commented on I Shouldn't Do This...
I feel that the standard response should be just to cite Johnny McGovern.
"You call me a fag, I say 'that's right, cuz I fucked your daddy.'"
commented on Marriage Equality: How Did We Get Here?
@12: The legal rights of marriage aren't generally in the "oh, you're married, so here are your goodies" they're generally, "oh, well, you've signed a legal contract, so your stuff is kinda your (wo)man's stuff and vice versa, and you can make some medical type decisions for each other in a crisis (etc)." It's not so much special rights for married people as married couples have a special legal relationship towards each other.
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Mate Or Mat?
Dude needs to DTMFA ASAP. It's not just the lack of sex, but the lack of physical affection even. He's made to feel guilty and dirty for loving and wanting her, and that's just emotionally shredding. Love and sex should make a person feel good, crazy, I know. Just getting a bit of sex on the side won't make up for the outright lack of love and affection at home. That's just not how it works.
commented on SL Letter of the Day: What Does a Boyfriend Prove?
What part of "oh gawd no" is so hard to understand. Even if she's "a little bit bi" that's just a little bit of dynamite. Sexy, sexy dynamite.
Don't get me wrong, bisexuals exist and it's ok to date them. But this girl? Either you've got a lot of wishful thinking going on (not uncommon after a break up) or she genuinely gets off on flirting with you. But recall "getting off on flirting with women" != "actually prepared to date one."
If she doesn't know what she wants, then she doesn't want you.
Trust me, you're just setting yourself up for failure.
commented on Bigotry in Bloom
To me, the litmus test is: if the event were a religious ceremony for some religion other than your own, and you theologically disagreed with it (for example, many of the Protestants I know have a strong objection to infant baptism), would it be against the state's discrimination laws to refuse to provide services? If that's so, then, yes, it's a valid case of discrimination, otherwise, it's not.
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Do It, Sissy
What if you put a condom on over the tampon? I realize this is weird, but it would avoid the absorbancy problem, and make it more similar to a butt plug functionally.
commented on Access to Abortion Creates Stable Two-Parent Families
@5: Don't confuse "out of wedlock birth" and "unwanted pregnancy." The rate of teenage pregnancy was actually much higher in the 50s than today. Yes, it was more common for the girl to be married, but that's because the pressure to marry after becoming pregnant was higher than the present (for a variety of reasons).
Teen pregnancy and unwed births in the US since 1950: