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Philostopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-08-04 11:08 AM
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18. And, specific to Ohio (and not specific to Republicans, BTW)
Edited on Mon Nov-08-04 11:09 AM by nownow
When your granny and her boyfriend -- who live together under a commonlaw arrangement, because if they got married they'd be practically destitute because of the structure of the Social Security system and the way their pensions are put together ...

Or when you and your boyfriend/girlfriend -- living together because her irresponsible ex-husband can't be induced, even with the threat of prison, to pay his child support, and her federal benefits are the only guarantee the kids will have food ...

When somebody is in a really bad car wreck, or has a stroke, and your granny or you want to get into the ICU to see them, but some family member says, 'oh -- s/he's not a blood relative! No, they're not allowed to see my granny/daughter/son. Screw them, they're not married,' don't cry to me.

Don't cry to me that you saw 'gay marriage' and thought 'oh, gay marriage -- that's a sin!' and you didn't read the rest, which says that nobody who's not in a heterosexual legal marriage shall have any of the benefits or protections of a legal marriage, you thought that just meant gay couples.

Suck it up. And suck it up when that condo they bought together goes on the block and your granny has to come live with you because her name wasn't on it, and she has no protection under the law anymore because you voted for Issue 1 thinking you were only punishing 'those sinful gay people.'

Suck it up, baby. Granny likes your bedroom just fine.
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