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After 2 years, same-sex marriage icons split up (Bush's fault)
Boston Globe ^ | July 21, 2006 | Michael Levenson

Posted on 07/21/2006 7:32:55 AM PDT by presidio9

They told the world that their relationship was like any other and that's why they should be allowed to marry. Now, friends say, they are showing once again that they are just like any other couple: Two years after getting married, Julie and Hillary Goodridge, lead plaintiffs in the state's landmark gay marriage case, are splitting.

Mary Breslauer, a spokeswoman for the couple, confirmed the separation last night. She said the couple are focused now on trying to do what is best for their daughter, Annie, 10.

``Julie and Hillary Goodridge are amicably living apart," Breslauer said in a telephone interview. ``As always their number one priority is raising their daughter, and like the other plaintiff couples in this case, they made an enormous contribution toward equal marriage. But they are no longer in the public eye, and request that their privacy be respected."

Breslauer said they have not filed for divorce. She would not comment on their plans and offered no other details.

Supporters of gay marriage had cast them as the face of their cause: happily together for two decades, financially stable, loving parents, and in 2004, able to legally wed. Julie Goodridge, 49, is president of NorthStar Asset Management, an investment advisory firm, and Hillary, 50, is program director for the Unitarian Universalist Funding Program.

``I just think this really doesn't say anything," Breslaeur said yesterday when asked by a reporter about the significance of the separation. ``Our families, like other families, can face tough times, with many making it through those moments, but some not."

Since gay marriage was legalized in Massachusetts in May 2004, about 7,300 same - sex couples have obtained licenses, according to a Globe survey earlier this year. There have been about 45 divorces; the number of separations has

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
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Julie and Hillary Goodridge attended a gay marriage rally held at the State House on Feb. 20, 2004. They married that May. (Globe Staff File Photo / Bill Greene)

1 posted on 07/21/2006 7:32:57 AM PDT by presidio9
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To: DBeers; Gay State Conservative

ping


2 posted on 07/21/2006 7:33:24 AM PDT by presidio9 (“The term ‘civilians’ does not exist in Islamic religious law.”)
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To: presidio9

Like no one saw this coming????


3 posted on 07/21/2006 7:34:12 AM PDT by ChocChipCookie (Democrats: soulless minions of orthodoxy.)
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To: ChocChipCookie

Shocking!


4 posted on 07/21/2006 7:35:40 AM PDT by Patrick1
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To: ChocChipCookie

There's no reason why we should have seen this coming. These two had been together for 20 years. That's a long time for any couple. If anything, it shows how sometimes, marriage ruins relationships.


5 posted on 07/21/2006 7:36:13 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: presidio9

Men trapped in women's bodies -- or is it the other way around?


6 posted on 07/21/2006 7:36:27 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: presidio9

They should televise this case, just figuring out who gets what and then alimony should be hilarious.


7 posted on 07/21/2006 7:37:12 AM PDT by lovecraft (Specialization is for insects.)
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To: presidio9
Yeah but we had fun turning society on its head.

Now let's see if we can go destabilize a third-world nation with a feel-good boycott. Liberalism is so much fun!
8 posted on 07/21/2006 7:38:15 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (California bashers will be called out)
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To: presidio9

The one on the right looks just like Cindy Sheehan, only with better hair.


9 posted on 07/21/2006 7:38:36 AM PDT by Sloth (We cannot defeat foreign enemies of the Constitution if we yield to the domestic ones.)
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To: presidio9

A new reason why gays shouldn't be allowed to get married; THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE TO GO THRU THE PAIN AND HEARTACHE OF GETTING DIVORCED LIKE ALL OF US HETEROSEXUALS.


10 posted on 07/21/2006 7:39:48 AM 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: Hildy
There's no reason why we should have seen this coming.

There's a big reason. They both have an admitted mental disorder. Problems like that are just not good for marriages these days which strain even healthy couples.

11 posted on 07/21/2006 7:41:06 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (California bashers will be called out)
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To: presidio9

That marriage was done, lickety-split...


