation is still on the books here..


I'm thinking the Supreme Court will uphold Prop 8 because it was voted by the people in 2008. If the Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage in all 50 states, it wouldn't be fair to those who live in states where the majority oppose gay marriage. It would also cause states with Republican majorities to pass new laws watering down marriage benefits to same-sex couples such as giving them a higher tax rate compared to traditional marriage couples or if they were single, ban adoption for same-sex couples, the right for businesses to discriminate same-sex couples getting married, or other laws restricting same-sex couples to just only give them a piece of paper that says you're married. Legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states right now would give Republicans the excuse to continue to oppose gay rights.
 
2013-05-07 09:44:26 PM  

Jim_Callahan: While that's nice for them, that's still not a reason to go to Delaware.


No shiat. Tell me when hookers are legal there.

/okay, even that wouldn't be enough
 
2013-05-07 09:47:28 PM  

Funk Brothers: tinfoil-hat maggie: Could the Supreme Court just go ahead and make it legal in all 50 states.

/Since I know my state would rank about where they do on education
//Although really Alabama as a state would never pass gay marriage
///Hell segregation is still on the books here..

I'm thinking the Supreme Court will uphold Prop 8 because it was voted by the people in 2008. If the Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage in all 50 states, it wouldn't be fair to those who live in states where the majority oppose gay marriage. It would also cause states with Republican majorities to pass new laws watering down marriage benefits to same-sex couples such as giving them a higher tax rate compared to traditional marriage couples or if they were single, ban adoption for same-sex couples, the right for businesses to discriminate same-sex couples getting married, or other laws restricting same-sex couples to just only give them a piece of paper that says you're married. Legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states right now would give Republicans the excuse to continue to oppose gay rights.


What? I was not aware they were gonna support it or even needed an excuse to oppose it. Most other things you mentioned I'm sure will be tried but would fail hard. Taxing mixed raced couples at a different rates for instance wouldn't fly. And really we'd really still have segregation and all of those wrongs if the SC waited for everyone to decided they were wrong.
 
2013-05-07 09:50:26 PM  

Funk Brothers: I'm thinking the Supreme Court will uphold Prop 8 because it was voted by the people in 2008. If the Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage in all 50 states, it wouldn't be fair to those who live in states where the majority oppose gay marriage.


7/10 Because It took me that far to realize you were trolling.
 
2013-05-07 09:51:44 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: Funk Brothers: I'm thinking the Supreme Court will uphold Prop 8 because it was voted by the people in 2008. If the Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage in all 50 states, it wouldn't be fair to those who live in states where the majority oppose gay marriage.

7/10 Because It took me that far to realize you were trolling.


Damn Poe's law, I'm gonna go drink more now : /
 
2013-05-07 09:59:34 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Funk Brothers: tinfoil-hat maggie: Could the Supreme Court just go ahead and make it legal in all 50 states.

/Since I know my state would rank about where they do on education
//Although really Alabama as a state would never pass gay marriage
///Hell segregation is still on the books here..

I'm thinking the Supreme Court will uphold Prop 8 because it was voted by the people in 2008. If the Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage in all 50 states, it wouldn't be fair to those who live in states where the majority oppose gay marriage. It would also cause states with Republican majorities to pass new laws watering down marriage benefits to same-sex couples such as giving them a higher tax rate compared to traditional marriage couples or if they were single, ban adoption for same-sex couples, the right for businesses to discriminate same-sex couples getting married, or other laws restricting same-sex couples to just only give them a piece of paper that says you're married. Legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states right now would give Republicans the excuse to continue to oppose gay rights.

What? I was not aware they were gonna support it or even needed an excuse to oppose it. Most other things you mentioned I'm sure will be tried but would fail hard. Taxing mixed raced couples at a different rates for instance wouldn't fly. And really we'd really still have segregation and all of those wrongs if the SC waited for everyone to decided they were wrong.


I'm willing to bet if the SCOTUS legalizes gay marriage in all 50 states, I expect another SCOTUS case in a few years with a Fortune 500 company such as ExxonMobil (they got a 0 out of 100 from the HRC's company rankings) over businesses denying same-sex partner benefits to those who are married.
 
2013-05-07 10:01:03 PM  
Delaware opens marriage loophole?
 
2013-05-07 10:02:00 PM  
Wait, back up a moment. They have cheap booze? Not just Delaware punch?
 
2013-05-07 10:03:42 PM  
Well, now its only 39 states that won't go to Hell when judgment day comes.
 
2013-05-07 10:08:30 PM  
Welcome to the club Delaware! Your entry gets you gay married to Maine. Sorry Rhode Island was spoken for, Connecticut waited a while for it to be legal there. While you wait for the certificate, go ahead and get an abortion while you read a Richard Dawkins book.

/ this is how I picture the yokels from Alabama (sorry maggie) incision us
// Massachusetts!
 
