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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-01-03 09:37 AM
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36. I've known a lot of gay and lesbian couples over the years
and my overwhelming impression is that the emotions and issues are basically the same as with heterosexual couples: first infatuation, deciding that this person is "the one," figuring out how two people with different habits and attitudes can live together without driving each other crazy, temptations to stray, being partners in the routines of everyday life, turning weird and vengeful if the relationship goes sour, or suffering devastating grief if one partner dies before the other.

If an individual has found true love and wants to spend his/her life with another person, who am I to say that their choice is invalid?

People who go into a frenzy over gay marriage really need to get a life.
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  -Do you support gay marriage? foreigncorrespondent  Oct-01-03 01:14 AM   #0 
  - If you don't like gay marriage ...  Newsjock   Oct-01-03 01:20 AM   #1 
  - Absolutely  Booberdawg   Oct-01-03 01:27 AM   #2 
  - I haven't voted yet  Kennethken   Oct-01-03 01:30 AM   #3 
  - I agree with you.  foreigncorrespondent   Oct-01-03 01:47 AM   #6 
  - That's a very good assessment  dirk   Oct-01-03 09:25 AM   #35 
  - I say live and let live  Girlfriday   Oct-01-03 01:34 AM   #4 
  - Well said, GF  madmax   Oct-01-03 01:54 AM   #9 
  - You said it so well GF.  foreigncorrespondent   Oct-01-03 02:04 AM   #11 
  - Even if it was a choice, still  Brucey   Oct-01-03 07:57 AM   #25 
  - I agree with you...however  Cheswick   Oct-01-03 08:50 AM   #29 
  - Yes but  A-Schwarzenegger   Oct-01-03 01:41 AM   #5 
  - Recognize, not allow  Book Lover   Oct-01-03 01:50 AM   #7 
  - Damn, well said, Book Lover  comsymp   Oct-01-03 02:04 AM   #10 
  - You're Absolutely Right!!!  PopSixSquish   Oct-01-03 10:52 AM   #42 
  - Marriage is a religious ceremony...  fabius   Oct-01-03 01:51 AM   #8 
  - Agreed. I want equal rights for all people, but religion DOES have  MercutioATC   Oct-01-03 02:33 AM   #15 
  - Marriage isn't a religious ceremony if it's performed at city hall  soleft   Oct-01-03 06:26 AM   #18 
  - YOU can call it whatever you want, but CIVIL LAW calls  Liberator_Rev   Oct-01-03 07:27 AM   #21 
  - Rev... Sometimes You Say Things That Rake My Nerves...  arwalden   Oct-01-03 08:26 AM   #28 
  - Dupe.  Liberator_Rev   Oct-01-03 07:35 AM   #22 
  - That's funny....  Hell Hath No Fury   Oct-01-03 11:24 AM   #44 
  - I'm married and I didn't have a religious ceremony.  rbnyc   Oct-01-03 12:08 PM   #47 
  - My "Yes, but..."  Bucky   Oct-01-03 02:07 AM   #12 
  - I so understand what you are saying...  foreigncorrespondent   Oct-01-03 02:20 AM   #13 
  - And I totally understand your logic  Book Lover   Oct-01-03 02:30 AM   #14 
  - You said I could call you a coward.  rbnyc   Oct-01-03 12:13 PM   #49 
  - I'm reminded of Fannie Lou Hamer...  94114_San_Francisco   Oct-01-03 09:25 PM   #83 
     - I'm so glad you asked, "how much longer should I wait?"  rbnyc   Oct-02-03 11:32 AM   #89 
        - This is our 'dirty little secret' isn't it?  94114_San_Francisco   Oct-02-03 12:53 PM   #92 
  - I support the legal right of all people...  Spider Jerusalem   Oct-01-03 02:44 AM   #16 
  - If A Couple Of People Are Happy Together  Don_G   Oct-01-03 02:55 AM   #17 
  - Every human being should be able to pick their life partner..  SoCalDem   Oct-01-03 06:33 AM   #19 
  - Call it a "Civil Union"  ritc2750   Oct-01-03 07:01 AM   #20 
  - Please see why that's NOT true, in response #21  Liberator_Rev   Oct-01-03 07:38 AM   #24 
  - "Marriage is a holy sacrament based on church teaching"  arwalden   Oct-01-03 08:24 AM   #27 
  - Mucking up the waters...  ritc2750   Oct-01-03 10:03 AM   #39 
     - I Knew That... I Just Wanted To Make Sure  arwalden   Oct-01-03 10:35 AM   #41 
        - Ain't it funny...  ritc2750   Oct-01-03 12:27 PM   #52 
           - That's Hilarious!  arwalden   Oct-01-03 12:32 PM   #54 
           - Now that's the fresh perspective that I've been looking for! LOL!  94114_San_Francisco   Oct-01-03 09:36 PM   #84 
