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2013-11-20 08:21:37 PM
What about Da Twinks?
 
2013-11-20 08:26:39 PM
I like you subby.

/nttawwt
 
2013-11-20 08:56:33 PM
Bravo, subby.  If this isn't a HOTY, it should be.
 
2013-11-20 08:57:08 PM

RedPhoenix122: Bravo, subby.  If this isn't a HOTY, it should be.


Candidate.  I forgot the word Candidate.
 
2013-11-20 09:00:06 PM
That is a way better headline then I thought we were going to get for this story.  Excellent work subby!
 
2013-11-20 09:12:31 PM
This provides an entirely different context altogether for that couple that Aaron Rodgers sits between on the plane in that State Farm commercial.
 
2013-11-20 09:21:48 PM

seventypercent: This provides an entirely different context altogether for that couple that Aaron Rodgers sits between on the plane in that State Farm commercial.


"That couple"?

I guess you are totally out of the loop.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_55vKpLetw">http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=E_55vKpLetw
 
2013-11-20 09:39:35 PM
Subby, this is probably, my favorite headline of all time. I tip my hat to you.
 
2013-11-20 09:43:18 PM
Well done, Submitter!
 
2013-11-20 09:47:21 PM

kimwim: Subby, this is probably, my favorite headline of all time. I tip my hat to you.


Its up there with "Kim Kardashian let Kanye finish"
 
2013-11-20 10:59:24 PM

RedPhoenix122: Bravo, subby.  If this isn't a HOTY, it should be.


Seconded.

HOTY material for sure
 
2013-11-20 10:59:42 PM

RedPhoenix122: RedPhoenix122: Bravo, subby.  If this isn't a HOTY, it should be.

Candidate.  I forgot the word Candidate.


It is worthy.
 
2013-11-20 11:00:20 PM
Sweet sixteen! Well done, Illinois.

Now if only I knew how to pronounce your name.
 
2013-11-20 11:01:09 PM
So, that's 16 states now?  Is Hawaii out of the closet?
 
2013-11-20 11:01:52 PM
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Thanks for the laugh subby.

/that makes it about a baker's dozen tonight.
 
2013-11-20 11:02:46 PM
This thread was finished in 0 by the Subby.
 
2013-11-20 11:02:51 PM
Running Bear, through the chapel
Dodging bouquets from pew to pew
Running Bear, through the chapel
Running Bear will say "I do."
 
2013-11-20 11:03:23 PM
Anybody want to claim this headline? I LOLed pretty hard.
 
2013-11-20 11:03:59 PM

RedPhoenix122: Bravo, subby.  If this isn't a HOTY, it should be.


Indeed and good for you Illinois. More states need to accept the people that live there and not discriminate.
 
2013-11-20 11:03:59 PM

foo monkey: So, that's 16 states now?  Is Hawaii out of the closet?


They said "Aloha" to gay marriage recently but I'm not sure if that meant hello or goodbye.

/they do put rainbows on their drivers license and plates though....
 
2013-11-20 11:04:18 PM
I approve this headline
 
2013-11-20 11:06:55 PM
SUBBY OUT YOURSELF.
 
2013-11-20 11:07:19 PM
haven't read the article (but know what it's about) nor the thread but have to say the headline is first class. bravo subby.
 
2013-11-20 11:08:33 PM

Serious Black: Anybody want to claim this headline? I LOLed pretty hard.


Guilty.

Thanks for the high praise everyone

(Was worried there for a while. This sat with 0 comments for hours)
 
2013-11-20 11:08:48 PM
16? Sweet.

HOTY candidate? Oh, yeah.
 
2013-11-20 11:10:00 PM

Tax Boy: Serious Black: Anybody want to claim this headline? I LOLed pretty hard.

Guilty.

Thanks for the high praise everyone

(Was worried there for a while. This sat with 0 comments for hours)


Subby's out of the closet!
 
2013-11-20 11:12:43 PM

Tax Boy: Serious Black: Anybody want to claim this headline? I LOLed pretty hard.

