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  •  Understand where you're coming from, kind of (13+ / 0-)

    But there are huge economic impacts of not being able to wed. I'm currently staring down the barrel of a figurative gun and could lose almost everything to keep my girlfriend alive.

    If she was my wife, that would not be the case. She would get her surgery and my insurance would cover it.

    This isn't a symbolic issue. There are real world implications that do impact us economically.

    P.S. I am not a crackpot.

    by BoiseBlue on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 05:02:43 AM PDT

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    •  While that is true, dkmich points to the larger (2+ / 0-)
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      issue of which your marriage issue is a subset.

      They will throw us scraps of this and that while they continue to fuck us blind financially.

      The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

      by xxdr zombiexx on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 05:28:28 AM PDT

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    •  I know, and I am really glad that civil rights for (4+ / 0-)

      gay people are happening; but...the real issue in your case has less to do with gender or relationships than it does about money and being able to afford health care.   When my children reach a certain age, I can't claim them on my health care either.    If we were rich, we wouldn't need insurance.   A trip to the hospital for Romney is equal to lunch for a typical American.

      Money is the great equalizer.   With enough of it, you can afford all the health care you want and you don't need a job.  With enough of it, you can go to Europe or Canada for an abortion or move to Amsterdam to escape the insane drug war, educate your kids, etc.      They are global, we are not.   They don't care what happens to the US.

      Money is the issue, and everything else comes after.

      Best of luck to you and your girlfriend.     I hope things turn out alright.  

      What we need is a Democrat in the White House.

      by dkmich on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 05:35:44 AM PDT

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      •  I understand all of that (3+ / 0-)
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        But fixing the economic inequality in our nation is going to take a hell of lot longer than fixing civil inequalities and we don't have a lot of time to wait.


        P.S. I am not a crackpot.

        by BoiseBlue on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 05:44:45 AM PDT

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        •  Do the easy stuff first? That has merit. (0+ / 0-)

          But this isn't about us, it is about the future.  If I felt it was, I wouldn't care if they cut Social Security as long as they didn't cut mine.

          One can keep shuffling the easy stuff to the top of the to do list so that the hard stuff never makes it to the top.   I'm about the future, and I want the hard stuff done now.

          What we need is a Democrat in the White House.

          by dkmich on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 08:08:30 AM PDT

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