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
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.
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".
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.
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.
Ennuipoet: Husband and Wife are antiquated terms, and should be discontinued, as are Mr. and Mrs.
ZAZ: I nominate "penis receptor" if the other spouse is male.
Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.
When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.
Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.
You need to create an account to submit links or post comments.
Click here to submit a link.
Also on Fark
Submit a Link »
Copyright © 1999 - 2017 Fark, Inc | Last updated: Jun 27 2017 23:55:09
Runtime: 0.248 sec (248 ms)