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The Commitment by Dan Savage
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Jan 03, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: glbtfriendly, nonfiction, 2009
Recommended to N W by: Megan from work
Recommended for: any gay who isn't sure where they stand on gay marraige
Read in January, 2009

It was nice to read a stance on gay marraige that I identified with. He acknowledged it all: nontraditional love = nontraditional ceremony, the marraige jinx, the true meaning of getting married (the one most anti-gay marraige groups never talk about (hint: its not about making the babies)), the capitalism involved in such a personal expression, how hard it is to think of a non-traditional marraige ceremony because everything you think of is compared to the traditions you know, the unneccesary aspects of a marraige when you've already been together for years, the unnecessary aspect for two people who already know the parameters of their commitment. I could go on. I cried at the end, but I knew I was going to. Dan Savage made me reconsider some stuff. No, I'm not planning on getting married. But I like the idea of a 10 year anniversary party. What'chya all doing Christmas Eve 2011?

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Edward My aunt and uncle, with her three kids, did the same thing. No ceremony beyond immediate family when they got married and then a huge 10th Family-versary bash to celebrate 10 years together. It's a big event, but I have no idea what I'm up to in 2011. :)

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