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So, you adore your pet, consult him when channel switching and give him fish every Sunday. But if you really love him and you're in this for life, isn't it time you married your pet?
originally posted by: Ignatian
1. yes, he would consent, the big lug would so anything i ask
2. adult? yes, he's 12
3. human? well, he thinks he's human. and i FEEL he's human. I can feel like being the opposite sex, or feel like being a different race, why can't I feel my dog is human. Stop judging me! I have rights!
4. A citizen? Heck ya!
originally posted by: spaceeyes
Hmmm!! Absolute marriage equality, would that mean a pakistani gay can have up to six husbands as is the custom there?
The license should be exactly the same for any legal-consenting adult-citizen, regardless of sexual orientation (or religion or race). It's the only way.
Meet The Couples Fighting To Make Marriage Equality The Law Of The Land
The Supreme Court will soon issue its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, named for Ohio resident Jim Obergefell, who wants to be listed as the surviving spouse on his husband's death certificate. Obergefell married his partner of 20 years, John Arthur, aboard a medical jet in 2013, while Arthur was suffering from ALS. Arthur passed away in October of that year, three months after the couple filed their lawsuit.
"The decision to file suit -- I know from John's perspective -- it was a way for him to say, 'Thank you, Jim. You've given me 20 years. The past couple of years have been pretty awful with ALS, and this is something I can do to thank you, to protect you and to just let you know once again, how much I love you.' And I can think of no better reason to be going to the Supreme Court than to remember that and honor that," Obergefell said recently, during a moving speech at the Human Rights Campaign's headquarters.
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Michigan's contribution to the Obergefell suit revolves around just one couple, April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse. Their 2012 lawsuit originally made no mention of gay marriage, and was instead aimed at changing state law so they could both be recognized as legal parents to their four adopted children. The couple only switched course after a federal judge invited them to expand their challenge to target the state constitution's ban on same-sex marriage.
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"When parents get angry about their children not being treated equally, that’s where you're going to get somebody to react, and that’s when we reacted," DeBoer said.
"If we win," she added, "not only will we be recognized as a full family, but Jayne and my relationship will finally be recognized legally as well."