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Maryland governor signs equal marriage into law

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  1. And watch while the christians / bigots (they are the same things) collect signatures for a referendum.

    Religion really is a cancer on society.

    It is defined by hatred, discimination and bigotry.

  2. This is symbolic and craven and actually does little but allow the governor to play the rights of LGBT citizens like poker chips. Unlike New York State, which had a pretty normal 30 days, this bill won’t go in to effect for TEN months. During which time there will be a referendum (a putrid concept when applied to civil rights). If the referendum is positive, he can take the credit. If it is negative, he can blame the people and wait for the courts to clean it up. But in the interim, NOTHING will change for LGBT people, except for the rolling out of a red carpet to hate groups to come and spew lies and bigotry and whip up a baying mob of haters for ten bloody months.

  3. Well done to Maryland! Gay equality is slowly trundling along in the US of A

    1. Except of course that with the poisonous DOMA (Defence of Marriage Act) signedf into law by that pathetic bigot Bill Clinton, that even in states where marriage equalty exists, same sex married couples are denied ALL federal benefits thaf straight married couples are entitled to.

      The US Supreme Court is the route by which the USA will move into the 21st century when it comes to our rights.

      This state by state, drip-drip, crumb-by-crumb effort really is a travesty to any sense of justice or fairness.

      1. Robert in S. Kensington 2 Mar 2012, 1:42pm

        dAVID, Clinton had no choice at the time, 1996 I believe. He was facing a hostile Republican Congress and a re-election challenge by the well-respected but way behind-in-the-polls Senator Bob Dole. Trying to find some issue that would give Dole traction with the electorate, the Republican Congress passed DOMA and sent it to Clinton, essentially daring him not to sign it so that it could be turned into a campaign issue. But he did sign it in what was widely viewed at the time as a cold calculated political decision to make the issue go away in the ’96 campaign. And indeed it did. . .for him. . .in his election.

        He’s since come out in support of marriage equality. His wife, Hillary, has yet to evolve. He’s even admitted it was wrong but it was either that or a republican would have been in the White House.

        1. SO he made a calculated political decision to sign into law the most poisonously homophobic law.

          Someone who would throw the LGBT community under the bus for personal political gain (and even 16 years later people are suffering because of Clinton’s decision) is a bigot.

          Bill Clinton has caused massive damage to the LGBT community for his own personal benefit.

          The fact that he now supports marriage equality when his career is over, really is irrelevant.

          He remains a poisonous, opportunistic bigot. And his wife is the same.

          The sainted Hillary supports civil partnership apartheid.

          But like her husband I’m sure she’ll evolve to support equality when her career and influence are over.

          Well thanks for nothing Bill and Hill.

        2. Clinton had a choice NOT to sign DOMA – and NOT to sign DADT. He could even have vetoed both bills. Instead, he caved (less than four months into his first term on DADT). DADT took 17 years to “un-do,” and DOMA is likely to take as long (if not longer, as repeal of it by Congress is blocked by the Republicans). The pro-DOMA (i.e., “anti-equality”) forces are hoping to hang on to this as long as possible, forcing a state-by-state battle of legislative actions and referenda.

          Clinton remains a gutless wonder.

  4. We all know that secretly you want to put on a gimp suit and get yourself rammed so hard that your grandfather winces – so just get on with it and get it over with and spare us your sef-flagellating angst, because right now, you are just boring.

    1. Why are you replying to him?

      Seriously.

      Don’t.

      1. While aware that he is a troll or a Poe’s Law poster, I felt like a little light mockery. His comment will vanish in time.

  5. Irrelevant.

  6. Minocycline try Minocycline, the doctors are getting really good results with this for people like you. You can sign up for a go with it in the UK. I do hope it helps you with the symptoms you are displaying with your postings and your nom de plume. PS. The Bible is a work of fiction mostly by people who would most likely benefit from Minocycline like you will.

    1. A cheap antibiotic normally prescribed to teenagers for acne is to be tested as a treatment to alleviate the symptoms of psychosis in patients with schizophrenia, in a trial that could advance scientific understanding of the causes of mental illness.

      Homophobia is a mental illness.

    2. Robert in S. Kensington 2 Mar 2012, 12:51pm

      How convenient these religious freaks never read Deuteronomy in which there are plenty of absurd quotes that would put people like this in a very uncomfortable situation, especially in it’s treatment of women. Check the link below.

      http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/

  7. Robert in S. Kensington 2 Mar 2012, 12:53pm

    Anne Widdecombe, David Burrowes and Bonehead must be having a hissy fit today along with all the other Tory bigots who’ve signed the Coalition for Marriage petition, including idiot number 1, Lord Carey.

  8. I shall ask you here as well Keith. You asked when you have said you are a Christian, to which I have confirmed this as an assumption. So therefore, since you are mentioning the Bible here. I shall ask what religion you do belong to and can you direct me to where it states it is ok for you to judge others and refer to them as garbage? Is this in the Bible or some other religious text to which you are a meber of it’s following?

    1. Stop encouraging him please.

    2. Is that akin to hate the sin, not the sinner? In which case I don’t think calling a person garbage is particularly following of that particular request is it? That would be you judging the person not their actions. So I therefore fail to see why anyone should pay any attention to your claims of morality when you yourself are not achieving the levels of morality outlined in the Bible.

      1. Robert in S. Kensington 2 Mar 2012, 2:23pm

        If he believes in the bible, he has to believe in everything it says without exception. The fact of the matter is, most of them don’t because it would be impossible and illegal in some cases to implement what it advocates. So in all reality, they’re not really “believers”. They just use religion as a convenient shield to discriminate but deliberately ignore biblical references that would not be accepted in a law-abiding society. In other words, they’re the worst hypocrites of all.

      2. Calling Stu garbage is YOUR description of him, you are judging him to be equivalent to garbage. Unless God or the Bible clearly states “Stu from Pink News is garbage” then you are judging him. Therefore you ARE a hypocrite and are not uphoding of ALL the Bible’s standards. And I never said you hated Stu, I don’t particularly care. My point is by equating him as similar to garbage then you are judging him so until you uphold ALL of the Bible then frankly you have no business claiming to be more or less moral than us.

      3. I’m not religious so you’re question is a bit pointless. My point remains the same. You are a hypocrite so I fail to see what guves you the right to claim any form of moral right over us.

  9. Congratulations Maryland :)

  10. My birthday wish: that hateful parents would stop corrupting their innocent children’s heads with toxic bigoted bile.

  11. Ranting rubbish about an irrelevant collection of old texts scraped together by a Judaeo-Hellenic death cult out of favour with a Roman State which it later took over to the great inconvenience of all of us.
    Now p*ss off.

  12. Robert in S. Kensington 3 Mar 2012, 2:40pm

    Meanwhile, in Ireland, the Fianna Fail party has just endorsed and adopted marriage equality, a former powerful party for almost 70 years. Come on Labour UK, get with it.

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