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Gay veteran denied right to be buried with wife in Idaho cemetery [Barf Alert]
Yahoo! News ^ | 4/25/14 | Mike Krumboltz

Posted on 04/25/2014 10:45:11 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

Madelynn Taylor, 74, served six years in the United States Navy. When she passes away, she says, she wants to be buried with the ashes of her late wife, Jean Mixner, in the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery.

But there's a problem. Because gay marriage isn't recognized in Idaho, Taylor's wish has been denied, even though the cemetery allows opposite-sex spouses to be buried or interred with veterans, KBOI.com reports.

"I'm not surprised," Taylor said to KBOI.com. "I've been discriminated against for 70 years, and they might as well discriminate against me in death as well as life.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Society
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; napl
"I'm not surprised," Taylor said to KBOI.com. "I've been discriminated against for 70 years, and they might as well discriminate against me in death as well as life.

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1 posted on 04/25/2014 10:45:11 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
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2 posted on 04/25/2014 10:46:51 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’m always seeing lesbian couples in Wal-Mart. And, no, they never look like the nubile hotties on premium channels.
They look more like Fred and Barney going bowling.


3 posted on 04/25/2014 10:54:34 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Slings and Arrows

This is a major reason that it is important to support conservative, pro-marriage candidates, and retain such a party platform for the GOP.

By having such a marriage legal at the federal level, for the military, in federal employment, and in immigration, and in many states, how long can individual states hold out against stories like this?

When libertarians try to find ways to keep you from opposing gay marriage, know what they are seeking, libertarians are libertarians at ALL levels of government.

When you see one running for president and avoiding the issue by saying “I personally oppose” “leave it to the states”, “blah”, “blah”, “blah”, remember that he is running to head the FEDERAL govt., and knows darn well what he is doing, and it sure isn’t fighting gay marriage.


4 posted on 04/25/2014 10:55:50 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: tumblindice
Are you sure, because I was in my local Walmart tonight and saw these two girls in housewares.

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5 posted on 04/25/2014 10:59:57 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: ansel12

...like an angry God (as long as they’re legal). *cough*


6 posted on 04/25/2014 11:03:47 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Naturally I complained to the management.


7 posted on 04/25/2014 11:05:41 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“The Mississippi River broke through a protective dike today...What is a protective dike? Is it a large woman that says ‘Don’t go near there!’ ‘But Betty—’ ‘Don’t go near there! Don’t go down by the river!’... No, we can’t say ‘dyke’ on the air, we can’t even say ‘lesbian’ anymore, it’s ‘women in comfortable shoes’...thank you!”

8 posted on 04/25/2014 11:06:51 PM PDT by RichInOC ("GOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, VIETNAM!!!")
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To: tumblindice; Slings and Arrows

Or the “unwashed for three week trucker” look.


9 posted on 04/25/2014 11:06:54 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: ansel12; Names Ash Housewares

In Housewares?


10 posted on 04/25/2014 11:10:59 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: ansel12

Sometimes the Feds push too hard, a la Bundy. I’m morbidly curious as to how the pushback will manifest.


11 posted on 04/25/2014 11:11:48 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: BenLurkin

Oops.


12 posted on 04/25/2014 11:12:30 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: tumblindice; Darksheare

“Yes ma’am, beard trimmers are in Aisle 5.”


13 posted on 04/25/2014 11:13:01 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: RichInOC

Cocaine is a helluva drug.


14 posted on 04/25/2014 11:14:08 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

In the context of that post, there isn’t any too hard to it, many states have “gay marriage” and the feds control marriage acceptance at the federal level for millions of Americans and immigrants, and future immigrants.

If we don’t elect conservatives and defeat the federal implementation of gay marriage, then we will lose.

Know that, every time you evaluate a presidential candidate and all candidates for all offices.


15 posted on 04/25/2014 11:17:35 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: ansel12

But they used to be men.


16 posted on 04/26/2014 12:05:38 AM PDT by funfan
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To: Slings and Arrows

“Mens electric trimmers over there. Nair over here.”


