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Nov. 9th, 2004

After the gay marriage-ban.

"I don't know if there are any assisted living facilities around that will allow us to share a room if we are not legally married," said Mary Beth Brindley, 65, who has been with her partner Evelyn Hall, 66, for 45 years -- a relationship they kept secret for 37 years while living in the deep South. "That's a very real concern for us."

But don't worry Ms Brindley, the people who voted against your 45-year-old love affair don't really want you to live alone! They like you, they really like you! Apparently.

Kelly Clark, attorney for the Defense of Marriage Coalition, said many people who voted for Measure 36, the Oregon amendment to ban gay marriage, nonetheless feel strongly that gay couples should have an equal shot at the legal benefits of marriage.

"It's what I've felt from the beginning and I have consistently said this to gay friends," Clark said. "So what kind of alternatives can we craft? And whatever alternative mechanisms we find have to be fair."

Oh, please. Like she has any gay friends. "So, what are you working on at the moment, Kelly?" "Oh, just this little rule thingie that'll stop you ever thinking you're equal to straight people in the eyes of the law." "Really? That's nice."


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Nov. 9th, 2004 03:38 am (UTC)
Part of the "hopeful and decent" society our pugnacious, illiterate, evangelistic ex-cokehead rich white assboy has planned for us. If they were decent women, they'd have cold, sterile marriages to louts who used to drink too much and become nasty. Or disappear for a couple of days. Til they eventually became President, that is. Through fraud.

Do you feel hopeful? I certainly do.
Nov. 9th, 2004 05:23 am (UTC)
Well, I think a slight majority of Republicans are in favour of some kind of civil partnership passed by the states: they just don't want it called marriage. The big dilemma is whether a state-level civil partnership would be recognised federally.
Nov. 9th, 2004 06:52 am (UTC)
Unfortunately for the moderate Republicans, they're often being shouted down and bullied by the neocons. I wonder, too, whether a civil partnership would be recognized on a federal level (I suspect not) and also, what level of rights does it actually give the partners involved compared to "marriage"?

I'm just going to say "feh" again. Feh.
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