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I Support Marriage Equality

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I got an email from my very religious sister-in-law. She and my brother have offered to bring me back to the States to stay if I were to wish to leave him, but as I told them both...
    EinEngel EinEngel 46-50, F 2 Responses 41 mins ago

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    Now this doesn't mean I don't support equal rights I do I just don't belive in all the equality bullshit we are not one race we are one species and different races with different...
    SebUK SebUK 13-15, M Mar 31

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    I had an incredible night. I have to share my experience. I was raised by my Grandmother, who lived in a sexless marriage. My Grandfather was a mean, cold, loveless husband. He...
    ifoundmehere ifoundmehere 41-45, F 11 Responses Mar 25

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    April 8 Is 'Equal Pay Day'. A reminder that the pay of women is still not equal to the pay of men. We need to push forth for equality.There is no acceptable rationale for the...
    DreamWizard DreamWizard 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I'm actually interested in how far we can take it... Some say we should only go for "parity", adjusting the limits of equality for physical limitations/advantages. But mentally...
    Sinjintiger Sinjintiger 41-45, M 8 hrs ago

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    America is going down majorly gay should be married once I have started this movement, I will not stop until gays everywhere can be married it's bull **** the American people deny...
    SeaBassStein SeaBassStein 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    the reasons why i dont want to do anything sexual before marriage : reason number 1 : what if i had sex with my girl friend before marriage , and after few days i met with...
    lifetriangle lifetriangle 22-25, M 7 Responses Apr 15

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    Thought this was worth a read. Not applicable to all but still interesting. A lack of sexual interest in women is a big topic Fotolia_49866286_XS Peter and Andrea are teachers...
    HusbandOfOne HusbandOfOne 41-45, M 13 Responses Apr 10

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    I guess "troubled" is the best way to describe it. I used to think nothing could come between us. My husband's been in and out of part-time, dead-end jobs for ten years. Most...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    For Kids Sake.... As part of our divorce and the process both my stbx and my therapist suggested a seminar called For Kids Sake. I got quite a bit out of it myself. I attended...
    Usernametbd Usernametbd 36-40, M 7 Responses Mar 30

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    Finally! Legal Gay Marriages in New Mexico! We are proud to host your Dream Wedding at The Historic Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Old Town, ABQ! Just one more progressive...
    huerasalsera huerasalsera 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    A few days ago I spoke with my STBX about what comes next. I guess I should not be surprised, but he has decided that since the relationship didn't work out and he has been...
    NeedingToVent NeedingToVent 36-40, F 19 Responses Apr 4

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    I'm 28 single and sick and tired of men who take love for granted who think marriage is a game. I want a marriage that lasts, even without love I just want a friend and his...
    monetclawed monetclawed 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    Talking Points - To get agreement to separate Now I have to solicit advice from those here on ILIASM that have successfully left their marriages with no fight, no rancor, but...
    EinEngel EinEngel 46-50, F 17 Responses Apr 11

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    My dysfunctional childhood sometimes plays havoc on my peace of mind. I can partially blame staying in my marriage due to how I was raised, dragged through my Father’s four...
    ifoundmehere ifoundmehere 41-45, F 34 Responses Apr 13

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    My time has come. Court is tomorrow. Hopefully it is the last court date and I get my divorce. It is bittersweet. I had such hopes. I took my vows seriously. For better or worse...
    pointbreakgirl pointbreakgirl 36-40, F 25 Responses 6 days ago

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    March 22 at 8 am my marriage officially ended... my husband is very sad.. I am the only one he has ever loved, and the thought of him finding a new girl makes him feel sick... not...
    WendyBlabs WendyBlabs 36-40, F Mar 24

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    My wife does not support me. I am having problems at work with my job and she says I cannot keep a job and that I have mental problems. I have always worked hard to support my...
    sober79 sober79 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    I have been married 8 years and been together with my wife for a total of 18 years. we had 2 small kids. for the past 4-5 years, we have not been working on our marriage but...
    needtotalk37 needtotalk37 36-40, M 4 Responses Apr 1

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    I always see advice from people on this board that one should seek legal counsel before they begin the journey towards ending their....well I guess legally it's termed a marriage...
    demisis demisis 36-40, M 10 Responses 3 days ago

