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I Support Marriage Equality

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 447 People

    Thank You!

    I wanna thank those who aren't LGBT, but still support marriage equality! Your support is very important for us. Let's keep fighting for our rights!
    JoaoPaulorr JoaoPaulorr 18-21, M 3 Responses May 8, 2013

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    Separate Church and State

    "Christianity neither is, nor ever was, a part of the common law." - Thomas Jefferson
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M Jun 27, 2013

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    Marriage Is a Legal and Financial Institution That Should Be Equally Open to Everyone

    Marriage as a recognized legal institution confers benefits upon the peole who enter into it.  As such, it should be open to any consenting adults, regardless of their gender.  This is not a "gay" issue or a "straight" issue, it is an issue of...
    SaratogaGirl SaratogaGirl 26-30, F Apr 22, 2009

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    Oregon! Today, a Federal Judge ruled

    that Oregon's 'ban on marriage' for same-sex couples is unconstitutional -- Same sex couples will now be able to marry in Oregon in the very near future. Currently only eighteen (18) states and the District of Columbia have legalized same-sex marriage. Here are the thirty...
    DreamWizard DreamWizard 41-45, F 2 Responses May 19

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    Gays are people too there is no need to

    infringe upon their lives. If they want to have marriage they should definitely be allowed. To anyone who thinks otherwise you are truly a monster. How could you just want to take away someone else's rights to happiness? How could you hold prejudice against a people who have...
    rickyj1942 rickyj1942 13-15, M 1 Response May 18

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    Equality In Financial Sharing

     I have been married for 13 years, the first 11 years I work with my husband for his company which create strong financial and solid company. since 1.5 years ago I decided to quit the job as it took it's tool in our marriage and starting my own small business. since...
    Gita888 Gita888 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 24, 2009

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    About 2 People

    i support gay marriage not only because im lesbian but because i think it is to show everyone the bond between 2 people that love eachother no matter what it is a bond that is really hard to find these days and it means alot to those who cant wed and yes they are people too
    kahu13 kahu13 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2012

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    I will be darned if a man i...

    I will be darned if a man is going to come into our marriage and think he is more important than I am.  I work a full time job, take care of 4 boys, cook, and clean... so guess what? He will be doing the same and believe me he does!  
    Tanya10578 Tanya10578 31-35 1 Response Jun 28, 2009

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    Listen, Happiness is Happiness!

    !! When you get married pick who you love! Don't let dang society get in the way, everyone deserves to be happy. EVERYONE SHOULD MARRY WHO THEY LOVE!!! If you love the same sex then that should be allowed, you can't define love, each person has there own definition. I...
    CupcakeQueen318 CupcakeQueen318 13-15, F Dec 24, 2013

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    Marriage Equality.

    I want people to pay attention to this link. I would ask for people to look at a particular response left by a particular poster on this site. But first read the poorly written and biased story by the author Rick Lazor. Then look at the response by "tara". You will see she has a...
    ThereIsNoName ThereIsNoName 31-35, F Nov 4, 2013

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    I Do

        i support marriage equality . if you love each other and care for each other . you should be able to marry who ever you want to . man - man . women - women . women - man .
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 5, 2009

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    To me, marriage is TOO binding. Honestly, how many people can actually be happy together forever? The answer is 50%. half of marriages end in divorce. I believe that being in an...
    StrangeDarkSecrets StrangeDarkSecrets 13-15 Jul 10

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    I love gays, They're the nicest people ever. I support gay rights and gay marriage equality
    GalaxyJumper GalaxyJumper 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    I have nothing against religious people or atheists. To me they are both the same. Just people with beliefs. They can be good or bad depending on their personality. Beliefs can...
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    For about a year I've been considering divorcing my wife of nearly 8 years. Our relationship has never been great. We are great friends, but horrible lovers/spouses. We do things...
    randomtiger45 randomtiger45 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    Marriage is a total trap for men. Like a lot of people, this experience starts with a relationship between 2 people, then life happens. Anyhow there's these 2 people, they...
    carpediemer carpediemer 41-45, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    This is just an update on my story and I hope it can show other people here that there is future after a bad relationship. I read stories for here for maybe more than one year...
    mfur mfur 26-30, F 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    I explained in my previous stories, along with steps and resources, that my husband and I attend a monthly marriage support group for marriages that have run into trouble. This...
    lillynfriends lillynfriends 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    Update from me....things are better! Counseling is going very well. I am proud of myself, first of all. The first day of marital counseling, I was so nervous and the weight of...
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    I had a arrange marriage…the very next day mil takes away my gold jewellery worth more than 12 lakhs (without my permission) and keeps it in her locker. I stay mum..n when I ask...
    srinivasleela84 srinivasleela84 26-30, F Jul 7

