Gay Couples Find Marriage Is a Mixed Bag

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    Jun 15, 2008 9:20 PM GMT
    "Four years after Massachusetts became the first state to allow gay couples to marry, there have been blissful unions, painful divorces and everything in between."

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/15/us/15marriage.html?hp
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    Jun 16, 2008 12:04 AM GMT
    Those must be straight acting marriages.
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    Jun 16, 2008 12:27 AM GMT
    gays have wanted the heterosexual instertusion of marriage, now they also have the down sides too. divorce.
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    Jun 16, 2008 12:57 AM GMT
    What a stupid article.

    As if gay couples haven't been living together all this time and suddenly now that the state recognizes our unions we are shacking up and realizing a relationship isn't all it is cracked up to be.

    "Yup, me and Earl have been living together for 30 years and they have all been great. But now that we are married we suddenly realize all the problems that goes along with the big responsibility of a sanctified union."

    Please
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    Jun 16, 2008 1:04 AM GMT
    Pattison said
    ...heterosexual instertusion of marriage...


    WOW!

    Very creative spelling there, Pastterson!
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    Jun 16, 2008 1:39 AM GMT
    I was married to my partner after over 12 years together. I thought I said "I do" but apparently I said "Give me a match, I think the gas tank's empty."

    Now, though painfully divorced from him, I'm still an advocate of marriage.
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    Jun 16, 2008 2:19 AM GMT
    Pattison said
    ...heterosexual instertusion of marriage...



    JohnnyD said
    WOW!

    Very creative spelling there, Pastterson!


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    Jun 16, 2008 2:30 AM GMT
    Buckwheet said[quote][cite]Pattison said[/cite]
    ...heterosexual instertusion of marriage...



    JohnnyD said
    WOW!

    Very creative spelling there, Pastterson!


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    and will that be with an AK-47?
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    Jun 16, 2008 7:47 AM GMT
    Caslon4000 said[quote][cite]Buckwheet said[/cite][quote][cite]Pattison said[/cite]
    ...heterosexual instertusion of marriage...



    JohnnyD said
    WOW!

    Very creative spelling there, Pastterson!


    Papers, please. ... Papers, now! ... Papers! icon_mad.gif
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    and will that be with an AK-47?[/quote]Oh my poor spelling has not stopped One from being successful, nor a productive citizen.

    One feel sorry for those whom have only had their sexuality to deal with in life. One started of in life with two parents guilty of irresponsible breeding.

    It puts a smile on my face to know I hit a nerve with JohnnyD., that he feels he needs to go out of his way to abuse and attack One. Yet lacks the balls to show his face. maybe daddy does not want daughter too know daddy also like boys.

    I concede it would help if one read the posted. But hay. One was born with status. plus One also knows there are many people whom have a high IQ, and are dyslexic too.


    Not Once have you hurt One JohnnyD. Yet One has been able to eat at you without even trying. lol. To think this guy has bred too....
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    Jun 16, 2008 7:53 AM GMT
    Anyhow. marriage is a heterosexual instertusion that gays have wanted, and bis have been able too use, and abuse. So now they have it, they also now have divorce too contend with.

    I have a 15 year relationship, and a 9 year one too. What would I want marriage for. Heteros, and bi's have already proved it's a doomed instertusion.

    Oh and One does not have to have sex to keep my men, and maintain my relationships, and I think to myself, what a wonderful world.
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    Jun 16, 2008 1:14 PM GMT
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    Jun 16, 2008 3:39 PM GMT
    McGay said13829.JPG


    LOL

    McGay,

    You may have to explain the joke to Pastorsson.
  • bigguysf

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    Jun 16, 2008 3:48 PM GMT
    I guess "Gay Marriage" is great and all... But it's hard to get real excited about that when I can't even seem to find a guy who won't flake out within the first two dates! icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 16, 2008 4:19 PM GMT
    McGay said13829.JPG


    I LOVE IT!!


    So here are, able to get married and all and just like the rest of them, if you feel that marriage is for you, knock yourselves out!
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    Jun 16, 2008 4:23 PM GMT
    I guess contrary to a lot of people here I really liked this article and the recordings that all of the couples did. Even the one guy who talked about monogamy and marriage and how gay couples think about these issues differently from straight couples. I thought all of the points were valid and thought provoking. No one else?
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    Jun 16, 2008 6:56 PM GMT
    No surprise about marriage being a mixed bag. I still support gay men having the right to marriage if they so choose, but I have never believed it would make them more respectable, stable, monogamous, or whatever socially acceptable term we want to use. Some men will always have trouble with being faithful whether they are married or otherwise, just like their straight counterparts.

    I personally have never wanted to get married, but my partner does. Anytime one of our friends ask when we are getting married I dodge the question. Was it Mae West that said "they say marriage is a fine institution, but I don't want to spend time in an institution". I think so. Anyways, that sums up my feelings.