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Same-sex marriage pioneers separate
AP ^ | July 20, 2006

Posted on 07/20/2006 8:55:13 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

BOSTON — The lesbian couple whose lawsuit led to legal same-sex marriage in Massachusetts have announced they have separated.

"Julie and Hillary Goodridge are amicably living apart," Mary Breslauer, a local political consultant, said Thursday night on their behalf. Breslauer declined to comment on how long they had been separated or whether the couple planned to divorce.

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: gaymarriage; gays; goodridge; homosexualagenda; lesbians; playinghouse; samesexmarriage; shackingup

1 posted on 07/20/2006 8:55:15 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I'm shocked I tell you.

Shocked!!!


2 posted on 07/20/2006 8:56:30 PM PDT by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion have been born. Ronald Reagan)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I'm shocked. Simply shocked.


3 posted on 07/20/2006 8:56:39 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (The Democratic Party will not exist in a few years....we are watching history unfold before us.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
....hope they signed a gay nuptial
4 posted on 07/20/2006 8:56:52 PM PDT by NorCalRepub
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To: diamond6

ROTFL!

You beat me by 9 seconds!


5 posted on 07/20/2006 8:57:14 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (The Democratic Party will not exist in a few years....we are watching history unfold before us.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Having accomplished their mission of taking our society down a few more steep steps along the slippery slope...


6 posted on 07/20/2006 8:57:31 PM PDT by Tall_Texan (I wish a political party would come along that thinks like I do.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

This is the reason why there should not be gay marriage. Grounds for the divorce, likely infidelity.


7 posted on 07/20/2006 8:58:22 PM PDT by Candor7 (Into Liberal flatulance goes the best hope of the West, and who wants to be a smart feller?)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

At least the kid will always be with her "mother"


8 posted on 07/20/2006 9:00:23 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

It wasn't a real marriage, in the first place...will they have to go through one of those Divorce things?


9 posted on 07/20/2006 9:00:32 PM PDT by bannie (HILLARY: Not all perversions are sexual.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Somebody left the toilet seat up.


10 posted on 07/20/2006 9:01:55 PM PDT by eric_da_grate (Y)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I am so happy for you two, now get a life.


11 posted on 07/20/2006 9:02:07 PM PDT by garylmoore (Faith is the assurance of things unseen.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

How were they separated? With a crowbar?


12 posted on 07/20/2006 9:03:26 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I do not care; have never cared; will never care about the trials of these
culture wreckers--so, do I really need to know about this?

vaudine


13 posted on 07/20/2006 9:05:30 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Too much alike, I guess.


14 posted on 07/20/2006 9:07:37 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: eric_da_grate

Is the rainbow flag flying at half-mast?


15 posted on 07/20/2006 9:11:26 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Ahh yes, and weren't the gay marriage advocates just telling us how much more stable gay marriage would be over real marriage?

Homosexuality is about one thing....sex. Not lifelong partnership, not parenthood....just sex. And if sex is all you have, you're always looking for a fresh thrill.

Say it as many times as it needs saying in order for it to sink into the thick skulls of the marriage perversion crowd: Marriage is about forming a father-mother unit to have and raise kids. Not love or romance. That's icing on the cake. Marriage is sanctioned by society because it creates the nuclear family which keeps society and civilizations stable and keeps them growing. When you mess with it, bad things happen. This is the God-given way to do it, this is the only right way to do it.
16 posted on 07/20/2006 9:12:01 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

ROFL!!!


17 posted on 07/20/2006 9:14:49 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod (Benedict XVI = Terminator IV)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
The Goodridges were married May 17, 2004, the first day same-sex marriages became legal under the court ruling, by a Unitarian Universalist minister. Their daughter, Annie, now 10, served as ring-bearer and flower girl.

Now, Breslauer said, for Annie's sake, the Goodridges want privacy.

The child figured prominently in the Goodridges' case.

"Even though their number one priority was their daughter," Breslauer said, "marriage makes her also their legal obligation. Their daughter is more protected because they are married."

Mission accomplished, with the help of an innocent baby. It's interesting the way the story is presented. Two women have a child, with one of them suffering a C-section during childbirth. Two women apparently had this baby girl by themselves, for all you'll read of the male that must have provided the sperm.

18 posted on 07/20/2006 9:17:29 PM PDT by xJones
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To: Candor7
This is the reason why there should not be gay marriage. Grounds for the divorce, likely infidelity.

Yeah, because God knows there's never been divorces between straight people, the reason being infidelity.

