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May I just say...


That this is a blessing?


I am glad to have you all as friends.



Memetymology: from shared_boxers, propagated via deire and twinbee. (Now appearing in many, many LJs, including that of mirabehn, mostlyacat, and teunc.)

I concur that:
      
Marriage is love.


The 4000+ followups on this meme post are documented in LJDrama.
If you like, you can sign the Million for Marriage Petition.

--
Banazîr

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gondhir
Feb. 16th, 2004 02:32 pm (UTC)
The 4000+ followups on this meme post are documented in LJDrama.
If you like, you can sign the Million for Marriage Petition.

LOL.

"Further proof that lj is full of fags."

Oh, my...

People are amazzled at why so many people have bothered to reply to the original LJ post that created the meme, but they seem to be ignoring the fact that the creator of it specifically asked for people to reply to it there whenever they used it.

Anyway, IMO marriage generally has two parts: a legal part and a religious part. They are usually concurent but you can certainly have one without the other. All a (man+woman) couple needs to do to get the legal half of marriage is go down to the courthouse, fill out a little paperwork, pay a little fee, and they're married in the eyes of the government. All they need to do to get the religious half is get a priest, preacher, dentist, whatever, have them do the ceremony, and they're married in the eyes of the church. Usually people do both at more or less the same time but there's nothing stopping you from doing one and not the other. I say let churches marry whoever they want (and turn away whoever they want) but let the government issue marriage certificates to any two people who want one.
hfx_ben
Feb. 16th, 2004 04:31 pm (UTC)
Re:
"... they seem to be ignoring the fact that the creator of it specifically asked ..."
Yaaa ... they always do that sort of thing. Isn't it fine that we aren't like them?!
;-p

I think it's fine that people can signify their ratification of specific conventions by, say, going to a high church and having the full deal or, say, going to a dentist [??!!!] and making their contract a matter of public record. Something like honesty, methinks; how authentic committment and honesty have come to matter so little escapes me.
gondhir
Feb. 16th, 2004 04:42 pm (UTC)
Re:
"... they seem to be ignoring the fact that the creator of it specifically asked ..."
Yaaa ... they always do that sort of thing. Isn't it fine that we aren't like them?!
;-p

Well, most of the people commenting on the page that Banazir gave were boggling at why so many people had replied to the original post.

I think it's fine that people can signify their ratification of specific conventions by, say, going to a high church and having the full deal or, say, going to a dentist [??!!!]
Did you click the link? Dentists be allowed to marry ye if ye have fillings!

and making their contract a matter of public record. Something like honesty, methinks; how authentic committment and honesty have come to matter so little escapes me.
I don't see how "honesty" has anything to do with it. Some people say that marriage is a "holy" institution and if that's your belief, then that's fine, go get married by your favorite clergyman (clergywoman? clergyperson?). But from the government's point of view, marriage is primarily a legal contract between two people. And why should it be legal to make a contract with a person of one sex but not of the other? Is there ANY other legal contract that has such restrictions?
hfx_ben
Feb. 16th, 2004 05:30 pm (UTC)
Re:
"Dentists be allowed to marry ye if ye have fillings!"
I just knew it had to make sense ... in some way ... kind of.
;-)

"I don't see how "honesty" has anything to do with it."
I see making a relationship known as honesty ... beyond not telling a mistruth, not to mislead by witholding.
gondhir
Feb. 16th, 2004 05:44 pm (UTC)
Re:
"Dentists be allowed to marry ye if ye have fillings!"
I just knew it had to make sense ... in some way ... kind of.
;-)

There's a Weebl & Bob quote for every occasion!

"I don't see how "honesty" has anything to do with it."
I see making a relationship known as honesty ... beyond not telling a mistruth, not to mislead by witholding.</b Err... OK, I see how honesty (or the lack thereof) relates to marriage in general, but are you talking about something specific to gay marriages?
hfx_ben
Feb. 16th, 2004 06:23 pm (UTC)
Re:
In general ... I'd like the fundamentalists to give credit where credit is due: openess, honesty, authentic committment ... those are normally recognized as assets and beneficial to the community.
hfx_ben
Feb. 16th, 2004 06:23 pm (UTC)
Re:
More precisely, in general and with regard to this specific.
hfx_ben
Feb. 16th, 2004 04:27 pm (UTC)
Ooh! praxes!!
8-)
carida_46
Feb. 16th, 2004 11:43 pm (UTC)
rainbows
:-) Nice!
carida_46
Feb. 17th, 2004 12:16 am (UTC)
Marriage is Love
..ask any couple that have been married for decades, love is not top of the list.........
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banazir
Feb. 17th, 2004 11:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Meme!

Taken last November (2003) after desedimentation fall cleaning, so the scawwy number of boonks and loose papers is absent. This is not a representative pic.
Numerramar (ThinkPad A31p, 1.6GHz/512Mb RAM/60Gb HD, April 2002) is on the left, Vingilot (ThinkPad 600E, Pentium II-366/288Mb RAM/12Gb HD, March 1999) on the right.

Labels and pics of my downstairs office and office on campus will have to waut. :-)

--
Banazir

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