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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 10:49 PM

"What a stereotype dying looks like." - Kate Kendell



A couple receiving their marriage license at midnight in Washington state, on the first day that same-sex couples can marry.

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Reply "What a stereotype dying looks like." - Kate Kendell (Original post)
JackBeck Dec 2012 OP
ChisolmTrailDem Dec 2012 #1
roguevalley Dec 2012 #53
mucifer Dec 2012 #2
tavalon Dec 2012 #13
Myrina Dec 2012 #35
Jeff In Milwaukee Dec 2012 #3
AnotherDreamWeaver Dec 2012 #4
Aerows Dec 2012 #28
Evasporque Dec 2012 #36
Eleanors38 Dec 2012 #56
LittleGirl Dec 2012 #5
MNBrewer Dec 2012 #6
Gemini Cat Dec 2012 #7
Ilsa Dec 2012 #8
Kurovski Dec 2012 #9
Logical Dec 2012 #10
murielm99 Dec 2012 #11
mountain grammy Dec 2012 #51
xxqqqzme Dec 2012 #12
msanthrope Dec 2012 #14
gkhouston Dec 2012 #15
Science Geek Dec 2012 #16
LisaLynne Dec 2012 #21
quaker bill Dec 2012 #17
Paladin Dec 2012 #18
Quantess Dec 2012 #19
RobertEarl Dec 2012 #20
lunatica Dec 2012 #22
Odin2005 Dec 2012 #23
libodem Dec 2012 #24
Aristus Dec 2012 #25
Smarmie Doofus Dec 2012 #26
AlbertCat Dec 2012 #27
Aerows Dec 2012 #30
AlbertCat Dec 2012 #41
AlbertCat Dec 2012 #42
Aerows Dec 2012 #47
Maraya1969 Dec 2012 #40
Aerows Dec 2012 #29
JackBeck Dec 2012 #55
hifiguy Dec 2012 #31
MadrasT Dec 2012 #32
BeliQueen Dec 2012 #33
meegbear Dec 2012 #34
MoonRiver Dec 2012 #37
PD Turk Dec 2012 #38
Maraya1969 Dec 2012 #39
craigmatic Dec 2012 #43
mrsadm Dec 2012 #44
Gman Dec 2012 #45
kurtzapril4 Dec 2012 #46
maddiemom Dec 2012 #48
Arugula Latte Dec 2012 #49
TahitiNut Dec 2012 #52
frylock Dec 2012 #50
Initech Dec 2012 #54
Taverner Dec 2012 #57

Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 10:51 PM

1. A DU rec and wishing them all the best! eom

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 09:08 PM

53. aren't they wonderful? ZZ top is getting married. :D THey look like my great

uncles.

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 10:51 PM

2. I'm a hospice nurse so my mind went elsewhere when I read the OP.

That said a K and R from me for your post.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 01:40 AM

13. Same here

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Response to mucifer (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 01:30 PM

35. Yeah, it took me a few looks/re-phrases, too.

n/t

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:00 PM

3. I wish I knew where they're registered!

Awesome!

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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:11 PM

4. kpete posted earlier

North Bend is mentioned in his post: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021939044

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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:08 PM

28. I know!

Have a pool to give these wonderful men a new barbecue grill, or something!

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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 01:34 PM

36. gander mountain....Cabelas....nt

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Response to Evasporque (Reply #36)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:04 PM

56. Maybe they have a line on hog-hunting out there?

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:17 PM

5. Can't stop smiling

That photo just made my day!

Good Luck Guys!

You are Loved!

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:20 PM

6. Da bears! :)

Congrats, fellas!

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:59 PM

7. What a great picture. Gives me hope.

I wish them the best.
k and r

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:01 AM

8. Best wishes to the happy couple! nt

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:11 AM

9. Does the Pope marry bears in the woods?

The answer is "no", but tough toe nails to Mr. Pope.

Congrats, boys!

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:18 AM

10. Cool!

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:33 AM

11. I had my husband look at that, and

tell me what he thought they were doing. He could not guess. When I told him, he smiled.

It gives both of us hope.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 08:12 PM

51. Showed my husband too.

He also smiled! He used to be fairly homophobic. About 20 years ago, we got new neighbors; 2 gay guys. My husband was not happy. One day, our other neighbor asked my husband to help him help the new guys move some furniture. My husband grudgingly went. A couple of hours later he came home. He'd had a couple of beers, but wasn't drunk, and pronounced to me: "they're just regular guys!" Best damn neighbors we ever had! Hope we get marriage equality in Colorado this year so our friends can finally get married too.

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:49 AM

12. That is just wonderful.

Makes my heart lighter just looking at them.

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 01:46 AM

14. Best Wishes and Congratulations to them Both!! nt

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 01:49 AM

15. I have friends who have been a couple for 26 years.

I hope they can legally marry before they reach the canes-and-graybeards stage.

