"For it. Anything else is discrimination. I care about this particular subject a great deal because someone very dear to me is gay and hopes someday to be able to marry. I really can't imagine how two people who care for each other…"
"Yes, but you just don't get it! It's the fact that gay people in Massachusetts can marry, that is the cause of the high divorce rate in Oklahoma. It's a butterfly effect- you know, the connectedness of all things, that a…"
"The state with the largest number of people that claim to be born again Christians and also with the highest divorce rate is Oklahoma. If the defense of marriage is so fucking important I would think the right wing theists would be marching…"
"Oh, SB. How I envy you. To be at that stage of comfort with another person. To be past the fire works (which is GREAT by the way) to the state of total acceptance by another. Comforting, warm, all encompassing, like a down comforter on a cold…"
"There are so many benefits to marriage: greater sexual satisfaction, better physical and mental health, less depression and alcohol problems, lower mortality risk. Married people are more likely to volunteer services, make more money, and contribute…"
"Many conservatives (like Justices Scalia, Alito and Thomas) believe that the Constitution is “dead.” Under their “strict constructionist” view of the Constitution no right that is not explicitly in the Constitution is not a…"
"Thoughtful response James. That last zinger made me laugh. Friday my partner and I were at our financial planner who recommended a pre-nup. A bit late - we've been together 15 years. I just responded, if he leaves me I…"
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"I guess I am redneck. As a child I talked twangy and it seemed to be what those around me were doing. Imagine the worst redneck accent and I had it. I joined the Army and my training instructor asked what part of Georgia I was from. He was…"
"@Rachel: Realizing I have only one life to live also encourages me to live a happier and fuller life, as well as invest in a future I know I will not be around to appreciate. It seems only logical to me.
@Dennis: I've always wondered what it…"
"Loren, i was thinking about you and your likely response as i was writing this post. i know your rightful indignation with the papacy and share it, albeit probably with slightly less ire.
i must say that i just freaking love your pov.…"
"I suppose in regions of the country where Christianity is a major influence in local culture working towards a level of acceptance would be in Wicca's best interest. When I visited a gem shop in the bible belt with one of my friends I learned…"
"Hmmm, an outreach to atheists from the pope? I wonder ... is this an attempt at engagement and maybe a dialogue ... or is it an act of desperation from an organization which may finally be recognizing that it is failing at both engagement and…"
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Is the permafrost's integrity breaking down?
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