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I Support Marriage Equality

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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...
    SaratogaGirl SaratogaGirl 26-30, F Apr 22, 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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    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...
    kahu13 kahu13 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2012

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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...
    CupcakeQueen318 CupcakeQueen318 13-15, F Dec 24, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 5, 2009

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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...
    Tanya10578 Tanya10578 31-35 1 Response Jun 28, 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...
    Gita888 Gita888 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 24, 2009

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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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    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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    Rules of Engagement - A few new members have posted in this forum recently, and while I've only been a member for few weeks, I thought I'd share my opinion on the purpose of this...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 15 Responses Mar 20

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    Hey I believe in equality, I'm sexist to both genders. ;P boom equality
    NinjaKitteh1999 NinjaKitteh1999 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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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...
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    Since getting out of prison, I am more supportive of LGBT's...✌OUT!!!!
    pyeito pyeito 31-35, M 13 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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    lifetriangle lifetriangle 22-25, M 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    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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    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 11 Responses Mar 18

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    Usernametbd Usernametbd 36-40, M 7 Responses Mar 30

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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 a week ago

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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 5 days ago

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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 23 Responses 1 day ago

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    Wake up mode! I am I great pain and can't control it! I am trying to figure out how to get over it. I found a few things to think about, that may help me. I tried to force true...
    Cucly80 Cucly80 31-35, F 9 Responses Mar 18

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    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    WendyBlabs WendyBlabs 36-40, F Mar 24

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    sober79 sober79 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    needtotalk37 needtotalk37 36-40, M 4 Responses Apr 1

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    Xaeth Xaeth 36-40, M 7 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 29 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 13 Responses Apr 2

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    tresses tresses 36-40, F 13 Responses a week ago

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    olivia2807 olivia2807 31-35, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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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 1 day ago

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    soundtrackforantarctica soundtrackforantarctica 26-30, M 8 Responses Mar 25

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    nothiernot nothiernot 51-55, M 8 Responses Mar 18

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    amantgenereux amantgenereux 26-30, F 7 Responses Mar 22

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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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    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