There's mountains of reasoning why there shouldn't be gay marriage, but, come ON.

19 posted on 07/20/2006 9:19:03 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (http://www.savethesoldiers.com/)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I think I'm gonna die from NOT surprised! Does anyone imagine that this will change any Legislator's minds? How about the stupid Justices of the Supreme Judicial court whose heartstrings were tugged by the pleading of this couple? I won't be holding my breath, that's for sure, but I can guaran-damn-tee you that the homosexual marriage proponents are worried about the public's reaction to this, especially if the citizens of the Commonwealth ever get to vote on it!


20 posted on 07/20/2006 9:19:07 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: diamond6

Be nice now. It lasted 100 times longer than my ex-wives first marriage.


21 posted on 07/20/2006 9:20:01 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I hope the judge really lets the butch one have it...


22 posted on 07/20/2006 9:21:04 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (Freerepublic - The website where "Freepers" is not in the spell checker dictionary...)
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To: bannie
It wasn't a real marriage, in the first place...will they have to go through one of those Divorce things?

Yep. I've got a friend who did. The divorce courts hate this, they don't have a template on who to screw...

23 posted on 07/20/2006 9:22:17 PM PDT by null and void (It's a crazy world. Someone ought to sell tickets.)
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To: BlessedBeGod
May 17, 2004. Less than TWO years. "Even though their number one priority was their daughter," Breslauer said, "marriage makes her also their legal obligation. Their daughter is more protected because they are married." Julie Goodridge declined to comment, saying Breslauer was the family's acting spokeswoman. Hillary Goodridge did not return a telephone message left at a business listing Thursday night. "The plaintiff couple in this case are real people with real lives. They're not immune from life's ups and downs," Breslauer said. "Certainly over the course of time there will be same sex couples that separate just as happens in other marriages."
24 posted on 07/20/2006 9:22:45 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Now, Breslauer said, for Annie's sake, the Goodridges want privacy.

Oh, really? They didn't give a hoot in hell for Annie's privacy when they were lobbying for homosexual 'marriage', or getting their pictures splashed all over the front page of the Boston Glob as the poster girls for homosexual marriage. It always was, and always will be about THEM, not poor Annie.

25 posted on 07/20/2006 9:22:47 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: DesScorp

Well said.


26 posted on 07/20/2006 9:23:07 PM PDT by null and void (It's a crazy world. Someone ought to sell tickets.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I am amazed it lasted


795 Days

= 19080 Hours
= 1144800 Minutes
= 68688000 Seconds


27 posted on 07/20/2006 9:24:21 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Rush was a victim of profiling)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

So Julie gets the cats and Hillary keeps the toys they used together eh?


28 posted on 07/20/2006 9:27:39 PM PDT by prophetic
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To: DesScorp

"Marriage is about forming a father-mother unit to have and raise kids. Not love or romance. That's icing on the cake..."

You are right. And I've been thinking about this for days, but I'll say it here, it was D.i.v.o.r.c.e. that started all these problems. Blame Henry VIII. Because that was when marriage was turned from a society building/child rearing institution into a "self actualization" pleasure cruise.

I think we see how it's turned out.

Flame away all!


29 posted on 07/20/2006 9:28:12 PM PDT by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - silent no longer)
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To: prophetic

Cat Scratch Fever.


30 posted on 07/20/2006 9:29:55 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: Erik Latranyi

Didja hear about the house the lesbians built?

No nails, all tongue in groove.

Thanks, I'm here all week...


31 posted on 07/20/2006 9:31:21 PM PDT by IncPen (Bush Iraq Truth WMD http://freedomkeys.com/whyiraq.htm)
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To: Tall_Texan

I have always been convinced this whole gay marriage thing was a scam by the divorce lawyer lobby. They were losing a whole segment of the population.


32 posted on 07/20/2006 9:34:52 PM PDT by Holicheese (Stanley Cup's new home IS North Carolina!)
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To: DesScorp

It is largely about sex. But they are looking for love too, but just in the wrong way. There is a serious void in their emotional/developmental lives that they try fill but will never really find in a member of the same sex.
Straight people can have these voids too, of course, but in different ways and with different results.


33 posted on 07/20/2006 9:34:53 PM PDT by floridavoter2
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I hope they don't fight over the strap ons. That could get messy in court.


34 posted on 07/20/2006 9:47:51 PM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Put a mirror to the face of the republican party and all you'll see is a Donkey.)
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To: jocon307
...it was D.i.v.o.r.c.e. that started all these problems.

