Family OR Household

Discussion in '2004 Archive' started by Salty, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. Salty

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    This past month the Skaneateles (dont even try to pronouce it) New York, Town Board denied membership at the Community Center to a "family".
    Lisa and Mary Beth Alibrandi were denied a family membership to the Center as lesbians do not fit the the board's definition of a family, despite the fact they were "married" by a Unitarian Universalist minister.
    About a week later the board compromised by allowing membership to a new categorty for members of "househoulds"

    What say you?

    PS, Skaneateles is about 20 miles SW of Syracuse.
     
  2. Bro Tony

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    My immediate thought--Come quickly Lord Jesus!

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    Same gender marriage isn't legal in New York. They're not a family, even in the most secular of notions. However, if it were legal in NY, and they legally got married, then, as much as I would disagree with the marriage, a towne board should not restrict their membership. If they were a private non-profit firm, that would be one thing, but a public entity, that's different.
     
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    Calling good "evil" and evil "good" is a popular pasttime in cultures that are post-christian.
     

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