neekie88 wrote: »
We are waiting for it down here in Florida.
shaumom wrote: »
I'm from New Mexico originally and an old high school friend got married to her partner there last year - the first gay couple in the county. And it was brilliant, not just seeing how happy she was, but also hearing how it went down (in an 'in your face' kind of way).
Because when the bigots see people getting equal rights and they speak up and share their stupidity, everybody gets to see just how crazy and meaningless their bigotry really is.
New Mexico had a couple of court cases in different counties that okayed gay marriage - without making any new laws - because the state had gender neutral marriage laws, the way it was written, so it shouldn't be illegal. Some of the other counties start writing marriage licenses right away, even though the decisions didn't affect their county specifically.
My old county, though, WAS in the set of counties where a decision was made that gay marriage was legal. And still, the county wouldn't give my friend and her wife-to-be a license. They had to take it to court (which thankfully was decided in less than a week).
The best part was when the judge is listening to the arguments. He didn't seem to care one way or the other UNTIL the county gave its arguments. The #1 argument - the paperwork for the marriage certificate that the courts had only had male-female options, so they couldn't possibly issue a marriage license. 0.o
The judge's response was perfect, disgusted look on his face and all. "In this state, oddly enough, we make decisions based on the actual law rather than what our forms have printed on them."
Kodak moment, seriously.
jobrandes wrote: »
Yeah!! NV we can now do it. Just waiting for the perfect time!
rebolaugh wrote: »
My wife and I were legally married in New York. However, we recently relocated to Missouri (for professional and financial reasons as well as to be closer to family). I don't think marriage equality is coming to this state for a long time, and it's weird to have people look at me strangely when I mention "my wife" (they're not being mean, they are just genuinely confused. I have to relearn to say "my partner," I guess!).
nygr8guy wrote: »
I have been with my husband for 14 years. We got married in CT, and have recently moved to Florida where marriage equality is not recognized. We are anxiously waiting January 5, 2015 to see whether Florida will have marriage equality or it will go to SCOTUS for a final decision. It is unfortunate that our Attorney General Pam Bondi and our Governor Rick Scott have done everything in their power to block marriage equality. They continue to waste taxpayers money on this. Hopefully 2015, Florida truly will be the Sunshine State.
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