2014: A review of a remarkable year for marriage equality


We are waiting TODAY in Florida …. for the decision for the Courts Clerks to issue marriage licenses starting Jan 6, 2015!! So much confusion …..

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gay nmarriage map in the United States, with Florida changed to light blue after the SCOTUS refused to issue a stay on a federal judge's order granting marriage rightsa as of January 6, 2015. Attribution: Wikipedia

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In order to fully understand what has transpired this year, one must first look at the groundwork that had been done to bring us to this point. Let’s begin with the 2012 elections which proved to be an important moment for marriage equality. That year’s general election saw marriage referendums passed by popular vote in Maryland, Washington and Maine, dispelling the religious right’s assertion that no state would ever pass marriage equality if put up for a vote by the people. It was a delicious victory. However, parties on both sides of the debate agreed that all the “low-hanging fruit” had been picked and that any movement going forward would be an uphill battle, with full marriage equality being realized in the United States unlikely any time soon.But that December, something remarkable happened. The U.S. Supreme Court announced it would hear two constitutional challenges to state…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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