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Gay Marriage And Pot Now Legal In Washington, World Survives

December 7, 2012 9:24 am Category: Memo Pad 27 Comments A+ / A-
Gay Marriage And Pot Now Legal In Washington, World Survives

Quick, somebody check on Rick Santorum’s marriage!

Gay marriage and recreational marijuana have been legal in Washington state since 12:01 AM Thursday and the world still seems to be spinning on its axis, much as it was the day before.

In November’s election, Washington was one of three states that became the first to pass marriage equality by a popular vote and it joined Colorado as the first states to legalize small amounts of marijuana for recreational consumption.

An overjoyed 85-year-old Pete-e Petersen and her partner, 77-year-old Jane Abbot, were the first line at King County’s auditor’s office to receive their marriage license — they have to wait three days before they can have their wedding.

“We waited a long time. We’ve been together 35 years, never thinking we’d get a legal marriage. Now I feel so joyous I can’t hardly stand it,” said Petersen.

Advice columnist and outspoken LGBT activist Dan Savage was also among the first to get his license.

Washington, Maine and Maryland are joining six other states — New York, Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont —  and the District of Columbia, where gay marriage is legal due to legislation or a court ruling.

Social conservatives like former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum have long argued that gay marriage threatens “traditional” marriage, but have never been able to offer any evidence of such a phenomenon. They take it as an article of faith while dismissing the idea of climate change, which is accepted by about 98 percent of the world’s climate scientists.

Marijuana, however, may have actual secondhand effects.

Hundreds of residents of Seattle gathered at the Space Needle on Thursday night to celebrate the legalization of recreational marijuana, defying the law’s provision against public consumption. Police threatened violators with $100 fines, but only verbal warnings were issued. For some reason, everyone was reasonably mellow.

The law intends to regulate marijuana like alcohol. However, it presents an awkward challenge for the Obama administration, as the plant is a Schedule 1 controlled substance, thus illegal under federal law.

The New York Times is reporting that the feds are considering “…plans for legal action against Colorado and Washington that could undermine voter-approved initiatives…”

Such action would surely infuriate liberals who supported both legalization and the president in November’s election.

Photo credit: AP Photo/Rachel La Corte

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/C22AJV5GXSF4QE3YJY5IGBTULU TSB

    Why do we have to piece meal forward progress in this country?

    • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

      Major changes in direction are usually achieved incrementally. There are just too many bigots still around to implement something like this at a national level.

      • lana ward

        There are still alot of God fearing people left trying to save you from yourself– Godless!!

    • hottrika

      The next in line ‘progress’ will be legalizing incest, no-bar on father-daughter, son-mother, sibling open sex relationships right in the middle of the square. Further progress will be achieved when America becomes a great nation of Fornicators whose only aim in life is sex, gay marriage, lesbianism, fatherless children and expect the Govt. to pay for their indulgence. What a progress to achieve. Go fast, Americans, go fast. Progress needs to be achieved FAST.

      • STMBT

        HEY there hotrika! are you the brother that is married to Lana Ward??? PLEASE PLEASE do the country a favor and DONT!!! have any kids!!!

        • hottrika

          I sure am not, but if I was, that’d be the PROGRESS that you “demheads” have been articulating ever since that buffoon won the Presidential elections. These are the new “standards that we Americans are setting for ourselves, Gay marriage, “Moderate Pot smoking for ENTERTAINMENT, etc, etc. What next?

          My dear, the world will sure not end but these are the unmistakable signs of depravity where the line between “humanity” and “savagery” gets blurred. Make no mistake, this Buffoon President is there to take you down the deep abyss of immorality. I wonder, if this is by a divine decree….perhaps as His ways of punishing America for the sins and arrogance of the past. This GAY thing, POT smoking, fatherless children, will not take you too far. Every vicious cycle, or any cycle, for that matter has a life of its own. This is the law of nature. When your cycle of “great LIBERATION” ends, you’ll find yourselves in deep morass of lowness from which there will be no recovery. May be POT will come handy then. Meanwhile, happy MARIJUANA smoking for the “RECREATION” till then. A great nation of lazy fornicators on food stamps awaits our children. What a great legacy to leave!

