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marriage: the gayening [May. 20th, 2009|02:54 pm]
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The New Hampshire legislature narrowly didn't pass the gay marriage bill (amended as the governor requested), but sent it back to committee so it might come up for a vote again in two weeks. Of course, then who knows if the governor will sign it?

Supposedly the California Prop 8 lawsuit decision will be handed down tomorrow. If it overturns Prop 8 it's possible gay marriage will be legal in California again. Not having followed the proceedings at all I'd bet against it, though.

The Nevada legislature passed a domestic partner bill but the governor has said he'd veto it.

Gay Marriage Slow to Draw an Opposition in N.Y. - good?

All these things are keeping me on my toes updating the same-sex marriage map. Hoping to add a few small features later this week.

Non-gay marriage links:

You know how everyone says the divorce rate is 50%? Apparently that's not true if you look at it as how many people have ever been divorced.

Lost Season 5 recap with crazy crazy theories.

A review of "Glee" which we watched last night. I thought it was kinda (and surprisingly) good!

[User Picture]From: flamingophoenix
2009-05-20 11:25 pm (UTC)
I like your subject line! :-)

And good point re: divorce percentage. 50% of marriages may end in divorce, but that's probably because after-first marriages have a higher divorce rate than first marriages. (Right?) (I guess I should read the article, huh.)
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[User Picture]From: ikarpov
2009-05-22 01:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, +1 for the subject.
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[User Picture]From: copperwolf
2009-05-20 11:26 pm (UTC)
Just read the NY Times article.... So, the wife having a college education is correlated with a lower divorce rate. Interesting. Also, "Dr. Larry Bumpass" is a very regrettable name!
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[User Picture]From: liz_gregory
2009-05-23 01:49 am (UTC)
re: Glee

(having no way of viewing broadcast or cable TV, I can only pass along others' perceptions)

According to a drama teacher friend of mine, Glee is actually quite hideous in the potential reality (and legality!) of some things. I can't say I'm inclined to watch it. The downside of being within the system is that the show has to be darn good for me not to shudder in revulsion.
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