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    Re: Six: New Hampshire will legalize same sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Wow, you are more anal than friday nights down at The Manhole in the Castro.
    Dude, between these gay marriage threads and the Second Amendment threads do you have any idea how many Supreme Court opinions I've read in the past month?

    The "wow" would be if I wasn't on a pedantic kick at this point.

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    Re: Six: New Hampshire will legalize same sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Dude, between these gay marriage threads and the Second Amendment threads do you have any idea how many Supreme Court opinions I've read in the past month?

    The "wow" would be if I wasn't on a pedantic kick at this point.
    You are right. We should simplify things a bit by passing a law mandating that all members of a gay wedding ceremony carry guns. That would cut your reading work in half.
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    Re: Six: New Hampshire will legalize same sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    You are right. We should simplify things a bit by passing a law mandating that all members of a gay wedding ceremony carry guns. That would cut your reading work in half.
    You know, most gay people just don't strike me as the gun totin' type.

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    Re: Six: New Hampshire will legalize same sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by akyron View Post
    Marriage Rights and Benefits
    Learn some of the legal and practical ways that getting married changes your life.

    Whether or not you favor marriage as a social institution, there's no denying that it confers many rights, protections, and benefits -- both legal and practical. Some of these vary from state to state, but the list typically includes:

    Tax Benefits
    Filing joint income tax returns with the IRS and state taxing authorities.
    Creating a "family partnership" under federal tax laws, which allows you to divide business income among family members.
    Estate Planning Benefits
    Inheriting a share of your spouse's estate.
    Receiving an exemption from both estate taxes and gift taxes for all property you give or leave to your spouse.
    Creating life estate trusts that are restricted to married couples, including QTIP trusts, QDOT trusts, and marital deduction trusts.
    Obtaining priority if a conservator needs to be appointed for your spouse -- that is, someone to make financial and/or medical decisions on your spouseís behalf.
    Government Benefits
    Receiving Social Security, Medicare, and disability benefits for spouses.
    Receiving veterans' and military benefits for spouses, such as those for education, medical care, or special loans.
    Receiving public assistance benefits.

    Employment Benefits
    Obtaining insurance benefits through a spouse's employer.
    Taking family leave to care for your spouse during an illness.
    Receiving wages, workers' compensation, and retirement plan benefits for a deceased spouse.
    Taking bereavement leave if your spouse or one of your spouseís close relatives dies.
    Medical Benefits
    Visiting your spouse in a hospital intensive care unit or during restricted visiting hours in other parts of a medical facility.
    Making medical decisions for your spouse if he or she becomes incapacitated and unable to express wishes for treatment.
    Death Benefits
    Consenting to after-death examinations and procedures.
    Making burial or other final arrangements.
    Family Benefits
    Filing for stepparent or joint adoption.
    Applying for joint foster care rights.
    Receiving equitable division of property if you divorce.
    Receiving spousal or child support, child custody, and visitation if you divorce.
    Housing Benefits
    Living in neighborhoods zoned for "families only."
    Automatically renewing leases signed by your spouse.
    Consumer Benefits
    Receiving family rates for health, homeowners', auto, and other types of insurance.
    Receiving tuition discounts and permission to use school facilities.
    Other consumer discounts and incentives offered only to married couples or families.


    Other Legal Benefits and Protections
    Suing a third person for wrongful death of your spouse and loss of consortium (loss of intimacy).
    Suing a third person for offenses that interfere with the success of your marriage, such as alienation of affection and criminal conversation (these laws are available in only a few states).
    Claiming the marital communications privilege, which means a court canít force you to disclose the contents of confidential communications between you and your spouse during your marriage.
    Receiving crime victims' recovery benefits if your spouse is the victim of a crime.
    Obtaining immigration and residency benefits for noncitizen spouse.
    Visiting rights in jails and other places where visitors are restricted to immediate family.


    Ok wheres the trap?

    It IS about money!
    Other than these, I don't see any problem with that list or where you are taking tax payer money:

    Receiving Social Security, Medicare, and disability benefits for spouses.
    Receiving veterans' and military benefits for spouses, such as those for education, medical care, or special loans.
    Receiving public assistance benefits.

    I'm more than willing to give those up in exchange for the two way protections that marriage confers. And I wouldn't be taking anyone's money.

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    Re: Six: New Hampshire will legalize same sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You know, most gay people just don't strike me as the gun totin' type.
    Then you have never been to Texas. When I was playing with Smith & Hightower, we had a group of a couple dozen lesbians as groupies. They never missed a gig. All of them were packing too. They couldn't bring their guns inside, but their cars were armories. LOL.
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    Re: Six: New Hampshire will legalize same sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You know, most gay people just don't strike me as the gun totin' type.
    Have you ever met a lesbian?

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    Re: Six: New Hampshire will legalize same sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You know, most gay people just don't strike me as the gun totin' type.
    There are guns.....and then there are guns.

    Depends on what sort of ammo you're wanting to shoot off.

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    Re: Six: New Hampshire will legalize same sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Have you ever met a lesbian?
    You know what I know. LOL.
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    Re: Six: New Hampshire will legalize same sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Have you ever met a lesbian?
    Not around here I guess. Here lesbians have dogs, not guns. Local lesbian softball tournament is like going to a kennel.

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    Re: Six: New Hampshire will legalize same sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    You are right. We should simplify things a bit by passing a law mandating that all members of a gay wedding ceremony carry guns. That would cut your reading work in half.
    Not only that, the joint amicus brief between the NRA and GLAAD would make for entertaining reading all on its own.

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