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Maryland legislature passed marriage equality today. :)


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Feb. 24th, 2012 01:21 pm (UTC)
Ah yet another state to make California look like a schmuck. When? When oh Lord will be our day?!
Feb. 24th, 2012 03:03 pm (UTC)
I know. Fucking ridiculous.
Feb. 24th, 2012 06:06 pm (UTC)
Um it was our day. Then the Righties took it away from us. When MD gets their law signed by the Gov, the Righties will line up to take it away from them, just like they're doing in Washington and just like Christie did in NJ.

Don't dump on CA just because we went through what MD, WA, and NJ are just starting to go through...
Feb. 24th, 2012 07:26 pm (UTC)
It was never our day. We tried to have equality, and it got snubbed with prop 8. We didn't have the support of our governor as well as many in positions of power (to say nothing of the majority of the states' voters). Califiornia was doomed to fail. Yes we had a moment where gay marriage was allowed, but it was taken away again. California has to continually fight to have its equality. The other states may need fight to keep the equality its government has already supported and approved. There is a distinct difference. California is viewed as the supposed forefront of liberal thinking and culture, yet the more conservative states are moving forward with marriage equality while we're mired in bureaucracy, and have been for 3+ years! I applaud the fight continues in our state, that we haven't given up, and I will do my part when voting time comes. I can still be irritated that we didn't get it right the first time as a government and as a society. Please don't tell me how I should focus my ire. You have your standpoint. I have mine.
Feb. 24th, 2012 07:54 pm (UTC)
I think your picture of what happened is pretty distorted, honestly. You're applauding a state that's at the beginning of a process, and condemning a state that is much more further along in the very same process. Are you going to condemn Maryland when a referendum takes that right away, a right they won't be able to exercise (unlike California where 18,000 couples are currently enjoying the rights of same-sex marriage)? If the referendum in Washington succeeds, will you condemn Washington with the same venomous tone that you do California? I'm sorry you feel differently, but your tone really seems to throw bile into the faces of all of the people in California who worked so hard to get us to equality, and those working so hard to return it to us. "Why can't California get it's act together?!?!" is what I'm hearing without the acknowledgement that we *did* have our act together, and we lost it the same way that is threatening all of the states where marriage equality is under threat from popular referendums. I just don't get all of the California-hating.
Feb. 24th, 2012 08:21 pm (UTC)
California as a state didn't have its act together. The governor was against marraige equality, the majority of California's people that voted were against marriage equality, and the proposal that went before the voters was against, NOT for, marriage equality. Is that having our act together?!

The initial steps are what I'm talking about John. I'm not arguing that the other states won't face the same trials we are now, but that their government approved and supported marriage equality speaks volumes to how they got their act together where we failed. I'm frustrated with California that the fight was too close in the voting on prop 8 where it should have been a landslide "no" instead of a squeaked "yes". I'm frustrated that Schwartzenegger represented our state in saying marriage should remain traditional. I'm frustrated at the ignorance and confusion many Californians had in just properly understanding how to vote for prop 8! I can see you clearly disagree with me, and that's fine. I feel I'm justified in poo-pooing California for these reasons. I have no doubt we'll eventually win marriage equality. It's just a matter of time. I'm sure we can all agree that we would have preferred it be sooner rather than later.
Feb. 24th, 2012 10:02 pm (UTC)
so how long til they take it back
Feb. 24th, 2012 10:26 pm (UTC)
Apparently until the next general election.
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