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1809 clicks; posted to Politics » on 25 Jul 2013 at 6:09 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-07-25 09:28:46 PM
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I do get tired of hearing the "now gays can be just as miserable as straight folks" and similar lines.  I deal with it because it's usually repeated by folks who at least feel that everybody should have that right (and by right I do of course mean marriage).  But that's kind of the crux of it.  Even if marriage is guaranteed to end in divorce, unhappiness and all the other negative stereotypes associated with it, it's still something that a portion of the populace is denied.  And besides, just because you or your friends royally flunked up, got tied to some unbearable asshole or coontweed, doesn't mean it's everyone's fate.
2013-07-25 06:06:46 PM
4 votes:

Pray 4 Mojo: An ex-girlfriend of mine got gay-married in kind of a rush (for the reasons cautioned against in TFA)... she's farking miserable.

/that's right... I'm so repulsive I drive women to the other team.


Or you're so lucky that you dodged a ticking/licking time-bomb.
2013-07-25 05:49:38 PM
2 votes:
But experts warned gay couples that just because they can suddenly get married, doesn't mean they should - at least not right away.

Wow, it's amazing that people never rushed into marriage before!
2013-07-26 07:28:07 AM
1 votes:

xria: Ninja Otter: Surool: Being married does not make you love your SO more, it won't stop either of you from cheating if you really want to, and when you break up, you have a huge delay while the government gets involved.

It does add some handy legal rights (hospital visitation, inheritance, etc.)

On the other hand, supposedly 30-60% of married people have cheated at some point in their relationships (by a definition that probably doesn't count Anthony Weiner). sometimes this comes out, other times not. So a goodly fraction of marriages mean one of the participants is keeping a painful secret for a lifetime (to avoid the same fate as the Weiners), even if the couple decides to stay together.

Don't more than 50% of marriages end in divorce, so unless there is a significant lack of overlap in the two groups, it seems like it comes out eventually in the end anyway.


What's even worse is that the other 50% end in death. It's lose-lose.
2013-07-26 01:25:46 AM
1 votes:

Notabunny: There's no trick to it. Take your time making a wise choice, and then spend the rest of your life working to make your marriage happy. TA-DA! Also, kids. Have them. They make you a better person than you thought you could be.

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My wife also made me a better person than I am naturally inclined to be....
2013-07-25 07:51:38 PM
1 votes:

Smackledorfer: MaudlinMutantMollusk: As someone wittier than I so aptly put it; "Now everyone has the right to lose half their sh*t"

That hasn't been witty in over a decade. It gets less witty with every repitition. Sorry.


It always seemed like a cop-out way for people who aren't really in favor of marriage equality to sound like they are.
2013-07-25 07:46:37 PM
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: As someone wittier than I so aptly put it; "Now everyone has the right to lose half their sh*t"


That hasn't been witty in over a decade. It gets less witty with every repitition. Sorry.
2013-07-25 06:50:23 PM
1 votes:
Happily married for years. Best decision I ever made. Glad to see everyone has the chance now.
2013-07-25 06:47:38 PM
1 votes:

neversubmit: It Gets Way Worse

When it comes to marriage, you may think it gets better, but in actuality, it gets way, way, way, way, way worse.

We both want to get a divorce, neither of us want the kid full time. I don't know how she gave birth to such an asshole.


Ya, it's the kid's fault.
2013-07-25 06:18:52 PM
1 votes:
Is this the thread where bitter farkers complain about choosing poor life partners and how doing so backfired on them?
2013-07-25 06:17:29 PM
1 votes:
I think it is wonderful that people of all sexual orientations now have the free choice to not get married because it is a bloody stupid idea.
2013-07-25 06:14:51 PM
1 votes:
They should just say lesbians. 77% of Coloradoans taking advantage of the new civil union law are lesbians. Sometimes stereotypes are true, gay guys apparently don't want to commit anymore than straight guys.
2013-07-25 06:13:54 PM
1 votes:
Surprisingly enough, the Evangelical community has decided it's all for gay marriage: once the homos are married, they'll stop having sex altogether.

/can I get a hi-yo?
2013-07-25 06:13:03 PM
1 votes:
Prenup.  Always.

Learned painfully after being taken for 6-figures, custody, AND spousal support by a drug addict ex-wife.  Then again, does a F-F or M-M divorce negate the gender bias?
2013-07-25 06:04:03 PM
1 votes:
An ex-girlfriend of mine got gay-married in kind of a rush (for the reasons cautioned against in TFA)... she's farking miserable.

/that's right... I'm so repulsive I drive women to the other team.
 
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