Gay-Marriage Debate Heats Up in PA

By Michael Alan Goldberg
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Which is the message the makers of Married in Spandex hope those on the other side of the fence take away from their film. “Hopefully they can begin to empathize with us as people, and understand that we just want the same rights as anybody else,” Kole says. “At the core of it, this is just about two people who really, really love each other.”

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1. Anonymous said... on Feb 2, 2011 at 01:17PM

“This is a great story. Looking forward to the film too!”

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2. Donna (Amanda's Mom) said... on Feb 3, 2011 at 11:17AM

“This is an extremely well written article that encompasses the essence of what Amanda and Rachel represent. I am so proud of Amanda and Rachel for sharing their journey via "Married in Spandex." Equally proud of my daughter Allison Kole and her wonderful bf Devin Gallagher for their creative genius and tireless efforts to tell this amazing love story.”

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3. John Deans said... on Feb 4, 2011 at 09:44AM

“Thank you for writing this article and exposing the debate a little more. Love is the heart of equality and I applaud Amanda and Rachel for opening up their love to the public for us to laugh and be inspired, and hopefully continue the momentum toward equality.”

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4. Anonymous said... on Feb 20, 2011 at 01:51PM

“So basically Glassman is using the system to bypass the lawmakers (and the People) by creating ordinances to achieve his objectives. Typical of the left.

I bet if a Christian started praying on school property, Glassman would be the first in line to stomp on their rights, but it's quite alright for him to shove the homosexual agenda on unsuspecting Pennsylvanians.”

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5. Serena said... on Mar 3, 2011 at 04:12AM

“All the best to the beautiful couple! To those against gay marriage and equality of the GLBT community: just because you don't approve, doesn't give you the right to quash others rights and lifestyles. Get off your high horses of religion and get over yourselves. America is meant for all and everyone to live a life of happiness and equal footing, no matter your race, gender, religion, sexual identity and income status, but I assume you've forgotten that or have personally ommited this from your "ideal for a perfect America" i.e. You're either with us (aka the good and godly people) or against us (i.e. Everyone else).

If you are truly so incensed at this thought that you absolutely cannot tolerate someone who isn't like you in everyway, might I suggest you move to a desert island and carry on your pity party there.

To the GLBT community, from a heterosexual and supportive person, don't ever doubt your worth, don't ever feel you have to conform, and love the one your with. Stay strong!”

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6. Anonymous said... on Mar 24, 2011 at 10:27PM

“Ok, is this organization or any of its leaders moving to Pa?? Check the processing center info....hope someone will do some digging.....

http://www.nationformarriage.org/site/c.omL2KeN0LzH/b.3479573/k.E2D0/About_NOM.htm”

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7. Anonymous said... on May 2, 2011 at 08:30PM

“If you are truly so incensed at this thought that you absolutely cannot tolerate someone who isn't like you in everyway, might I suggest you move to a desert island and carry on your pity party there.

have to second this entirely , The US is one of the few western countries that haven't embraced this , is american politics really behind canada and mexico/south america both?? really?
but for what its worth , the taliban totally hates gay people too.... maybe they will join you in school-time prayers...”

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8. Anonymous said... on Sep 24, 2011 at 11:00PM

“It sickens me that its illegal like come on its not a drug its a way of life and if everyone was straight there would be no diversity ,so why cant we all just accept the fact that others are different ? Why when we look and see a girl dressed like a guy do we all say in our heads or possibly out loud look at that dyke? Or shes butch?? Come on!! Some people cant help that fact that they are bigger, more masculine....(srry had to put that in there for my ex gf) ughh i just wish that there was more peace .... Love is love it has no gender ,and for the christian idiots who say god hates gays or lesbians or bisexual and so on .....looks like im goin to hell ,i believe if you do good thing in life u will die and go somewhere good but i dont do religion so yea....(....i love you beautiful.,..just plz come back)”

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9. Anonymous said... on Jun 26, 2013 at 01:35PM

“My partner and I have been together for over 33 years. We raised her children and her grand children. We know Pennsylvania is very conservative but we feel we should have the same rights and privileges of heterosexual couples. Keep in mind that they receive these benefits just because they are "different". I can't wait for a law suit in PA that sorts this out.”

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10. Anonymous said... on Jun 26, 2013 at 01:35PM

“I have been with my partner for 33 years now. We loose out on hundreds of benefits accorded heterosexuals that can't even make their marriages work. Why? I think we would be a good couple to present in a law suit for these rights.”

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