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Re: To wed or not
« Reply #40 on: July 24, 2007, 01:34:38 AM »
rather than change marriage, maybe we could change alimony laws?
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Re: To wed or not
« Reply #41 on: July 24, 2007, 06:09:29 AM »
THIS IS A QUOTE FROM A SMART MAN,  I always thought he was a idiot until he said this below

"Marriage is a Institution and you have to be Committed, Sounds like a nut house to me"....

I have been married for almost 20 years (8/14) and counting to my first and only wife , if we was to ever split I am going to live by the quote above!!!!!

oh and the man that said this was Gene Simmons  :-D ;)
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Re: To wed or not
« Reply #42 on: July 24, 2007, 11:33:09 AM »
28 for me on 8/16.  :-)

i have developed a new respect for gene simmons.  who'd a thunk it?  :-D
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Re: To wed or not
« Reply #43 on: July 24, 2007, 12:29:39 PM »
rather than change marriage, maybe we could change alimony laws?

Some how I thought you would say that (ESP ;) )

But as wrong as that law is. (It was probably right back when the man had the job and the wife stayed bare foot and pregnant and the guy ran off)
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Since it hasn't been changed I bet it never will be. At least not for a long time. 
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Re: To wed or not
« Reply #44 on: July 24, 2007, 06:28:17 PM »
Very interesting debate.
In Spain, gay marriage is legal, or women-women. And they can adopt.
35 years ago, a gay, a "refined sensibility man" had a hair cut in the middle of the street by the police. And he could receive any "biscuit" by the fascist.

Actually there is not discrimination.
Couples that want to adopt, hetero or homo, have to pass a psicologic test.

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Re: To wed or not
« Reply #45 on: July 30, 2007, 03:12:27 AM »
I celebrate 6 years this 10/31. I love my wife dearly but I would have been just as happy for us to continue cohabitating. The only problem is she can not pull the plug on me if I end up in the hospital.

That is one of the problems. If gay couple relationships are not recognized the partner has no say so in their partners affairs.

The problem is that people give this word "marriage" some sort of special place on a pedastal. Marriage is not just a religious setup. And that is the problem. People tell you to alter the kind of relationship gay couples can have. Saying that gay couples are not worthy of a marriage. Yet in Las Vegas you can be married by Elvis and have a klingon for you best man. What needs to happens is not to ammend the divorce laws, let them apply equally to all the couples, gay or straight, just as the marriage laws should.

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