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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 religious? If so do you have a religious community in UNITED STATES? How have they reacted to your sexual orientation or gender orientation?

The majority of people visiting this site have said I am not out at my religious community

I am not out at my religious community (59%) I am out, and the community tries to change me against my will (4%) I am out, and the community condemns me (4%) I am out, and I have no problems in my religious community (21%) I do not have a religious community, but I want one (9%)

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Readers Experiences

This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in UNITED STATES...
(user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for readers on 13/12/2012
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hello --i am robert zagardo of the new york area.....i would like to tell you about a fine departed greatly loved dear gay christian man named michael galato...who died about 15 years ago( i am not gay).....contrary to what some christian denominations say...a man or woman can be gay..and be a loved child of god----michaels great love and care to the poor and needy is the great example of how wrong right wing radicalism really is...michael helped the poor by works of charity and preaching gods love to all people of all nations and religions ..........currently i am helping poor children in india and pakistan and sri lanka who face starvation and religious persecution.....can you please give a fine donation of about 7% of your net salary...or a gift of either a few thousand or few hundred dollars to help these little darling children...and also the poor christians who face persecution in these nations .....about 88%-93% of your gift will go directly to only this work...the other 10% will be used at my decretion..for my own needs........you can contact me by email at rogbuss@yahoo.com
or call me at...631-586-7209
i do all this work on my own..i am not an organization or registered...you will just have to feel it in your heart if what i say under god is true or not...love in jesus...rob zagardo
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(user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for readers on 13/12/2012
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hello --i am robert zagardo of the new york area.....i would like to tell you about a fine departed greatly loved dear gay christian man named michael galato...who died about 15 years ago( i am not gay).....contrary to what some christian denominations say...a man or woman can be gay..and be a loved child of god----michaels great love and care to the poor and needy is the great example of how wrong right wing radicalism really is...michael helped the poor by works of charity and preaching gods love to all people of all nations and religions ..........currently i am helping poor children in india and pakistan and sri lanka who face starvation and religious persecution.....can you please give a fine donation of about 7% of your net salary...or a gift of either a few thousand or few hundred dollars to help these little darling children...and also the poor christians who face persecution in these nations .....about 88%-93% of your gift will go directly to only this work...the other 10% will be used at my decretion..for my own needs........you can contact me by email at rogbuss@yahoo.com
or call me at...631-586-7209
i do all this work on my own..i am not an organization or registered...you will just have to feel it in your heart if what i say under god is true or not...love in jesus...rob zagardo
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