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Gay Couples Marry in Minn., Prepare To Do So in Rhode Island
AP via Yahoo News ^ | August 1, 2013 | Patrick Condon

Posted on 08/01/2013 6:49:54 AM PDT by lbryce

Gay couples began tying the knot at Minneapolis City Hall early Thursday and preparing to do so once town clerks' offices opened in Rhode Island, as the two states became the latest to allow same-sex marriage.

The Minnesota law allowed weddings to begin just after midnight Wednesday, and 42 couples were to be married by Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and several Hennepin County judges in the hours before dawn.

"I didn't expect to cry quite that hard," said a beaming Cathy ten Broeke, who with Margaret Miles was the first gay couple to be wed at City Hall.

The attending crowd burst into applause as Rybak pronounced Miles and ten Broeke married. The couple stood nearby embracing their 5-year-old son, Louie.

"We do," all three said to more cheers as they promised to be a family. View gallery." Margaret Miles, right, celebrates with wife Cathy ten … Margaret Miles, right, celebrates with wife Cathy ten Broeke, left, after they were married at the M …

Meanwhile, town clerks were to begin issuing Rhode Island's first marriage licenses to same-sex couples later Thursday morning. While states such as Massachusetts and California saw long lines and scores of weddings on the day gay marriages began, Rhode Island officials were predicting a relatively calm day, as their state was the last in New England to legalize same-sex marriage.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: depravity; gay; gayrights
Some might find my comments antithetical to the American ideal, the fundamental principles of, on which our country has come to be beacon to the world, the shining city on the hill, as clarion call to those yearning to be free for the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, the belief that freedom whatever the price made it worth it all.

Well, as I stand in horror contemplating the consequences unfolding across this once great nation of ours, within the freedom we so valiantly, gallantly fought for,I see the very seed of our destruction, because there is a price to be paid for the "freedom" they believe is free, there will be a price to pay, wrought by, in the decadence, depravity that knows no bounds, the moral turpitude that emphatically says, calls out, that there is a price too dear, a sacrifice too burdensome, even for the divine, lofty ideals and principles that freedom is, has wrought, one that ultimately is not freedom at all.

1 posted on 08/01/2013 6:49:54 AM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

They’ll wake up in a month and say “Uh-oh, what did we do?”.

2 posted on 08/01/2013 6:50:58 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: lbryce

My brother-in-law and I were thinking of building a gay wedding chapel facing one of Minnesota’s lakes with the main entrance in the rear of the building.

3 posted on 08/01/2013 7:25:09 AM PDT by The Great RJ (construction)
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To: AppyPappy

Heh. Sorta like me and the ex-wife.

Except it wasn’t a month in my case. It was the following morning.

4 posted on 08/01/2013 7:43:21 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

You have two guys living together and they get married. One day, one of them starts talking about OUR stuff. OUR cars. OUR house. OUR money.

The other one gets in a panic. He signed up for the “Look at us, we are having a show for everyone to watch”, not “community property”.

5 posted on 08/01/2013 7:47:21 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: The Great RJ
I think it's a great idea. Your suggestion reminds me of my own vocation as real estate broker in New York City. The most sought after, toniest residences are very well-maintained, ruled by ironfisted Co-op boards with rules that control everything down to the most mundane of details. Those living in the building go up to their apartments through the front entrance guarded by a doorman, while those in the process of moving in/out, those bringing items brought back from the supermarket can only use the back entrance.

It is a most familiar sight to all in the fancy Co-ops, condominiums throughout the city about bringing items up to the residences, the front entrance festooned with the sign "All Deliveries Through The Rear".

6 posted on 08/01/2013 7:53:52 AM PDT by lbryce (The 22nd Amendment Lives:1195 Days Until America's Greatest Nemesis Gets the Heave "Ho")
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To: AppyPappy

My position has been that homosexuals have no right to be legally sheltered from the same screwing that I and millions of other men are subjected to every year at the hands of the divorce industry. They want “marriage?” Let them have it. It’s not like it would be doing them any favors.

7 posted on 08/01/2013 7:54:18 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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