12 posted on 07/21/2006 7:41:51 AM PDT by Triggerhippie (Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.)
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To: Hildy

Yup. That's a well known statistic: Couples living together for years - out of wedlock - who then get married split up at alarming rates.

I notice that Hillary works with the Unitarian Church. Gee. What a surprise!

I always wondered, though, if you cut in on a pair of lesbians dancing, whose shoulder do you tap?


13 posted on 07/21/2006 7:42:08 AM PDT by RexBeach ("There is no substitute for victory." -Douglas MacArthur)
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To: EagleUSA
...Men trapped in women's bodies -- or is it the other way around? ...

I'm a lesbian trapped in a man's body.

14 posted on 07/21/2006 7:42:50 AM PDT by FReepaholic (Why aren't lawyers ever accused of price gouging?)
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To: Hildy

Now they would like privacy nottttttt


15 posted on 07/21/2006 7:42:57 AM PDT by italianquaker (Democrats and media can't win elections at least they can win their phony polls.)
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To: Sloth

The one in the left is kinda cute.


16 posted on 07/21/2006 7:42:57 AM PDT by pissant
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To: ElkGroveDan
Yeah but we had fun turning society on its head. Now let's see if we can go destabilize a third-world nation with a feel-good boycott. Liberalism is so much fun!

Perfectly put.

17 posted on 07/21/2006 7:43:23 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: RexBeach

The one that wears the stra........ Forget it... : )


18 posted on 07/21/2006 7:43:31 AM PDT by Hand em their arse
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To: pissant

in a butchy dyke kinda way?


19 posted on 07/21/2006 7:44:20 AM PDT by Hand em their arse
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To: presidio9



:::shudder::: ... It's a man baby.
20 posted on 07/21/2006 7:45:18 AM PDT by Element187
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To: Hand em their arse

No, the "man" is on the right. The gal on the left is the bottom.


21 posted on 07/21/2006 7:45:21 AM PDT by pissant
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To: Sloth

That's not saying a whole lot. The Sheehan woman looks like she avoids combs like dracula dodges garlic crucifixes.


22 posted on 07/21/2006 7:45:40 AM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: presidio9

I'm curious to know the real reason for the break-up. Was it infidelity?


23 posted on 07/21/2006 7:45:40 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: presidio9

I guess one of them wanted to change the carpet and drapes.


24 posted on 07/21/2006 7:45:49 AM PDT by RedRightReturn (Even a broken clock is right twice a day...)
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To: pissant

You need your eyeglasses checked...


25 posted on 07/21/2006 7:45:49 AM PDT by chadwimc
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To: Hildy

I know an easy way to end gay divorce,
eliminate gay marriage...


26 posted on 07/21/2006 7:47:20 AM PDT by edzo4
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To: presidio9

That one on the left looks a lot like Hillary Clinton.


27 posted on 07/21/2006 7:48:38 AM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: pissant
The one in the left is kinda cute.

Possibly you have teh ghey.

28 posted on 07/21/2006 7:49:18 AM PDT by presidio9 (“The term ‘civilians’ does not exist in Islamic religious law.”)
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To: RedRightReturn

exactly, i bet if she went from a carpet to a hardwood floor, that might've kept it going... : )


29 posted on 07/21/2006 7:50:40 AM PDT by Hand em their arse
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To: RexBeach
whose shoulder do you tap

That obvious...the one you DON'T want to dance with!!!

30 posted on 07/21/2006 7:50:43 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: presidio9
friends say, they are showing once again that they are just like any other couple...

Well, isn't that special?

31 posted on 07/21/2006 7:51:27 AM PDT by WesternPacific
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To: chadwimc

Maybe it was just the contrast with the gal clapping on the far right that is affecting my vision. LOL


32 posted on 07/21/2006 7:51:49 AM PDT by pissant
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To: Hildy

LOL!!!

Now I know! OK! The good-looking lesbian!


33 posted on 07/21/2006 7:52:00 AM PDT by RexBeach ("There is no substitute for victory." -Douglas MacArthur)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

One reason for the break up could be that one gets up earlier than the other. Some people just like to wake up at the crack of dawn.


