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Bertold, that guy is pretty obviously looking at a brown sky. How he can compare magnetism with human sexuality and psychology and think it's a valid comparison, I haven't the slightest!
Anyone know a good divorce lawyer?
Chemical Engineering Student: “I Used Physics to Prove Gay Marriage Wrong”
“If you bring two South Poles together you find that the two South Poles will not attract indicating that same sex marriage should not hold. A female should not attract a female as South Pole of a magnet does not attract the South Pole of a magnet. But, when you bring a North Pole of a magnet and a South Pole of a magnet they will attract because they are not the same, indicating that a man will attract a woman because of the way nature has made a female… That is how I used physics to prove gay marriage wrong.”
Spoiler: he has equally compelling arguments utilizing chemistry, biology and math.
Cook County, Illinois, which includes Chicago just celebrated the 10,000th same sex marriage on August 31, 2016.
Philadelphia doesn't stand out on that map, despite our being a liberal city.
Daniel, interesting point about out LGBT Olympians. I was pleased with the matter of fact inclusion of gay spouses, etc.
Bertold, that cartoon really had me LOL.
I you have the stomach for it, here's a rundown of Trump's supporters. Donald Trump's Extremist Allies: Who's Who At The Values Voter Summ...
These right wing "leaders" are straight out of the Middle Ages. Like gay rights activists are pawns of Satan. <eye roll> And marriage equality will lead to “the dissolution of the republic”, an irony since a Trump victory would likely to do just that.
Proving yet again that life imitates art--
Pastor Who Celebrated Orlando Massacre Arrested For Molesting Boy
And speaking of getting what you deserve!
Horndog fledgling priests:
Ireland's Future Priests Allegedly Can't Keep Off Grindr
Daniel & Grinning Cat, thanks for the listing of options. I think if I had such a partner, male or female, married or not, I would call him or her "Spice". You guys make my day.
Daniel: calling your partner "Who died and made you Emperor?" - heh!
I've encountered a few married female-male* couples that refer to each other as their partners. And I'm all for rejecting the narrow gender roles implied in the etymology of "husband" ("male head of a household, master of a house", whereas "wife" once meant simply "woman").**
(And I do know one male-female couple who'll sometimes semi-jokingly call each other "Spouse".***)
I also see "wife" and "husband" as entrenched, widely understood words for spouses, words that have shifted from their original connotations. My impression is that men talking about their husbands, and women talking about their wives, have helped many straight people see same-sex marriage for what it is: not some separate institution of "gay marriage" but a natural part of marriage.
But whatever particular partners call each other (politely, in public, and without trying to impose roles on the rest of us, like someone insisting they be addressed as "Lord and Master"), I'll follow their lead.
* Interesting how various expressions such as "male and female", "husband and wife", "he or she", invariably put the man first. When I'm paying attention I often consciously break that pattern. ("'Man' is a false generic, as in 'Man, being a mammal, breastfeeds his young.'")
** Other languages can be worse: I remember reading about Israeli feminists proposing a replacement for the Hebrew term for "husband", which is literally the same word as "master, lord, owner", whereas "wife" is the same word as "woman". They suggested that a man's spouse refer to him as "my man", parallel to how a woman's spouse refers to her as "my woman". No idea how well that caught on.
*** The plural of "spouse" might well be "spice", for some! :)
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