Lesbian couple files for divorce

Discussion in 'The Real World' started by Inkara1, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. Inkara1

    Inkara1 Well-Known Member

    Full story here

    Just posting an article is all...
     
  2. Gonz

    Gonz molṑn labé Staff Member

    Adding divorce to the mix also makes more legal documentation.
     
  3. spike

    spike New Member

    Good for them. They should be able to marry or divorce if they want. :thumbup:
     
  4. tonksy

    tonksy New Member

    3 days? Methinks they married solely to prove a point.
     
  5. Professur

    Professur Well-Known Member

    Which has been one of my major issues with changing the dictionary to begin with. BTW, this is nothing new. In almost every jurisdiction where gay marriage has been legalized, someone has done this. Indeed, the only one that I'm sure hasn't been victimized in this fashion was one who had allowed the marriage laws changed, but had managed to block the change of the divorce laws. That may even have chanced since then.
     
  6. MrBishop

    MrBishop Well-Known Member

    Funny - the two same-sex marriages that I attended are still going strong. Over 3 years now for each.

    So far, same-sex marriage still beats het-marriage for durability. (50%+ range for het-marriage ending in divorce).
     
  7. 2minkey

    2minkey bootlicker

    the mortality rate for heterosexual marriage is certainly at least as bad.

    like, um, how long did homer simpson and ned flanders stick with their "vegas wives?"
     
  8. tonksy

    tonksy New Member

    Psst...those are cartoon characters.
     
  9. Professur

    Professur Well-Known Member

    I believe I've stated my disgust about that particular statistic in the past. The problem in whole is that people have 'changed' the meaning of the word Marriage to something more convenient. Then they wonder why it doesn't work. It's not too difficult to understand that if you change the names of Gasoline and Diesel to Fuel ... before too long, it's not gonna work anymore.
     
  10. MrBishop

    MrBishop Well-Known Member

    Then again...what if the word "Marriage" is actually being helped by same-sex marriages?
    People doing it for the right reasons and sticking it out through thick and thin...but the main problem is that they can't marry because the same people who are degrading the term are not willing to let one portion of the populace give IT their best shot?
     
  11. 2minkey

    2minkey bootlicker

    yup.

    but, but... short-term convenience is the american way!

    hey that explains a lot these days.
     
  12. BlurOfSerenity

    BlurOfSerenity New Member

    to me, it's weird that this is news! makes me wonder if i should alert the press every time i hear someone's getting divorce...
     
  13. Gonz

    Gonz molṑn labé Staff Member

    It's been awhile but there was a study that looked at the real numbers behind divorce.

    It turns out that something like 28% of FIRST marriages fail. They get to 50%+ because of multiple failures.

    Lies, damned lies & statistics.
     
  14. Professur

    Professur Well-Known Member


    Yup. After all, once someone fails (spectacularly) at something .. but refuses to accept their failure, the odds are quite high that they'll make the same mistakes again, and again. It saddens me no end to realize that the only ones still using the original definition of marry is bakers.
     
  15. chcr

    chcr Too cute for words

  16. BeardofPants

    BeardofPants New Member

    *just wants to point out that she's not married, and has been with her BF for almost 15 years now
     
  17. Gonz

    Gonz molṑn labé Staff Member

    So then, why not get married?
     
  18. spike

    spike New Member

    Why bother?
     
  19. Gonz

    Gonz molṑn labé Staff Member

    Legalities
     
  20. spike

    spike New Member

    It's not illegal either way.
     

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