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Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage

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A federal judge in California has knocked down the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, ruling Wednesday that the state's controversial Proposition 8 violates the U.S. Constitution.

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“Equality marches on! ”

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#224322 Nov 11, 2013
Take your brother camping and call it a night.
Friend Of Frankie

Schenectady, NY

#224323 Nov 11, 2013
NE Jade wrote:
Maybe Blankie can create the "polygamy flag" and head the first polygamous parade? it would give him something else to do, rather than keep getting his nonsense deleted.
http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/26/living/relation...

(CNN)-- Revelers in the rainbow-washed crowd smiled and cheered this month as the little blond girl in the parade float pageant-waved to the B-52's "Love Shack."
Next to the float, the girl's father, Billy Holder, handed out fliers to the Atlanta Pride Parade crowd. His wife, Melissa, carried a banner along with Jeremy Mullins, the couple's partner.
"Polyamory: Having simultaneous close emotional relationships with two or more other individuals," read their purple-lettered banner, embellished with an infinity heart.
The "awws" and waves from the crowd gave way to some puzzled looks and snickers.
"What's poly?" a woman asked, looking toward a handwritten sign on the float that read "Atlanta Poly Paradise."
"Multiple partners?" the man next to her guessed.
Sort of. As the concept of open relationships rises in pop culture and political debates, some polyamorous families like the Holders and Mullins see an opportunity to go public and fight stereotypes that polyamory is just swinging, cheating or kinky sex.
It's not just a fling or a phase for them. It's an identity. They want to show that polyamory can be a viable alternative to monogamy, even for middle-class, suburban families with children, jobs and house notes.
"We're not trying to say that monogamy is bad," said Billy Holder, a 36-year-old carpenter who works at a university in Atlanta. "We're trying to promote the fact that everyone has a right to develop a relationship structure that works for them."

Jeremy Mullins passes out fliers at the 2012 Atlanta Pride Parade.
For the Holder-Mullins triad, polyamory is three adults living in the same home about 20 miles south of Atlanta. They share bills, housework and childcare for their 9-year-old daughter. They work at the same place, sharing carpooling duties so someone can see their daughter off to school each day.
Surrounded at the parade by drag queens from El Gato Negro nightclub, singers from a gospel choir and supporters of the Libertarian Party of Georgia, Billy Holder didn't stand out in his jeans, T-shirt and wide-brimmed, sun-shielding hat. That's sort of the point, he said: to demonstrate that polyamorists, or polys, are just like anybody else.
But, he's quick to add, "It takes a lot of work and it's not for everybody."
It's a common refrain from long-practicing polys. Jealousy among partners is one thing, but they also face or fear disapproval from neighbors, relatives and coworkers. The Holders and Mullins dealt with rejection from parents and one of Melissa Holder's sons when they revealed their relationship. They've also been the subject of a child welfare probe that ended in no charges being laid.
"We've been through it all," said 35-year-old Jeremy Mullins, a computer programmer.
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That's why they're coming out, he said -- to change the status quo. And yet, their willingness to speak with CNN over the past 18 months came with conditions, such as the request to not name their employers.
Marching in the parade for the fourth year is just one way they're trying to promote public acceptance of polyamory. Someday, they want to challenge laws that criminalize adultery and cohabitation, Mullins said.
"We want to promote the idea that any relationship is valid as long as it is a choice made by consenting adults," he said. "In this regard, and as in most things, promoting public acceptance is the first step."
It's an uphill battle. Many traditional marriage counselors and relationship therapists discourage non-monogamy,

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Friend Of Frankie wrote:
<quoted text> http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/26/living/relation...

(CNN)-- Revelers in the rainbow-washed crowd smiled and cheered this month as the little blond girl in the parade float pageant-waved to the B-52's "Love Shack."
Next to the float, the girl's father, Billy Holder, handed out fliers to the Atlanta Pride Parade crowd. His wife, Melissa, carried a banner along with Jeremy Mullins, the couple's partner.
"Polyamory: Having simultaneous close emotional relationships with two or more other individuals," read their purple-lettered banner, embellished with an infinity heart.
The "awws" and waves from the crowd gave way to some puzzled looks and snickers.
"What's poly?" a woman asked, looking toward a handwritten sign on the float that read "Atlanta Poly Paradise."
"Multiple partners?" the man next to her guessed.
Sort of. As the concept of open relationships rises in pop culture and political debates, some polyamorous families like the Holders and Mullins see an opportunity to go public and fight stereotypes that polyamory is just swinging, cheating or kinky sex.
It's not just a fling or a phase for them. It's an identity. They want to show that polyamory can be a viable alternative to monogamy, even for middle-class, suburban families with children, jobs and house notes.
"We're not trying to say that monogamy is bad," said Billy Holder, a 36-year-old carpenter who works at a university in Atlanta. "We're trying to promote the fact that everyone has a right to develop a relationship structure that works for them."