Guilty.

Thanks for the high praise everyone

(Was worried there for a while. This sat with 0 comments for hours)


Dude yea, it was good and well you'd have TF now but I read you're profile so, well anyway great headline for sure.
 
2013-11-20 11:14:52 PM

foo monkey: So, that's 16 states now?  Is Hawaii out of the closet?


Yes. Same-sex couples can get lei'd now.

I expect New Mexico, Oregon and Nevada to be the next ones to go. New Mexico will rule their law must include same-sex couples early next year. Oregon is getting an initiative on the ballot in 2014. Nevada has approved putting an amendment to the voters once; one more time in 2015 will put it on the ballot in 2016.
 
2013-11-20 11:17:08 PM
HOTY
 
2013-11-20 11:17:16 PM

Serious Black: foo monkey: So, that's 16 states now?  Is Hawaii out of the closet?

Yes. Same-sex couples can get lei'd now.

I expect New Mexico, Oregon and Nevada to be the next ones to go. New Mexico will rule their law must include same-sex couples early next year. Oregon is getting an initiative on the ballot in 2014. Nevada has approved putting an amendment to the voters once; one more time in 2015 will put it on the ballot in 2016.


Surprised Nevada hasn't done it before now... they've been voting (D) Presidentially a few times now, and you'd think the "Let's get married in Vegas" industry would love to add same sex marriages to that... I know the Mormon's from next door have some pull in the state, but, Vegas still trumps that.
 
2013-11-20 11:18:40 PM

Serious Black: foo monkey: So, that's 16 states now?  Is Hawaii out of the closet?

Yes. Same-sex couples can get lei'd now.

I expect New Mexico, Oregon and Nevada to be the next ones to go. New Mexico will rule their law must include same-sex couples early next year. Oregon is getting an initiative on the ballot in 2014. Nevada has approved putting an amendment to the voters once; one more time in 2015 will put it on the ballot in 2016.


We're working on it

And now Nike is behind repealing the ban on same sex marriage
 
2013-11-20 11:19:16 PM
I plan on stealing this joke immediately.  Tip of the hat, subby.
 
2013-11-20 11:20:31 PM

Serious Black: foo monkey: So, that's 16 states now?  Is Hawaii out of the closet?

Yes. Same-sex couples can get lei'd now.

I expect New Mexico, Oregon and Nevada to be the next ones to go. New Mexico will rule their law must include same-sex couples early next year. Oregon is getting an initiative on the ballot in 2014. Nevada has approved putting an amendment to the voters once; one more time in 2015 will put it on the ballot in 2016.


What's after that?  I'm surprised by New Mexico.  Surprised Oregon hasn't legalized it.  Anything goes in Nevada.  What's the next domino?  Aside from Colorado and Wisconsin, every other state has a hard ban on it.
 
2013-11-20 11:20:43 PM
upload.wikimedia.org Wiki's already been updated. I expect to see Pennsylvania, Oregon, Nevada, and Wisconsin within the next year or two.
 
2013-11-20 11:21:14 PM

dletter: Serious Black: foo monkey: So, that's 16 states now?  Is Hawaii out of the closet?

Yes. Same-sex couples can get lei'd now.

I expect New Mexico, Oregon and Nevada to be the next ones to go. New Mexico will rule their law must include same-sex couples early next year. Oregon is getting an initiative on the ballot in 2014. Nevada has approved putting an amendment to the voters once; one more time in 2015 will put it on the ballot in 2016.

Surprised Nevada hasn't done it before now... they've been voting (D) Presidentially a few times now, and you'd think the "Let's get married in Vegas" industry would love to add same sex marriages to that... I know the Mormon's from next door have some pull in the state, but, Vegas still trumps that.


It takes a lot. Two legislative votes in consecutive sessions, then voter referendum. That's four years. The state didn't reach a critical mass until a couple of years ago.
 
2013-11-20 11:22:11 PM
Very cute, Subby.

And, very happy news to boot. Congratulations, Illinois. Enjoy your liberty. Sorry anyone has to work for liberty in the first place.

