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Learn All About Traditional Marriage From Unicorn Booty

THE SHOT – The boys at Unicorn Booty always find the most magnificent infographics. Their latest find features the many re-definitions of American marriage over the centuries. Note that we recently celebrated the 44th anniversary of the 1967 Loving versus Virginia case which legalized interracial marriage.

On:           Jun 17, 2011
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    • chrissie riot

      I love this. I’ve been using some of these as a defense when people talk about “traditional” marriages. It’s nice to have them all in one fabulous jpg.

      Of course it should be said that a some of the people (note: not all!) who are so virulently opposed to gay people getting married are also people who probably wouldn’t care if we reverted back to women and blacks as property.

      Jun 17, 2011 at 4:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChrisM

      Very clever.

      I also cracked the eff up at the picture link for this article!

      Jun 17, 2011 at 7:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kevin Farrell

      Thanks for picking this up. Smooch.

      Jun 17, 2011 at 8:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Phoenix

      Love it!

      Jun 17, 2011 at 10:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeffree

      Graphics like that can be so much more powerful than the spoken word, because people can look at them at their own pace, and can re-read how the info all fits together (if they missed the message the first go round).

      Thanks, Unicorn Booty & Daniel V.
      Please bring us more “tools” like this!

      Jun 18, 2011 at 11:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • johnrobert

      i am a 73 yrs old man who has a lover for the past 26 yrs and would love to marry him but what will we get out of it just a peice of paper it would be very nice if when i die in a few yrs he would be able to draw my ss but that will never happen so what good will it do for us to get married?? can someone tell me one good thing about getting married??

      Jun 18, 2011 at 12:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ernest

      John if you get married you will have all the same rights a heterosexual couple gets federally and yes that means SS! btw NYS recognizes same sex marriages performed out of state! No offense but Google can be your best friend, answering any questions you have.

      Jun 18, 2011 at 3:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • johnrobert

      @Ernest: Ernest Thanks for the info but a few months ago I called SS and they told me that they did not recognizes same sex marriage “”yet”” I will try Google and see what I can find Thanks again John

      Jun 18, 2011 at 3:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tanner Efinger

      @johnrobert: You are correct that until the federal government recognizes same sex marriages, your partner will not collect social security benefits – even if you are married in a state that allows it. It is one of the 1,138 Federal rights and responsibilities that are denied to same-sex married couples because of DOMA.

      If DOMA is repealed, however, and the federal government recognizes your marriage then all is good.

      To answer your question: One good thing about being able to get married (even if it is just state marriage) is that you don’t have to explain to everyone that when you say husband you actually mean domestic partner. For me, that’s a nice thing. There are also plenty of state marriage benefits and responsibilities that go along with that – joint tax filing, estate planning benefits, employment benefits, medical benefits etc. Not full federal rights, mind you, but still…

      Jun 19, 2011 at 11:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • D Smith

      @Tanner Efinger: ahhh yes… the booby prize of half ass equality, civil unions.

      Jun 19, 2011 at 7:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Markie-Mark

      @johnrobert: JohnRobert, Whether you decide to marry or not to marry, I advise you to speak with a tax accountant or an attorney. I’ve been married for almost 6 years and unfortunately, because of DoMA every penney that is inherited between gays (whether they are spouses or not) is taxed at the gift rate of 40% That will continue and no access to your social security will continue as long as Obama continues to enforce DoMA. Currently there are NO federal benefits for same-sex married couples.

      On the other hand, I find it wonderfully healing to be able to refer to my husband in conversations and it’s perfectly accepted. Makes me feel accepted. It was a bit difficult for me to come to the decision to marry. But I’m really glad that I did. And even though same-sex marriage is relatively new, so far gay men have a MUCH lower divorce rate than heterosexuals. Good luck whatever you decide.

      Jun 20, 2011 at 10:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
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      Jun 20, 2011 at 10:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981

      Dude this is awesome, I am soooo gonna blogroll Unicorn Booty. I rarely stop by there, but I gotta make time for this awesomeness.

      Jun 21, 2011 at 12:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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