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 Post subject: Another sad example of why same sex marriage is so important
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:52 am 
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http://www.gazette.net/article/20120621 ... te=gazette

Jill DiMauro, a DC bike shop owner, had to sell her legendary shop this year in order to keep her family together. Ms. DiMauro is a US citizen, but her partner, to whom she is married in Canada, is Canadian. Because the US doesn't recognize same-sex marriages, Ms. DiMauro could not sponsor her wife to immigrate legally. They finally ran out of temporary options to keep the family together in the US, so they are headed to Canada.

Jill DiMauro wrote:
“I’ve never made a loss. I’ve never had to fire someone. I’ve never cut hours. I’ve never cut pay,” DiMauro said. “You can be honest and have integrity and do the right thing and still run a business. You just have to have patience and have faith in people.”


That's great that we're driving business owners like this out of the country.

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 Post subject: Re: Another sad example of why same sex marriage is so impor
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:22 am 
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I just posted on your FB comment but Maryland has been fighting for gay marriage and it is going on the ballot for November. I know we have a lot of areas that are very conservative but we were one of the few states that kept our liberal governor while other states lost their governor positions to tea party types.

Now the question would be, would that make a difference in their situation? I'm guessing no (sadly).

Which means the federal government needs to step up.

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 Post subject: Re: Another sad example of why same sex marriage is so impor
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:41 am 
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There is a challenge to federal tax treatment of same sex couples winding its way to the SCoTUS, which should have some impact on situations like this (immigration is also a federal matter). But yes, it is sad and ridiculous to force anyone including "job creators" to move, though of course the jobs will stay here under new ownership.

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 Post subject: Re: Another sad example of why same sex marriage is so impor
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:45 am 
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No, sadly, since immigration is a federal matter, they don't take state laws into account.

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 Post subject: Re: Another sad example of why same sex marriage is so impor
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What I think you don't understand is that this is protecting the children!

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 Post subject: Re: Another sad example of why same sex marriage is so impor
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:23 am 
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Its true. Marriage is terrible for children.

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 Post subject: Re: Another sad example of why same sex marriage is so impor
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:06 pm 
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I'm so happy you clear this up for me, j-dub & tofulish. I guess my priorities were wrong.

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