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Comment by Darren Taggart on August 12, 2011 at 8:31am
Because it's better! Less likely to divorce, no arguments about toilet seats and furniture that matches throughout the house.
Comment by Daniel W on August 12, 2011 at 8:21am
I wonder in what ways same sex marriage is not "in any way equal" to opposite sex marriage.
Comment by Darren Taggart on August 12, 2011 at 5:30am
Just read this on Pink News:

An MSP who believes that gay relationships are not in “any way equal” to straight ones says he has been upset by messages calling him a bigot.
Bill Walker, the MSP for Dunfermline, signed a motion stating that no one should be “forced to be involved with” gay marriages.
“The irony is I got married a few weeks ago. Needless to say it was to a woman!”
He added: “There are things called civil partnerships, which I accept, but I’m really concerned about the use of the term ‘gay marriage’ because to me it’s a contradiction in terms and anything that puts homosexual relationships as any way equal to male-female marriages is just not right.”

This is one of the more odd arguments where it seems to be based in the definition of words. I remember when someone at work, a naval officer, said that my husband couldn't be a husband since by definition, you can only be a husband to a wife.

Aside from it being small minded and bigoted, it does seem to be on the rise.

It's not much of an argument of course, since if the problem were the definition in the dictionary, no one would argue that words have supremacy over rights; we'd just amend the dictionary to reflect the current use of the words.

I do quite like this argument however since it signals the death throes of the anti-equality brigade. They now recognise they can't just get away with "I don't like it" and are now down to level of a blog troll, pointing out spelling mistakes.

If the words are the only thing preventing equality, we could always repeal the marriage act and extend civil partnerships to all. What's more important?
Comment by Daniel W on August 7, 2011 at 5:10pm
Dr. Kellie, if there was a god, that would be typical for his behavior.  Bad god.  Bad.  Bad.  Go to your room.
Comment by dr kellie on August 7, 2011 at 5:01pm
@Sentient Biped- Did you know that AIDS is god's punishment for being a nerd?
Comment by Darren Taggart on August 7, 2011 at 2:07pm
Bless you!
Comment by Daniel W on August 7, 2011 at 1:28pm
Ach du lieber! Gott im Himmel! Your holiness, thank you for answering my question! One thousand hail Marys.
Comment by Darren Taggart on August 7, 2011 at 11:27am
Comment by Daniel W on August 7, 2011 at 9:36am
unfortunately, between then and now most of my nerdy gay friends wound up with a little thing called AIDS. That was the 800 pound gorilla that changed every gay life. And now a new generation of nerds joins in. Glad for that.
Comment by Loren Miller on August 7, 2011 at 6:05am
I remember the Sinclair, though I never had one.  As for the slide rule: Keuffel & Esser "Log-Log Duplex Decitrig," a real classic.  I still have it here ... SOMEWHERE.  And then there was that Christmas party in 1972 my EMF Fields prof threw where someone had one of the first Hewlett Packard HP-35 calculators ... wow, game changer!
 

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