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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-10 10:32 AM
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16. Maybe we should stop calling them "gay couples"
As far as I'm concerned, they're a "couple." They've been together for twenty years. They've become a family even without paperwork from the state. What those antisocial workers did to them was an abomination.

Call them a "gay couple" and quite a bit of this country will think "ah, those (insert favorite anti-gay epithet here) got what they deserved. Why don't they just go off and die of AIDS or something?" Tell the same people a "couple" went through this, and it'll be all "that's terrible" and "those government bureaucrats should all be shot."

This won't work with teabaggers and freepers; they have no problem hating the government and hating gays in the same breath. But not everyone to the right of us is a teabagger or a freeper.
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