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< "In the final analysis it doesn't matter a damn what we think. The only thing that matters is what you feel and how much you feel for each other \x85 There are a hundred million people right in this country who'll be shocked and offended and appalled at the two of you\x85 You can try to ignore those people or you can feel sorry for them and for their prejudices and their bigotry and their blind hatreds and stupid fears, but where necessary you'll just have to cling tight to each other and say, "Screw all those people."\x85 You're two wonderful people who happened to fall in love\x85 And I think now, no matter what kind of a case some bastard could make against your getting married, there would be only one thing worse, and that would be if knowing what you two are, knowing what you two have, and knowing what you two feel, you didn't get married." -- Spencer Tracy to Sidney Poitier, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (1967)

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> : "In the final analysis it doesn't matter a damn what we think. The only thing that matters is what you feel and how much you feel for each other. There are a hundred million people right in this country who'll be shocked and offended and appalled at the two of you. You can try to ignore those people or you can feel sorry for them and for their prejudices and their bigotry and their blind hatreds and stupid fears, but where necessary you'll just have to cling tight to each other and say, "Screw all those people." You're two wonderful people who happened to fall in love And I think now, no matter what kind of a case some bastard could make against your getting married, there would be only one thing worse, and that would be if knowing what you two are, knowing what you two have, and knowing what you two feel, you didn't get married." -- ''Spencer Tracy to Sidney Poitier, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (1967)''

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< == History ==
< On February 11th, 1974, Richard North and Chris Vogel were married by a Unitarian-Universalist minister in Winnipeg using the ancient tradition of ''banns''. Marriage banns are a Christian traditon in which the names of the couple and their intention to marry are read for three successive Sundays before the wedding. The reading of the banns negates a couple's need for a marriage license, but jurisdictions may refuse to register the marriage.
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< ==Commentary==
< Since married folks almost never have intramarital sex anyway, the idea of marriage between two very close people isn't exactly unheard of. Bert and Ernie have never bopped, but they got married in one sesame street episode, because they were friends for life, right?
< Disabled people and their friend who takes care of them could also be included in the same sex marriage laws. GayMarriage, where two lovers commit for life
is another good reason to have it.
< All you need to do,
in Canada, is change the LegalDefinitionOfSpouse, and suddenly all the hoops you have to jump through for a simmilar legal arrangement become significantly easier.
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< Our government likes to be picky when LegislatingSex. Here's a fabulous example.
< Currently, because of the LegalDefinitionOfSpouse, gay people cannot do the following:
< * Book the honeymoon suite without odd looks from the staff.
< * One of the spouses, if not both, have to adopt the kid. The rights of gay singles or couples to adopt kids has only recently come about.
< * If your partner is sick in the hospital you are not allowed to visit. Only family is.
< * Both parents need to get legal custody of any children, or visitation rights are revoked.
< * Straight couples have fewer problems with, say, having a cross burning on ther lawn.
< * (there are many others. If you think of any, add 'em)
< Chris says, you're all on crack. Burning cross, hotel rooms? Step away from the crack pipe.
< CapnDan says:
< * If you are worried about what the staff in a hotel think about you and your partner you need a life! Better yet - if you get flak, haul 'em off to the Human Rights Commission.
< * Re adoption, gay couples can adopt [''in certain provinces -- CamMacLeod'']. Unfortunately the waiting time for everyone is like seven years.
< * Re: hospital. neither I nor my lover has ever been denied access to the other. I dunno what your point about visitation rights is.
< * When was the last time you heard of ANY cross burning related to homophobia?
< * Re: many others, there are NOT.
< Gay Marriage is a dubious benefit; you get a few things in one package which can all be created legally in other ways.
< You also get the benefit of your partner getting half your stuff when you break up.
< CapnDan says: the legal definition of SPOUSE includes g/l couples. The legal definition of MARRIAGE does not. See LegalDefinitionOfSpouse for some clarification.
< Ghettocntygal68 says: WTF, I agree with CapnDan. And I am straight and when i see 2 guys kissing yeah it is a lil wierd but i dont actualy have a problem with it. I have Gay n lesbian friends.But im sure when i person walks in with no legs you might look at them but why is that. . they are different. Maybe not by choice but everybody has their own hardships!!! im me at GhettoCntygal68@aol.com if ya wanna talk to me.
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< Hey, don't we need a legally recognized spouse thing to allow homosexuals to have Spousal Privelidge? That is, where you cannot force one spouse to testify against the other in court? That's something you can't easily get without being married.
< i dont think gays should care what people should care about what straight people think about them im in the 12 grade at a verry predigust school and i hear rude things all the time and i let it pass and dont let it get to me because i know a gay friend of mine tryed to kill he self because of what people said andi dont think it is right at all dont listen to them
< Mike Teal says: The main themes I kept hearing most of the time for gay marriage has centered around issues concerning money and property. Maybe I'm old fashioned but marriage means alot more than this. It is a deep emotional/spiritual/physical bond between two people (straight or gay). I wonder how many people currently in open relationships are going to change thier lifestyles so the marriage is more than just a financial safety net
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"In the final analysis it doesn't matter a damn what we think. The only thing that matters is what you feel and how much you feel for each other. There are a hundred million people right in this country who'll be shocked and offended and appalled at the two of you. You can try to ignore those people or you can feel sorry for them and for their prejudices and their bigotry and their blind hatreds and stupid fears, but where necessary you'll just have to cling tight to each other and say, "Screw all those people." You're two wonderful people who happened to fall in love And I think now, no matter what kind of a case some bastard could make against your getting married, there would be only one thing worse, and that would be if knowing what you two are, knowing what you two have, and knowing what you two feel, you didn't get married." -- Spencer Tracy to Sidney Poitier, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (1967)

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