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I Support Marriage Equality

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The Scarlet Letter - Last night was very eventful in the Cherish household. I was drawn and quartered in front of my children, and the scarlet letter "A" branded on my forehead by...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 25 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I am so thankful for my EP friends. You all have helped me so much and have been so supportive! Thank you for being here!
    LovingDDandHoH LovingDDandHoH 36-40, F 1 hr ago

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    An interesting true tale that illustrates what our children learn and how they may model their marriages on ours if we raise them in a dysfunctional marriage. While this describes...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Nobody around me knows how unhappy my marriage is. I keep this secret like another weight added to my shoulders . I have nobody to talk to about how I feel and what I could do . My...
    piscean1965 piscean1965 46-50, M 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I've been putting off this update for a while. I cannot do so any longer. It's long and winding, so if you choose to dive in, prepare yourself. Curious things are happening in...
    Catonapillow Catonapillow 31-35, F 21 Responses 2 days ago

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    i want equality in world whether some one weak or strong (strong means whether physically or in any skill or in any particular field),rich or poor ,man or woman ,and all races...
    rev429 rev429 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 29

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    I believe they share a bond and connection that will create chaos if one of them is disobeyed or destroyed. No matter what region you're from, how you dress, your nationality...
    untitledboy untitledboy 13-15, M Sep 2

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    A window into the emotions of a couples counseling session as the betrayed wife...and those "AHAH!" moments. We are past a year since DDay. Our sessions back then were on coping...
    lillynfriends lillynfriends 46-50, F Aug 26

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    Undecided whether to post this under this group or under the other one "I'm having random thoughts", I believe posted here the discussion shall be more thoughtful and sensitive...
    TheDreamyWoman TheDreamyWoman 36-40, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    Why Did We Get Married? - My STBX continues to struggle with my decision to divorce him, yet my conviction to break free grows stronger everyday since I triggered our divorce...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 18 Responses Aug 17

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    I am married to a good guy, everyone tells me so. He lost his business three years ago and stays home and takes care of the kids. I go to work everyday to support him and the...
    Idontbelieveindivorce Idontbelieveindivorce 46-50, F Aug 24

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    I am just looking to vent a little bit here. I've been married for 20 years. It's been 20 years of pretty awful. My husband doesn't have conversations with me and we haven't been...
    endjoy1994 endjoy1994 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    "A first meeting with a lawyer. It is that simple." As I progress in my journey towards exit, I just realised that it is quite helpful to allow sufficient time to stop and ponder...
    TheDreamyWoman TheDreamyWoman 36-40, F 13 Responses Sep 7

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    How sad, another bad marriage complaint. I can't even find or think of anything good about you. You make me feel like I should just die. FML! If ever I find myself divorced I won't...
    Fitguy1984 Fitguy1984 26-30, M 3 hrs ago

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    So I guess the question for me is, "How long does it take to turn an SM into a "normal" marriage?," or "How long does it take to recover from an SM, and make it better?" Of course...
    indianoutlaw indianoutlaw 31-35, M 23 Responses Aug 27

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    I got married at 16 and my husband was 26, and there were a lot of people that said it would never last. Although most of my family were supportive I know behind my back there...
    Redneckmom1992 Redneckmom1992 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 18

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    Hello to all Experiencers I am in desperate need for your help. My boyfriend Robert is having a birthday next month. He is a million miles away from me and I would love to suprise...
    Luseeyah Luseeyah 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    The thing is I support the LGBTQ* community. Always have, always will. But my thing is, if you profess Christianity and being a follower of Jesus and He's your savior, then you...
    drummerchic4Christ drummerchic4Christ 18-21, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Equality at its finest. 
    NaturallyPeculiar NaturallyPeculiar 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    My husband and I have been together ten years, and married for seven. Sex dropped off right after the wedding. Over our married years, we have typically had sex every other month...
    VanillaAlmond1 VanillaAlmond1 31-35, F 22 Responses Sep 2

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    I my name is Ross Ian in sexless marriage situation . Ian married have kid's all of them out of home.lam married for 30e everything wasood until one day my wife disaided that we...
    kingofmassage kingofmassage 56-60, M Sep 3

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    As a lesbian of course I support gay marriage. Damn shame the state (Louisiana) I live in doesn't feel the same way I do. Unfortunately I don't see that changing anytime soon...
    jgeorge68 jgeorge68 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    I my name is Ross Ian in sexless marriage situation . Ian married have kid's all of them out of home.lam married for 30e everything wasood until one day my wife disaided that we...
    kingofmassage kingofmassage 56-60, M 2 Responses Sep 8

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    Life after ILIASM I used to be a regular here. I found this group was very supportive and it really helped me regain some perspective and find the courage to leave my relationship...
    NeedingToVent NeedingToVent 36-40, F 12 Responses Aug 19

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    Bear with me because this may seem off topic, but it isn't. I've been recently thinking about death. Yesterday, my post sexless marriage lover had to put his beloved dog of 14...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 13 Responses Aug 21

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    I did not write the following but it is a great take on what an open marriage is like and what it should be like. I found this article at Salon.com. What I learned from dating...
    sosexyincolo sosexyincolo 36-40 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Reflections in a Mountain Stream They sit on a rock. It's a comfortable rock. Kissed by the August sun until it's just warm to the touch. And it's big enough for two, if they...
    RealtaReoite RealtaReoite 51-55, M 6 Responses Aug 23

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    While I do not believe it is man's right to change God's given law regarding marriage........everyone is still entitled to their own choices and if someone is attracted to their...
    XannaleiseX XannaleiseX 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I need some support. I checked on the status of divorce proceedings today. Had to leave a message. I am shaking. It doesn't help that there's a THIRD paralegal change since I...
    braverthanithink braverthanithink 26-30, F 9 Responses Aug 25

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    Since I last wrote on here, my husband and I have decided to divorce after 7 years of marriage. The last time we had sex was really weird, and I just felt so distant. Counseling...
    VanillaAlmond1 VanillaAlmond1 31-35, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    To be honest I think we should have gay marriages because they're jut like us just more awesome
    dancerwithheart dancerwithheart 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I am sadly coming to the realization that my spouse and I never really had a marriage. We weren't even good at dating. The first Valentine's day we had an argument...I don't even...
    AshInOakland AshInOakland 41-45, M 20 Responses Aug 20

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    Here in Ireland we are due to have a referendum about "gay marriage. This video explains some of our concerns.
    runtom runtom 56-60, M Aug 20

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    Making laws that say marriage should be between "one man and one woman" is unconstitutional. The first amendment protects the people from and prohibits the government making laws...
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    Just wanted to say, I love how whenever a post goes up on the "I support gay rights" page nobody from over here (generally) goes and comments hate but when a post about one of us...
    Southernpanda Southernpanda 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 20

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    It has been one year tonight since I posted my first story on EP and it was in this forum. I thought I had married my best friend, and as such, I could save my marriage. I didn't...
    katzlaw katzlaw 36-40, F 17 Responses Aug 20

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    Something changed in me this week. By Friday, I was sitting in a lawyer's office seeking advice on my entitlements and arrangements for child support, should I press the 'exit...