Jeremy Mullins passes out fliers at the 2012 Atlanta Pride Parade.
For the Holder-Mullins triad, polyamory is three adults living in the same home about 20 miles south of Atlanta. They share bills, housework and childcare for their 9-year-old daughter. They work at the same place, sharing carpooling duties so someone can see their daughter off to school each day.
Surrounded at the parade by drag queens from El Gato Negro nightclub, singers from a gospel choir and supporters of the Libertarian Party of Georgia, Billy Holder didn't stand out in his jeans, T-shirt and wide-brimmed, sun-shielding hat. That's sort of the point, he said: to demonstrate that polyamorists, or polys, are just like anybody else.
But, he's quick to add, "It takes a lot of work and it's not for everybody."
It's a common refrain from long-practicing polys. Jealousy among partners is one thing, but they also face or fear disapproval from neighbors, relatives and coworkers. The Holders and Mullins dealt with rejection from parents and one of Melissa Holder's sons when they revealed their relationship. They've also been the subject of a child welfare probe that ended in no charges being laid.
"We've been through it all," said 35-year-old Jeremy Mullins, a computer programmer.
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That's why they're coming out, he said -- to change the status quo. And yet, their willingness to speak with CNN over the past 18 months came with conditions, such as the request to not name their employers.
Marching in the parade for the fourth year is just one way they're trying to promote public acceptance of polyamory. Someday, they want to challenge laws that criminalize adultery and cohabitation, Mullins said.
"We want to promote the idea that any relationship is valid as long as it is a choice made by consenting adults," he said. "In this regard, and as in most things, promoting public acceptance is the first step."
It's an uphill battle. Many traditional marriage counselors and relationship therapists discourage non-monogamy,
Did you have a good time, at the
parade.

“Equality marches on! ”

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#224326 Nov 11, 2013
Friend Of Frankie wrote:
I have no issue with polygamy. If consenting adults chose to live it, great. I just get sick of a bored, elderly, troll using the issue as a reason to post daily on a Gay marriage thread. If the old goat was seriously interested, he could attend conventions and work to make polygamy legal. He has no interest in that. He loves creating discord and craves attention by posting here. If you were a true friend of the idiot, you encourage the annoyance to find other venues on which to post.
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#224327 Nov 11, 2013
Friend Of Frankie wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/26/living/relation...
(CNN)-- Revelers in the rainbow-washed crowd smiled and cheered this month as the little blond girl in the parade float pageant-waved to the B-52's "Love Shack."
Next to the float, the girl's father, Billy Holder, handed out fliers to the Atlanta Pride Parade crowd. His wife, Melissa, carried a banner along with Jeremy Mullins, the couple's partner.
"Polyamory: Having simultaneous close emotional relationships with two or more other individuals," read their purple-lettered banner, embellished with an infinity heart.
The "awws" and waves from the crowd gave way to some puzzled looks and snickers.
"What's poly?" a woman asked, looking toward a handwritten sign on the float that read "Atlanta Poly Paradise."
"Multiple partners?" the man next to her guessed.
Sort of. As the concept of open relationships rises in pop culture and political debates, some polyamorous families like the Holders and Mullins see an opportunity to go public and fight stereotypes that polyamory is just swinging, cheating or kinky sex.
It's not just a fling or a phase for them. It's an identity. They want to show that polyamory can be a viable alternative to monogamy, even for middle-class, suburban families with children, jobs and house notes.
"We're not trying to say that monogamy is bad," said Billy Holder, a 36-year-old carpenter who works at a university in Atlanta. "We're trying to promote the fact that everyone has a right to develop a relationship structure that works for them."
Jeremy Mullins passes out fliers at the 2012 Atlanta Pride Parade.
For the Holder-Mullins triad, polyamory is three adults living in the same home about 20 miles south of Atlanta. They share bills, housework and childcare for their 9-year-old daughter. They work at the same place, sharing carpooling duties so someone can see their daughter off to school each day.
Surrounded at the parade by drag queens from El Gato Negro nightclub, singers from a gospel choir and supporters of the Libertarian Party of Georgia, Billy Holder didn't stand out in his jeans, T-shirt and wide-brimmed, sun-shielding hat. That's sort of the point, he said: to demonstrate that polyamorists, or polys, are just like anybody else.
But, he's quick to add, "It takes a lot of work and it's not for everybody."
It's a common refrain from long-practicing polys. Jealousy among partners is one thing, but they also face or fear disapproval from neighbors, relatives and coworkers. The Holders and Mullins dealt with rejection from parents and one of Melissa Holder's sons when they revealed their relationship. They've also been the subject of a child welfare probe that ended in no charges being laid.
"We've been through it all," said 35-year-old Jeremy Mullins, a computer programmer.
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That's why they're coming out, he said -- to change the status quo. And yet, their willingness to speak with CNN over the past 18 months came with conditions, such as the request to not name their employers.
Marching in the parade for the fourth year is just one way they're trying to promote public acceptance of polyamory. Someday, they want to challenge laws that criminalize adultery and cohabitation, Mullins said.
"We want to promote the idea that any relationship is valid as long as it is a choice made by consenting adults," he said. "In this regard, and as in most things, promoting public acceptance is the first step."
It's an uphill battle. Many traditional marriage counselors and relationship therapists discourage non-monogamy,
Good luck and be prepared to be bashed. And censored.