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Response to gkhouston (Reply #15)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:25 AM

16. 26 years with my partner here in Ohio..

I'm 50, I've got the gray beard and fear I may need the cane within the next decade.
My partner's 8 years older and has recently been diagnosed with cancer.

It's my dream to marry in Ohio, like both of our parents did, before either one
of us shucks off our mortal coil. I hope it happens. We can't go anywhere else,
all our family is here and there are people who truly depend on us being around.

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Response to Science Geek (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 08:49 AM

21. Best of luck to you and your partner.

I am sorry for your partner's diagnosis. I wish you both the best.

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 06:26 AM

17. Nice! (and congrats to them) n/t

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 08:11 AM

18. Bless Them Both. (nt)

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 08:30 AM

19. Heartwarming!

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 08:34 AM

20. Freedom

Freedom from state oppression. Conservatives should be happy freedom rings a little louder today.

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 08:52 AM

22. Good riddance to the stereotype

That's a wonderful photograph. My congratulations to them!

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 09:36 AM

23. That made me smile!

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:19 AM

24. Congratulations

And congratulations.

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:22 AM

25. This straight guy is SO PROUD to live in The Evergreen State!

My heart just about bursts every time I see this pic. I'm so happy for both of them!

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:29 AM

26. But an old stereotype is re-born:

CLONES.

A gay self-created stereotype from the 70s.

Man... it's hard to get by w/o stereotypes of one kind or another.

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #26)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:03 PM

27. But an old stereotype is re-born:

Well, the "gay bear" stereotype is also alive and well.

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #27)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:16 PM

30. And I don't see why

anyone should be judging them for it. They obviously love one another, whose business is it.

I love pictures like this of our community that are doing what they want to do, and don't try to mind anyone else's relationships. If two bears want to come together, then I am all for it.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #30)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 05:14 PM

41. I'm not judging anyone.

Being a member of the "bear community" myself, I see couples like this all the time.


Not all stereotypes are negative.

Besides, it's how the human brain organizes things. Of course it's good to realize stereotypes are useless regarding individuals.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #30)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 05:17 PM

42. I'm not judging anyone.

Being a member of the "bear community" myself, I see couples like this all the time.


Not all stereotypes are negative.

Besides, it's how the human brain organizes things. Of course it's good to realize stereotypes are useless regarding individuals.



(for some reason this reminded me of this woman I knew who thought gays couldn't grow beards )

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #42)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 07:04 PM

47. Fair enough

I believe I may have misinterpreted your comment. Please excuse my fire

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #27)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 05:14 PM

40. You wouldn't say that if it was a straight guy with a beard marrying a woman now would you?

Geeze!

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #26)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:14 PM

29. Oh come on

Don't look at it that way. These look like two men that love each other. We all look alike when we love one another. We form our little tribe of two and more if there are children. Love that lasts long enough that you start to look like one another is a beautiful thing.

My parents have been together for 50+ years. They look alike. They look like they fit with one another, which is what love does to you .

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #26)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:12 PM

55. Not all stereotypes are negative.

The LGBT community and African-Americans traditionally vote for Democrats, so clearly, that's not a bad stereotype.

But after researching your post about 'clones', I'm still at a loss as to what your point is with your post.

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:27 PM

31. That is a heart-warmer.

Congratulations, gentlemen!

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:56 PM

32. Awwwww... beautiful. K&R!

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 01:02 PM

33. I wish I was invited to the wedding.

I think it's going to be an awesome party.

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 01:27 PM

34. The rise of the bears!!!

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 01:36 PM

37. So happy for them!

Everybody should be able to marry whomever he/she wants!

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:20 PM

38. "Get off our lawn!!"

j/k

Wishing them many happy years together

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 05:12 PM

39. I love this! I just sent it to a bunch of people. Including my far right winged minister

brother and a friend of my mother who is the same. I included a little heart emoticon. I hope it makes something click in them. If not well it brightened my day and many many others.

I wish these two all the very best!!!!

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 05:19 PM

43. What stereotype? Those guys are obviously bears.

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 06:32 PM

44. Wow, fantastic!

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 06:42 PM

45. LOL! Is that the Redstate Update dudes?

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 06:44 PM

46. I want to hug them!

I am so happy for them. I hope this will be able to happen soon in every state.

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 07:06 PM

48. This is wonderful!

Very best wishes from a straight senior citizen.

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 07:29 PM

49. Oh, come on, that is totally upholding the stereotype...

...you know, the one about men from the Northwest wearing plaid, sporting beards and looking like lumberjacks.



Congratulations to the happy couple!

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #49)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 08:33 PM

52. Oh ... you mean



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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 07:46 PM

50. love these guys!

I must've *liked* this pic on FB 3 or 4 times today!

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 09:43 PM

54. Love this! We really need an equal rights amendmentl

:woohoi:

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Response to JackBeck (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:05 PM

57. For some reason, "The Red Green Show" popped into my mind

 

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