Canuckistan Legalized SSM 10 Years Ago. Here’s What the US Should Expect Next

 

Laws will have to be re-written, for one thing; words like “husband” and “wife” have to be removed, along with the phrase “natural parent.” But there’s much more…

Because this process will have to be repeated in all 50 states and Washington D.C., there are likely lots and lots and lots of lawyers popping champagne corks today.

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  1. Arahant Member
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    @Arahant

    Yeehaaa!

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  2. user_404027 Member
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    @BlakeAnderton

    Since you guys have lots of experience:

    What’s the proper length of time to keep the rainbow-themed corporate logos around? I wouldn’t want us to appear insufficiently-enthusiastic about this…Do we have to drag them out annually like winter-themed logos during Christmas?

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  3. Pseudodionysius Member
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    @Pseudodionysius

    Blake Anderton:Since you guys have lots of experience:

    What’s the proper length of time to keep the rainbow-themed corporate logos around? I wouldn’t want us to appear insufficiently-enthusiastic about this…Do we have to drag them out annually like winter-themed logos during Christmas?

    Burning a rainbow flag is currently protected speech, though it may violate EPA smoking and greenhouse gas emission standards.

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  4. CuriousKevmo Member
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    @CuriousKevmo

    In addition to the rainbow crepe paper and table cloths that have adorned our office all week.  Today they are handing out cupcakes.  That’s just creepy……and a micro-aggression right?

    (The cupcakes were planned before the recent decision)

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  5. DrewInWisconsin Coolidge
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    @DrewInWisconsin

    Because this process will have to be repeated in all 50 states and Washington D.C., there are likely lots and lots and lots of lawyers popping champagne corks today.

    Yep, I said that here or another forum a few weeks ago — giant gift to anyone who practices family law.

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  6. Basil Fawlty Member
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    @BasilFawlty

    Is “popping the corks” really an appropriate metaphor here?

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  7. blank generation member Member
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    @blankgenerationmember

    Does this mean Mother’s and Father’s Day will be banned as discriminatory?

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  8. Pseudodionysius Member
    Pseudodionysius
    @Pseudodionysius

    Basil Fawlty:Is “popping the corks” really an appropriate metaphor here?

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  9. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    DrewInWisconsin: Yep, I said that here or another forum a few weeks ago — giant gift to anyone who practices family law.

    Done by nine lawyers? (Actually five of them.)

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  10. AIG Member
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    @AIG

    On the upside, we won’t have to endure the = sign bumper stickers on every Prius and Toyota Corolla anymore.

    Although, that may not be such an upside considering what is likely to replace them.

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  11. Illiniguy Member
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    @Illiniguy

    This entire thread indicates to me a certain resilience that is heartwarming. We’ve just been knocked on our asses by two straight (or is that a micro-aggression?) days of Supreme Court overreach, and we react with humor and good cheer. Bravo for us!

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  12. Jojo Member
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    @TheDowagerJojo

    Here’s one take on effects so far of same sex marriage in Canada, including a deep freeze on free speech and children being taught in school that their parents are wrong if they believe marriage is between man and a woman.

    Interestingly, after instituting gay marriage in 2005, Canada stopped keeping divorce statistics in 2008 and marriage statistics in 2011.

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  13. user_357321 Member
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    @Jordan

    I’m a little more optimistic in the United States.  I believe that, with the main battle being won, the activists will lose steam without broader popular support.

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  14. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    Jordan Wiegand:I’m a little more optimistic in the United States. I believe that, with the main battle being won, the activists will lose steam without broader popular support.

    The activists never lose steam. They only refocus to a new mission further from sanity.

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  15. DrewInWisconsin Coolidge
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    Arahant:

    Jordan Wiegand:I’m a little more optimistic in the United States. I believe that, with the main battle being won, the activists will lose steam without broader popular support.

    The activists never lose steam. They only refocus to a new mission further from sanity.

    Indeed. After eight years of unhinged behavior from the left, we thought they might calm down after Obama was elected. Instead they got more angry and more unhinged.

    They will only grow more bold.

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  16. AIG Member
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    @AIG

    Jordan Wiegand:I’m a little more optimistic in the United States. I believe that, with the main battle being won, the activists will lose steam without broader popular support.

    That’s only 2 genders down. They have 48 more genders to go before achieving full “marriage equality”.

    So that’s 48 factorial different “social justice battles” still to be fought.

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  17. user_357321 Member
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    @Jordan

    AIG:That’s only 2 genders down. They have 48 more genders to go before achieving full “marriage equality”.

    So that’s 48 factorial different “social justice battles” still to be fought.

    Yeah, no one takes those people seriously.  Not even on the left.

    Without the shared, popular, SSM struggle, they will lose steam.  No one says cisgender with a straight face, and gays think that stuff is crazy.  That struggle united them, without it, they will fracture and splinter into disparate echo chambers of insanity, or as I like to call it, tumblr.

    The SSM battle started 30 years ago.  It was a long, uphill battle for them.  They’ll be some fallout, some changes in laws as the video suggests, but I think for the most part, this battle is over for them.

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  18. AIG Member
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    @AIG

    We’ll talk in 5 years time Jordan. The SSM “war” may have started 30 years ago, but they won it in the last 5 years. Crazy can become normal in a blink of an eye.

