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Qr Magazine » Blog Archive » Domestic Partnership Recognized, but still 400 laws are out of reach?

Domestic Partnership Recognized, but still 400 laws are out of reach?

Ya, I’ve been following the whole marriage equality issue… at least in Washington State (trying to find a bastion on the West Coast). And yes, it something we might be thinking about.

So ya, I don’t know if it’s pretty words or not, but there are arguments that allowing this quasi-state of a recognized relationship is just clouding the real issue of whether or not gays should be allowed to be married. It’s mostly the right-winged people who are saying this, probably because making such a huge step would be shot down easily. To me, baby steps. I don’t think that it is a slippery-slope way of doing things… It’s more like saving money, penny-by-penny, where we all probably can’t save a thousand dollars at once today, but we can do it if we take baby steps over time - it leads to a positive, thought-out conclusion. Well, I’d like to hear what y’all think… because I still think this is about money… Take a look: Gay rights bill for couples passed; Governor plans to sign domestic partnership law

Update: thanks for the comment. Ya, I was wrong. Well, I should be more precise. My ‘bastion’ would be to actually allow gay marriages to happen. Domestic partnerships, though a step, still leaves out many marital deductions. I want a West Coast’s Massachusetts. Ooooo, let’s take bets on which of the Pacific Ocean touching states would allow gay marriage first. Hawaii, anyone?

Update again: K, Mr. Editor-in-Chief. Your all or none approach won’t get us there. I’m all about the rights, and more so about the money. So, I agree with you that this domestic partnership thing is not enough due to some 400 laws are still out of reach - and I’m just saying that most of those rights have to do with money issues, i.e. not being able to deduct for a spouse, or not being able to take an exemption upon death, or something. We need to start asserting our rights to the same marital ‘money’ rights.

I kind of believe Washington will beat out the other two West Coast states in allowing gay marriage… why? Being a native skews me a bit. West Coast sucks, hunh? Where did you meet your Aussie guy? Wasn’t your fling in LA? Give me a break, the surfer dudes are totally hotter than your pasty pale suit-and-tie lackies. Oh wait, put a surfer dude in a tie.. heh heh, hot… like opening a well packaged present. (Am I blogging correctly?)

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