Gregoire: "This is signed!"

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To speak facebook for a moment: Like. So much Like.
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Clap clap clap!
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hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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<3
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Well done Chris!!!!
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Let us all enjoy and relish this great news! Congratulations to all who worked hard in this state including HRC and especially ERW, Legal Marriage Alliance, PFLAG, and past organizations like Marriage Equality Now among others.

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Like button!
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*tears* and *hearts* and *various smiling emoticons*
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Cheering and wiping away a tear of joy. Best I've seen out of Olympia in a long time. Way to go guys.
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Fuck yeah!
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Just.
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So can we get married now? srsly?
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Grats!
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They could have picked a more fabulous carpet to do it on...
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Huzzah!!!
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Congratulations! :D
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Many thanks again to my Republican Rep. Joe Fain, for voting for this. You rock.
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Awesome sauce.
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I don't know what you guys are so happy about. Ever since we legalized gay marriage in MA, it's been just awful here. Earthquakes, floods, the sky splits open, rains of blood, giant scorpions that feed on traditional marriages...
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It ain't over, folks. We gotta win in November, at the ballot box (if they gather the signatures, which they're likely to), and then we have to get the votes in Congress to repeal DOMA and make sure we have a president who would sign a DOMA repeal into law.

Lots of work left to do.
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Not pictured but present in spirit: Satan

and Jack from Jack in the Box

and Lenin
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That is the cheeriest looking executive signature viewing I've seen... WOW! Or should I say, FABULOUS!!!!!!!
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BEST NEWS OF THE DECADE!!!!!
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Yay!!
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I'll look forward to reading the new Social Register feature of the The Stranger.
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Yay, so gay people have more rights but the true minorities are being ignored.
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Yeah, there'll always be more to do, though. Have to enjoy each hard-fought step, eh?
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P.S. @26, here I was so happy thinking you were dead. Can't you pretend a bit longer? Thx.
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So SSM is on hold till the haters get the sigs they need to overturn this? Is that how they're playing this?
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@29 Well it is on hold until June regardless as the State Constitution requires a 90 days wait from the end of the session. If they get enough signatures then it would be on hold until after the vote.
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@28 - Maybe she finally got that surgery she needed.
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It's technically the law, it's just not enacted yet so it doesn't have the force of law. And even if a referendum is filed it's still a suspension pending verification. It otherwise assumes an enactment date with all the other bills on the 7th of June.

The law is blind to challenges. That's why its effective date is the same as all other bills until the referendum petition drive is done.

Anyway, that's that. Until June 6th this is till going to happen. If they get a referendum through that changes, but we'll fight and win.

Always remember that the anti-gay activists got to the ballot and lost at the ballot on a message of "R-71 is marriage" and here we are, 3 years later. We did all the heavy lifting now we just need to stay on message, tell our stories and have internet shouting matches until either the 7th of June or the 7th of December.

Then we'll all get gay-married.
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@26 - Not really you idiot. Go back to whatever hole you crawled out of.
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It will be nice when this is no longer a big deal. Congrats to Washington!
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Showers the joyous throng surrounding the Governor with bigot-free flower-petals.
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Any other hopeless romantics out there who also wish she would have signed it tomorrow? I mean... one more day, and it's all hearts and chocolate.

Still this is a wonderful wonderful day. What a great thing. :)
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@26: "Yay, so gay people have more rights but the true minorities are being ignored."

Ah, Tea Party/Libertarians on welfare, the true victims.
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I mean seriously, your "wah wah suck up everything the Right-wing gives you, because I'm poor and have it worse and besides liberals are bad anyway" comes off as zero empathy for others while taking smug, nasty glee in seeing them suffer.

Even if you've had a hard life, you'd still make others suffer and crow about your own hardships. You may have some sort of mental illness way beyond depression, but does resigning others to the same fate really make you feel better?
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Kitten Koder, several people here have ascribed thoughts to you, but I'm pretty unclear on what you're talking about. What 'real' minorities are being ignored, and how?
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Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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@39: She's an asexual, so perhaps she gets all sorts of butthurt because people don't fight for her right to... not have sex with anyone?