Any RealJockers getting married?

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    Jun 16, 2008 7:46 PM GMT
    So the big day is finally here in California . . anyone out there in the Realjockosphere getting hitched?
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    Jun 16, 2008 7:57 PM GMT
    crickets
  • Menergy_1

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    Jun 16, 2008 9:07 PM GMT
    My gay brother and his partner in San Francisco are getting married "again" -- they were some of the last through the City Hall doors when SF allowed it as civil ceremony some years ago - and then such was overturned by the court or feds or somebody (I don't really recall).

    I wonder what will happen in the upcoming state vote on the referendum some groups are pushing to put on the ballot to define "marriage" as only between a man and woman.

    I still personally view marriage as something a church should do (or not do) - if you don't find a little white steepled building that will do it, move on and find a preacher/pastor/priest/rabbi that will. In the meantime, I support civil ceremonies, civil unions, domestic partnerships, or the next coined term which gives same-sex couples the identical legal standing, rights, and benefits as heterosexual couples enjoy.

    Oh, and there are also responsibilities which accompany the rights of a legal union/marriage, too. And there must also be divorces or dissolutions to end these relationships, in my opinion. I don't think this is a one-way street, which many folks I've known have considered it.
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    Jun 17, 2008 6:14 AM GMT
    jeffinsf, one of the RJ staff got married I think. icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 17, 2008 6:25 AM GMT
    I live in Canada where gay marriage has been legal for a few years now. It's just a part of life up here now and no one seems to bother talking about it much anymore (well maybe the extreme right, but they'll never be happy with us). I think America should just deal with it, get it over with, so everyone will just stop talking about it.

    Spain, Canada, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, South Africa...all these countries have it an none of them have dropped off the face of the earth.

    Banning it all together will put America on a list that includes Serbia, Iran, Sudan, Syria, and Latvia.
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    Jun 17, 2008 7:23 AM GMT
    been married before...with a womanicon_eek.gifbut i definatley would like to get married again...if i find my princeicon_smile.gif
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    Jun 17, 2008 7:46 AM GMT
    NoSuchPerson saidI live in Canada where gay marriage has been legal for a few years now. It's just a part of life up here now and no one seems to bother talking about it much anymore (well maybe the extreme right, but they'll never be happy with us). I think America should just deal with it, get it over with, so everyone will just stop talking about it.


    If America was a country of vast forest with a few major cities, instead of having a far greater population that's spread out into billions of suburbs that are isolated enough to keep keep narrow-minded views, then it'd probably be more tolerant of homosexuals in general too.

    Think of the US like Europe. Both have a lot of people that have completely different cultures depending on where you go (although to a less extent in the US). So it would make sense that certain places like New England vs Spain are more open minded than other areas like Alabama vs Latvia. They're two completely different cultures.

    NoSuchPerson saidBanning it all together will put America on a list that includes Serbia, Iran, Sudan, Syria, and Latvia.


    Yeah except in Iran being GAY is illegal and punishable by one of four choices of death (hung, sliced in half, dropped of the highest perch, or stoned). Something similar in Sudan & Syria too I think. So I wouldn't compare the US to countries that legally kill homosexuals.
  • kansascityman

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    Jun 18, 2008 8:52 PM GMT
    My partner of 19 years and I are flying into San Diego at the end of July to get married. Sadly, I doubt any of my family will attend, but his family made it abundantly clear last year that if we did get married, they'd kick our asses if they were not invited, so its all good.
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    Jun 18, 2008 9:05 PM GMT
    To quote the Dixie Cups from 1964:

    "Going to the chapel and I am going to get married..."

    NOT!
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    Jun 18, 2008 11:45 PM GMT
    My sister and her galfriend of 30 years are going for it after already doing VT and MA. They do live in california so i guess it's better for them this time.
    as for ME...well, my BF and I are moving in together this month (wish us luck!) in NYC. our governor recently proposed recognising gay marriages from other states, basically lifting the DOMA rules for new york. but like i said, robert and i are a LOOOONG way from even having this discussion.icon_eek.gif




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    Jun 18, 2008 11:49 PM GMT
    NoSuchPerson said Latvia.
    Latvia? Seriously?

    Damn, I shall disavow my Latvian heritage.