17 posted on 04/26/2014 12:08:26 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Because gay marriage isn't recognized in Idaho, Taylor's wish has been denied, even though the cemetery allows opposite-sex spouses to be buried or interred with veterans

Since "spouse" has a legal definition, and an unrecognized union isn't included, maybe they should be buried somewhere else?

18 posted on 04/26/2014 12:09:36 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Darksheare

“Check please!”


19 posted on 04/26/2014 12:10:22 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

But then she couldn’t play the victim card, now could she?


20 posted on 04/26/2014 12:11:01 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Nope!


21 posted on 04/26/2014 12:14:43 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“Nair makes my face itchy.” -said in unnaturally deep voice by ‘looks-like-face-stopped-a-clock-and-asked-for-multiple-rematches’ trucker “girl”.


22 posted on 04/26/2014 12:14:56 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: funfan

No, they weren’t.


23 posted on 04/26/2014 12:16:42 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Darksheare

I can visualize that.


24 posted on 04/26/2014 12:20:06 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Sorry for the nightmare inducing visuals.


25 posted on 04/26/2014 12:46:20 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: tumblindice

and usually they look like they are carrying the bowling balls underneath their shirts.


26 posted on 04/26/2014 1:12:57 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The correct term is HOMOSEXUAL. Take back the language


27 posted on 04/26/2014 5:16:57 AM PDT by Josa
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To: tumblindice; Chode

“They look more like Fred and Barney going bowling”

YAABBA DABBA DOOO!!! LOL


28 posted on 04/26/2014 7:44:11 AM PDT by Morgana (Wagglebee please come home we miss you!)
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To: Morgana
ooofff...
29 posted on 04/26/2014 8:06:31 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Morgana
“They look more like Fred and Barney going bowling”

"Hey Barney, come over here, I've got something to show you."

30 posted on 04/26/2014 8:11:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Slings and Arrows

Grandpa told this decades ago.

Two gay guys go to a funeral home. They tell the funeral director “when we die, we want to be buried in the same coffin.” The director said “I’m sorry but I can’t do it State and federal regulations prohibit that.” One of the queers asked “well then can we be buried in coffins touching each other.” They were again told no, caskets have to be buried at least two feet apart by law. The second gay guy asked “then can we at least be cremated and have our ashes put in the same urn.” The director said “yes, but in your case I’d use a fruit jar.”


31 posted on 04/26/2014 8:23:34 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: dfwgator; JoeProBono; tumblindice
"Hey Barney, come over here, I've got something to show you." FRED BARNEY photo: Fred & Barney flintstones.jpg FRED BARNEY photo:  rockbottoms.jpg
32 posted on 04/26/2014 9:10:57 AM PDT by Morgana (Wagglebee please come home we miss you!)
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This thread just lost all dignity. Not that the story had any to start with.
33 posted on 04/26/2014 9:12:25 AM PDT by Morgana (Wagglebee please come home we miss you!)
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To: Morgana


34 posted on 04/26/2014 9:35:38 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Joe you never cease to pull a funny! I won’t say it but I’m thinking it.


35 posted on 04/26/2014 10:31:02 AM PDT by Morgana (Wagglebee please come home we miss you!)
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To: ansel12

Yuck.


36 posted on 04/26/2014 10:54:26 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Well......Bye.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

If a nauseating disgrace like that ever occurs near me and I catch wind of it...I’ll *personally* dig that motherbleeper up and transport it to the nearest dump.


37 posted on 04/26/2014 11:18:22 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: ansel12

Now there won’t be anyone to help with the customers in Lawn & Gardens...


38 posted on 04/26/2014 12:14:13 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: RichInOC

I don’t think Robin Williams could even do that joke today...


