No Military Burial for Wife of 74-Yea...

No Military Burial for Wife of 74-Year-Old Lesbian Navy Veteran

There are 25 comments on the EDGE story from Apr 24, 2014, titled No Military Burial for Wife of 74-Year-Old Lesbian Navy Veteran. In it, EDGE reports that:

Madelynn Taylor says she'll wait an enternity to spend eternity with her wife Idaho says it's a no-go for 74-year-old U.S. Navy veteran Madelynn Taylor to be buried with her wife Jean Mixner's ashes -- at least not as long as that state continues to ban same-sex marriage.

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“and how does this effect you?”

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#21 Apr 26, 2014
Evilgelicalling wrote:
<quoted text>Here are the first two paragraphs stating her wishes:

"Idaho says it’s a no-go for 74-year-old U.S. Navy veteran Madelynn Taylor to be buried with her wife Jean Mixner’s ashes -- at least not as long as that state continues to ban same-sex marriage.

"Gay Star News reports that Taylor, who was with Mixner from 1995 until her death in 2012 from emphysema, decided that she wanted to spend eternity with her wife."

It is true that she then approached this particular cemetery and ran into problems. It is true those problems should be fixed. And they will be, at some point, although Idaho will lag.

But what she stated as her objective was not to achieve an lgbt rights victory in general. She stated that her objective is to spend eternity with her partner.

It's a simple point of clarity - those are two different things. Don't talk to me about small words when you are unable to see a basic distinction.
This MARRIED couple have as much right to be buried in a military cemetery as any other married couple there is no distinction.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#22 Apr 26, 2014
Kimberling wrote:
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This MARRIED couple have as much right to be buried in a military cemetery as any other married couple there is no distinction.
Guess not.

Idaho Veterans Cemetery can't bury them together. They said so. It's in the article.

A federal military cemetery will, but she wants to be in Idaho.
Xstain Fumblementalist

Philadelphia, PA

#23 Apr 26, 2014
Kimberling wrote:
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This MARRIED couple have as much right to be buried in a military cemetery as any other married couple there is no distinction.
I think you were unable to process what I posted.
John Melland

Meridian, ID

#24 Apr 29, 2014
As a veteran, I find this deeply disturbing and archaic thinking that they deny this woman her request. Is it so bad for Idaho when it is about death and not about marriage? This state lives in the dark ages it seems. I hope she gets her wishes. Love is more than penises and vaginas!

“and how does this effect you?”

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#25 Apr 29, 2014
John Melland wrote:
As a veteran, I find this deeply disturbing and archaic thinking that they deny this woman her request. Is it so bad for Idaho when it is about death and not about marriage? This state lives in the dark ages it seems. I hope she gets her wishes. Love is more than penises and vaginas!
Exactly! Marriage is too! You don't have sex 24 hours a day, what are you doing with the rest of the day? There is so much more to life for people to be worried about what is in the pants of each person that wants to marry someone. I just told my daughter I have a few rules for the person who she brings home to marry. They are good to her, respectful to her parents, should be faithful, and not mean to her brother (he's special needs). Not one word about race or gender.

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