Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Apr 2014 22:42 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones

Fortunately though, Mozilla keeps on trucking, and Firefox OS appears to be constantly improving. The latest version available is 1.3.0, with the latest preview being 1.4. Now, sources from China have gotten their hands on a ton of screenshots and new information regarding Firefox OS 2.0, and we must say, the UI looks quite pretty.

This looks quite good indeed.

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by galvanash on Thu 10th Apr 2014 04:29 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: ..."
galvanash
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2006-01-25

"It was called "Domestic Partnership". It had very nearly (although not _exactly_)


As I look at it, it's not recognized by the federal law. That means it's not even nearly equal.
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You have to keep the timeline in mind... Prior to June 2013 it din't matter what you called it - the US federal government did not recognize same-sex marriages - period. As such, at the time, Domestic Partnership was equivalent to marriage in the state of California.

I'm not trying to condone Prop 8, fact is those who pushed for that ballot initiative tried a few others first that were extremely anti-gay rights - they didn't make the ballot fortunately... But regardless, Prop 8 was not an anti-gar rights bill - it was purely about designation, i.e. it was about use of the word marriage. That is just fact.

Edited 2014-04-10 04:29 UTC

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by WereCatf on Thu 10th Apr 2014 04:37 in reply to "RE[7]: ..."
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

You have to keep the timeline in mind... Prior to June 2013 it din't matter what you called it - the US federal government did not recognize same-sex marriages - period. As such, at the time, Domestic Partnership was equivalent to marriage in the state of California.


I don't see how any of that is relevant to what I said. Regardless of the term being used the situation just isn't equal in the whole country, no matter how much California does or doesn't do about it. If they had used "marriage" as the term it still would be the same situation. The term just doesn't matter, it's merely a word, and there's no reason for why "marriage" couldn't be in use by religious institutes and some other term by federal government.

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by galvanash on Thu 10th Apr 2014 04:52 in reply to "RE[8]: ..."
galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

I don't see how any of that is relevant to what I said. Regardless of the term being used the situation just isn't equal in the whole country, no matter how much California does or doesn't do about it.


I agree completely... But my point was to shed a little light on what Prop 8 was and why (it may be) wrong to dismiss Eich as a bigot just because he supported it at the time (i.e. 2008).

Ironically the ruling in June 2008 overturning DOMA (i.e. requiring the federal government to now recognize same sex marriage) virtually guarantees that we will not have universally recognized same-sex marriage in the US for years or even decades... It leaves it entirely up to the states, and like it or not (I don't) most of the states in our union will simply not pass such legislation without being forced by the federal government.

The US is very much a divided nation when it comes to this issue.

Edited 2014-04-10 04:54 UTC

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