Illinois governor signs same-sex marriage into law

Nov 20, 2013 Read more: Yahoo! 25

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Wednesday allowing same-sex weddings starting this summer, making President Barack Obama's home state the 16th overall - and largest in the nation's heartland - to legalize gay marriage.

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Cordwainer Trout

Elizabethtown, KY

#26 Nov 26, 2013
TonyT1961 wrote:
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Question - where is their credit card statement? Without that, the customer copy, which is all that's being shown, means nothing. You can put whatever you like on your copy - the merchant copy stays with the store, is what the store files for payment, so let's see the credit card statement.
Otherwise, this means nothing, and you know that.
Next question - does the establishment confirm the receipt?
A question not yet asked????
Read the whole article, which includes actual copies of the credit card statement. The family's claims are substantiated in everything.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#27 Nov 26, 2013
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
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Read the whole article, which includes actual copies of the credit card statement. The family's claims are substantiated in everything.
No they're not. I took the time to scroll down and read the entire article - I would not have responded otherwise.

No credit card statement proffered. The merchant receipt is the key - without this as proof, this family, who wanted to remain anonymous, means squat, as does their customer copy - something you won't (or can't) comment on.
Fearless Contrarian

Saint Paul, MN

#29 Nov 27, 2013
Is Polygamy the next Frontier in the struggle for American “Equality”?

Article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/26/open ...

Excerpt: "With so many marriages ending in divorce -- oftentimes because of infidelity -- is polyamory the answer to all our divorce woes?

Jenny Block, author of Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage, thinks so.

'It’s becoming clear that heterosexual monogamous marriage simply doesn’t work for most people. And I think people are tired of being unhappy and dissatisfied,' she told the Daily Beast earlier this month.

'We cannot control our own desires and we certainly cannot control the desires of others,' said Block, who has been in an open marriage for the past 10 years.'You cannot tell someone,‘Don’t be attracted to anyone else. Don’t desire anyone else.’ You can say,‘If we’re going to be together, I want it to be monogamous.’ But you cannot control the other person’s heart and mind. The heart wants what it wants.'"

Since: Mar 11

Minnesota's North Coast

#30 Nov 27, 2013
Fearless Contrarian wrote:
Is Polygamy the next Frontier in the struggle for American “Equality”?
Article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/26/open ...
Excerpt: "With so many marriages ending in divorce -- oftentimes because of infidelity -- is polyamory the answer to all our divorce woes?
Jenny Block, author of Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage, thinks so.
'It’s becoming clear that heterosexual monogamous marriage simply doesn’t work for most people. And I think people are tired of being unhappy and dissatisfied,' she told the Daily Beast earlier this month.
'We cannot control our own desires and we certainly cannot control the desires of others,' said Block, who has been in an open marriage for the past 10 years.'You cannot tell someone,‘Don’t be attracted to anyone else. Don’t desire anyone else.’ You can say,‘If we’re going to be together, I want it to be monogamous.’ But you cannot control the other person’s heart and mind. The heart wants what it wants.'"
history would show that this is not the path for places that legalize SSM.

why do you consider a marriage that ends in divorce a failure? i know many couples that have been married, raised great kids, and moved on in their lives to other partners. no regrets, no animosity...

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Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#31 Nov 27, 2013
Fearless Contrarian wrote:
Is Polygamy the next Frontier in the struggle for American “Equality”?
No, it's not.

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