39 posted on 04/26/2014 12:14:45 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

I’ll bet you’d look good in a miniskirt. ;-D


40 posted on 04/26/2014 12:16:53 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I quote a judicial opinion from a time when common sense ruled. http://www.leagle.com/decision/19731089501SW2d588_11076
It appears to us that appellants are prevented from marrying, not by the statutes of Kentucky or the refusal of the County Court Clerk of Jefferson County to issue them a license, but rather by their own incapability of entering into a marriage as that term is defined. A license to enter into a status or a relationship which the parties are incapable of achieving is a nullity. If the appellants had concealed from the clerk the fact that they were of the same sex and he had issued a license to them and a ceremony had been performed, the resulting relationship would not constitute a marriage. ... In substance, the relationship proposed by the appellants does not authorize the issuance of a marriage license because what they propose is not a marriage.

41 posted on 04/26/2014 12:49:32 PM PDT by Michael1977
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To: Michael1977

Well-expressed.


42 posted on 04/26/2014 1:55:16 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: BenLurkin

Tough job, but someone has to do it.


43 posted on 04/26/2014 10:48:30 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares ( Refusing to kneel before the "messiah".)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

No I wouldn’t. I have terrible-looking legs.


44 posted on 04/29/2014 3:04:35 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Well......Bye.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

See, this is the part where you’re supposed to lie. :-P


45 posted on 04/29/2014 2:10:28 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’m surprised it didn’t kill him. He has had problems with his heart for some time now.


46 posted on 04/29/2014 2:54:49 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Well......Bye.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

The cocaine may be the cause. Don’t know if he still uses.


47 posted on 04/29/2014 2:59:14 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
A genuine officer and gentleman steps up:
Guest Opinion: Woman, partner denied plot welcome to mine

To say that the story of Navy veteran Madelynn Taylor's fight to share a resting place in Idaho's Veterans Cemetery with her lesbian partner is disheartening would be an understatement. Actually, the right word escapes me. I suppose I'm just tired of all the hoo-hah over something this ridiculous.

I honestly couldn't care less if somebody is gay, or "straight" for that matter, just as I couldn't care less about somebody's anti-LGBT views. People seem to want you to be uptight one way or another about it, and I am content to simply respect somebody's differences without a lot of fuss as long as there's no harm done.

Unfortunately, harm often is done, though, to people like Madelynn, and then I do care.

It also seems to me that relationships can be awfully difficult no matter who you choose to be in one with. So if you find one that works... well, good for you. My hat is off to you.

As a lifelong Idahoan and a 27-year Army veteran of two wars, I've worked beside heterosexuals, gays, lesbians and bisexuals. I've really never wanted to hear about anybody's sex life or sexual preferences, one way or another. Besides, everybody more or less knew who is who regardless, and I don't recall anybody in the military ever saying a thing about it. Never.

Frankly, the only thing traumatic about the policy change for our armed forces of allowing gays to openly serve our country was all the media making a big deal about it. It didn't change a thing for any of us doing the job. Serving in uniform has always been about earning trust and has never been about sexuality.

Most of us just shrugged and endured sitting through hours of mind-numbing briefings on a change that essentially changed nothing.

Then we have Madelynn Taylor, who seems like one heck of a lady. She cared for another person with all her heart and had to watch that person die. She is a veteran. She loves her country. She wants her partner by her side and she wants to eternally rest among veterans in the state she made home.

Madelynn, you deserve that.

I'll tell you what. I will donate the plot I earned in the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery to you and Jean. I am happy to give my fellow veteran that small peace of mind. And I do it to honor all the great Americans I've served with along the way -- gay, straight, whatever. (I don't know whether it is possible to donate my plot, but I am quite sincere about my willingness to do so.)

Like Madelynn, I love this state and I respect the views of all my neighbors, whether I agree with those views or not. At least having those differences makes for interesting conversations. But let's not pick on people who aren't hurting anybody and simply minding their own business.

Give Madelynn and Jean and others like them a break. Stop finding reasons to make life -- and in this case, death -- harder than it needs to be.

That's just irritating as hell and disrespectful to boot.

BARRY JOHNSON (Colonel, US Army, retired)


48 posted on 05/01/2014 7:37:15 AM PDT by Flame Retardant (If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism: Ronald Reagan)
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