Bittersweet much, phenn? Yeah.
 
2013-11-20 11:26:15 PM
My very old uncle told me a few weeks ago that "this whole homo getting married thing is full of shiat"  and "Homos gettin' married, Jesus Christ!"  I was getting ready to have a big old argument when he said "Who gives a good goddamn who ya fark or git married to.  Half of everybody farks it up no matter what.  Don't mean nothin' to me who ya fark.  I know guys shoulda married other guys instead of those miserable, ugly pigs..."  Then he just kind of trailed off because we were getting drunk.

If he can have that attitude at 78 it's no wonder 16 states and DC can make it legal.  It's just a matter of time until it's a thing of the past.

So good on you, Illinois.
 
2013-11-20 11:30:22 PM

WTF Indeed: I like love you subby.

 
2013-11-20 11:31:23 PM

Tax Boy: Guilty. Thanks for the high praise everyone


+1, AAA, would spew high-proof liquor out my nose again.
 
2013-11-20 11:31:35 PM

foo monkey: Serious Black: foo monkey: So, that's 16 states now?  Is Hawaii out of the closet?

Yes. Same-sex couples can get lei'd now.

I expect New Mexico, Oregon and Nevada to be the next ones to go. New Mexico will rule their law must include same-sex couples early next year. Oregon is getting an initiative on the ballot in 2014. Nevada has approved putting an amendment to the voters once; one more time in 2015 will put it on the ballot in 2016.

What's after that?  I'm surprised by New Mexico.  Surprised Oregon hasn't legalized it.  Anything goes in Nevada.  What's the next domino?  Aside from Colorado and Wisconsin, every other state has a hard ban on it.


Relying on Nate Silver's work, by 2016,a hypothetical initiative would have majority support in these states where marriage equality is outlawed: Oregon, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Michigan, Arizona, Montana, Alaska, Virginia, Florida, Ohio, North Dakota, and Nebraska. Obviously the path to amending the states' constitutions is not straightforward but that shows you how fast opinion is changing. That would be 31 states and well over half the population.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/fivethirtyeight/2013/03/26/how-opinio n -on-same-sex-marriage-is-changing-and-what-it-means/
 
2013-11-20 11:33:44 PM
It gave us the 16th president, and now it's the 16th in marriage equality.
 
2013-11-20 11:35:13 PM

Aquapope: My very old uncle told me a few weeks ago that "this whole homo getting married thing is full of shiat"  and "Homos gettin' married, Jesus Christ!"  I was getting ready to have a big old argument when he said "Who gives a good goddamn who ya fark or git married to.  Half of everybody farks it up no matter what.  Don't mean nothin' to me who ya fark.  I know guys shoulda married other guys instead of those miserable, ugly pigs..."  Then he just kind of trailed off because we were getting drunk.

If he can have that attitude at 78 it's no wonder 16 states and DC can make it legal.  It's just a matter of time until it's a thing of the past.

So good on you, Illinois.


I see that attitude as well from the few older generation I know.

The only ones I know that are rabidly anti-gay are the 30-50 something "super Christians", including one Navy vet guy that got extremely upset with a "It's only queer if you're tied to the pier" joke from a fellow Navy vet.
 
2013-11-20 11:38:48 PM

quatchi: 16? Sweet.

HOTY candidate? Oh, yeah.


Whilst I praise and APPLAUD openly the 16th, ... still a lot more to go, not yet even close to a passable majority amongst the "united" states.

// Congratulations, please help the others get over and/or catch up to what you have already achieved.
 
2013-11-20 11:39:21 PM

DeaH: It gave us the 16th president, and now it's the 16th in marriage equality.


Strangely enough..... the Bears (I guess tied with the Patriots since it was their first Super Bowl as well) were the 16th NFL franchise to reach a Super Bowl.
 
2013-11-20 11:40:21 PM
The first time in many years that I'm proud of the (majority of) politicians in my state. Well done folks!
 