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    Where do I start . I don't know if I'm in a bad marriage or I was just disillusioned to what marriage is. My husband rarely pays attention to me . We have lived out of state since...
    lynnethedreamer lynnethedreamer 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    For folks new to my story, I've been the one who has been refused sex for ~10 years, and now I'm currently building a social support network for myself. Overall, I am making steady...
    Xaeth Xaeth 36-40, M 8 Responses Mar 31

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    Ok guys, friends, supporters. I need some wise words for this moment. As you know, I've been taking a sabbatical, trying to have an open mind for when we go to our marriage...
    Lexus45 Lexus45 41-45, F 30 Responses Apr 1

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    Life goes on and I don't want to. I just want it to stop...just for a while to let me catch up to reality.It snowed the day we buried mom...she's next to my dad on top of a knoll...
    rosieapparition rosieapparition 51-55, F 15 Responses Apr 2

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    Solidarity The back story: Sometime ago at a function for my husband's extended family, I was verbally shredded by my husband's brother. Not in private, but loudly, aggressively...
    tresses tresses 36-40, F 13 Responses Apr 11

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    My husband has definitely got a split personality. One minute he ignores me for weeks, doesn't support me or encourage me to do anything. I do everything for him. Then all off a...
    olivia2807 olivia2807 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 15

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    My reason is this: no one should tell anyone who someone should be able to marry just because they are of the same sex. Most people go by religious documents that say gay marriage...
    ThisAsianLovesYou ThisAsianLovesYou 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Hello there, I am Indian 29 years old working in UAE, looking asexual/ straight fun loving independent girl for Sexless Marriage to support each other and spend a smooth life...
    HHopeful HHopeful 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    One of the worst things about this situation is that I haven't had the courage to tell people about the hell I am in. I am simply too ashamed that (as one poster on here put it...
    Pattycakey Pattycakey 36-40, F 14 Responses 2 days ago

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    Illusions That Kept Me Trapped in Sexless Marriage If you read my first EP story, you will get the impression that the sexlessness started with the conception of my child 4 years...
    SleeplessKnight SleeplessKnight 41-45, M 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    Make that, that I used to live in a marriage that was becoming a sexless marriage. Today would have been our second anniversary. The story is complicated, but to make it short, she...
    soundtrackforantarctica soundtrackforantarctica 26-30, M 8 Responses Mar 25

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    Psychology Today has a couple of recent articles regarding "Does Sexless marriage justify adultery". The articles are reasonable and informed and the comments worthwhile. They...
    hl42 hl42 51-55, M 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    [i carry your heart with me(i carry it in] BY E. E. CUMMINGS i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)i am never without it(anywhere i go you go,my dear;and whatever...
    sweetplumeria sweetplumeria 36-40 1 Response Mar 25

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    On my checklist for my exit plan is making friends where I live. I need a support circle and people who can help focus me on the important things, and distract me from the crappy...
    LynxKitty LynxKitty 36-40, F 9 Responses Mar 25

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    Hello all, Just another lonely soul checking in. It's most unfortunate that any of us are here but I'm glad there's support nonetheless. I am currently on month 7 of being denied...
    brandon05w brandon05w 31-35, M 14 Responses Apr 6

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    I was 15 when I first began to experiment. We were a little crazy and acted like typical teenagers. I found out later that his parents supported the experience because they wanted...
    kdone kdone 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I got lots of messages asking me how we started DD relationship . Well , I was 17 when we met. Things were great until I started to show attitude and not respectful . He kept...
    Curlyhairsheila Curlyhairsheila 18-21, F Apr 9

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    Gay marriage should be illegal
    Saltysalsa Saltysalsa 18-21, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    Sophisticated young woman with artistic sympathies seeks the cultured and the cosmopolitan. I am an optimistic, gregarious and chic individual in my twenties who appreciates the...
    mmilena mmilena 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Sophisticated young woman with artistic sympathies seeks the cultured and the cosmopolitan. I am an optimistic, gregarious and chic individual in my twenties who appreciates the...
    mmilena mmilena 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I have been reading a lot of stories and finally decided I should post. I am very private about my relationship with my OM in real life. We have a 40+ year age gap (I am 22 and he...
    AlbaLena AlbaLena 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I discovered this board about a week ago, by chance, and by reading the many posts surrounding this issue, it's been an eye-opener to say the least, and not just because I now know...
    copperdoodle copperdoodle 41-45, F 11 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    The rubble of our marriage I try not to look I try to change my focus to what else gives me happiness my children my friends my home my community I cannot help...
    Bobbie71 Bobbie71 41-45, F 16 Responses Mar 24

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