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#1 Apr 17 2013 at 7:57 AM Rating: Excellent
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First it was the Netherlands in 2001 now it's New Zealand in 2013.
Is the world starting to accept that this is the 21st century?
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I hope this leads to a new season of Xena.
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I hope this leads to a new season of Xena.

In GoT style?
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I hope this leads to a new season of Xena.

In GoT style?

Gratuitous sex or lots of characters dying off?
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Excellent news.
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The gratuitous sex it is then.
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We're gonna have to recast Xena and Gabrielle then.
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The gratuitous sex it is then.

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We're gonna have to recast Xena and Gabrielle then.
I've never actually seen Xena but I guess it would/should end up like a live action version of Queen's Blade.
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Awesome, Acid Tits!
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Kiwi Parliament yesterday evening.....



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Kiwi Parliament yesterday evening.....



Nice work Smiley: nod


That was actually quite moving...not quite as moving as your old avi, but still moving.
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Kiwi Parliament yesterday evening ...
No alcohol fueled arguments and fist fights? Consider me disappointed.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XCA8CA2hUoQ


No one has linked the awesomeness that is the above clip.

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Still no drunk fisticuffs. Smiley: disappointed
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No one has linked the awesomeness that is the above clip.

Smiley: oyvey

Thankyou, funny first half, and well worth hanging in for the last jokes at the end too ^-^
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Today in SSM news, France votes to legalize same-sex marriage.

Perhaps more interesting though is Nevada votes to begin the process of removing the SSM prohibition from its state constitution
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Following more than an hour of riveting and personal floor speeches — during which one state senator publicly announced for the first time he is gay — the Nevada Senate voted 12-9 to begin the process of repealing the gay marriage ban from the state constitution.

Only one Republican, Sen. Ben Kieckhefer, joined with Democrats to vote in favor of Senate Joint Resolution 13, which would repeal the ban on gay marriage and replace it with a requirement that the state recognize all marriages regardless of gender.

It's a lengthy process and wouldn't come up for a final public referendum vote until 2016 but you've got to start somewhere.

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NZ, always slow to catch up to everyone else.
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Yup, its true....social issues have never been one of our strongest virtues....
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And coming soon to Rhode Island...

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The five Republicans in the Rhode Island Senate are backing gay marriage as a legislative committee prepares for a pivotal vote on the issue.

The Senate Republican Caucus announced Tuesday that its members will support legislation allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry. The senators cite their support for liberty and limited government and say same-sex couples deserve the same marriage rights as anyone.

While the GOP caucus only holds five of the Senate's 38 seats, its support is another indication of the growing support for gay marriage in Rhode Island, now the only New England state that doesn't allow gay marriage.

The bill has already passed the House and the Senate Judiciary Committee will decide Tuesday whether to forward the measure to the full Senate for a debate.
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It seems that allowing the gays to marry is the new hip thing to do...
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It seems that allowing the gays to marry is the new hip thing to do...


If being trendy is what it takes to make progress on the civil rights front, I'm ok with it.
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Delaware's house approved a marriage equality bill by a narrow vote today as well.

Delaware: still insisting it's a state, when no one believes it.
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At least France brought the riots and the non-euphemistic water cannons.

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It seems that allowing the gays to marry is the new hip thing to do...


If being trendy is what it takes to make progress on the civil rights front, I'm ok with it.

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Yup, its true....social issues have never been one of our strongest virtues....

How very American of you, falling back on something great your country did over 100 years ago.
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Yup, its true....social issues have never been one of our strongest virtues....

How very American of you, falling back on something great your country did over 100 years ago.



If we'd only done it last week then we wouldn't have been the first then, would we? Smiley: rolleyes
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Delaware: still insisting it's a state, when no one believes it.


It's lucky that it and Rhode Island haven't been demoted to "District" status yet.
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Delaware: still insisting it's a state, when no one believes it.


It's lucky that it and Rhode Island haven't been demoted to "District" status yet.
Smiley: frown
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His Excellency Aethien wrote:
It seems that allowing the gays to marry is the new hip thing to do...


If being trendy is what it takes to make progress on the civil rights front, I'm ok with it.
Hey, I'm not complaining. This is one trend I'm all for.

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Delaware's house approved a marriage equality bill by a narrow vote today as well.

Delaware: still insisting it's a state, when no one believes it.
Delaware has Dogfish Head though and that makes up for a lot.
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His Excellency Aethien wrote:
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His Excellency Aethien wrote:
It seems that allowing the gays to marry is the new hip thing to do...


If being trendy is what it takes to make progress on the civil rights front, I'm ok with it.
Hey, I'm not complaining. This is one trend I'm all for.

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Delaware's house approved a marriage equality bill by a narrow vote today as well.

Delaware: still insisting it's a state, when no one believes it.
Delaware has Dogfish Head though and that makes up for a lot.
I have a hard time calling major civil rights improvements 'trends'.




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How very American of you, falling back on something great your country did over 100 years ago.

Seems positively British, thinking about it.
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When comparing him to the British is as insulting to him as comparing him to Americans, I'll switch to that schtick.
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When comparing him to the British is as insulting to him as comparing him to Americans, I'll switch to that schtick.

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In local news, the Illinois State GOP has successfully pushed out party chairman Pat Brady over his support for SSM legislation in the state assembly. Way to find new methods to increase your irrelevance, guys.
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"Delaware became the 11th state Tuesday to legalize same-sex marriage after a lengthy debate in the state Senate that saw one lawmaker disclose her longtime same-sex relationship and the surprise support of two senators who could have tipped the outcome the other way," the Wilmington News-Journal reports.

"A half-hour after the 12-9 Senate vote, Gov. Jack Markell signed the bill into law on the main stairs in the lobby of Legislative Hall."


Apparently Minnesota is quickly on the way to becoming the twelfth.
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Clearly it is an unpopular position, and all the polls stating how the people want it are just oversampled. The vote is much closer than your liberals want us to believe.
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Apparently Minnesota is quickly on the way to becoming the twelfth.
Smiley: lol In other political wire news....
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I'm going to predict that Rush Limbaugh has spent or will spend a good portion of today's show discussing just what this means.
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Obviously, GOP senators spend too much time playing golf if they can beat Obama!

Since someone else mentioned Limbaugh first, a day or two ago he was going on about Mexico and how someone said we had taken part of Mexico from them following the Mexican-American war and yadda, yadda. So Rush says "But didn't the Mexicans take that land from the people before them? what about the Mayans and the Inca?"

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If those Mexicans wanted a right to their land so badly, they should have been born on it like we were.
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I think we should gift Texas to Mexico.

When I used to do field work and have to drive around all day, occasionally I'd listen to Rush (during the Clinton admin - hah). One program stuck in my craw as he spent the entire show discussing the devious reasoning's and plots behind Clinton's golf game with some dignitary or another. I had thought Rush the DJ hated Clinton above all others, but he's much more hateful of Obama.

So much time and emotion spent on building all that anger and i doubt if he even believes in his own rants.
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