  • howa4x

    The adventure has begun and two blue states take the lead as usual

    • lana ward

      Blue states are taking us toward Gomorrah, as usual. Godless!!

      • howa4x

        Red states are trying to turn back the clock and have government intervene in the intimate lives of people. that is tyranny!!

        • lana ward

          Your red rag head in the WH is intervening in the intimate lives of people and we haven’t seen anything yet. Obama is a tyrant, a traitor, and will destroy America

          • howa4x

            You are the un american ones with your racism, ethicocentrism, xenophibia, gay bashing, anti enviornmentalism, anti women sentiments. You all are a disgrace to our constitution which I’m sure you never read since you don’t seem that smart. Obama is a baptist not a muslim, shove that up what I assume is your big fat ass considering you live in a red state. And for all your crap you red states are all on the dole. My blue state gets back .68 on the dollar and you tea party states take 1.95 on the dollar back from the government that you hate. If you want a tax cut take less money you moocher

          • lana ward

            Red rag hates our constitution and he hates God. He is a queer muslim and his marriage is a sham to cover the fact that he’s queer. All the states with Republican Govs are improving, those with Dem Govs are in the toilet and going down the drain. And about Muchelle Obama, she does have a big fat ass and looks like an orangatang to boot!!!

          • howa4x

            I know I shouldn’t be writing to someone as racist and stupid as you, but you need to be aware. Rag heads are Sikhs an Indian sect that are not muslims but Hindus. Obama is a baptist and with two kids probaly not gay.
            Let’s talk about the red states. You lead in obesity and are the fattest in the country, you also lead in diabetes. Alabama and Missippi have the lowest IQ in the country. You all talk about cutting taxes and all your red states are on the dole(welfare) from the federal govt talking more back than you put in. Texas and Fla have the highest rate of uninsured in the country but won’t take the expaned medicaid and would rather let these people die. That is being very Christian of you all to do that.I wish you all could susceed from the country since the red states will be a future finacial drain on the rest of us, those who are paying for all you fools

          • lana ward

            I live in a blue state with a Republican Gov, and our state is improving. I have worked since I was 16 and still do. It’s mostly ignorant , low living dems who get assistance, but now it’s middle class too because Omuslim is putting so many out of business!! And more will be out of work because of him!!

          • howa4x

            Maybe you and I live in alternative universes. Let’s go back to 2008 before Obama took over and what significant event happened? Well if you said the melt down on Wall st you would be correct. This near collaspe took 1/2 of the wealth and wipped it out. The stock market dropped 600 points, and small business closed, because they couldn’t get financing. Guess who was president? If you say George W Bush you would be correct again. We are still digging out from the near depression we were in. Now if you ask me who ran up the majority of the deficit and where did it come from, I would have to say again it was our former president,GWB. He started 2 unfunded wars, gave an unfunded drug program toseniors and gave a tax cut to the wealthiest, who either hide their money offshore like Romney to avoid taxes, or invested in derivitives, or other financial products. Companies like Haliburton who got a no bid 6 billion contract for Iraq moved it corporate HQ to Dubai, Cisco moved to Ireland and GE built a factory in Brazil, not to be outdone Gates took his tax cut and Built a factory in India . Apple decided to make it’s Cell phones in China. Speaking about China Bush borrowed all the money for Iraq/Afganistan/the drug program and the tax cut from them. The wars cost 1 billion/day.
            Now for all you supposedly Christians, during this time 32 million lacked access to health care and out of that number 50k men, women and children died. Funny that wan’t an issue for someone as devout as you, but some one being gay is a tragedy. So let me get this straight, you blame Obama for all this?

