Military club closes ranks to gay wife

There are 4 comments on the Jan 8, 2013, News 4 Jax story titled Military club closes ranks to gay wife. In it, News 4 Jax reports that:

For 15 years, Ashley Broadway has devoted her life to the military and to her spouse, an Army lieutenant colonel.

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“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#35 Jan 9, 2013
AzAdam wrote:
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One of the great things that happens in this "great social debate" is that normal sane secure people who migh consider opposing same sex rights based on some poorly thought out notion can read this and realize how closely anti-semitism, racism, and homophobia go hand in hand. Then they're think their position.
Thank you anti gay bigots, for being so ugly and so transparent. I think you are largely responsible for the rapid, massive social opinion changes sweeping the nation.
I've said this all along about Topix and the bigots.

I'm a counselor that works with families with gay kids coming out. I can't tell you how useful a tool these Topix boards are for illustrating the rabid ignorance and bigotry of those that are out to harm gay folks.

I just give them the link and ask them to read ANY story in the Gay/Lesbian Forum. They ALWAYS come back astonished at the chosen ignorance and lack of cognitive reasoning of the bigot brigade and equally astonished at how intelligent and together the gay folks are.

Never fails. So, yeah, THANK YOU, bigots, for exposing yourself so completely on these forums! You do more harm to your own cause that you'll ever know.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#38 Jan 9, 2013
Cinderella effect data is based on step parent and even mom's casual boyfriend data, not same sex families or adoptive straight families. These families are very different. The data showing harm in step parent families does not hold up for adoptive parents.

Those who want to deny equal rights, attempt to compare families that have experienced divorce and re-blending to families where the relationship of the parents has remained intact for the life of the child. Intact marriages are not the same as families of divorce and remarriage.

Adoption is not the same as a step child relationship:

"Although remarriage of a father or mother can have bad consequences for children, when a couple adopts a baby unrelated to either of them its prospects are much brighter... parents treat their adopted children just as well as biological children."

"Two recent studies help to clarify the issue of how well adoptive children are treated. The first, published in 2007, found that children in adoptive households are treated better than children in homes with two genetic parents."

Whatever the reasons for the Cinderella effect, it is now quite clear that it is not triggered by a lack of genetic relationship. After all, adoptive parents take better care of children than birth parents do. It seems that caring for children, related or not, involves a deep human need that is better satisfied by adoption than step-parenting." http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-human...

The preponderance of the evidence shows the relationship between the parents and child is the determining factor for success, not the gender of the parents.

Yet equal legal recognition for same sex families will not affect the rights or relationships of opposite sex parent families.
AzAdam

Mesa, AZ

#39 Jan 9, 2013
eJohn wrote:
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I've said this all along about Topix and the bigots.
I'm a counselor that works with families with gay kids coming out. I can't tell you how useful a tool these Topix boards are for illustrating the rabid ignorance and bigotry of those that are out to harm gay folks.
I just give them the link and ask them to read ANY story in the Gay/Lesbian Forum. They ALWAYS come back astonished at the chosen ignorance and lack of cognitive reasoning of the bigot brigade and equally astonished at how intelligent and together the gay folks are.
Never fails. So, yeah, THANK YOU, bigots, for exposing yourself so completely on these forums! You do more harm to your own cause that you'll ever know.
That's fantastic

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#42 Jan 9, 2013
Polygamy Incest Adultery wrote:
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There is little or no data to suggest ss parenting as a viable 'alternative' and it shouldn't even be given the chance to.
Too late!

And today the Marine Corps came out ordering all spousal organizations that operate on their bases to accept the same-sex spouses of any servicemember!!

Semper Fi baby!!!

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