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Thu Jan 12, 2012, 10:59 AM

Marine Fights For Gay Brother's Right To Marry

(CNN) -- Craig Stowell fought with the U.S. Marines in Iraq in 2004 and now is fighting for the right of gays, like his brother, to marry in New Hampshire.
"My brother and best friend, Calvin, was tormented all the way through high school because people knew he was gay," Craig Stowell, 30, said in an online petition seeking to pressure New Hampshire legislators not to repeal the state's 2009 law that legalized gay marriage.
In a video posted on YouTube, Calvin Stowell described being bullied as a schoolboy because he was gay. "I was constantly asked by my peers: Are you gay? You sound so gay. You walk so gay," said the 23-year-old New Yorker, who works for a non-profit.
Craig Stowell, who is an information technology director for a cabinet maker in Claremont, New Hampshire, empathized. "There were nights that I worried I may wake up and he wouldn't be there any longer; crushed by the misery he was forced to endure. When New Hampshire extended marriage to gay and lesbian couples, two years ago, he finally felt accepted. He finally felt like he belonged. Since that day 1,800 loving and committed gay and lesbian couples have married."

Read more: http://www.kitv.com/family/30192154/detail.html#ixzz1jGAxhEUb

There is a phrase in here I wish everyone would start yelling from the rooftops of every home in America about anti Gay marriage amendments "STATE-SPONSORED BULLYING".

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William769 Jan 2012 OP
tabatha Jan 2012 #1
MarkCharles Jan 2012 #2
William769 Jan 2012 #3
MarkCharles Jan 2012 #8
joeybee12 Jan 2012 #4
Fearless Jan 2012 #5
Zorra Jan 2012 #6
William769 Jan 2012 #7

Response to William769 (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 11:02 AM

1. The irony - is that not what marines normally fight for - freedom and rights.

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 11:28 AM

2. I certainly hope this has an impact .. but

 

hey, NH Republicans remember all those Republicans that voted the other day for Romney and the rest of the clown college?

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Response to MarkCharles (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 11:36 AM

3. Who else were they going to vote for?

I believe that there are still some republicans left that will do the right thing in NH.

They may be a dying breed but may enough left to leave marriage equality alone.

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Response to William769 (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 01:54 PM

8. You are right. There ARE some reasonable Republicans in NH...

 

and I hope they will just let the bill die in committee.

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 12:09 PM

4. Good for him

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 12:34 PM

5. There are some very good tv and radio ads running in NH too

I think there's a good chance marriage equality will stand.

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 12:54 PM

6. "STATE-SPONSORED BULLYING".

That's perfect. That is what it is.

Would you mind if I use the phrase in the subject line of an OP in GD?

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Response to Zorra (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 12:59 PM

7. Sure I can't take credit for it.

It was in the article.

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