          • lana ward

            Obama has had 4 years to turn us around, instead he’s made everything worse–ON PURPOSE!! He doesn’t want things to get better and still keep blaming it on Bush. Things will be much worse in 4 years and he’ll still blame Bush. That little bitch Obama can be anything he wants, but be honest with the American people, instead of being a fraud

          • howa4x

            I guess you watch too much Fox non news. The tea party has derailed everything Obama tried to do to save the economy. they refused to pass his jobs program and every economist has said we need another stimulus, which the republicans refuse to pass. Mitch McConnell (R) Ken. has made more fillibusters which is a delay tactic, than any other time in history. The Republicans during the debt ceiling fight had the countries credit downgraded for the 1st time in history, which made borrowing by corporations more expensive. so stop watching Fox and listening to Rush, or Beck or Hannity, or Coulter, or Huckabee, or Palin or O’Reiley, and try to get some unfiltered news.
            You are going to loose the culture war because every generation is more liberal than the previous one. My offspring in their mid 20’s grew up with gays and don’t understand why you Christians are forcing your sense of morality down their throats. They are not going to give up their right to contraception and are more concerned with climate change than you people who are anti science, and think it’s all a hoax because it’s not in the bible, or maybe you are even hoping it comes so you can have your mythical rapture. The reality is that things change all the time. You choice is either to fight it every inch of the way or realize it will happen no matter what you do. Since we are not going to change each others minds, let’s just stop trying to insult each other and go our seperate ways. Good luck to you and good bye

          • lana ward

            Those in the 60’s that hated America are now the ones running it, that’s why our kids are liberal-and they hate America too! We have become a sewer for lack of morals. Anything good and decent isn’t allowed, including God. And now we have an America hating muslim as president. I’ll say good luck to you too, we’re all going to need it!!

          • howa4x

            So I guess your Jesus is a war monger that loves to kill anyone not white and Christian. You are the one that hates what America stands for which is personal freedom. You want everyone to follow your religion and think like you. that is completley against what this country is all about. We have free speech and religious speech so anyone can say anything they want
            I really don’t want to see your pretend christian thoughts anymore and will not respond to your comments

          • hottrika

            This is the PROGRESS that you “demheads” and dumb heads have been articulating ever since that buffoon won the Presidential elections. These are the new “standards that we Americans are setting for ourselves, Gay marriage, “Moderate Pot smoking for ENTERTAINMENT, etc, etc. What next?

            My dear, the world will sure not end but these are the unmistakable signs of depravity where the line between “humanity” and “savagery” gets blurred. Make no mistake, this Buffoon President is there to take you down the deep abyss of immorality. I wonder, if this is by a divine decree….perhaps as His ways of punishing America for the sins and arrogance of the past. This GAY thing, POT smoking, fatherless children, will not take you too far. Every vicious cycle, or any cycle, for that matter has a life of its own. This is the law of nature. When your cycle of “great LIBERATION” ends, you’ll find yourselves in deep morass of lowness from which there will be no recovery. May be POT will come handy then. Meanwhile, happy MARIJUANA smoking for the “RECREATION” till then. A great nation of lazy fornicators on food stamps awaits our children. What a great legacy to leave!

          • howa4x

            This is evolution which you creationists in red states don’t understand. We started with neandethal clans that only married each other. Then we moved to religions that only married each other.Then we move to races which only married each other. Then we moved to inter religious marriage, then to inter racial marriage and now to same sex marriage. I’m white but realize that there are racist, homophobic people that live in the deep south and mid west. I really don’t care if you in the boondocks of this country have backward ideals. You can keep white christian marriages, but the country around you is changing. If you don’t like the changes stay where you are, but don’t force your will on others. That is called tyranny, which is forcing your beliefs on to others. So keep it all to yourselves and saty in your red states where racism, homophobia, sexism,and xenophobia thrive and stay out of the Blue states where we all get along.

          • hottrika

            What an enlightening articulation…..EVOLUTION…..from beasts to humans that took thousands of years to culminate and is still under process, encompassing unsurpassed wisdom and gathered knowledge from our ancestors…..And now, what you extrapolate is “reverse EVOLUTION”, i.e. from Humans back to savages. What a progress you anticipate! Evidently, we heads simply do not understand. This PEARL of WISDOM is indeed beyond our heads, red or otherwise.

