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Pride
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Published: March 11, 2011
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So in recent days the following has been circulating Facebook:

So, let me get this straight... Charlie Sheen can make a "porn family"; Kelsey Grammer can end a 15-year marriage over the phone; Larry King can be on divorce #9; Britney Spears had a 55-hour marriage; Jesse James and Tiger Woods, while married, were having sex with EVERYONE. Yet, the idea of same-sex marriage is going to destroy the institution of marriage? Really? Re-post if you are proud to support equal rights.

Being a supporter my whole life of gay rights, I decided to post it on my wall as well. I then decided to randomly poke around my friends' posts to see what kind of things were being said to this. Being as naive as I am, I only expected to see support.

I was very wrong.

I didn't get any of that bullshit on my wall. My friends all know better. If anyone were to post any of that on my wall, I would be ashamed to call them friend or family.

I have gay friends and gay family members. I even knew someone who tragically killed himself because his parents wouldn't accept him for who he was. The thing is, it wasn't until I was older that a label such as gay was put on to these people. I just saw them as the same as me. Not once growing up did I question one man loving another man. I just saw them as a couple, just like my Mom and Dad. Even now in life, my best friend is gay and engaged. The two of them are an exact mirror of my husband and I. The treat each other as we treat each other.

And to those who are against gay marriage, how about this: Marriage is for the purpose of a man and woman to have children. I can't have kids and I'm married. I was married after I knew I couldn't have kids. Is my marriage a sham in your eyes?

So, as my stamp here says: I have pride to share the love, not the hate.
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LadySionis's avatar
LadySionis|Hobbyist Writer
thank you for this! though i'm not a member of the lgbtq+ community, i still love them and their pride in themselves!
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Sk8ergirl4life|Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for making this may i use it on my page?
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XxXAngelKittyXxX's avatar
Love is beautiful
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Snowsky102's avatar
I love you for making this.
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Xavria's avatar
Xavria|Hobbyist General Artist
is there a way to use this without being a PM? :$
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winterei's avatar
Go down to the 'thumb' thingy (to the right and under details), copy the code, and paste it where you want it uvu
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DeadSkarlett's avatar
As a bi 15 yr old i get bullshit alot and i i lost a friend because of peopple hating on him for being gay.
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Mushroma|Student General Artist
:clap:
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Broken-Rain-Doll's avatar
Lately i've been seeing really mean stamps T_T
but this one is nice -hugs- <3
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Foreynor's avatar
Gay Rights anyone?

France is the country of love, and their 3 basic principles are Freedom, Fraternity and EQUALITY

In 7 days, the French government are going to vote on a bill, the final result of which will decide whether a gay widows and widowers deserves a support pension after their loved one has died. A straight widow or widower already has the right to this pension, but it is a real possibility in France that the government may decide not to pass this law and continue to deny gay people equal rights. THIS IS DISCRIMINATION. You can do something about it!
This is a petition to put pressure on the MPs. [link]

Who didnt know that in a supposedly modern country, France, gay men can't give blood, blood that could save lives, because it's "too risky"? Who didn't know that gay men are much more likely to be denied suitability for adoption because it's "too risky". One french politician even compared gay and lesbian relationships to "marriage between animals."

Sign it, spread the word. Small changes like this will pave the way to full equality.
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AlternitiveUniverse|Hobbyist Photographer
*claps*
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quasihedron|Hobbyist Digital Artist
:star: :star: :star: :star: :star:
I agree with you, whole-heartily. :D
You are a very special person, and I both salute you and support you! :clap:
:star: :star: :star: :star: :star:

May I have permission to use your stamp here and elsewhere?
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Malese2|Hobbyist General Artist
Hell ya!

:P :D :meow: :XD:
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MusicIsAnAddiction|Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: Couldn't have said it better! ^_^
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The-Laughing-Lunatic|Student Traditional Artist
I never really understood the terminology for marriage, really >__>

I'm still quite confused about heterosexual marriage and what its initial purpose really is. Either way, wouldn't same-sex marriage be the same?
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Zimmette-Stock's avatar
If you really want to go down to the roots of marriage, it used to be the purpose of a man owning a woman. Fathers used to basically bribe a man to take his daughter because a daughter was no good to the family back in the day. So when the man took the woman, he married her which in turn was a type of ownership. Marriage is actually a very sexist and horrible thing if you get down to the roots of things. But that's not at all what it is anymore. So I don't understand if two men or two women want to get married, why is it an issue? In today's standards marriage is a legal union that two people share everything in life and in death, unless a will states otherwise, the surviving of the pair gets everything.

Honestly, my husband and I got married because we owned a house and were looking at other means of having children and didn't want to have different last names or problems with assets if one of us died. We loved each other just as much before we got married. We were together 10 years before we got married.
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The-Laughing-Lunatic|Student Traditional Artist
That is terrible! Thank goodness the majority of society has gotten rid of this mentality.

I see your point, it does make sense especially now in the context of the modern day terminology of marriage. I thought marriage was more of a relationship that was confirmed by law and that was that! I guess if same-sex couples want to get married, they should be allowed to. I mean, what's the difference? I see none at all.

D'aww, that's so lovely! Kind of odd talking about all of this relationship stuff-I'm asexual! :XD:

I never really understood relationships or love; that's why I am asking.

Even for heterosexual relationships I can be confused about!
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But relationships are so diverse! It's not even just the love between a man and a woman (or woman-woman, man-man). There's emotional relationships, sexual relationships, bonds or "soul mates", family relationships, friendships, I can go on and on! There's people out there that have such a close bond emotionally, but will go out to get sex someplace else because they can't get what they need from the person they have the emotional bond with.

I am a woman that has a sexual interest in other women. My husband has told me time and time again that he can not give me what another woman can and if I wish to seek sexual realations with a woman, he has no problem with it. However, in my mind, I can't get past to concept of it still be cheating. I see men and women as the same and if that's how I see them, then it would be the same emotionally if I were to go sleep with another man as it would as if I were to go sleep with a woman outside the relationship.

Relationships get really complicated when there's differing opinions and differing feelings. But, I guess it's all a matter of finding someone you share your opinion with to make things work out. I mean, with the differing of opinions that I stated between my husband and I, there's no problems. There's no action that can be taken that would hurt the other person. If the opinion was the other way around that I feel it's ok to go seek a woman and he says it's cheating, well, then we'd have a problem.
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audse|Student Filmographer
This is Epic.
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Zimmette-Stock's avatar
Thank you kindly.
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LunarMancer's avatar
Lol, homosexuality.
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Blood-Soaked|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol,breeders.
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