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  19. Aaron Miller Member
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    @AaronMiller

    Illiniguy:This entire thread indicates to me a certain resilience that is heartwarming. We’ve just been knocked on our asses by two straight (or is that a micro-aggression?) days of Supreme Court overreach, and we react with humor and good cheer.

    Or we’ve finally lost our marbles.

    There are already US examples at the state level that could be added to this list, such as the exclusion of Catholic adoption agencies in Massachusetts by requirement to include gay couples as potential parents.

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  20. Aaron Miller Member
    Aaron Miller
    @AaronMiller

    AIG:We’ll talk in 5 years time Jordan. The SSM “war” may have started 30 years ago, but they won it in the last 5 years. Crazy can become normal in a blink of an eye.

    From Steyn:

    In 1986, in a concurrence to a majority opinion, the Chief Justice of the United States declared that “there is no such thing as a fundamental right to commit homosexual sodomy”. A blink of an eye, and his successors are discovering fundamental rights to commit homosexual marriage. What happened in between? [….]

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  21. Arahant Member
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    @Arahant

    Aaron Miller:Or we’ve finally lost our marbles.

    Nope, I’ve still got mine.

    Marble Management 2

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  22. Misthiocracy Member
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    @Misthiocracy

    Blake Anderton:Since you guys have lots of experience:

    What’s the proper length of time to keep the rainbow-themed corporate logos around? I wouldn’t want us to appear insufficiently-enthusiastic about this…Do we have to drag them out annually like winter-themed logos during Christmas?

    You’re never allowed to take them down, ever.

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  23. Misthiocracy Member
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    @Misthiocracy

    Pseudodionysius:

    Blake Anderton:Since you guys have lots of experience:

    What’s the proper length of time to keep the rainbow-themed corporate logos around? I wouldn’t want us to appear insufficiently-enthusiastic about this…Do we have to drag them out annually like winter-themed logos during Christmas?

    Burning a rainbow flag is currently protected speech, though it may violate EPA smoking and greenhouse gas emission standards.

    Burning an American flag is protected speech. Burning a rainbow flag (or the flag of any other country) is a hate crime.

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  24. Misthiocracy Member
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    @Misthiocracy

    CuriousKevmo:In addition to the rainbow crepe paper and table cloths that have adorned our office all week. Today they are handing out cupcakes. That’s just creepy……and a micro-aggression right?

    My suggestion for a passive-aggressive dissent is to decorate your cubicle with images of the rainbow over Noah’s Ark.

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  25. Misthiocracy Member
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    @Misthiocracy

    Basil Fawlty:Is “popping the corks” really an appropriate metaphor here?

    Yes. Yes it is. On many different levels. Yes.

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  26. Misthiocracy Member
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    @Misthiocracy

    blank generation member:Does this mean Mother’s and Father’s Day will be banned as discriminatory?

    Are you saying that people don’t have the right to identify personally as either a mother, or a father, or a clone, or a fungus, or…

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  27. Misthiocracy Member
    Misthiocracy
    @Misthiocracy

    Jojo:Here’s one take on effects so far of same sex marriage in Canada, including a deep freeze on free speech and children being taught in school that their parents are wrong if they believe marriage is between man and a woman.

    Interestingly, after instituting gay marriage in 2005, Canada stopped keeping divorce statistics in 2008 and marriage statistics in 2011.

    I’m pretty sure it was only Ontario that stopped keeping those statistics, as marriage registration, divorce, and family law are all provincial responsibilities.

    If Statistics Canada no longer keeps those stats I wager it’s because the provinces won’t hand them over, and StatsCan has no way to compile the stats themselves, other than asking during the decennial census.

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  28. Misthiocracy Member
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    @Misthiocracy

    Jordan Wiegand:I’m a little more optimistic in the United States. I believe that, with the main battle being won, the activists will lose steam without broader popular support.

    Dreaaaamer.  You’re nothing but a dreaaaamer.

    The activists will use this decision as leverage for even more constitutional dismantling.

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  29. Misthiocracy Member
    Misthiocracy
    @Misthiocracy

    Jordan Wiegand: Yeah, no one takes those people seriously…

    … with the notable exception of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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  30. Elephas Americanus Member
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    @ElephasAmericanus

    Jordan Wiegand:The SSM battle started 30 years ago. It was a long, uphill battle for them. They’ll be some fallout, some changes in laws as the video suggests, but I think for the most part, this battle is over for them.

    That is if you think the battle was really about same-sex marriage.

    The Left has never been a friend of homosexuality – just ask any homosexual in Cuba, China, or North Korea. Homosexuality is decadent – pleasure for pleasure’s sake. Sex is for producing new workers for the proleterian state. That is why the Communist Party of America banned homosexuals in the 1950s. The Left’s about-face has nothing to do with a sudden humanitarian change of heart; gay marriage is a handy cudgel against one of the most intransigent enemies standing in the way of the Left’s total cultural dominance in America: religion.

    Putting religion under the state’s thumb has been the endgame of the this whole same-sex marriage farce from the moment prominent Democrats signed on.

    When the Left has gotten all the major religious institutions to bend the knee and submit themselves to government licensing – which means the state must approve their doctrines, and religion will be just another bureaucratic division of government – and when all dissenting groups are silenced, that is when the battle will be over.

    That is also when this newly pulled-from-thin-air “right” might suddenly and just as arbitrarily become not a right.

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