Henry may or may not have been the catalyst for divorce in the 16th C. but I think we can find more recent causes which produced the current catastrophe of broken marriages.

In their demand for marital rights, homosexual activists often point to the high rate of failure of traditional marriage.

For those of us who believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman, maybe we should be more outspoken about the high divorce rate of heterosexuals.

35 posted on 07/20/2006 11:08:02 PM PDT by IIntense
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To: SuziQ

I read somewhere that gays and lesbians on average have more than twice as many sexual partners in their life time as the average hetrosexual person.

it is a out of control lifestyle. it is driven by a perversion and lust. not natural or normal.


36 posted on 07/20/2006 11:36:04 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (Never Forget 9/11/01...R.I.P.)
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To: IIntense

I hate all divorce. I think it is tragic.

people get selfish. people start thinking about THEIR MONEY and THEIR future.

Yeah I am young
But I figure life is supposed to be a team sport. human beings were not created to be ok lonely. you have to think as a team. more "us" and less "me".


37 posted on 07/20/2006 11:39:30 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (Never Forget 9/11/01...R.I.P.)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative
...people start thinking about THEIR MONEY and THEIR future.

There are a number of factors contributing to the high divorce rate. Sometimes the two people should never have married in the first place. Yet any two people who commit to a life together are STILL two different personalities and won't agree on everything, whether it's "you are spending too much money" or "you're mother gets on my nerves" or "you let junior get away with too much".

The list is endless...it's not easy.

At the risk of being flamed I'll say that when husband and wife both have a "career", that could create the "your money" vs "my money" scenario.

Most of these two-income couples still want children...but they consider their work world more important than being with their children...even some who could afford to do that.

Oops! I got off topic! As to divorce, no one can be expected to stay with an abusive spouse...one who abuses them or their children.

38 posted on 07/21/2006 12:25:58 AM PDT by IIntense
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To: null and void
"The divorce courts hate this, they don't have a template on who to screw... "

The one in the plaid shirt.

39 posted on 07/21/2006 3:13:16 AM PDT by Leisler
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To: Darkwolf377
Infidelity is the greatest reason why there should not be gay marriage. As several posters indicate, gay marriage is about sex. Its a shallow committment and if you take away the sex, there is no "marriage."

I am sorry you don't get waht I mean, but perhaps your isea off what a marriage is might be different from mine, I suspect.

40 posted on 07/21/2006 12:40:11 PM PDT by Candor7 (Into Liberal flatulance goes the best hope of the West, and who wants to be a smart feller?)
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To: Candor7
Infidelity is the greatest reason why there should not be gay marriage. As several posters indicate, gay marriage is about sex. Its a shallow committment and if you take away the sex, there is no "marriage."

How do you know gay marriages are all about sex? Seriously--how do you know this? And are you seriously saying there aren't straight marriaghes that aren't about sex?

I am sorry you don't get waht I mean, but perhaps your isea off what a marriage is might be different from mine, I suspect.

I am sorry you have to go off into these types of personal comments instead of straightforwardly answering a question. I don't mean insults, because you haven't insulted me, but these non sequiters about what you perceive of as my idea of marriage as a way of casting aspersions, when the truth is you haven't answered my simple question--probably because you don't like the answers.

I rephrase--regular marriages haven't broken up because of infidelity? Straight marriages are ALWAYS about perfect, spiritual love?

Most straight people marry--not all, but more than 50%. Gays make up a few percentage points of the population. Of those, a tiny amount are married (most probably Massachusetts residents).

Considering those numbers, wouldn't someone who's intellectually honest have no problem admitting that there are a lot more straight marriages that break up due to infidelity than gay marriages?

You seem to have missed my point, and gone off on a tangent. The point is there are many legit reasons to oppose gay marriage, but to claim that "married gays are unfaithful" is a ludicrous one, considering how many straight married people are, too.

41 posted on 07/21/2006 5:12:10 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (http://www.savethesoldiers.com/)
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To: Candor7
WHoops, typing error:

"The point is there are many legit reasons to oppose gay marriage, but to claim that "married gays are unfaithful" is a ludicrous one, considering how many straight married people are, too."

Should read:

"The point is there are many legit reasons to oppose gay marriage, but to claim that "married gays are unfaithful" IS ONE OF THE IMPORTANT ONES is ludicrous, considering how many straight married people are UNFAITHFUL, too."

42 posted on 07/21/2006 5:21:58 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (http://www.savethesoldiers.com/)
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