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Richard Adams Dies; Gay Marriage Pioneer Was 65
The Hollywood Gossip ^ | 12/24/12 | Free Britney

Posted on 12/25/2012 5:39:26 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

Richard Adams, an early figure in the push for gay marriage decades before it reached the center of the national consciousness, has died at the age of 65.

After a brief illness, Adams died in the Hollywood home he shared with Tony Sullivan, his partner of 43 years, attorney Lavi Soloway told The AP.

Adams and Sullivan met at an L.A. gay bar called The Closet in 1971, but their life and relationship would soon be on display for a global audience.

They were granted a marriage license in 1975, but for years fought in vain to see it recognized as the idea of two married men was still strange and foreign.

They were subjected to anti-gay slurs even from government agencies.

"They felt that the most important thing was their love for each other, and in that respect they won," Soloway said. "No government or law was ever able to keep them apart."

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; obituary; sodomy; vanity
Sounds to me like he spent his life with the person of his choice, and no one stopped him. He couldn't do that, I bet, in Iran or Saudi Arabia....or even Kenya.

America doesn't have to change the true definition of marriage in order to allow put people to live their lives.

1 posted on 12/25/2012 5:39:32 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Gay marriage is here FOREVER, like Obama/ROmneyCARE.

Gay marriage was decided by Mitt Romney the Loser RINO.


2 posted on 12/25/2012 5:41:35 AM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The reason they never separated is because each other didn’t want to leave their friend’s behind.


3 posted on 12/25/2012 5:50:59 AM PST by svxdave (Life is too short to wear a fake Rolex.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Of oourse they don’t give the cause of death.


4 posted on 12/25/2012 6:14:04 AM PST by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: kenmcg

Cause of death: Massive Colon failure caused by a steady diet of fruits.


5 posted on 12/25/2012 6:24:21 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: kenmcg

yeah, i noticed that too, the old ‘brief illness’ shtick...


6 posted on 12/25/2012 6:25:06 AM PST by raygunfan
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To: SoFloFreeper

Where’s the link?


7 posted on 12/25/2012 6:45:03 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: SoFloFreeper

If gays/lesbies desire to cohabit and come up with domestic agreements and arangements then so be it.
Just don’t infringe or alter the God ordained meaning of marriage — however therein lies the problem and heresy.


8 posted on 12/25/2012 6:50:44 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: svxdave
...didn’t want to leave their friend’s behind.

Badda bing, badda boom!

9 posted on 12/25/2012 6:51:14 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Like smoking, the lifestyle tends toward a shorter lifespan. Not that there’s anything wrong with it.


10 posted on 12/25/2012 6:51:28 AM PST by lurk
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To: SoFloFreeper

Link?


11 posted on 12/25/2012 7:00:13 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: svxdave

If gays could only quietly live their lifestyle behind closed doors and not arrogantly parade it openly on the streets we could respect them somwhat. As we know that illness seeks to flaunt itself openly in most cases. Its a destroyer of souls and eventually of a society. Past history proves it no matter what Lieberal lips spout off.


12 posted on 12/25/2012 7:03:54 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: kenmcg

I don’t care.


13 posted on 12/25/2012 7:07:30 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: bmwcyle

I like the phrase somebody used: “The love that dare not speak its name has become the love that won’t shut up.”


14 posted on 12/25/2012 7:35:02 AM PST by Luke21
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To: bmwcyle

HAVE TO AGREE WITH YOU...

ONE LESS IN THE WORLD...NO SYMPATHY HERE...


15 posted on 12/25/2012 7:45:03 AM PST by haircutter
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To: SoFloFreeper

Dead ender is dead. Next...


16 posted on 12/25/2012 7:47:37 AM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Gays seek to infect society with their values, pervert culture, rewrite history, and teach children to accept and be receptive to their sickness. In short, they become an infective virus in human form...not satisfied with the destruction of their own lives, never satisfied with practicing their behavior amongst themselves, they must inject their gay mores into healthy hosts and putrefy all that is around them to promote the spread of the disease.

I feel nothing at the passing of a plague rat. I grieve for the warped destruction they cause.


17 posted on 12/25/2012 7:53:11 AM PST by fattigermaster
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To: haircutter

He added nothing to the world.


18 posted on 12/25/2012 7:53:44 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Gay marriage” is neither.


19 posted on 12/25/2012 7:53:57 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: All

There is no such thing as Gay Marriage.


20 posted on 12/25/2012 7:55:26 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I went to a supposed “gay wedding” in Allentown PA in 1971.

It wouldn’t surprise me to learn that the so-called “celebrants” killed each other shortly thereafter.


21 posted on 12/25/2012 7:57:04 AM PST by onedoug
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To: windsorknot

And no “gay marriage” ever conceived a child.


22 posted on 12/25/2012 7:58:21 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: SoFloFreeper

That was what his life was all about???? Nice waste a-hole!


23 posted on 12/25/2012 8:00:44 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Richard Adams dead?

Richard Adams is 92 and not dead.

24 posted on 12/25/2012 8:01:21 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - Rene "Popeye" Descartes)
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To: upchuck
A learned, thoughtful observation.. or experience?
:-)
25 posted on 12/25/2012 8:02:29 AM PST by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUSt. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? The Dems care!)
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To: kenmcg
Of oourse they don’t give the cause of death.

They stopped giving the true cause once they went full steam in mainstreaming homosexuality.

The days of the constant warnings of the AIDS epidemic went away once they received the federal funding for research and such that they were petitioning for.

26 posted on 12/25/2012 8:12:53 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: SoFloFreeper

My guess is he choked to death.


27 posted on 12/25/2012 8:13:14 AM PST by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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To: JSteff

Not sure what you’re driving at.

At the time I posted reply #11, this post had no link associated with it.


28 posted on 12/25/2012 9:28:07 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Has it ever reached “the center of the national consciousness”??


29 posted on 12/25/2012 9:29:19 AM PST by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: upchuck

http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/2012/12/richard-adams-dies-gay-marriage-pioneer-was-65/

Folks, I swear I put a link in the post...maybe because I was posting w/a mobile device it didn’t take?


30 posted on 12/25/2012 10:50:08 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Prayers for a misguided soul.


31 posted on 12/25/2012 10:54:44 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’m sure he died with a well-packed stool.


32 posted on 12/25/2012 10:57:29 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: SoFloFreeper

That’s okay. Apparently the mod fixed it.


33 posted on 12/25/2012 11:32:28 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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