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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 02:17 PM
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Send-A-Hug Thread...to anyone who has been hurt or harmed by the marriage laws.
:hug:

To those of you who love someone and want to marry him/her but the law prohibits you from marrying.

:hug:

To those of you who live in families with two parents, but those parents cannot marry because they are of the same sex.

:hug:

To those of you who have sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, parents, nieces, nephews, loved ones and family members of every description who are gay, bi, transgendered or any combination of not being 100% straight and who are or who have been discriminated against in any manner.

:hug:

To those who care and who are angry, upset, mad, shocked, and ready to act to see that ALL are treated equally.

:hug:
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 02:19 PM
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1. Thank you for the recs and....
... a :hug: to you!
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 02:22 PM
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2. Adding my hug to my GLBTQ brothers and sisters!
:hug:
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tomg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 02:22 PM
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K and R.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 02:22 PM
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3. Big hugs!
Edited on Wed Nov-04-09 02:23 PM by Ian David

"Come on, Earth chicks think I'm hot."




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bain_sidhe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 02:24 PM
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4. Hugs on the occasion of my 20th anniversary
Twenty years ago, I married my best beloved. I weep for all of those who can't do the same, simply because there are just a few more troglodytes voting than non-trogs voting.

:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 02:26 PM
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7. Another 20 to you and your beloved!
:hug: :toast:
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 11:20 AM
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38. Happy Anniversary!!!
:hi:
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 02:25 PM
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5. *hugest of hugs going out* (And a hug for you too, for your thoughtful thread. :^) )
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 02:27 PM
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9. Hey....
... a big :hug: back to you! Thanks...maybe next time, there will be HUGE HUGS on a CONGRATS page about marriage for all becoming the law! Wouldn't that be wonderful!

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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 02:29 PM
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11. Hope so! This certainly wasn't the end of the fight, not by a long shot.
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 04:02 PM
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16. Right on....
...to fall back on an expression from my hippie days in the 60s! :hi:
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 02:25 PM
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6. Huge hug to all.
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 02:26 PM
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8. Recommend
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Laelth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 02:28 PM
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10. Hug.
:hug:

:dem:

-Laelth
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onestepforward Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 02:33 PM
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12. Hugs to all
:grouphug:
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JaneFordA Donating Member (91 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 01:05 PM
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43. And from me!
:-)
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 02:35 PM
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13. adding my hug to my gay brothers and sisters
also pledging to keep kicking homophobe ass

((((((((((((((((((HUG))))))))))))))))))))))
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 02:46 PM
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14. I like this thread.
I only wish that the meager offering of a hug would make a difference.

Still: :hug: I'm a proud ally.



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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 02:52 PM
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15. What a wonderful thread!!!!!
Edited on Wed Nov-04-09 02:53 PM by Behind the Aegis
:hug: to you from me and my partner of almost 8 years. Love from NOLA!
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 04:26 PM
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18. A huge hug back to both of you! n/t
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 04:06 PM
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17. ((hug))
:hug:
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underseasurveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 04:32 PM
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19. I love my friends
and wish on them every privilege and right that is unquestionably and automatically given to me.

When My Friends are happy, I am happy and I wish that to be so.

Nice :grouphug:
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 05:42 PM
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20. Adding my hug
:hug: and looking to better days than these.
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 07:38 PM
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21. ...
:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Withywindle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 07:53 PM
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22. Huge hugs to everyone.
:grouphug:


From a single bi lady who has happily been priestess and bridesmaid to many of the lovers in my life. Bless you ALL, and may we shut the haters down for good some beautiful day soon.
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NoSheep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 02:04 AM
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23. Solidarity.
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dickthegrouch Donating Member (838 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 02:54 AM
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24. This made me cry
Thanks for knowing what we needed.
I am soooooooooooooooooooooo disappointed in the supposed "Land of the Free and Home of the Brave". It is neither currently.
But at least there's a few people with some compassion.
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 08:15 AM
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25. Another hug just for you....
... :hug:

What has been done to those who love one and other in the name of "family values" is hateful and immoral.

