bites the dust
am writing this letter in Wayne, West Virginia due
to the fact my boyfriend and I are being made to
separate after a year of living together.
is trying to get his probation transferred from Ohio
to West Virginia. You see, Ohio will let us
live together but when they started the transfer all
of a sudden we have to separate and you see I am
disabled and I need his help to get everyday things
don't think its fair for them to tell us we cant
live together because of a stupid law. If that's the
case, there also is a law in West Virginia that you
can beat your wife on courthouse steps on Sunday
I don't feel the state should make the choice on who
you can date and how (you live). I am not a
person who wants to get married right away. I
had a very bad relationship and marriage and it
seems very sad that your freedom to live your life
your way would be wrong.
let me know if there is anybody to help
July 31, 2006
Forbes distorts cost of married
vs. single living
wanted to tell you I enjoyed your column and the Forbes
story. I thought the same thing when I read it. It was
misleading. Iím glad someone addressed it like you did
October 23, 2006
Discrimination claims filed by heterosexual couples
[I am] a
Boeing employee, with a "domestic partner" for 5 years.
insurance recognizes it, Boeing will not, as I have penis
and she has a vagina.
practicing Christians, we refuse to be married, as we are
If I was
willing to be a gay member of society, not accept marriage
as it was unlawful, I would get benefits for my partner.
But, having opposite sexual organs, we are discriminated
against, based on our refusal to accept traditional,
Christian based roles in marriage.
governors are rare despite one recent victory
I read your
fascinating piece from November 14, 2005 on unmarried
governors and am interested in finding out if there are any
studies on married vs. unmarried politicians.
research for my boss, the writer Adam Hanft, for a possible
Mini-battle over definition of
'family' has national significance
I am the
assistant editor at Urbanite magazine, a free monthly
magazine in and about Baltimore City. We are working
on the concept for our Family issue, which will come out in
We are currently focusing on trying to find out more about
current definitions of family.
I found the
materials and commentary on your site to be a very
interesting part of current discussions about what
constitutes a real family and what the concrete implications
of definitions of "family" can mean for people.
interested in the work you do, and would like to know if you
have any resources (books, articles, people) that could be
helpful to us in our research.
Thanks for your prompt reply