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I could so relate to your story about Jude; when Oldest son was about the same age, he got VERY upset at the scene in "Raising Arizona" where the baby got left in the middle of the road. With The Young One, it was the opening scenes in the original "Superman" film - someone put that poor baby in a spaceship and just shot it off into space alone?? Who would take care of him? I adore sensitive little boys.

Just for the record, as a Libertarian I agree with you 100% on the issue of gay marriage. I admire your efforts and wish I could have voted against Prop 8, but I'm afraid you were swimming against a tide fueled by the Mormon church (there's a documentary on Netflix about the church's massive campaign against Prop 8).

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You could be speaking from my own heart, Gretchen.

the redc

"No one is free while others are oppressed."

Sarah at 32Flavors

I have friends that recently celebrated 50 years together. 50 years these two men have been in a monogamous relationship, without the bond of a legal marriage. They have quietly spent their lives together. Meanwhile, plenty of of heterosexual marriages around me have crumbled from infidelity, boredom, etc. I think it's time to rethink the whole system. With the divorce rate what it is, I just don't feel like the "sanctity of marriage" argument holds any weight. Gay marriage wouldn't affect my marriage. But it would offer legal credibility to the relationships of some people I know and love.

The Bug

I totally agree with your stand on this - and I just don't understand why it's so very threatening. Maybe I'm a bleeding heart liberal, but really, the argument against gay marriage isn't logical.

Michele R.

I'm late, I'm late for a very important date! My spin is up:


I agree with your stand. The arguments against wanting this to be a state law make no sense.


What bothers me is that legal marriage and religious marriage get all mixed up together when people start talking about gay marriage. They are two separate things. However, most people don't separate them.
We have an interest in this as Nick's brother and his partner/husband/spouse have been together for about ten years and this summer, after getting married in New York, came out here so the families could celebrate with them.
Again, why can't people just agree that there are many ways to see things and not be so short sighted?

Ginny Marie

Absolutely, Gretchen! Gay marriage has nothing to do with protecting children. For heaven sakes, love is love. And love is commitment. Isn't that the lesson we want our children to learn?

I'm late, too. It took me a while to write this one!



Huge round of applause to you for doing so much more than simply voting against Prop 8! It was such a frustrating bill/law/situation. Still is. I can't imagine being told I couldn't legally marry the person I'm in love with. It's infuriating.


I'm technically registered as a republican but I completely agree with you on this issue. I have no idea why people think they can get married but others can't. What is the big deal? I applaud you for taking a major stand and trying to help achieve what so many think is a needed change.


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