34 posted on 07/21/2006 7:56:04 AM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
I'm curious to know the real reason for the break-up. Was it infidelity?

The other woman was named Fidelity?

35 posted on 07/21/2006 7:56:16 AM PDT by N. Theknow ((Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.))
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To: presidio9
Now, if they wore burkhas, we could call them "Lezbollah"


36 posted on 07/21/2006 7:57:28 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Zarqawi died, liberals cried....)
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To: presidio9

Why do they all resemble Cindy Shehag?


37 posted on 07/21/2006 7:59:42 AM PDT by mrsmel (Men possess talent. Genius possesses men.)
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To: RexBeach

The good-looking lesbian!

Not all of 'em wear flannel you know.

38 posted on 07/21/2006 8:02:10 AM PDT by presidio9 (“The term ‘civilians’ does not exist in Islamic religious law.”)
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To: presidio9

Once their common cause of thrusting their lifestyle on all and destroying traditional marriage was done, so were they.


39 posted on 07/21/2006 8:03:35 AM PDT by rod1
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To: presidio9

Good-looking guns!


40 posted on 07/21/2006 8:09:51 AM PDT by RexBeach ("There is no substitute for victory." -Douglas MacArthur)
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To: RexBeach

Yeah, nice stopping power.


41 posted on 07/21/2006 8:10:58 AM PDT by presidio9 (“The term ‘civilians’ does not exist in Islamic religious law.”)
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To: presidio9

Wooof. Wooof.


42 posted on 07/21/2006 8:30:03 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Liberalism's main product is Destruction and Death.)
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To: edzo4

Any suggestions for ending the 50%+ divorce rate for straight couples?


43 posted on 07/21/2006 8:32:02 AM PDT by robrose68
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>Any suggestions for ending the 50%+ divorce rate for straight couples?,


Do away with no fault divorce.Require pre-marital counceling.

Don't allow second marriages. 1st time divorce rate is significantly below 50%.


44 posted on 07/21/2006 8:45:28 AM PDT by Blessed
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To: rod1
Once their common cause of thrusting their lifestyle on all and destroying traditional marriage was done, so were they.

Right you are: In order to destroy the concept of marriage, you first have to degrade and weaken it as an institution. "Gay marriage" is an attack from inside the fortress called "family."

45 posted on 07/21/2006 8:51:05 AM PDT by Procyon (the lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.)
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To: presidio9
Tammy Bruce is one I could work with if she ever decided to "change her luck"...


46 posted on 07/21/2006 8:54:33 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Meep Meep)
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To: robrose68

yes, have the Massachusetts supreme court force the legislature to make up a new law calling divorce something else and completly change the meaning of the word, then have the MA state senate not allow anyone in the state to vote on it even though the voters petitioned to vote on it, oh sorry that's what they did to marriage


47 posted on 07/21/2006 8:57:33 AM PDT by edzo4
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To: robrose68

"Divorce rate" is one of those terms that is great for bar bets and never ending arguments. The majority of people who get married, get married only once. And the majority of people who get divorced, get divorced only once. Most divorce comes from a smaller minority who have many marriages (and divorces). Depending on how you think and argue about "divorce rate" anyone can win!

I'll take the 1965 Dodgers against the 1927 Yankees.

(Although the content of this comment has nothing to do with lesbian relationship, I hope I'm still on point.)


48 posted on 07/21/2006 9:06:44 AM PDT by drsbb (Bar Bet Arguments Are Fun)
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To: drsbb
I'll take the 1965 Dodgers against the 1927 Yankees.

That's cool, because the '98 Yankees would beat them both.

49 posted on 07/21/2006 9:10:54 AM PDT by presidio9 (“The term ‘civilians’ does not exist in Islamic religious law.”)
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To: presidio9

Two words: Koufax, Drysdale.

(And to stay on thread, it isn't too surprising that gay and lesbian marriages should suffer divorces in a way that is similar to straight marriages. This particular case is tough with the involvement of children.)


50 posted on 07/21/2006 9:20:41 AM PDT by drsbb (Bar Bet Arguments Are Fun)
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