2013-05-07 10:09:10 PM  

Funk Brothers: I'm willing to bet if the SCOTUS legalizes gay marriage in all 50 states, I expect another SCOTUS case in a few years with a Fortune 500 company such as ExxonMobil (they got a 0 out of 100 from the HRC's company rankings) over businesses denying same-sex partner benefits to those who are married.


It would be interesting, as a lot of the high tech and finance coumpanies (Google, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Bloomberg) are pro-gay marriage and already offer the benefits I can.
 
2013-05-07 10:10:25 PM  

Into the blue again: Welcome to the club Delaware! Your entry gets you gay married to Maine. Sorry Rhode Island was spoken for, Connecticut waited a while for it to be legal there. While you wait for the certificate, go ahead and get an abortion while you read a Richard Dawkins book.

/ this is how I picture the yokels from Alabama (sorry maggie) incision us
// Massachusetts!


Damn iPhone auto correct, envision
 
2013-05-07 10:10:34 PM  
One more nail in America's coffin.
 
2013-05-07 10:22:29 PM  

Into the blue again: Welcome to the club Delaware! Your entry gets you gay married to Maine. Sorry Rhode Island was spoken for, Connecticut waited a while for it to be legal there. While you wait for the certificate, go ahead and get an abortion while you read a Richard Dawkins book.

/ this is how I picture the yokels from Alabama (sorry maggie) incision us
// Massachusetts!


No worries, really most people just call y'all damn yankees, and leave it at that : )
Really my perception of Alabama is sorta skewed, since I'm in Huntsville with the highest education and income per capita of the state so I forget how backwards it can be. Then a 30 minute drive will get you to the boonies where they have snake handling churches. It's a strange place.
 
2013-05-07 10:28:36 PM  

heinekenftw: Well, now its only 39 states that won't go to Hell when judgment day comes.


states don't go to hell.  gay bishops who molest children do
 
2013-05-07 10:58:36 PM  

Tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick....

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carryabigsticker.com

 
2013-05-07 11:08:47 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Delaware has some really nice rest stops on I-95.


It does? I-95 is only about 30 miles or something. I guess I was always so worn out after waiting half the day for the DE Tpk toll that I couldn't wait to get to the other end of the state. On a related note, one must be pretty desperate if one is in a hurry to get to New Jersey.
 
2013-05-07 11:17:56 PM  
There will soon be two Americas... the one where the ACA is implemented (including Medicaid expansions), where 95%+ people have health insurance, and people have equal rights, regardless of sexual orientation. Then there's going to be the America where you get rights based on the majority religion, where the working poor endure industrial-age treatment, no healthcare, and a generally distasteful public stigma that hates them simply because they are poor (not bootstrappy enough!). I don't know how tenable this balance will be in the long run, between the lack of full faith and credit, the varying rights, and the strange healthcare disparity. Companies might want to move to the states that haven't expanded Medicaid, but I don't see a labor pool too eager to risk the health of their family to go work for a company so desperate to save a few bucks (junior may not get the drugs he needs, but at least I'll be making minimum wage?).
 
2013-05-07 11:20:03 PM  

abb3w: Tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick....

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As a straight ally, I'm just saying I've always wanted to rub one out to that second picture. And not just because I like rubbing one out!
 
2013-05-07 11:22:03 PM  

abb3w: Tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick....

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Always love your post, short and concise but powerful none the less.
/Oh and is that a new updated graph? Cool.
 
2013-05-07 11:27:13 PM  

firefly212: There will soon be two Americas... the one where the ACA is implemented (including Medicaid expansions), where 95%+ people have health insurance, and people have equal rights, regardless of sexual orientation. Then there's going to be the America where you get rights based on the majority religion, where the working poor endure industrial-age treatment, no healthcare, and a generally distasteful public stigma that hates them simply because they are poor (not bootstrappy enough!). I don't know how tenable this balance will be in the long run, between the lack of full faith and credit, the varying rights, and the strange healthcare disparity. Companies might want to move to the states that haven't expanded Medicaid, but I don't see a labor pool too eager to risk the health of their family to go work for a company so desperate to save a few bucks (junior may not get the drugs he needs, but at least I'll be making minimum wage?).


The companies that are leaving the midwest and heading south for the "business-friendly" policies of those states are only making a temporary stop. In 15-20 years they'll be heading down to Mexico when they decide to further reduce their labor costs.
 
2013-05-07 11:27:49 PM  

firefly212: Then there's going to be the America where you get rights based on the majority religion, where the working poor endure industrial-age treatment, no healthcare, and a generally distasteful public stigma that hates them simply because they are poor (not bootstrappy enough!). I don't know how tenable this balance will be in the long run,


if someone's happy paying for their own healthcare and being "Boostrappy" who the hell are you or anyone else to tell them they should be living otherwise?  I'll never understand what it is about progressives that they get so personally offended at how others live when it has no direct impact on their life.

A hayseed conservative is more apt to say, "I dont agree with being gay but what you do in your home is your own business"
A liberal progressive is more apt to say, "I dont like the food you eat, the car you drive, the home you have or the things you say and even though none of those things affect me personally, I'm going to push for laws banning all of it"
 
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