Same-sex weddings help businesses

Same-sex weddings help businesses

There are 151 comments on the WTNH Hartford, New Haven and Connecticut story from Dec 7, 2008, titled Same-sex weddings help businesses. In it, WTNH Hartford, New Haven and Connecticut reports that:

The highly controversial issue of gay marriage in Connecticut is now creating new opportunities for wedding-related businesses.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at WTNH Hartford, New Haven and Connecticut.

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“Married as I can be!”

Since: Jun 07

Las Vegas

#149 Dec 12, 2008
Pansy Hater wrote:
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Oh your my hero....a security man who knows how to play with a nightstick. You make me sick!
I am not, nor have I ever been a "security man." I was a flight attendant and the classes were designed for us to be able to defend the plane if there were a terrorist-related emergency in-flight. I don't need a nightstick, and I could certainly do more than make you sick. I could make you dead. But it wouldn't be worth it.

“Brutally honest. ”

Since: Nov 08

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#152 Dec 13, 2008
ltndncr59 wrote:
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I am not, nor have I ever been a "security man." I was a flight attendant and the classes were designed for us to be able to defend the plane if there were a terrorist-related emergency in-flight. I don't need a nightstick, and I could certainly do more than make you sick. I could make you dead. But it wouldn't be worth it.
Interesting.:)

If for some awful reason something like that should happen again, and you're there to protect the people on the plane, I'm sure that nobody will give a damn what orientation you are.

Bet that will make some people reconsider their previous assumptions about homosexuals.
Tyler Durden

New London, CT

#153 Dec 15, 2008
ltndncr59 wrote:
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You obviously know nothing about the gay culture. There are gay men in every city in America who make working out an obsession. I'm sure we'd be able to scare up a couple of these beefy, well-built guys to take care of you. They wouldn't even break a sweat. And I'd stay away from Silverlake in LA and the Castro in SF. Lot's of big, gay bikers around those areas these days, and they don't take kindly to ANY kind of homophobic slur.
Doesn't take muscles to bring down an ox anyway. When I took security training, I learned how to bring down a six foot four inch man who weighed over two hundred pounds. I did it without a weapon, and he WAS on the ground, very insistently reminding me that it was only a training excercise.
Puts a whole new light to the term Gay Bashing...

hehehehe...

:-)
nina

Ottawa, Canada

#154 Dec 15, 2008
whitefalcon1678 wrote:
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Interesting.:)
If for some awful reason something like that should happen again, and you're there to protect the people on the plane, I'm sure that nobody will give a damn what orientation you are.
Bet that will make some people reconsider their previous assumptions about homosexuals.
you'd like to think that, but there were gay heros of 9/11 and they were not only ignored by the mainstream press

their surviving partners were denied the benefits that the partners of straight victims got.

http://gaylife.about.com/od/gayhistoryfacts/a...

http://www.angelfire.com/fl3/uraniamanuscript...

http://www.tampabaycoalition.com/wtcgay.html

http://lesbianlife.about.com/b/2004/07/26/the...
John fm Shelton

New London, CT

#155 Dec 15, 2008
For those of you that "HATE" the idea of gay marriage, what do you really hate? The act of sex that you think goes on? Or is it more? You detest the fact that many of my gay friends (I am straight with wife and kids) are outgoing, are full or carring for others, are generally nice. Or do you think of them as pedifiles. Remember, most pedifiles are within a family and most are heterosexual. Look at what you hate about them and then realize you must hate the guy in the office down the hall.

Scientifically almost every species on earth have homosexual and asexual members of their species.
Those who condemn others for their born tendencies, are sure not following the bible's forgiveness and mercy, but being the current day Pharisees.
John fm Shelton

New London, CT

#156 Dec 15, 2008
GEO wrote:
Well considering most Liberals dont beleave in Marrage I can see how this can be true. Go figure...
If you want to deride liberalism, please at least learn to spell believe and marriage correctly. Some liberals believe that gays and lesbians are good people who deserve the chance to love the people they love openly and equally, the way you would want to love your spouse. Do you know who around you is gay? Who is a lesbian? They are as productive members of society, your business, your church and your social environment. How about a gay Republican Representative, Senator or a Preacher. They are there in every walk of life and many are fiscally conservative church going and may even be your friend. So yes us liberals are more open to the gay people, but you should look around and see they are there in all walks of life.
Really

San Antonio, TX

#157 Dec 15, 2008
Yuk wrote:
2 Penises don't make a right
Nor do they make a wrong. They can, however, make a X or a T or an L or V or a 7.

“Brutally honest. ”

Since: Nov 08

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#158 Dec 15, 2008
nina wrote:
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you'd like to think that, but there were gay heros of 9/11 and they were not only ignored by the mainstream press
their surviving partners were denied the benefits that the partners of straight victims got.
http://gaylife.about.com/od/gayhistoryfacts/a...
http://www.angelfire.com/fl3/uraniamanuscript...
http://www.tampabaycoalition.com/wtcgay.html
http://lesbianlife.about.com/b/2004/07/26/the...
I know. That saddens me.

Did they sue?
nina

Ottawa, Canada

#159 Dec 15, 2008
whitefalcon1678 wrote:
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I know. That saddens me.
Did they sue?
I don't know - to be truthful

it was so upsetting and made me mad that I stopped following the story

“Brutally honest. ”

Since: Nov 08

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#160 Dec 15, 2008
nina wrote:
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I don't know - to be truthful
it was so upsetting and made me mad that I stopped following the story
Yeah, no kidding.

I feel really bad for them. Relationships between two people that were just as meaningful as heterosexual relationships, and they were completely ignored.

I hate people sometimes.
nina

Ottawa, Canada

#161 Dec 17, 2008
whitefalcon1678 wrote:
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Yeah, no kidding.
I feel really bad for them. Relationships between two people that were just as meaningful as heterosexual relationships, and they were completely ignored.
I hate people sometimes.
worse than ignored - invalidated

like it's not bad enough to lose your partner in a shared disaster with others

but to be treated less than the other survivors

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