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We were Married August 16, 2005 5:10 AM

My partner and I were married in Portland Oregon in March 2004. We were on the front page of the local Seattle area newspaper. I framed the Marriage license, newspaper and wedding certificate. They're on the wall...above the refund check from Multnomah County for the certificate. We were "nullified". What is wrong with these people? While Bush was running for re-election, our house in Washington was for sale. I swore if he got in before the house sold, we would move to Canada. The sale of the house closed 3 weeks before the election. Not thinking this idiot would ever be re-elected, we moved to Las Vegas. The dirt marks on the back of my pants are from me... kicking myself in the ass. We will stay here a few years while the prices go up and we build equity. After this, we are moving to Vancouver BC forever! In Canada we WILL be married and have all the rights of a married couple. It doesn't hurt to know I can smoke weed there too.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 August 28, 2005 2:40 AM

Ah Chris it's a shame! It's amazing they re-elected the guy.Do your best not to be discouraged,i don't say that lightly! Look for the beauty and be glad you have a partner! Peace to you! TM  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 August 29, 2005 2:10 AM

Ah yes, I do enjoy the beauty of the desert, the lights and flash of the strip and wonderful experiences my husband and I share together on photo safaris. Bush is only temporary. The damage he has, and will continue to inflict on this country will last a while longer, but our relationship is a forever thing. No one can take how we feel about each other away from us. Our love and devotion go far beyond a piece of paper, sanctioned by people I don't care about to begin with. I would still like to move to Canada for the rights afforded to married couples. In america, we would have to pay hundreds of dollars in legal fees, to have the same rights straight people have, just by saying "I Do". But until the day comes when the laws here are changed, or we can immegrate to Canada, we enjoy our life to the best extent we can. No sitting around wringing our hands here! Best regards to you!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Best of luck to you both. September 05, 2005 3:31 AM

My girlfriend and I are also wanting to get married, but will never happen in this biblebelt state we live in. They are all scared of gays and lesbians. And think we should have no rights as a couple. We, too, have talked of moving to Canada one day. I only hope that things will get better here in the states one day. And We live to see see it.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 September 12, 2005 1:53 AM

Hi Linda, Checking out the official website of Canada Immigration... It's not so easy to go there anymore. Few options and many hoops to jump thru with no guarantee of admittance. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/index.html Funny how they have the gay rights there now. About 15 years ago, my (then) partner and I were turned back at the border because the border guard asked us what our relationship was. We said we were friends. She said JUST FRIENDS?. gave us a really filthy look and made us turn around. I remember he was wearing a pink and grey t-shirt that said San Francisco on it. My how things have changed! It is a little ironic that Massachusetts has legalized marriage there. I am originally from Boston but we cant marry there because we now live out of state. Weird. Anyways, I hope things get better for you, your partner and all of us. Right now we are like the blacks in the 60s. It will just hopefully get better.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
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