  - this religious person disagrees with you  Cheswick   Oct-01-03 09:01 AM   #31 
     - Arwalden and Cheswick are right  Lydia Leftcoast   Oct-01-03 09:52 AM   #37 
  - Why not?  Dead_Parrot   Oct-01-03 07:37 AM   #23 
  - It All Boils Down To The Bigots and Stealth-Bigots...  arwalden   Oct-01-03 08:08 AM   #26 
  - stealth bigotry goes both ways..... and some people don't even realize it  Cheswick   Oct-01-03 09:20 AM   #33 
  - Cheswick, Cheswick, Cheswick.... Oh Dear.  arwalden   Oct-01-03 10:31 AM   #40 
  - Another source of stealth bigotry is the notion of gender betrayal.  rbnyc   Oct-01-03 12:19 PM   #50 
     - Damn! "Gender Betrayal".... WOW!  arwalden   Oct-01-03 12:29 PM   #53 
     - First time it occured to me...  rbnyc   Oct-01-03 12:55 PM   #59 
     - Brilliant addition to the arguement, rbnyc!  94114_San_Francisco   Oct-01-03 09:55 PM   #85 
        - Thanks. I just replied to your post above...  rbnyc   Oct-02-03 12:32 PM   #91 
  - I'm all for it.  Aristus   Oct-01-03 08:58 AM   #30 
  - It comes down to what is meant by the word "marriage".  AntiCoup2k   Oct-01-03 09:18 AM   #32 
  - Here is why I voted "yes"  Love Bug   Oct-01-03 09:25 AM   #34 
  - I've known a lot of gay and lesbian couples over the years  Lydia Leftcoast   Oct-01-03 09:37 AM   #36 
  - Who you love shouldn't make a difference...  populistmom   Oct-01-03 09:55 AM   #38 
  - Yes for marriage...  Hell Hath No Fury   Oct-01-03 11:22 AM   #43 
  - Absolutely! That was this Christian's vote.  blondeatlast   Oct-01-03 11:51 AM   #45 
  - Just finished reading some old American Heritage Magazines.  Lars39   Oct-01-03 12:03 PM   #46 
  - I dont but hear me out  Kamika   Oct-01-03 12:11 PM   #48 
  - One Question: WHOSE Religion Are You Talking About?  arwalden   Oct-01-03 12:25 PM   #51 
  - My religion ofcourse  Kamika   Oct-01-03 12:35 PM   #55 
     - What I'm Hearing Is...  arwalden   Oct-01-03 12:42 PM   #56 
        - thats not the matter  Kamika   Oct-01-03 12:49 PM   #57 
           - I'll Be Sure To Tell My Religious "Church-Married" Queer Friends  arwalden   Oct-01-03 12:58 PM   #60 
              - ok ok  Kamika   Oct-01-03 01:04 PM   #63 
                 - I Saw The Smilie Faces...  arwalden   Oct-01-03 01:11 PM   #64 
  - I respect your answer, but...  foreigncorrespondent   Oct-01-03 08:33 PM   #79 
  - allright  Kamika   Oct-02-03 05:05 AM   #88 
  - I thought  Scottie72   Oct-02-03 12:22 PM   #90 
  - Here's the problem  hooligan   Oct-01-03 12:54 PM   #58 
  - Oh... I Forgot The Benefit Of All Those Gifts...  arwalden   Oct-01-03 01:00 PM   #61 
  - Forget the gifts...ask for $$$  rbnyc   Oct-01-03 01:03 PM   #62 
  - hooligan, you might have to ask Sappho that one.  foreigncorrespondent   Oct-01-03 08:41 PM   #80 
  - Yes  ploppy   Oct-01-03 01:28 PM   #65 
  - Question: Who's last name would they both use?  Blue_Chill   Oct-01-03 01:53 PM   #66 
  - My Friends Took Each Other's Last Names  arwalden   Oct-01-03 01:59 PM   #68 
  - I am going to be taking on Sappho's surname.  foreigncorrespondent   Oct-01-03 08:49 PM   #81 
  - I support it without reservations  SiobhanClancy   Oct-01-03 01:57 PM   #67 
  - I don't understand either.  rbnyc   Oct-01-03 02:43 PM   #69 
     - I wonder if the Founding Fathers ever thought...  GoddessOfGuinness   Oct-01-03 04:34 PM   #76 
  - I Support Marriage  ProfessorGAC   Oct-01-03 02:47 PM   #70 
  - I support whoever wants to marry  5thGenDemocrat   Oct-01-03 03:08 PM   #71 
  - Why should straight people be the only ones paying the marriage tax?  noonwitch   Oct-01-03 03:27 PM   #72 
  - I completely support marriage  Nikia   Oct-01-03 03:29 PM   #73 
  - I'm against the abortion  SPICYHOT   Oct-01-03 03:36 PM   #74 
  - We have no problem with the marriage of two corporations..  GoddessOfGuinness   Oct-01-03 04:07 PM   #75 
  - Wanna have some fun  HEyHEY   Oct-01-03 04:36 PM   #77 
  - YES!!! I'm not so sure about heterosexual marriage, though,  ForrestGump   Oct-01-03 04:58 PM   #78 
  - As Far As I'm Concerned,  RobinA   Oct-01-03 09:20 PM   #82 
  - What is the *problem* with these folks who oppose gay marriage?  FloridaJudy   Oct-01-03 09:57 PM   #86 
     - Judy, I wish I knew what the problem was.  foreigncorrespondent   Oct-02-03 05:00 AM   #87 
 

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