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I think you mean 1998, not 2008 for when the state DOMA was passed.
Posted by decidedlyodd on November 7, 2012 at 5:09 PM · Report this
disintegrator 2
Three other states...
Posted by disintegrator on November 7, 2012 at 5:13 PM · Report this
danindowntown 3
@ 2 No, only two other states passed marriage equality measures, Maryland and Maine. Minnesota rejected a measure that would have banned marriage equality at the level of their state constitution. Same-sex marriage still remains illegal in Minnesota.
Posted by danindowntown on November 7, 2012 at 5:22 PM · Report this
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"By reversing [DOMA] at the polls last night, Murray said, "we have rectified an injustice."

WA legalizing same-sex marriage does not repeal DOMA. Until DOMA is repealed (or ruled unconstitutional), same-sex marriages will continue to be less than heterosexual marriages.

SCOTUS is supposedly going to hear a DOMA case this term. Hopefully we see it ruled unconstitutional this year.
Posted by ourkind on November 7, 2012 at 5:27 PM · Report this
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@4 There is a federal and state version of DOMA. Ed's talking about the state one here.
Posted by decidedlyodd on November 7, 2012 at 5:43 PM · Report this
DOUG. 6
Congrats to Ed Murray! (But please don't run for Mayor).
Posted by DOUG. http://www.dougsvotersguide.com on November 7, 2012 at 6:12 PM · Report this
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"...passed the Defense of Marriage Act in 2008."

Uh..... I'm sure you're wrong. More like 1998.
Posted by TJ on November 7, 2012 at 6:17 PM · Report this
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For the Honorable Senator Murray, you have NOT "rectified an injustice". You have won a battle to enact a law which is more fair to the gay and lesbian communities, granting them the basic rights which we are all guarenteed. There are so many injustices in Washington State that maybe now you can focus on the ENTIRE population that you swore to serve, not just that segment! Maybe you can go after some of the real injustices, like retaliation by state agencies against citizens, like getting honest officers on the Washington State Patrol instead of badged bullies, like getting some of the criminals off the bench in Whatcom County and possibly even having a justice something like the US Constitution put in place there, there are so many things you can do to serve the ENTIRE population of the state, and by the way, regardless of what Washington State says, you will need to have some backing on the federal side before this means anything because, regardless of the general attitude of Washington State, State Law CANNOT supercede Federal Law.
Posted by WaWizard on November 16, 2012 at 2:49 PM · Report this
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For the Honorable Senator Murray, you have NOT "rectified an injustice". You have won a battle to enact a law which is more fair to the gay and lesbian communities, granting them the basic rights which we are all guarenteed. There are so many injustices in Washington State that maybe now you can focus on the ENTIRE population that you swore to serve, not just that segment! Maybe you can go after some of the real injustices, like retaliation by state agencies against citizens, like getting honest officers on the Washington State Patrol instead of badged bullies, like getting some of the criminals off the bench in Whatcom County and possibly even having a justice something like the US Constitution put in place there,Firing some of the disgraces to the Washington State Patrol uniform so that police agency can start regaining some honor and integrity, maybe even enact a law that prohibits all police officers, State Patrol and others, from committing perjury and make it a felony like it is for the rest of Washington's citizens! There are so many things you can do to serve the ENTIRE population of the state, and by the way, regardless of what Washington State says, you will need to have some backing on the federal side before this means anything because, regardless of the general attitude of Washington State, State Law CANNOT over-rule Federal Law.
Posted by WaWizard on November 16, 2012 at 2:55 PM · Report this

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