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Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2011 - 6:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm 100% in favor of gay marriage, but I have to admit that there is one problem, independent of bigotry or discrimination, that is bound to be much more common among gay couples than among straight couples. What is it?
Kdoc (Kdoc)
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does this puzzle worK for both male/male and female/female marriages?
are any of these relevant: in-laws? education? pets? hobbies? place of residence? names? titles? jobs? food? drink? holidays? jewelry? wedding anniversaries? children? sleeping arrangements? cooking arrangements? chores? arguments? divorce? engagement? gifts? music? the wedding ceremony? clothes? transport? family?

is this a trivial problem? something funny? something potentially damaging to the relationship?

does it relate to the way the couple interacts with each other? interact with those around? their families? does it involve possessions they have? places they go? people they meet?
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Anything to do with unusual pairings or biology (for example hermaphrodites or transsexuals)?
Balin (Balin)
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Is the problem related to areas where gay marriage is legal? Is illegal?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Does the problem occur before they get married? Afterwards?
Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Monday, January 03, 2011 - 10:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Kdoc (Kdoc)
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does this puzzle worK for both male/male and female/female marriages? yes
are any of these relevant: in-laws? education? pets? hobbies? place of residence? names? titles? jobs? food? drink? holidays? jewelry? wedding anniversaries? children? sleeping arrangements? cooking arrangements? chores? arguments? divorce? engagement? gifts? music? the wedding ceremony? clothes? transport? family? just names

is this a trivial problem? yes something funny? yessomething potentially damaging to the relationship? no

does it relate to the way the couple interacts with each other? nointeract with those around? yestheir families? possiblydoes it involve possessions they have? noplaces they go? no people they meet? yes
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Anything to do with unusual pairings or biology (for example hermaphrodites or transsexuals)? no
Balin (Balin)
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Is the problem related to areas where gay marriage is legal? no Is illegal? no
Doriana (Doriana)
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Does the problem occur before they get married? yes Afterwards? yes
Doriana (Doriana)
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So... the problem is related to names? Their names? First names? Last names? Nicknames? The common married name that they use after marriage?
Nimue (Nimue)
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So... the problem is related to names? yesTheir names? yesFirst names? yes Last names? noNicknames? yesThe common married name that they use after marriage? no
Balin (Balin)
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Is the problem related to the use of endearing nicknames?
Nimue (Nimue)
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Balin (Balin)
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Is the problem related to the use of endearing nicknames? no
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Is it related to how they introduce themselves or eachother?
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is the problem that they are more likely to have the same name than heterosexual couples? with all the confusion that brings? especially if they choose to have the same surname? so there could be two mr john smiths at the same address? or dr jane greens?
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Is it related to how they introduce themselves or eachother? yesish--see below
Kdoc (Kdoc)
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is the problem that they are more likely to have the same name than heterosexual couples? yes with all the confusion that brings? yesespecially if they choose to have the same surname? yesso there could be two mr john smiths at the same address? yes or dr jane greens? yes

********** SPOILER *********************
There's a lot of prejudice against gays in the US & hence a lot of opposition to gay marriage. Only a few states have gay marriage, not including mine, I'm afraid. People come up with all sorts of outlandish arguments against gay marriage, but, except for bigotry, the only real problem gay couples are more likely to encounter than straight ones is that they're much more likely to have the same names. That's the strongest argument I've ever heard against gay marriage, which tells you plenty about the other arguments. Please tell me plenty about my new puzzle, which is at the bottom of the page.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 05, 2011 - 11:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My home state is one of the few that currently has gay marriage.

And I read a story once where a Kelly Hildebrandt married a Kelly Hildebrandt - one man, one woman. So it's not only gay marriage that could have this problem.
Nimue (Nimue)
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Balin (Balin)
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My home state is one of the few that currently has gay marriage.Which state?

And I read a story once where a Kelly Hildebrandt married a Kelly Hildebrandt - one man, one woman. So it's not only gay marriage that could have this problem I didn't say it was; just that the problem would be much more likely with gay couples.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 05, 2011 - 11:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm from Connecticut, although I currently attend college in North Carolina.

And I understood what you were saying; I just thought you might find that story interesting.
Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Thursday, January 06, 2011 - 7:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I did.

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