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Ms. Toad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 06:48 PM
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38. Hmm...
Now that you've defined cheating, I need a definition of married -

Aside from the fact that we are the same gender, we otherwise meet the common law definition of marriage in place in Ohio at the relevant period to have been married 28 year+ (regarded ourselves as married, living as as married, considered by others to be married). If we were straight, we would have been legally married since 1981.

We were been married under the care of our faith community 15 years ago. Again - had we been straight, we would have been legally married since 1994.

We are now legally married (Canada 5 years ago). If we were straight, our marriage would have been recognized by the state since 2005 - but Ohio still pretends we aren't married.


But - for purposes of this poll, I guess it doesn't really matter since the answer is the same under any definition :evilgrin:
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