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MiltonLeBerle Donating Member (956 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-05-03 11:51 AM
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50. That's not true AT ALL.
Who made you the Grand High Arbitrator of just who is and isn't a Democrat?
But since you appear to have assumed the title, perhaps it would be best if you put out a pamphlet outlining the requirements for being a true Democrat...? I'd sure hate to end up on the wrong side of the line without even knowing it.

BTW-While I'm not necessarily against gay marriage, I see it as something that will ultimately be of the greatest benefit to divorce lawyers.
I might like to see something like another level of commitment added to the mix. Whereby you could have 2 types of "marriage", both types open to both hetero- and homosexuals.

A Civil Union would be easier to get out of by either party in a sort of no-fault divorce proceeding, and could be used by any type of co-habitating couple, even relatives- and possibly even polyamorous reltionships...in order to take advantage of some of the legal/social/medical/etc... benefits currently allocated only to married persons.

A Marriage would be a higher level of 'commitment' open only to couples(gay or straight), but not to relatives that are not currently allowed to marry. And a divorce would be much harder to get in this type of relationship.

I'm not that personally familiar with divorce and probably naive about the process- my parents, siblings, and myself have never been through it, and the same goes for my wife and her family- although both of my parents have a sister (2 of my aunts) who has been divorced- twice each in fact.
I'm just putting this out as a rough sketch of the idea, and was wondering what thoughts and input others might have- particularly to build on the concept.
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