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whatevs. 'do as thou wilt' shall be the whole of the law.
2
So say it to her face you big puss
3
Yeah but do their genitals fit properly into each other?

That's what matters.
4
There's nothing about this that couldn't happen with a man and a woman.
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I have no idea what the LW is talking about, but marriages of convenience have been around as long as there have been people. The fact that a same sex couple might have one says nothing about us as a group other than we're just like straight couples.
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The premise of the outrage is that the "Anonymous" writer is certain his sister/friend/ex/whoever is straight. Maybe he doesn't know what he thinks he knows.

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I know - one or two isolated cases of abuse, of adhering to the letter of the law while sodomizing the spirit, means it's bad and must be repealed. Just like welfare.
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What an idiot.
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A) I don't care.

B) Betting she's one of those "free spirits" who's really just a spoiled, self-centered brat. Glad I don't know her.
10
Kilgore Trout (ask your grandpa) would write a sci-fi story where before you could get married you had to undergo a brain scan to prove you were getting married for love. Or money. Or shame. Or politics. Or is it procreation? Or whatever the correct reason to get married is, this machine they invent will prove that you really believe in it. The twist is that nobody gets "married" any more and they all get "Flogolblan", which is this new thing like marriage but without the brain scan.
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#10: Bless you for that. :)
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@10: Oh god, I have grown old. Where did all the time go?
13
So it goes.
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Don't feel old. I'm 22 and I know all about Kilgore Trout! Still haven't read Venus on the Half-Shell yet though.

When the tupelo
Goes poop-a-lo
I'll come back to youp-a-lo.
15
I have no objections to companionate marriage. It may be more "traditional" than marriages that are about sexual connection, lust, love, passion, etc.
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Woe unto those that would celebrate their love for each other with lifelong commitment of companionship and support, without making it clear that that love is predicated upon a willingness to bump genitals at least once.
Sex=Marriage! It's in the Bible!
17
Marriage is stupid.
18
"You say that she is your asexual polyfluid life partner or something but everyone realizes that you're only doing this because you're mad about all the attention your brother's wedding is getting."

One crazy person thinks their crazy friend is a good reason why gay marriage shouldn't happen, how utterly banal.
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Yay! Anybody getting married to anybody they want to, for any reason they fucking well want to, is the whole POINT, Mr./Ms./Ser Anonymous. I'm glad this bothers you.
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Straight people get married for all kinds of reasons other than love: position, money, sex, drunkenness, sense of familial obligation, companionship, social pressure. There are a thousand reasons to get married, and a lot of them are bad. Or, as a straight friend of mine put it, "I think gay people ought to have the right to be just as miserable as we are."
21
Wasn't the whole point that marriage is a joke and we shouldn't be butthurt about who marries who?
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If they want to get married, who are they hurting? Yes, stupid people may point to them and go, "That's not what marriage means to me!" But they are stupid, and we should not listen to them. Marriage means all sorts of things. It is different for different people.

But given that she calls this person her "life partner", it's really hard to see how this isn't a fairly traditional marriage. Oh sure, maybe she really does want attention... like there haven't been countless mixed-sex couples who got married in part because they wanted attention. Who cares?

Stop focusing on the little things your friends do that annoy you, and spend more time focusing on your own life. If you can't be supportive of somebody else's marriage, then just be quiet about it. It's not that hard. And it's basic manners, regardless of the sexes of the people getting married.
23
Frothy Mix wins only if she marries her dog.
24
You guys legalized pot out there too. Seems someone used the Dowd method and downed a few too many brownies at once.
25
I fought for gay marriage, not same sex best friend marriage!
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@22: Apparently that person thinks the "institution of marriage" is more important than someone's happiness. BFFs marrying are more respectful than most Vegas quickies.
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I'm in favor of any two people getting married for whatever reasons they choose. Sure -- some of the marriages will be disastrous, but who am I to try and micromanagement someone else's life?

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