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Old 12-15-2014, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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America has changed A LOT in 10 years and the economic and social conditions are only getting worse by the day. I would suggest staying in Scotland too.
You haven't been paying attention to what's going on in the EU have you?
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Old 12-15-2014, 03:32 PM
 
Location: The Springs
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America has changed A LOT in 10 years and the economic and social conditions are only getting worse by the day. I would suggest staying in Scotland too.
Agreed. Have you considered England? (I know, that's just plain wrong).
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Old 12-16-2014, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Montana
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As for your comments about rural America: guns are a plus not a negative. We both greatly admire the freedom one has to defend them self in the US, by lawlessness do you mean criminal gangs roaming around because that seems like an urban problem, drugs are everywhere, and if by unequal treatment you mean that our marriage won't be recognized that isn't a concern a the Federal Govt recognizes because of US v Windsor.
Honey, I think you need to read up on Gay Marriage in the US. Just because the Fed recognizes your marriage does not mean you will get the same "privileges" of straight couples in the US (actually, it's quite the contrary). Try to remember that the freedom of speech thing is a blessing but also a curse. Don't be surprised to hear derogatory terms against gays, Jews, blacks, etc. spoken regularly by ignorant folk. My feeling is that you are uninformed about the US. IMO You need to come here and immerse yourself in a small, Republican, town before making this decision. The "country" attitude here is foreign to anything you've experienced in Scotland (or any of the "big cities" you toured while here).

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Old 12-19-2014, 08:38 AM
 
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Our live and let live ethos of rural United States seems to stop at sexual orientation. Drugs, guns, domestic violence, environmental damage, predatory business, lack of education, all that will be ignored out in the sticks, but a gay couple? Oh hell no. At least not at first impression. You'd probably be fine once the community knew you, but you might have to introduce your partner as "a cousin" for a little while.

That being said, I've had some long standing gay friends who felt very at home in their otherwise conservative surroundings simply because they did the whole "country thing" far better than other country folks. If two gay dudes build their own house, post some NRA signs in their front lawn and play banjo I think they'll get along just fine with many rural locals.
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