chaiya: (quizzical)
[livejournal.com profile] mzrowan posted a similar poll a while ago. I'm curious about how you folks will respond.

[Poll #1427415]

Comments for discussion. I was tempted to give a "say what you gotta say" text entry question, a la [livejournal.com profile] lyonesse, but nobody but me would be able to read it through the poll because I want folks to have anonymity in the other questions. If you feel that private about your comment, feel free to email it to me instead. :)
chaiya: (grumpy old woman)
Adapted from my answer to a question elsewhere:

Labels are important. Words are powerful. Marriage is the word I want (and the word I use) for the legal binding of any person to another person. "Civil union" just doesn't have the ring of truth or progressiveness or equality. It's like saying "the blacks can have water fountains, so long as their water fountains aren't near our white water fountains." Separate but equal isn't really equal. Haven't we already learned that lesson?

(In terms of the upcoming primaries,) I think I might vote for a candidate who supported civil unions if they agreed with me on everything else. No one does agree with me on everything else, though, as far as I can tell. Perhaps someone who's a civil union supporter isn't idealistic enough for me. Even if it's not "practical" right now, I think it's important to stand up for what's assuredly the right thing to do. I believe that it's right to make marriage legal, and that involves acknowledging that those who wish to marry (or divorce, or remarry, or whatnot) *should* be able to do so, even if the current legislation doesn't allow it. That makes me an idealist, apparently.

Debate/discussion is welcome. (Flaming is not.)
chaiya: (brown hat)
Heh. The LJ mojo, as many have noted, is displaying an icky image and now revealing the data they collected in the surveys.

I never posted my results of this meme because I did it out of curiousity to see what the meme was and how it worked. And because I did it out of curiousity, I filled it out by checking off the *percentage* of my flist I've dated in the past, not the actual people (modulo the people I have dated who were able to be checked off), because, hey, my own husband's name wasn't on the list of check-off-able names! So, amusingly, the meme is now displaying the "dirty little secret" that I've dated people I haven't actually dated.

I'm sorry, but I amuse myself sometimes. ;)

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