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Gay marriage legalized in New Hampshire

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by sumit1207, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. sumit1207

    sumit1207 Prince

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    http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2009/06/nh_legislature.html

    So that's 6 states. 44 to go! Only Rhode Island left in New England. I believe the governor is the only obstacle there, and he'll be gone by 2011?:goodjob:
     
  2. kulade

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    It looks like the terrorists have won. Expect the Lord's wrath soon.
     
  3. Bei1052

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    I've got one problem with this, and it has nothing to do with legalizing gay marriage. It seems to me that a great many states are using gay marriage as an instrument of which to deflect people's attention away from more pressing economic issues. Indeed, this why the issue of gay marriage has flared up in the past year or so and indeed why, in California, more people turned out to protest Prop 8 then came out to vote on something which directly impacts the economy.

    ...But, sorry. I'm rambling. Good for the gays who live in New Hampshire. Now hopefully the legislatures will focus on something more important.
     
  4. _random_

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    Now the Homos will control the granite industry. I might catch their gay germs next time I buy a curling stone. :(
     
  5. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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  6. Imperialmajesty

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    Excellent, the expansion of civil rights for gays continues.
     
  7. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    Gay weddings will help the economy.
     
  8. Bei1052

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    ...About as much as a band aid fixes a broken arm :lol:
     
  9. Gooblah

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    Still, more weddings -> more money, which is good. Better than Mr. Steele's point, which was that homosexual marriage being legalized -> more marriage -> higher costs for small-business owners (which was more of an argument against marriage, period), though.

    Good for New Hampshire!
     
  10. JollyRoger

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    Trickle down doesn't work?
     
  11. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    So you're up to 5% of the national population. Get going on that.
     
  12. Bei1052

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    This isn't trickle down economics, though. The large injection that gay marriage will provide into the economy will be short-lived after the initial rush to get married dies down, after which you'll more-or-less be in the same boat you are in now.

    ...But it sounds like I have something against gays getting married, when I don't. So I'll cease the off-topicness.
     
  13. sumit1207

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    It's very weird how the major '08 toss up states are the front runners in the gay rights race (Iowa, New Hampshire; Nevada and Colorado have domestic partnerships), yet traditional blue states (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Delaware) are slacking.
     
  14. JollyRoger

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    By then you'll have gay divorces to stimulate the economy.
     
  15. Miles Teg

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    Pennsylvania's quite conservative socially. It's the huge union turnout that makes them blue.
     
  16. emzie

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    Mmmhmmm.... Pennsylvania is Alabama with a union dominated cities on either side.

    I'm rather surprised Delaware hasn't done anything either way on gay marriage. The southern half of that state is surprisingly conservative, though.
     
  17. Imperialmajesty

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    Well, the wedding industry will certainly increase in those states legalizing it... I wonder if there are any statistics on the subjects showing that the legalization of gay marriage stimulates the industry.

    Anyway, that leaves Rhode Island as the lone New England state without gay marriage.

    If I had to predict the next state to legalize gay marriage, I would say NY.
     
  18. Huayna Capac357

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    Now only the family values state of Rhode Island stands :lol:

    Lol, RI is conservative :hmm:
     
  19. bhsup

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    I think my response from the Maine thread works just fine... Let me just add "Go New Hampshire!"
     
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