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Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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Posted on Saturday, June 16, 2012 - 4:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In the theme of my headlines puzzle "Rocky Mountain High" here comes another puzzle about headlines. This does not actually concern a real event, but it is based on a real event. I won't reveal more, but you can ask more and I shall reveal then.

What did the headline say after the state passed the landmark legislation?

Title is laterally relevant, I'll be rather impressed if anyone gets it. If not, I shall explain in the $poylr.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, June 16, 2012 - 3:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did this happen in Connecticut? Colorado? New York?
Is the word "landmark" used figuratively, as in "very important legislation"? Or literally, as in "legislation about a landmark"?
Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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Did this happen in Connecticut? Colorado? New York? The made-up one for this puzzle is none of the above. The real one it's based on is New York (and possibly a couple other states, I'm not sure entirely, but I based it on New York)
Is the word "landmark" used figuratively, as in "very important legislation"? this Or literally, as in "legislation about a landmark"?
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Posted on Saturday, June 16, 2012 - 7:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was the landmark legislation in the area of crime? health? taxation? the enviroment? education? industry? commerce? the arts? employment?
Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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was the landmark legislation in the area of crime? health? taxation? the enviroment? education? industry? commerce? the arts? employment? None of these, although I believe taxation is very laterally relevant - more like laterally irrelevant in that it is laterally relevant to the legislation but not to much else in the puzzle. (Without knowing the tax laws of the state in question, I can't say for sure).

Clarification to Balin's question above: The state in question never actually had the landmark vote. Several other states have, although I based it specifically on New York's. For reasons I won't reveal, only New York and one other state could have been the basis, even though more than those two have passed similar legislation. And to further clarify, it's a real state, but the landmark legislation from the state is made-up.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 04, 2012 - 8:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are abbreviations (sorry, but was is the term for things that are like acronyms, except not pronounceable) relevant?
Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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Posted on Friday, July 06, 2012 - 12:31 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are abbreviations (sorry, but was is the term for things that are like acronyms, except not pronounceable) relevant? No, except that the title is laterally relevant. You can solve this without it, but decoding it will help.
Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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Posted on Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 2:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hint since this hasn't seen much action: The State in question is Kentucky
Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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Hint since this hasn't seen much action: The State in question is Kentucky
Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 3:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

We have one set of questions in the last month.

Let's

****SPOILER******

Well, this concerned a hypothetical gay marriage vote in Kentucky. It was based on New York's vote, which happened in early summer.

Taking a line from the State Song of Kentucky


'TIS SUMMER
THE PEOPLE ARE GAY

I'll be posting a new puzzle shortly.

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