1 Thing About Marriage Equality

I live in a country where you can be straight and get married at the end of a game show after having met just a few weeks before, and be gay and know each other for 20 years and not be able to be married.

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4 thoughts on “1 Thing About Marriage Equality

  1. koreanish says:

    Granted, this post is directed at Americans.

    I know Canadians visit us less because it freaks them out, to have our Passport control invalidate their marriage. If you didn’t know that, now you know.

  2. dearJ says:

    I was definitely not pleased with the passage of Prop 8 out here on the Left Coast, less so because it amends the state constitution (although that ambition may be its undoing — refer to how Jerry Brown has crafted his opposition by noting it contradicts earlier rights granted in the constitution). And as far as the argument the YesOn8 folks used to push support over the top — that teachers would be forced to teach gay marriage in schools — when did it become such a terrible thing to teach acceptance and tolerance?

  3. Lisa Kenney says:

    I’m afraid it’s even worse than that. In most states, minors can get married with parental consent — in some states consent can be given to children as young as 14. Pretty much anywhere, straight couples can divorce and remarry as many times as they want to. I’m not quite sure what it is that people claim they’re trying to protect…

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