            Now coming to the rest of your “wisdom”…what part of my post did suggest even a hint of Racism? Or Xenophobia? Or Sexism? Or Homophobia? Where did I suggest any of these attributes while I put my point across. Why are you Demheads so obsessed with these “qualities” that you accuse the other of these at the first hint of disagreement? In psychology this is called Cognizant Disorder. On a lesser degree this condition is also known as “Bogeyman syndrome”. You attribute motives to your adversary and if there are none, you invent some and discredit your opponent. Let me tell you I am not “white”, nor am I “Christian”. I am just a human being and find pride in being such. I am not forcing my beliefs on you or “others”. It is not a matter of “believing”. It is of being different from savages. It is the spiritual idea that you’ve a superior level of consciousness differentiating you from other planet co-habitants. I would suggest you to get out of this ghetto mentality. There is no “progress” in being a savage with unrestricted instincts. Instincts are for beasts, consciousness is for Humans. That is why we don’t accuse beasts of Murder or Rape or Immorality but we accuse Humans of such. Do you really believe materialistic indulgence is all that we are HERE for? Is this the sum total purpose of your existence? Do you have no other “reason”? Are Gays the happiest people around or are those smoking Pot, the best of the lot? I am not Homophobic. Phobia is an irrational fear of something. I do not fear or hate Homos or Lesbians. I pity them. They suffer from a deep personality disorder, a disease that is curable given the right circumstances and proper mix of medicine as well as psychological treatment. We Americans have taken this to the absurd levels of “Progressivism”. Just as I pity women whose best achievement is seeking for themselves the free pills and free abortion. As per a recent paper in NATURE magazine, May,12 issue, husbandless mothers are most likely to commit suicide. What a bastardize nation are we seeking to achieve and leave as legacy for our progeny? I am not overly believer, only moderately so. I respect your choice to be an atheist or whatever. That is not my point. My point is that in your zeal to look “progressive” and “liberal”, you are destroying the very ethos of humanity, the very fabric of our evolutionary enlightened making, that in your view is “backward ideals”. Make no mistake my dear, your “forward” looking and “modern” ideals are nothing but a cloak to undress your consciousness, your humanity and give a free reign to the animal that resides inside you. I chose to be a human. I am no one to suggest you what you chose for yourself.

          • howa4x

            I love your sense of humanity, carinfg for all thses single women who would commit suicide if they had no man to take care of them or that gay/lesbians have some dark psycoligical issues. Everyone has debunked the theory that you can cure someone from being attracted to the same sex. As for younger single women forced to have children they never wanted, they mostly live in poverty. I don’t know where you get that other stat.
            Some say you are born with a gene that causes this just like you are born with a gene that can make you obese. I still go back to my statement of why does everyone have to get into the lives of others. If you are living in Idaho for example why would you even care if someone is in a same sex relationship in NYC. It has no impact on your life. Now if you are not totally comfortable in your faith, and something like this rocks your should then the gay person is not the problem. I’ve been around gay people all my life living on the east coast. They for the most part are like everyone else. I know very few married people who are really happy.As for smoking weed I’m a product of the late 60’s and it’s never hurt me. I went on to a susessful career. Alcohol is much worse and causes more death and destruction, spousal abuse, child abuse and low productivity, yet we sell it everywhere, so where is your moral point?

          • howa4x

            We have a different view of what is immorality. I think it is immoral to have 25 billion x 3 families and not give your workers health care benefits, and make them work for just under the minium wage like the Waltons do. I also think it is immoral to hide your wealth outside the country, 250 million that Romney did to avoid taxes. I also think it was immoral to let 32 million lack access to health care and have 50k did each year because of it. I suprised that you find none of these immoral but smoking some MJ or having a gay marriage is. Speaking about Buffon presidents GWB was handed a surplus, then got us into 2 unfunded wars, gave a tax cut to the billionairs who shipped 2.9 million jobs out of the country and then on top of that gave an unfunded drug benefit to seniors. all on borrowed money from China. do you call that smart?

  • onedonewong

    It begs the question when is Obama and Holder going to enforce the laws of this country. They had no problem going after Arizona for requiring illegals to comply with US laws and States requiring picture ID’s which is a state right under the 10th amendment.
    Time for barak to stop his racist agneda

  • sleeprn01

    I thought that pot was now legal in Washington state not Washington D.C. After this past week in the senate, GOP members must be smoking something, or they are stupid, or perhaps they just don’t give a damn.

  • montanabill

    Just an observation. Start tracking the number of babies with some form of autism or other brain dysfunction for the next 20 years.

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