My name's Jamie. Here's a quote that I like: “The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity.” -Edmund Burke

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alec-c-c-combo-breaker:

tl:dr;
• Go to college and get a degree
• Don’t get married
• Don’t have kids
• Learn how to make really satisfying friends you enjoy interacting with
• Interact with them

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thearideziak:

that-fangirl-there:

thrillsurfer:

I can’t wait to get married because its like a sleepover every night with your best friend.

That’s the cutest description of marriage I’m not even joking

It’s better than ‘betting someone half your stuff that you’ll love them forever’

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The world is full of people who have stopped listening to themselves, or have listened only to their neighbors to learn what they ought to do, how they ought to behave, and what values they should be living for.

Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth

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danichuu:

vulgarweed:

ourtimeorg:

An important point to distinguish…

Very, very important distinction. And the church (or any house of worship or religious tradition part) is entirely optional and very common to just skip it completely. Religion has nothing to do with marriage unless the couple wanting to be married wants it to. It is by no means necessary, nor does it matter which religion does it.
Marriage is a legal status. You can get married by a judge at a courthouse, like my parents did. Religious doctrine has no status to make any decisions about what is and is not a valid legal marriage.

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danichuu:

vulgarweed:

ourtimeorg:

An important point to distinguish…

Very, very important distinction. And the church (or any house of worship or religious tradition part) is entirely optional and very common to just skip it completely. Religion has nothing to do with marriage unless the couple wanting to be married wants it to. It is by no means necessary, nor does it matter which religion does it.

Marriage is a legal status. You can get married by a judge at a courthouse, like my parents did. Religious doctrine has no status to make any decisions about what is and is not a valid legal marriage.

thank

theatlantic:

Facebook Rolls Out New Icons for Same-Sex Marriages

Mazel tov! If you are married to your same-sex partner, and share these types of things on Facebook, no more second-class iconography for you. Facebook has rolled out little icons — in, of course, that distinct Facebook-blue — that will appear in timelines to mark the weddings of same-sex couples.
Read more. [Image: Facebook]

theatlantic:

Facebook Rolls Out New Icons for Same-Sex Marriages

Mazel tov! If you are married to your same-sex partner, and share these types of things on Facebook, no more second-class iconography for you. Facebook has rolled out little icons — in, of course, that distinct Facebook-blue — that will appear in timelines to mark the weddings of same-sex couples.

Read more. [Image: Facebook]

NC Psych Assoc Publishes Top 4 Reasons Opposing Gay Marriage Is Bonkers

holyshinola:

1. There is no empirical evidence that supports the denial of marriage rights to people in same-sex relationships.


2. There is empirical evidence that denial of marriage rights to people in same-sex relationships is damaging to their psychological health.

3. There is empirical evidence that opposing denial of marriage rights initiatives has beneficial psychological effects.

4. Psychologists have colleagues and we have clients for whom this issue is relevant and important, and who appreciate representation. From a social justice perspective, significant benefits accrue to all of us when diverse families are legally and socially sanctioned.

Thus, it is resolved that, based on the available empirical evidence, the North Carolina Psychological Association is opposed to the May ballot initiative that would alter the North Carolina Constitution to make marriage between a man and a woman the only legal domestic union recognized in the state. This position will be communicated to NCPA members, and NCPA may be listed with other organizations opposing the amendment, such as Equality NC. NCPA may also seek to make coalitions with other mental health associations and agencies for the purpose of opposing the amendment.