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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 08:41 AM
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26. Lots of huggies!


:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Razoor Donating Member (472 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 08:53 AM
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27. recommend
:hug:
I am really ashamed to be living in a country where someones civil rights are voted on or someone else telling someone who they can marry or not based on their gender.
really makes me sick
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Ms. Toad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 09:07 AM
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28. Thank you.
From someone who has been married to my sweetheart for 28 years. For 15 years our marriage has been recognized by our faith community. For 5 years our marriage has been legally recognized - unfortunately only by Canada (and during brief trips to Massachusetts for medical treatment for our daughter). Unfortunately, I live in a state that refuses to recognize reality, and has expressly denied our daughter a legal relationship with both of her parents.

After so many kicks in the gut you'd think I'd be used to it - but each new referendum opens the wound, and the reaction on DU all too often grinds salt into it.

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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 09:09 AM
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29. ...
:hug:
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BolivarianHero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 09:15 AM
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30. *hugs to my American friends*
Most of the LGBTQ people I know already live in a society that attempts to treat them like human beings (whether or not it succeeds is not necessarily a judgment I'm equipped to make)....But I cried reading a couple of the topics here.
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kiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 09:16 AM
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31. K & R
And hugs to all, including the OP.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 09:18 AM
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32. (((((((((((( hugs! ))))))))))))
:grouphug: :hug: :grouphug: :hug: :grouphug: :hug: :pals: :grouphug: :pals:
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 09:26 AM
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33. Here's a stop the hate hug
:grouphug:

Rec
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 09:34 AM
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34. K&R
:hug:
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BlancheSplanchnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 10:26 AM
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35. HUGS
geez, I'm thinking of someone who's very ill right now. Her husband is running to the hospital constantly.... it's sad.

Yet I'm also thinking of the time I tried to explain to this same woman the wrongness of her conservative view by giving the example of gay partners barred from decisions regarding their hospitalized spouses. Her reply was simply, "Well that's what I believe and I just believe it. I'm not interested in thinking about it."

So, I'm joining in the :grouphug:
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susanr516 Donating Member (823 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 10:49 AM
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36. Adding a hug
:grouphug:
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 11:19 AM
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37. I can't help but think of how this affects folks in my own family.
:hug:
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FlaGatorJD Donating Member (141 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 11:47 AM
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39. Keep the faith
One day we'll be embarassed by our puritanical-based marriage laws
the same way we are about slavery.

Unfortunately, it not today.

:grouphug:
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 11:48 AM
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40. Hugs and apologies, and shared anger... nt
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polly7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 12:04 PM
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41. Sending my hug.
:hug:

And hopes that things get better very soon.
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katkat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 12:16 PM
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42. here's a hug n/t
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 01:35 PM
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44. here's a hug to my mom...
i don't know if she wants to marry her partner, but it'd be really fucking nice if she could (and i hold out no hope for NJ)
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NikolaC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 01:49 PM
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45. Big Hugs To Them All!
Edited on Thu Nov-05-09 01:52 PM by NikolaC
:grouphug:
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beac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 01:50 PM
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46. Hugs to all who are hurting. We will NEVER stop fighting until love is equal in all 50 states!
Edited on Thu Nov-05-09 01:50 PM by beac
:hug:
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 01:56 PM
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47. Hugs for now -- Marriage Equality soon we all hope -- !!
:grouphug:

Obviously the most well-financed and active participants in keeping homosexual marriage

off the books and REVERSING gains for homosexuals is organized patriarchal religion.

Many don't know that the Mormon and RCC used tax-exempt dollars to campaign against the

Equal Rights Amendment -

And RCC is now using members to campaign against health care reform!!!

These organized patriarchal religions are based on discrimination -- RCC doesn't support

democracy/equality -- nor does it even acknowledge the full personhood of females as it

acknowledges the full personhood of males!

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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 02:09 PM
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48. Hugs to all!!!
:hug: :hug: :hug:
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