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Offline Fiji

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10 candles for same-sex marriage
« on: January 30, 2013, 03:49:40 AM »
Hurray, on this very day, same-sex marriage, in Belgium, turns 10!
Weird thing is, even the Christian democrats voted FOR the law, way back when.
And weirder still, the French, with their devotion to laicity, STILL don't have same-sex marriage and in fact are having a massive, and rather ugly, debate about it.
The right-wing opposition, for instance, has submitted 5000 (yes, five thousand) amendments to the same-sex marriage law that is before the senat right now.[1]

Still ... yay for gay couples!
 1. though Hollande remains convinced that the law will go into effect this spring
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Re: 10 candles for same-sex marriage
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2013, 04:08:18 AM »
Yeah! Now, we have the same opportunity to be just as miserable as married heterosexual couples! ;D

(Just don't tell my gf I said that) :o
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Re: 10 candles for same-sex marriage
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2013, 10:37:35 AM »
And Belguim has not been wiped off the map by God?  Why not?

I noticed on the web today that Gomer Pile got married in Washington State.  He is 82...his partner is 60. They have been together for 38 years.  Shasam. ;)
« Last Edit: January 30, 2013, 10:39:13 AM by Nick »
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Re: 10 candles for same-sex marriage
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2013, 10:54:26 AM »
And Belguim has not been wiped off the map by God?  Why not?

<VenomFangXMode>We're mostly atheist so god can't see us</VenomFangXMode>
<TiredOldJokeMode>He already punished us by putting 17 million Dutch right next door!</TiredOldJokeMode>
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Re: 10 candles for same-sex marriage
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2013, 11:13:57 AM »
17 million. Damn, that's a lot of wooden shoes.
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Re: 10 candles for same-sex marriage
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2013, 11:18:26 AM »
You mean they;

"redefined marriage"

"undermined marriage"

and

"devalued heterosexual marriage"

and the world HASN'T stopped on it's axis? Goodness me, who'd a thunk it?
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Re: 10 candles for same-sex marriage
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2013, 01:41:13 PM »
You mean they;

"redefined marriage"

"undermined marriage"

and

"devalued heterosexual marriage"

and the world HASN'T stopped on it's axis? Goodness me, who'd a thunk it?

And don't forget my personal favorite bumper sticker slogan battle cry: us godless gays are  "defiling the sanctity of marriage".  &)

When I get in to it with homophobes, I like to point out how (here in the U.S.A.):

1) We live in a country where a drunken Britney Spears can have her Vegas marriage annulled, less than 55 hours after tying the knot.

2) Individuals such as Elizabeth Taylor can get married eight times, to seven different men.

3) Our so-called religious leaders like the Rev. Jessie Jackson... our televangelists like Jimmy Swaggart and even our former president such as Thomas Jefferson and Bill Clinton can engage in extramarital affairs and still retain their positions and adoration of their supporters.

Then, I conclude by pointing out how those damned heterosexuals have done a pretty fine job making a mockery of the institution of marriage all by their lonesomes.

Funny how the holy-than-thou types never suggest outlawing divorce, what with it breaking the solemn vow made before god "To death do us part"....
« Last Edit: January 30, 2013, 01:44:32 PM by Disciple of Sagan »
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Re: 10 candles for same-sex marriage
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2013, 11:54:23 PM »
disciple, if they outlawed divorce the murder rate would skyrocket, then maybe, just maybe, we wouldn't have this over population issue! :D
i've married 24 couples so far, none of them gay ones..dangit!! :( i'm bummed...i wanna go to a big gay wedding and the only way i'll get invited to one is if i'm the minister...my small town only has so many outwardly gay folks, althought we have a kickin transgender/crossdressing convention show up every year, though many of those guys come with their wives lol one day i'll get my chance, and it will be the biggest, most gay wedding ever! :D
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Re: 10 candles for same-sex marriage
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2013, 07:35:34 AM »
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.