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(Americablog)   The AP bans using the words "Husband", "Wife" and "Fellow Human" when referring to married same-sex couples. Yes, some people have a problem with this   (americablog.com) divider line 17
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2013-02-13 11:43:04 AM  
4 votes:
I call my husband Pepito,  The Old Balls and Chain.
2013-02-13 02:46:18 PM  
3 votes:

Onkel Buck: Can we just start wearing plain gray Snuggies and have everything taste like plain vanilla already? That way no one will ever be offended again


Hey, I like the color grey and the taste of vanilla. Are you suggesting my tastes are bland? I take offense to that!
2013-02-13 03:45:09 PM  
2 votes:

Mikey1969: Really? THIS is the story? I think the issue here is that you have gay couples that refer to themselves and each other as husband and husband, and some that refer to each other as husband and wife. Similar situation with lesbian couples. Do you think just MAYBE that the AP is trying not to piss them off by referring to them the wrong way, or by referring to whomever might choose to identify as the wife as being the husband, and so on? Jesus, I really don't think this one is a plan to take down gay people, I really think it's them trying not to get it wrong from the beginning. With straight couples, it's a pretty safe bet that the woman will be referred to(And refer to herself as) the 'wife', and the man will be the 'husband', so that's why they don't check with a straight couple.


Says someone who is refers to himself as a male lesbian softbutch switch.
2013-02-13 12:26:08 PM  
2 votes:
Gaymates?
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-13 11:09:06 AM  
2 votes:
I nominate "penis receptor" if the other spouse is male.
2013-02-13 05:15:19 PM  
1 votes:
Problem Solved ...

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2013-02-13 04:37:00 PM  
1 votes:

Onkel Buck: Can we just start wearing plain gray Snuggies and have everything taste like plain vanilla already? That way no one will ever be offended again


as a child i was repeatedly raped by vanilla, and severely beaten with snuggies filled with rocks

this is the most offensive post i have ever read, i'm going to sue you blind!
2013-02-13 04:26:45 PM  
1 votes:

Myria: I don't get it, either.  What's wrong with the words "husband" and "wife"?  If your spouse is male, he's your husband.

Lately, I've been hearing some heterosexual people I know call their significant other "partner".


Whenever I meet a new group of people (new job, etc.) I refer to my wife as my "life-partner".
When they finally meet her, there minds are totally blown because she's not a gay guy.
That's the nights I have to sleep on the couch.
2013-02-13 03:28:37 PM  
1 votes:
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2013-02-13 03:13:36 PM  
1 votes:

letrole: Homosexual marriage is pursued as a means to an end. Homosexuals, by an exceedingly large margin, do not wish to get married or to form civil unions. Rather, they want to be accepted as normal. Their hope is that public approval of homosexuality will follow the legal establishment of homosexual marriages.


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2013-02-13 03:05:47 PM  
1 votes:

Ennuipoet: Husband and Wife are antiquated terms, and should be discontinued, as are Mr. and Mrs.  Just use someone's name.  Example:  "John Smith, 87 of Farkistan is survived by his spouse, Joe/Jane Smith and their three children."

If you choose to refer to your same sex spouse as husband or wife, cool, but let's use a gender neutral description for public consumption.


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2013-02-13 02:57:35 PM  
1 votes:

Ennuipoet: Husband and Wife are antiquated terms, and should be discontinued, as are Mr. and Mrs.


OK, it's thread jacking, ranting, bone picking time.
I got robbed.  I expected that I would grow up and people would call me "Mr. D" instead the neighborhood children call me Mike.  The best I've gotten is Mr. Mike.  I don't even call my boss by his last name.  This is crap.  Where's the respect? Where's the dignity? I can't be the one guy walking around calling everyone "Mister" I'll look like a psychopath or a sailer with PTSD.

"Mr. D" was not my father, my father delivered pizzas and smoked pot.  I want to be an ADULT.  I don't want to wear t-shirts and shorts and converse all stars.  I want to wear slacks and button up shirts and leather shoes that don't wear out in 6 months.

I file my phone bill.  I shop for insurance.  I have a mortgage.  I fret over my 401K.  What is so WRONG with that?  Why do people feel the need to dress like a Kevin Smith movie extra and insist I call them "Steve"?  Good God man, you're an attorney.  Put a tie on.  -And not the one with skulls and crossbones on it.

/get off my lawn
2013-02-13 02:56:56 PM  
1 votes:
Since tfa didn't mention what AP stands for until over 2/3 of the way through, I went ahead interpreted it as Ass Pirate until that point.
2013-02-13 02:42:09 PM  
1 votes:
Can we just start wearing plain gray Snuggies and have everything taste like plain vanilla already? That way no one will ever be offended again
2013-02-13 11:54:56 AM  
1 votes:
Husband and Wife are antiquated terms, and should be discontinued, as are Mr. and Mrs.  Just use someone's name.  Example:  "John Smith, 87 of Farkistan is survived by his spouse, Joe/Jane Smith and their three children."

If you choose to refer to your same sex spouse as husband or wife, cool, but let's use a gender neutral description for public consumption.
2013-02-13 11:25:35 AM  
1 votes:

ZAZ: I nominate "penis receptor" if the other spouse is male.


I thought that was already the AP approved term for women.
2013-02-13 11:12:54 AM  
1 votes:
AP is overruling the 9 states and the District of Columbia that have legal marriages for gay couples. AP says no.  They're not really marriages.
And what about foreign marriages?  Same-sex couples can marry in a growing number of countries now. AP has also decided that they're not really married either.
What business is it of the Associated Press to determine that it doesn't believe legally wed gay couples, in the US or abroad, are actually legally wed?


For fark's sake. Breathless pearl-clutching like this isn't helping.
 
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