Marriage. There is no one right way.

Polygamy deserves the same respect as SSM and OSM.

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<quoted text>I have no issue with polygamy. If consenting adults chose to live it, great. I just get sick of a bored, elderly, troll using the issue as a reason to post daily on a Gay marriage thread. If the old goat was seriously interested, he could attend conventions and work to make polygamy legal. He has no interest in that. He loves creating discord and craves attention by posting here. If you were a true friend of the idiot, you encourage the annoyance to find other venues on which to post.
Another friend of Poof...Isn't that
special.....

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Razor blades

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#224329 Nov 11, 2013
Don't run with razors in your mouth.
Gustavo

Redondo Beach, CA

#224330 Nov 11, 2013
Cali Girl 13 wrote:
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Oh I understand! Happy Veterans Day!
thank you ...
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#224331 Nov 11, 2013
NE Jade wrote:
Take your brother camping and call it a night.
I'll give him your Veteran's Day wishes and lie and say you were thankful for his service. I don't know what he understands but I talk to him as if he understands.

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Gustavo wrote:
<quoted text>thank you ...
No problem Gustavo,Have a good
night!
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#224333 Nov 11, 2013
NE Jade wrote:
<quoted text>I have no issue with polygamy. If consenting adults chose to live it, great. I just get sick of a bored, elderly, troll using the issue as a reason to post daily on a Gay marriage thread. If the old goat was seriously interested, he could attend conventions and work to make polygamy legal. He has no interest in that. He loves creating discord and craves attention by posting here. If you were a true friend of the idiot, you encourage the annoyance to find other venues on which to post.
Bullsh!t. You just can't handle me intellectually. Don't lie to yourself. I have the same right to be here as you. Deal with me like a man. Honorably. You don't have to read my posts. You don't own Topix. You don't like the Cafe, don't go there.

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Frankie Rizzo

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#224334 Nov 11, 2013
NE Jade wrote:
<quoted text>I have no issue with polygamy. If consenting adults chose to live it, great. I just get sick of a bored, elderly, troll using the issue as a reason to post daily on a Gay marriage thread. If the old goat was seriously interested, he could attend conventions and work to make polygamy legal. He has no interest in that. He loves creating discord and craves attention by posting here. If you were a true friend of the idiot, you encourage the annoyance to find other venues on which to post.
YUK!YUK!YUK! Whoop!~Whoop! Ah good times. Woot!

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Razor frankO

La Puente, CA

#224335 Nov 11, 2013
No running anymore with razors in your mouth, other wise you'll end up posting like a franky idiot.
Jallet

La Puente, CA

#224336 Nov 11, 2013
Just S T F U FunkO.

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#224337 Nov 11, 2013
On this Veteran's Day,
Thanks to the Veterans who so
bravely fought for our freedom.
God Bless the Vets who never
made it back or were spared,
but forever changed....Bravo!
zoom

Long Beach, CA

#224338 Nov 11, 2013
There is a flock of buzzards circling above this thread.

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zoom wrote:
There is a flock of buzzards circling above this thread.
They want to eat you...
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#224340 Nov 11, 2013
Razor frankO wrote:
No running anymore with razors in your mouth, other wise you'll end up posting like a franky idiot.
Or even worse. End up posting like the spun out idiot from San Dimas!

Ah good times!

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BOOM doom

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#224341 Nov 11, 2013
Google Has Designed A Throat Tattoo That Is Also A Lie Detector.

Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#224342 Nov 11, 2013
Cali Girl 13 wrote:
On this Veteran's Day,
Thanks to the Veterans who so
bravely fought for our freedom.
God Bless the Vets who never
made it back or were spared,
but forever changed....Bravo!
Thanks Cali. Had a good day, sprung my brother from the VA and took to dinner and a few beers with other veterans. Got deleted by Jizzy the Poofster's mod buddy again proving Poofster still cares. All in all a good day!

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