| Register  | FAQ  | Search | Login 
It is currently Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:30 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Another sad example of why same sex marriage is so important
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:52 am 
Offline
Flat Chesty McNoBoobs
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:41 am
Posts: 7511
Location: Portland
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.

_________________
If you spit on my food I will blow your forking head off, you filthy shitdog. - Mumbles
Don't you know that vegan meat is the gateway drug to chicken addiction? Because GMO and trans-fats. - kaerlighed


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Another sad example of why same sex marriage is so impor
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:22 am 
Offline
WRETCHED
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:54 pm
Posts: 8552
Location: Maryland/DC area
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.

_________________
You are all a disgrace to vegans. Go f*ck yourselves, especially linanil.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Another sad example of why same sex marriage is so impor
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:41 am 
Offline
Semen Strong
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:10 pm
Posts: 19054
Location: Cliffbar NJ
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.

_________________
My oven is bigger on the inside, and it produces lots of wibbly wobbly, cake wakey... stuff. - The PoopieB.


Last edited by Tofulish on Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:55 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Another sad example of why same sex marriage is so impor
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:45 am 
Offline
Flat Chesty McNoBoobs
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:41 am
Posts: 7511
Location: Portland
No, sadly, since immigration is a federal matter, they don't take state laws into account.

_________________
If you spit on my food I will blow your forking head off, you filthy shitdog. - Mumbles
Don't you know that vegan meat is the gateway drug to chicken addiction? Because GMO and trans-fats. - kaerlighed


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Another sad example of why same sex marriage is so impor
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:14 am 
Offline
Fair trade, organic mistletoe
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:52 am
Posts: 3507
Location: Toronto
What I think you don't understand is that this is protecting the children!

_________________
"I'd rather have dried catshit! I'd rather have astroturf! I'd rather have an igloo!"~Isa

"But really, anyone willing to dangle their baby in front of a crocodile is A-OK in my book."~SSD


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Another sad example of why same sex marriage is so impor
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:23 am 
Offline
Semen Strong
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:10 pm
Posts: 19054
Location: Cliffbar NJ
Its true. Marriage is terrible for children.

_________________
My oven is bigger on the inside, and it produces lots of wibbly wobbly, cake wakey... stuff. - The PoopieB.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Another sad example of why same sex marriage is so impor
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:06 pm 
Online
Vegan Vegan Vegan Vegan Vegan
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:30 pm
Posts: 4511
Location: zomgz dijk
I'm so happy you clear this up for me, j-dub & tofulish. I guess my priorities were wrong.

_________________
ॐ लोकः समासतः सुखिनो भवन्तु
http://www.embracingtheworld.org


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL/ThatBigForum and fancied up by What Cheer