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  •  Well, maybe your parents' marriage too. (1+ / 0-)
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    TigerMom

    You know, "parent tapes" and all.

    •  You have a point. (0+ / 0-)

      My parents were married for almost 32 years when my father died.  I always said that when I married, I was in it until death due us part.  They weren't the most lovey-dovey husband and wife, but they were clearly partners in life.  They stuck it out through good times and bad.  I could not have asked for better role models.

      It will be 11 years for me and my husband this September.

      Having "shacked up" with someone in my younger years and having married someone (not the same guy, I might add) later, I think I have a certain perspective on this whole marriage thing.

      I like, nay, love it.

      I think two people who clearly love each other and are willing to go it the long haul, good times and bad, in sickness and in health, for richer for poorer, TIL DEATH DUE US PART, should be given the LEGAL opportunity to do so.  I was just saying to a friend of mine that there is someting deeply sacred (no religious connotations intended) and profound about getting up before the public (civil service) and/or family, friends and God (if you are so inclined) and making a very public vow about your commitment to each other  - it's just an amazing thing.

      The biggest threat to marriage these days is not wether it's gay or straight - it's about wether it's truly a commitment.  Everyone, EVERYONE, who is willing to put themselves on the line for such a commitment should be legally free to do so.

      Wow, this response was much longer than I intended.

      Got a revolution behind my eyes - Battleflag

      by TigerMom on Wed Mar 26, 2008 at 08:20:19 PM PDT

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