2013-11-20 11:41:07 PM

Serious Black: foo monkey: Serious Black: foo monkey: So, that's 16 states now?  Is Hawaii out of the closet?

Yes. Same-sex couples can get lei'd now.

I expect New Mexico, Oregon and Nevada to be the next ones to go. New Mexico will rule their law must include same-sex couples early next year. Oregon is getting an initiative on the ballot in 2014. Nevada has approved putting an amendment to the voters once; one more time in 2015 will put it on the ballot in 2016.

What's after that?  I'm surprised by New Mexico.  Surprised Oregon hasn't legalized it.  Anything goes in Nevada.  What's the next domino?  Aside from Colorado and Wisconsin, every other state has a hard ban on it.

Relying on Nate Silver's work, by 2016,a hypothetical initiative would have majority support in these states where marriage equality is outlawed: Oregon, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Michigan, Arizona, Montana, Alaska, Virginia, Florida, Ohio, North Dakota, and Nebraska. Obviously the path to amending the states' constitutions is not straightforward but that shows you how fast opinion is changing. That would be 31 states and well over half the population.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/fivethirtyeight/2013/03/26/how-opinio n -on-same-sex-marriage-is-changing-and-what-it-means/


The real question is, how many states will have legalized same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court rules bans to be unconstitutional? Will it be 25? More? Less? Will Mississippi always be known as last in civil rights?

This is the map of anti-miscegenation laws at the time of Loving v. Virginia:
upload.wikimedia.org
There were 16 hold-outs, and all of those yellow ones flipped within the 20 year span before the decision - 5 in the 5 years before the decision, and 5 in the five years before that.
 
2013-11-20 11:42:02 PM

tkil: Tax Boy: Guilty. Thanks for the high praise everyone

+1, AAA, would spew high-proof liquor out my nose again.


OUCH - you just made me do the same hehehehe damn you, now my clothes smell like liquor so I cant drive (yes I have other clothes, they smell like other things, either way, now Im out of liquor, damnit)
 
2013-11-20 11:47:32 PM

Slartibartfaster: quatchi: 16? Sweet.

HOTY candidate? Oh, yeah.

Whilst I praise and APPLAUD openly the 16th, ... still a lot more to go, not yet even close to a passable majority amongst the "united" states.

// Congratulations, please help the others get over and/or catch up to what you have already achieved.


I fully expect my state to dragged into legal gay marriage kick and screaming just like they were with the anti-miscegenation laws.
 
2013-11-20 11:49:23 PM

Aquapope: My very old uncle told me a few weeks ago that "this whole homo getting married thing is full of shiat"  and "Homos gettin' married, Jesus Christ!"  I was getting ready to have a big old argument when he said "Who gives a good goddamn who ya fark or git married to.  Half of everybody farks it up no matter what.  Don't mean nothin' to me who ya fark.  I know guys shoulda married other guys instead of those miserable, ugly pigs..."  Then he just kind of trailed off because we were getting drunk.

If he can have that attitude at 78 it's no wonder 16 states and DC can make it legal.  It's just a matter of time until it's a thing of the past.

So good on you, Illinois.


My aunt and uncle have been married for almost 50 years. He's a grumpy old bastard, and I'm a pinko commie liberal. We enjoy teasing each other. Last summer I said, "You know what, Uncle Ken? Real love is one scarce farkin' blessing. Who am I to tell someone they can't have it?" I don't know if he's still thinking about it, but since then he hasn't said another negative word about it. Stubborn bastard. But the way I see it, a good man who's enjoyed a half century of love and compassion would want others to be enriched by the same fulfillment.
 
2013-11-20 11:51:57 PM
Illinois will probably be the last state to legalize same-sex marriage for many years. The people will have to vote to overturn a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Even if that passes by a majority, the governor for each state will have to sign off and can decide not to sign the amendment thus allowing same-sex marriage bans to continue.

Ohio voters could pass an amendment overturning same-sex marriage and legalizing it in November 2014, but the ban could still be in place if the governor refuses to sign off on the amendment or compromise by allowing to deny services based on religious freedom.
 
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