For example: Sally Ride the famous US astronaut who died recently had a partner of 27 years, Tam O'Shaughnessy. If she was married, Tam would get her pension. But because she isn't Tam gets nothing.
Couldn't Sally have made a will saying something like Tam could get her money? I don't know about Wills and such yet, so don't patronize me if that doesn't work that way..
Why? The lifestyle choice of getting married is not available to most gay couples.
Doesn't that make it the gay-couple's choice, then? They chose that lifestyle path, and marriage is not available on that path?
So if a government went and changed laws so that "civil unions" or whatever had all the same benefits of "marriage", would gay people still try to get married, or would they be happy with "civil union"?
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Jesse, I had the same problem. I had deactivated my FB years ago, but then I used my main email (also my FB email) to make an account here, so every time I logged in, it would activate my Facebook right back up. I ended up having to just use another email and make another account.
And on Topic, I hate Facebook. It's not that Facebook causes the relationship problems, it just allows easier access to it. My mom found her old high school boyfriend on that stupid Facebook, met up with him, cheated on my dad (who she had been married to for 27 years) and then abandoned us all.
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I am wanting to know why all of this gay "rights" stuff matters. Someone answer me, as everywhere else I ask this, people turn it into a stupid debate.
I've been researching, and in the US, the only "rights" gay people do not have is: 1) in some states can't give blood, 2) gay people can't be a boyscout leader 3) gay people can't be "married"
Those really aren't huge deals. I mean, I understand there's some tax stuff with the whole marriage thing, but really. If you love someone and you are constantly with someone, isn't that enough? I'm fine with it being called a domestic partnership or civil union or whatever. That sounds a lot fancier than marriage. But what is the big deal about it? I mean, do they get taxed a lot more? Is it a money thing?
Or is it just that in the past decade everyone seems to want to throw all of their personal life out into the public and proclaim all the details from the heaven? You know, "pride" or "Freedom" or "individuality". Those arguments.
Frankly, sometimes all these "Gay pride" people seem more bigoted than the "bigot Christians".
Again, not trying to start an argument. I'd just like answers.
Also, what is it in Japan? Japan seems much more tolerant or just cares less. Are there rights or privileges that a marriage would grant?
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Bullying is part of life... In any nation, sadly. Not just Japan.
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JohhnyGlitterball Let every nation know that racism is not tolerated in the United States. That is why the whole world wants to live there.
I hope you're making a joke. Racism may not be "tolerated" in some places in the US, but it is a HUGE problem here.
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At least something is being done
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Wait... so they are making an app for smartphones so that people who cannot tell if a product is real or not can use the app on their smartphone and figure it out?
What about the people who can't afford smart phones? Those people exist.
Couldn't it be perfectly fine to assume that the people who are too poor to have a smart phone are more likely to buy a fake product, because it's cheaper? So why pick smartphones?
So this is just another way to protect rich people. Ugh.
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It is horrible that this happened. It happens too much to the elderly... but I do agree, she should have contacted her son to see what was up.
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Oh Anon. shakes head
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This fad needs to die.
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While I understand that inflation is a crazy problem over in Japan, they really need a way to work on the debt. I believe I read that almost all of Japan's debt is owed to itself.
I believe in you guys. I know Japan can get better with this issue.
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Goldfish are one of the messiest fish out there, they require constant cleaning.
Goldfish could NOT live in this.
Unless you want them to starve, suffocate, and litter your oceans with tons of waste.
Wait... that would make it more realistic then...
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I wish I could have been offered that option, but I came from a lousy public (4 year) high school in the deep south of the US.. I did, however, enroll in and take a few university classes my senior year of high school.
I think this is good.
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