Skip to comments.Richard Adams Dies; Gay Marriage Pioneer Was 65
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."
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America doesn't have to change the true definition of marriage in order to allow put people to live their lives.
Gay marriage is here FOREVER, like Obama/ROmneyCARE.
Gay marriage was decided by Mitt Romney the Loser RINO.
The reason they never separated is because each other didn’t want to leave their friend’s behind.
Of oourse they don’t give the cause of death.
Cause of death: Massive Colon failure caused by a steady diet of fruits.
yeah, i noticed that too, the old ‘brief illness’ shtick...
Where’s the link?
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.
Badda bing, badda boom!
Like smoking, the lifestyle tends toward a shorter lifespan. Not that there’s anything wrong with it.
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.
I don’t care.
I like the phrase somebody used: “The love that dare not speak its name has become the love that won’t shut up.”
HAVE TO AGREE WITH YOU...
ONE LESS IN THE WORLD...NO SYMPATHY HERE...
Dead ender is dead. Next...
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.
He added nothing to the world.
“Gay marriage” is neither.
There is no such thing as Gay Marriage.
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.
And no “gay marriage” ever conceived a child.
That was what his life was all about???? Nice waste a-hole!
Richard Adams is 92 and not dead.
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.
My guess is he choked to death.
Not sure what you’re driving at.
At the time I posted reply #11, this post had no link associated with it.
Has it ever reached “the center of the national consciousness”??
Folks, I swear I put a link in the post...maybe because I was posting w/a mobile device it didn’t take?
Prayers for a misguided soul.
I’m sure he died with a well-packed stool.
That’s okay. Apparently the mod fixed it.