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Posted: April 10, 2007, 5:42 pm Quote

Jeff, :no: no problem.  :)   I've come across the wrong way many a time  :nod: I have a problem with my wording.  :(

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Posted: April 11, 2007, 11:27 pm Quote

I am what many people would call staunchly conservative.  But part of being a "good conservative" is not advocating the over-legislation of our citizens.  While I am deeply opposed to the homosexual lifestyle, I accept that they are real, feeling people who love and hate, work and dream, live and die just like the rest of us.  I have no problem with WDW providing this service to gay couples but I am glad that it will not be out on public display.

My BIL is a gay man living with his partner.  While I do not like his situation, he is still family and I love and care about him.  I would not attend a ceremony for them if they decided to have one... but if they had one at WDW it WOULD be harder to say no! *wink*


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Posted: April 12, 2007, 2:38 pm Quote

I applaud Disney’s Decision for several reasons.

1. Their rules as written would stop a vow renewal.  As a couple that has been married for many years you do not have a marriage license.  We wanted to get married at Disney but due to family issues we could not.  Our Dream is to have a vow renewal on one of Anniversaries.  So if Disney would make an exception for us then they would be breaking a rule and therefore would be discriminatory to not break it for every other person.  If they would not make an exception for us then even better that the changed the rules.  If Disney changed it to where they said with a licence or wedding certificate that would still allow homosexuals in.

2. From a business side it is crazy for the company that answers to stock holders in the term of needing to turn profit that we will not take $45000 from you because we don’t like who you kiss.  That’s just a crazy thought from business.



What I don’t understand that every time they get to do something that we have been doing for decades it’s all of a sudden an exceptions and we are bending the rules for them.

We made exceptions for Women to Vote.  Yes there are still people out there that feel otherwise.

We made exceptions for Women to join the armed forces.

We made exceptions for women to enter the workforce.  According to the bible they should only be serving men.

We made exceptions for Non-Americans to become citizens – I would say Albert Einstein was glad for that one.

We made exceptions For African-Americans to have their well deserved freedom.

We made exceptions so there would be no discrimination in the workplace.



Every time in America we have made laws and rules that were just filled with hate, discrimination, un-fairness, and bigotry, We made exceptions and changed these laws.

Disney is just a little bit ahead of the curve on this one and it’s gonna take a bit for America to catch up.  







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Maybe now it should be called "The Gayest Place on Earth".


Good because Gay means happy.  

Even the Flintstones had a “Gay” old time.


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Posted: April 12, 2007, 3:39 pm Quote

Well said Dale! :clapping: To add to your list of exceptions, we have made exceptions for illegal aliens in this country too, like it or not exceptions seem to happen and  for those of you who think it will ruin your time, if you are at WDW with your family that is all you need to be concerened about, bottom line is,we are all human , we should treat each other as such, no matter (like Dale said) who we kiss.
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Good because Gay means happy.  

Even the Flintstones had a “Gay” old time.
:rofl2:

My husband and I were married by a justice of the peace, because we both could not see paying the gross fees for annulments for both of us , even though we are religious some times church rules don't fit the current times, but that is another topic.... Just another opinion in this topic is what I'm saying.


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Posted: April 15, 2007, 8:47 pm Quote

What's next for Disney to cash in on?

A Magical Disney Divorce?

Disney puts the FUN in FUNerals?


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Posted: April 15, 2007, 9:26 pm Quote

Quote (RichKoster @ April 15, 2007, 7:47 pm)
What's next for Disney to cash in on?

A Magical Disney Divorce?

Disney puts the FUN in FUNerals?

Rich:

Just thinking on that creeps me out  :o

Anyway, I always thought Disney Imagineers had bad moments, but not bad tastes... And a Disney Divorce or FUNeral is anything but tasteful  :uhoh:

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Good because Gay means happy.

That reminds me the catchphrase in that old poster from Saludos, Amigos (Hello Friends):

"Walt Disney goes South American in his gayest musical Technicolor feature"

How many had things changed since 1942, huh?  :wow:


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Posted: April 15, 2007, 9:35 pm Quote

I'm not going to say one way or the other on how I feel on this  I do have a question to ask of you in diffrent states. I know here in NC we have to have a marriage license  before we can get married.Weather it's through a church or the JoP.
Do you all not have to have one? If so then to me it's not an exception to the rule unless in FL you don't have to have one. This I don't know, does anyone out there? Tome there are bigger issues I'd rather expend my energy on then who can get married where. Like this thing over in Iraq. While I may no lobger agree that we should be ther I strongly support the service people who are ther and those going over. :flag:  :flag2:  All I can say is God bless the USA. That's why we live here. We have ther right do legally what we want(in most cases)l


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Posted: April 15, 2007, 9:44 pm Quote

We need a marriage license here in GA and you need one in Florida but they aren't saying they will marry gay and lesbian couples, they are saying that these couples can now use the Disney Fairytale Weddings office and ceremony spaces to plan and host a commitment ceremony.  To me it is not an issue of Disney condoning gay marriage or not (though I, personally, have no problem with it), it's an issue of if you have $8,000+ to spend on a ceremony celebrating your relationship be it a wedding, a vow renewal or a commitment ceremony, then we will allow you to have that ceremony on our property.  They've always allowed these ceremony's to take place, they just couldn't use the Fairy Tale Weddings office or spaces like the wedding pavillion, sunset point or the gazebo at the Boardwalk and they couldn't do things like rent Cinderella's coach.  They have always been able to rent a suite or ballroom and use private dining or convention services to host a ceremony and reception.  

Cheryl, I do totally agree that there are far more important issues in our world today than the issue of who can marry who.


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Posted: April 16, 2007, 7:16 am Quote

When I die I do not want everyone crying over me.  I hope my friends and family would celebrate the fun and wonderful times we had.  In doing that, I want them to have a party.

Sign me up for the first Mickey's Not-so-Scary funeral party.  Then take my ashes and spread thoughout the park.  (be polite and place little amounts in planter areas.) not in rides themselves.)


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Cheryl, I do totally agree that there are far more important issues in our world today than the issue of who can marry who.

Sadly when it comes to people with predigises there is no more important issue that their own prediges.  

These people are diffrent, where's my stone.


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