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Old 07-30-2012, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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IMHO - marriage is a legal contract mostly concerned with tax status and inheritance. In actuality it have very little to do with the sex or sexual orientation of the people involved. Thus I consider having same sex couples married is their business and I have no right to interfere with an anti-gay marriage law. If a person believes marriage is only between opposite sex couples that is their opinion and does not give them the right to restrict marriage between people that do not share the belief.

After all having the Law accept gay marriage increases the overall freedom of the individuals that make up the community. This is more important and less tyrannical than following the restrictions of some people's idea of "common sense and decency". Remember there were times in this country that "cs&d" meant women could not own property or vote and people could be owned.

 
Old 07-30-2012, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Seabrook, NH
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Hi all,
Although I've been to New Hampshire many times through my life (I live in Boston) I have only ever considered making it a future permenent home relatively recently. My grandparents have lived in New Hampshire for years, and I've always enjoyed how beautiful it is up there.

However, I'm a lesbian, and I'm not sure how this historically Rep state citizens really feel about the LGBT community. I know marriage is legal there now and all that, and that's great for me, but of course that doesn't really tell me how communities react to gays and lesbians in their community.

I am no rainbow-wearing, gay flag twirling, stereotype from gay pride parades. Besides being a life long tomboy (always in sneakers and a tshirt), I'm pretty conservative and quiet. Being from Massachusetts, I've always thought maybe I was spoiled by the general acceptance here. I've never hidden I was gay if someone were to ask, because I never think twice about it, I hardly think about it at all.

My dream is to build my own house from the ground up, and have a small self-sustaining gardening/livestock area, and NH seems like a pretty sweet spot for this. I would need to live near a city too because I work in the financial sector, so I was thinking somewhere close to Manchester, or some other city.

But really, what kind of welcoming can I expect from NH residents? Is it okay to be myself and introduce my wife to my neighbors?
In my opinion, everyone keeps to themselves.......with obvious exceptions (but that's their right). Those obvious exceptions will debate the webster's (maybe even biblical) definition of words and get all rowled up if you don't think their way; but hey, there are people like that everywhere and NH is THE Live Free or Die state. Oh well, like I said, that's their right to do so and we gotta be fair. I'm sure there's some stuff I would do that'd offend someone if I wasn't aware of it (but I also wouldn't do it if I WAS aware). If you want (and I would assume you would) to introduce your wife as your wife then I would, if I were you, no matter what. Let the people who go bat***t crazy about a word do so....and laugh.... But hey, it's NH, expect to hear an opinion if you welcome it. There will be ones that aren't the best but as far as safety is concerned, another said it best in that people won't be overly nosy/friendly but will help you in a split second. "Safety", in the essence I'm thinking of (used to live in Alabama), shouldn't even be a concern of yours; NH isn't like that.

Sound to me with that dream of yours, you're a wicked cool girl that will fit in great up in NH; move out of the city, it'll kill ya. Good luck, sounds exciting, and welcome.
 
Old 07-30-2012, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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IMHO - marriage is a legal contract mostly concerned with tax status and inheritance. In actuality it have very little to do with the sex or sexual orientation of the people involved. Thus I consider having same sex couples married is their business and I have no right to interfere with an anti-gay marriage law. If a person believes marriage is only between opposite sex couples that is their opinion and does not give them the right to restrict marriage between people that do not share the belief.

After all having the Law accept gay marriage increases the overall freedom of the individuals that make up the community. This is more important and less tyrannical than following the restrictions of some people's idea of "common sense and decency". Remember there were times in this country that "cs&d" meant women could not own property or vote and people could be owned.
Incorrect on so many levels

We do make laws that restrict marriage between two straight people.. you cannot marry your sister, in most cases you cannot marry your first cousin.. your father. mother..etc.. The notion of banning gay marriage is somehow cruel is ..well ridiculous , I can think of many things that are cruel.. screwing up a child mind because he has two " daddies.. is child abuse. to me.. a product of sexual selfishness that has no regard for the child at all.

The myth that women could not own property is exactly that.. a myth

That women could not vote.. well take a look around, that might have been left alone for the betterment of this nation

That people were owned.. people are still owned, we can dish out schematics all day long about leaving one place for another but the facts are unless you are owned, unless of course you bought your freedom via becoming so good at serving your masters you acquired enough cash of your own to buy your way out of the system .. it should also be noted that in the case of slavery it took a long. LONG time to get those slaves to leave their masters of their own volition.. having freedom does little good if you ain't eating.
 
Old 07-30-2012, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Northern NH
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Incorrect on so many levels

We do make laws that restrict marriage between two straight people.. you cannot marry your sister, in most cases you cannot marry your first cousin.. your father. mother..etc.. The notion of banning gay marriage is somehow cruel is ..well ridiculous , I can think of many things that are cruel.. screwing up a child mind because he has two " daddies.. is child abuse. to me.. a product of sexual selfishness that has no regard for the child at all.

The myth that women could not own property is exactly that.. a myth

That women could not vote.. well take a look around, that might have been left alone for the betterment of this nation

That people were owned.. people are still owned, we can dish out schematics all day long about leaving one place for another but the facts are unless you are owned, unless of course you bought your freedom via becoming so good at serving your masters you acquired enough cash of your own to buy your way out of the system .. it should also be noted that in the case of slavery it took a long. LONG time to get those slaves to leave their masters of their own volition.. having freedom does little good if you ain't eating.
Super silly post. Hope you are just joking!
 
Old 07-30-2012, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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Super silly post. Hope you are just joking!
Nope.. no joke, the joke is thinking it is right to support perversion.. of any kind specifically perverting natural law.
 
Old 07-30-2012, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Northern NH
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Nope.. no joke, the joke is thinking it is right to support perversion.. of any kind specifically perverting natural law.

So natural law is having black slaves and not allowing women to vote??/?
 
Old 07-30-2012, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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So natural law is having black slaves and not allowing women to vote??/?
wow, talk about silly posting, coupled wit the inability to read in context and being totally convoluted.. NICE JOB, you scored 100 on all points.
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