bythesea66

bythesea66

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144 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - BREAKING: Ban on trans... · 0 replies · +3 points

It was considered under FDR and would have been constitutional, but extremely provocative politically (so much so that as shameless as the GOP is they haven't yet proposed doing it now.

144 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - BREAKING: Ban on trans... · 0 replies · +3 points

It would be very controversial, but not unconstitutional. Still don't see it happening though.

145 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - w/ UPDATE...READ IT HE... · 0 replies · +3 points

I think Defying Borders would be a better translation for Estadounidenses.

146 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread · 0 replies · +5 points

Yep. One of my friends is the offspring of such a marriage in the South. Her parents are both out and proud now as a gay man and lesbian. They are also still married and living as a family.

151 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Edith Windsor has died · 0 replies · +3 points

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151 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Edith Windsor has died · 1 reply · +6 points

True insanity, but completely predictable. The Liberal Party are such assholes to force this.

152 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Legal orgs ask federal... · 0 replies · +2 points

My comment was based on the premise that Dems had already retaken Congress.thus no "dream" involved, (though hope it comes true).

152 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Legal orgs ask federal... · 0 replies · +3 points

As with Ireland, if we were just ahead there would be real reason to worry, but not enough is happening nor is there enough time to erode sufficient support to make it fail given how far ahead it started out. Also, it is non-binding so it's not like it couldn't fail to pass the plebiscite but then the Liberals get voted out and then soon enact marriage equality anyway.

152 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Legal orgs ask federal... · 0 replies · +4 points

Apparently lots of Millennials have been registering to vote for marriage that weren't registered before. Enough that conservatives fear they may just keep voting after registering to vote for this one issue. Amusing since they were the ones insisting a plebiscite was necessary.

152 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Legal orgs ask federal... · 0 replies · +2 points

All of the seats you mentioned are at serious risk but it is not unreasonable to think they may be retained by Democrats given the nature of the environment we likely face next year (deeply despised President who is the leader of the GOP, as yet unknown extent of retirements from both House and Senate, serious fatal illness for McCain, Bannon and his follower vowing to "take out" Republican Senators, etc).