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UNITED STATES

Male to Male relationships: Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: No law
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: Marriage laws vary in this country depending on area
Is it possible to change your gender on official documents?: Only in some areas
Gay or lesbian able to serve in the armed forces: Yes

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Are you married to your same-sex partner in UNITED STATES?

The majority of people visiting this site have said No

Yes, I married here (25%) Yes, I was married in another country (0 %) No, but we have a civil partnership (0 %) No (75%)

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Dhie (user currently living in MALTA) posted for readers in response to this story on 11/10/2013
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Dhie (user currently living in MALTA) posted for readers in response to this story on 11/10/2013
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Tristynthose are some good points: there is a lot of prleiivge for straight people as they are in the majority, and we live in a society that embraces the ideals of the majority. however, i'll have to respectfully disagree. why does there need to be pride without shame? what does pride truly accomplish? to draw example from another minority, there is a video out there with morgan freeman talking about black history month that really resonated with me. and i agree with him. a month dedicated to certain minority does not alleviate the prejudice experienced by that minority. rather it further divides the community as a whole when it dedicates certain months to certain minorities. in my experience, having personal pride brings a person farther away, not closer to, others. it should be natural to love onesself, if one does not believe society's story that people should feel shame because of who they are. the only reason pride is there is to fight that shame, and by doing so, almost defend its existence.in america, the bottom line is that equality should be for all. gay people are part of this all and therefore deserve rights. it's that simple.in my humble opinion, i believe that as personal pride divides a person from others, pride of a group divides that group from this all. the more people that believe that everyone is a part of the whole, the closer we will be to securing equality for all.dignity is inherent, not something that has to be proved by parades. it's what is left when all the shame is taken away. but that's just my opinion. i look forward to hearing yours! http://hykjetk.com [url=http://irijut.com]irijut[/url] [link=http://jarbglnlj.com]jarbglnlj[/link]
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