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Virginia prepares for possibility of gay marriage

The problem is that, if he's vacillating, he'll stay the decision. Allowing marriages to begin in Virginia would be a sure sign that the justices are resigned to overturning marriage bans.  (19 hrs ago | post #5)

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Facebook Donates Big Money To Politician Fighting Against...

Well, that cuts me out, along with many others.  (Tuesday | post #19)

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Facebook Donates Big Money To Politician Fighting Against...

Keeping contact with 800 people is an amazing feat. I would never be able to stay up-do-date with the few dozen family members who are on FB without it. I would never get that many letters in the mail. As for high school, I live 700 miles away. So monthly lunches are not a possibility. But there is a group who get together occasionally and post their plans on FB. So I have joined them a few times.  (Monday Aug 18 | post #10)

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Supreme Court: Was gay marriage settled in 1972 case?

A lot of lawyers defending SSM bans believe Baker precludes courts from overturning them. But so far, only one judge has agreed with them. On the other hand, Baker was cited in the defense of every same-sex marriage ban. And it was cited in the cases that went before SCOTUS last summer. Most courts have swatted it away like a housefly, and SCOTUS has already ignored it without specifically overturning it. Baker figures prominently in anti-gay legal briefs because it's the best hope they've got. That's kind of like talking up Sara Palin as a vice presidential candidate because that's the best they've got.  (Monday Aug 18 | post #8)

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Lesbian, gay a in lovea couples viewed differently: Study

Anecdotally speaking, I'd say gay men are the least likely to be involved in a long-term stable relationship. But the seem to have more-enduring relationships than either straight couples or lesbian couples. It's hard to make any judgments since, until recently, there was no way to tell the difference between a gay couple marking time together and a devoted couple. But I can think of lots of straight couples that divorced during the time I've been married to my partner. The gay couples seem to stay together, though some have been widowed. And lesbians also seem to have more enduring relationships than heterosexuals. As the idea of marrying and settling down becomes more wide-spread, perhaps we will see same-sex couples forming more tenuous relationships, just like heterosexuals.  (Monday Aug 18 | post #6)

Gay/Lesbian

Facebook Donates Big Money To Politician Fighting Against...

I now know what cousins and classmates are doing whom I haven't seen for years. I enjoy keeping up with the exploits of family and friends. I especially like keeping up with the branches of the family whom I otherwise catch up with only at weddings and funerals. It's surprising how much we have in common, though we do--of course--have our wing nuts. (So are, we've been able to keep the conversation reasonably civil.) And now I have friends to visit when I go home to see Dad. And they aren't the people I actually hung out with in high school. (They seem to all be dead or insane.)  (Monday Aug 18 | post #5)

Gay/Lesbian

Facebook Donates Big Money To Politician Fighting Against...

Yeah, sure. FB has a strong record on gay rights. For instance, it removes G-rated pix of same-sex couples and events, then restricts the accounts of the users. The fact that users who eventually navigate the maze have their rights restored is unconvincing.  (Sunday Aug 17 | post #1)

Gay/Lesbian

Gays in UP towns avoid prying eyes, get hooked online

That's right. You're constant presence here on these forums spewing nonsense is proof-positive that the scientifically designed polls--as well as anecdotal evidence in our own lives--is wrongProving only your obsession with all-things gay. How many perpetrators--who were not identified as gay--were sentenced for using knives or other weapons last week?  (Sunday Aug 17 | post #8)

Gay/Lesbian

After Suicide, Gay Teen Rejected for Eye Donation

Really? The CDC says it's a gay epidemic? I rather suspect it actually says HIV is a world-wide epidemic that disproportionately affects gays and IV drug users in Western nations. There may be a lot of latent homophobia at the CDC, but I doubt it blinds them to the world-wide implications of the HIV epidemic. I assume they are neither as ignorant nor as homophobic as yourself. But if you can link to those actual words, I'll be happy to write them a letter.  (Friday Aug 15 | post #35)

Gay/Lesbian

After Suicide, Gay Teen Rejected for Eye Donation

Then it's even worse than I thought. You've completely wasted your gift of intelligence by refusing to use it.  (Thursday Aug 14 | post #26)

Gay/Lesbian

After Suicide, Gay Teen Rejected for Eye Donation

You don't have to be a doctor to inform yourself about HIV. But you have to be an arrogant ignoramus to constantly comment on topics that you know nothing about and refuse to learn about.  (Thursday Aug 14 | post #25)

Gay/Lesbian

After Suicide, Gay Teen Rejected for Eye Donation

So, do you think that the eyes could be infected, but not the heart or kidney? Do you also think that the eyes could not be tested the same way as the heart or kidney? It's a good thing you never tried to become a doctor. You had enough trouble making it out of that two-room school in Lowell.  (Thursday Aug 14 | post #18)

Gay/Lesbian

Sun Devils' Sarafin tells magazine he's gay

You certainly appeared right on cue.  (Thursday Aug 14 | post #7)

Gay/Lesbian

Gay Marriages May Begin In Virginia Next Week, After Cour...

I think the biggest question is whether Roberts takes the job upon himself, or if he consults the rest of the justices, as Sotomeyer did. The result won't change.  (Thursday Aug 14 | post #7)

Gay/Lesbian

Delay denied in ruling on Va. gay marriage ban

I think people are reading the 4th Circuit decision too optimistically. The court has delayed its decision for a week, presumably to allow SCOTUS time to weigh in. Based on previous SCOTUS action, the court should probably have stayed the decision itself. Evidently, it didn't wish to saddle itself with that job. As the article points out, there's no reason to imagine that SCOTUS won't follow the path it established in the 8th Circuit. If it doesn't issue the stay, that will provide the strongest possible indication that it has decided to acquiesce marriage equality. Issuing the stay allows it to maintain its contemplative countenance.  (Thursday Aug 14 | post #4)

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