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    I support not only lgbt youth but also men and women same sex marriage is just as valid as heterosexual marriage. And I refuse to get married until everyone is equal.
    y0ur3b3au1fu1 y0ur3b3au1fu1 13-15, F Jun 27

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    Ok, so that first post wasn't so scary so why not a post two? I cannot begin to express how freeing it is just to have expressed it all. SM isn't something most people would want...
    justnanl justnanl 41-45, F 6 Responses Jul 1

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    I never understood why people are against gay marriage. What happened to separation of church and state? Religion should have nothing to do with whether or not two consenting and...
    lak27 lak27 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    Love knows no gender, and isn't that what marriage is - a celebration of love? We should be free to love and marry who we wish. It's going to happen all over the country and sooner...
    lesbianjen lesbianjen 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I put in 28 very hard years f marriage. Then jumped into a relationship that truly does Not fit me but I feel obligated to stay because he has been supportive but not how I need to...
    readytobehappy readytobehappy 46-50, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 36 Responses 4 days ago

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    From Psychology Today "Contrary to conventional wisdom, married couples—and their cohabiting counterparts—have more sex than the nonmarried, a fact confirmed in a 2010 survey...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 8 Responses Jul 7

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    My husband has become extremely self absorbed over time. He's always been a little selfish and it seems to ebb and flow, but the last few months it's become exponential. Everything...
    lovebeingmama lovebeingmama 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I never dreamed I'd find myself here. I never imagined it would all end this way for me. I'm new here to this forum but I am not new to SM. I haven't lived it as long as some of...
    justnanl justnanl 41-45, F 10 Responses Jul 1

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    I just found this site this week, obviously because I am hurting. I have read a lot and learned a lot already. I really am in a " not sexually satisfied marriage" or a " I don...
    tddyd tddyd 51-55, M 10 Responses Jul 11

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    Yesterday was one of those days here. Just one day, just one experience…although I bet my little girl will not soon forget it. A reminder my daughter is 13. She went off the...
    Stormie01 Stormie01 46-50, F 13 Responses Jul 13

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    I think this experience is amazing for two reasons: 1. Support group for others in similar positions. Feeling the love, although online is sometimes all we need to get through the...
    Happablap Happablap 26-30, M 16 Responses Jul 13

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    I'm in a same sex relationship, we've been together for over a decade. Same sex marriage isn't legal in our state but we had a commitment ceremony several years ago and consider...
    cloudsinyoureyes cloudsinyoureyes 31-35, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    atkinspj atkinspj 31-35 4 Responses Jun 30

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    good morning all, update from Smithy's World: as of June 30, we are officially divorced. it was another marathon (and truly awful!) day of so-called "negotiation" at the end...
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    I was raised in a very religious household and although my parents never directly mentioned it we were brought up, mainly through church believing homosexuality to be a sin. That...
    spankedmatilda spankedmatilda 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 9

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    toolatetoapologise toolatetoapologise 51-55, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Marriage is about love! Not gender! You should marry who you love! Regardless of their gender it sad to see people "hate" gays and transgenders be who you wanna be! Love who you...
    catxfreak catxfreak 18-21, F Jun 27

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    Countdown to D-Day: 8 days and counting... The end of a marriage is so sad. I loved my spouse and we were married for 17 years. I promised "to love and to cherish, until death...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 17 Responses Jun 28

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    I am a 24 year old lesbian African girl. I am well educated. I have a Masters degree and a full time career. I am also independent and support myself full time. My family is...
    marciade marciade 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    thewifethatwas thewifethatwas 46-50, F 6 Responses Jul 9

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    I'm 16 and I have a daughter. I've been dating the same guy since 2010 when I was 12 and he was 13. We started having sex when I was 15 and he was 16 because we felt ready, once...
    VioletandCaleb VioletandCaleb 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    copperdoodle copperdoodle 41-45, F 11 Responses Jul 15

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    I hope that someday gay marriage will be legal in all 50 US states. I see it as a simple basic right for gays as it is for those who are straight. I'm straight myself and fully...
    gladiatorfan gladiatorfan 46-50, M a week ago

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