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By Your Side, I'll Stay by ShadesSagacious By Your Side, I'll Stay by ShadesSagacious
So, January 2nd was the first day that same-sex couples could legally marry here in Maryland~ :D
Not that Tasah and Gale live in Maryland or have anything to do with that fact, I just felt like drawing them for it, herp. They're modern dudes, so tuxedos, why not?

Not so coincidentally, my mother has began asking when I'm going to get married every time I see her now. ...Ah, sweet, sweet equality.

Also, a lot like most marriages, this picture was definitely a pain in the ass. I'm still figuring out how I want to go about doing backgrounds, but I feel like I'm starting to get with it... Maybe...?
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LynnLabyrinth Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a sweet drawing ^_^
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ShadesSagacious Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you :aww:
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LynnLabyrinth Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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PixieSabre Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww this is lovely! :heart: They look so happy together!
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ShadesSagacious Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks~ I'm glad someone noticed that fact, seeing as it's really what's important. :XD:
It feels like people take any reason they can to start conflict sometimes...
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PixieSabre Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
I know. They must be bored or something.
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m-e-o-w-l-a-c-e Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...Question?
Why is gay marriage such a BIG THING now? eAe

I'm sorry if you get all ~up and pissed off~ about how i DARED say that, but really.
In fact why is any marriage such a big thing.
Who needs it.
Wow, it's a magical swapping of last-names.
Idgaf.

good for you maryland
i have officially lost it with my home state.
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MythicalRedFox Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
One of the perks of being someone's spouse is that now you are considered family by law. Therefore, you have extended hospital visitation rights. I've read tales of how a gay person's loved one was on their death-bed, yet their mate could not be there for them because only family can visit a person in such critical condition, or the certain visitation hours, etc. This person's partner died and he was without information of his partner's medical status for hours and unable to be by his bedside as he passed away. People can talk about joint tax returns among other things, but I believe the most crucial thing that comes with official marriages is the hospital visitation rights.

And please, with all due respect to you, be more respectful. Gay people have been fighting for their basic human rights for a long time now. It's just cruel to do things like restrict someone's loved one from seeing them in the hospital, especially on their death-bed. Unless you against homosexuality, you should be rejoicing for the marriage equality, not disingenuously questioning it's importance.

I hope my example/explanation of why it is such a big deal to LGBT people and LGBT supporters was helpful and informative to you, and I hope I didn't come off as rude at any given point in my short speech. Have a nice day.
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m-e-o-w-l-a-c-e Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...I'm not SUPERAGAINST homosexuality, really.
I acknowledge its existence, but I see it as ~ABNORMAL~
In my opinion, MARRIAGE IS FOR ONE PERSON OF THE MALE GENDER AND ONE OF THE FEMALE.

And I'm not gonna be more respectful, considering I've apparently chose not to be by not going along with the cult. o w o Please respect that. ` w `
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MythicalRedFox Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
You shouldn't call equality movements cults. Nazi Germany was a cult, Scientology is a cult, wanting equality is not a cult. And I'm only asking you to be more respectful to our happiness and celebration, not necessarily what we stand for.

And why do you think it is abnormal? Homosexuality has been found in over 1,500 different species of animals; clearly it's something natural considering how much you can find it in nature.

And if you consider that marriage, then go ahead; marriages have had quite a lot of different meanings among people throughout human history. The thing is, this is The United States of America, the world's melting pot, the land of the free, etc.; having everyone's idea of marriage (under the terms that it doesn't hurt anyone)be legally recognized so that they can receive the benefits legally wedded couples receive should be a no-brainer for a country that attempts to stand by mottoes like ours.

If you have problems with homosexuality, I'll be honest and say that that annoys me and flusters me a little bit, but you are entitled to your views and opinions. It seems to me like your issue is that you don't really like LGBT people and all this new legislation making them equal citizens to you feels like complete LGBT acceptance is being shoved down your throat. Although maybe that may be how it is in the media, as far as the laws themselves go, it's not. Gay couples being married doesn't affect you. Their relationship hasn't changed much than it was before they were married; the only thing changed is their benefits, which are their concern only. I know LGBT stuff is all over the media, and to you that must be pretty annoying, but as far as what the media is hyping about goes, it's not a big problem to you.

Basically/TL;DR: we're not a cult, homosexuality isn't scientifically abnormal, let's agree to disagree on what is and isn't marriage and respect each other's opinions on something with such a wibbly-wobbly definition, and although I can imagine the hype must be annoying to you the laws themselves don't directly affect you and you needn't worry. And as always, have a nice day. :)

P.S. I should work on not having run-on sentences...
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m-e-o-w-l-a-c-e Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's abnormal when you look at it population-wise.
Yes, it's obviously NATURAL, but it's abnormal.
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MythicalRedFox Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
So? I don't see your point. Who cares if it isn't normal? The average human is a 28 year old Chinese male with no bank account and a cell phone. That's the most "normal" you can get. Everyone's abnormal in their own way. You're a girl who makes art for the Internet. I don't see how that's normal. I'm not normal. I don't want to be. Being "normal" sounds incredibly boring and dull. No offense, but you should be more tolerant of people. Humanity's diversity is beautiful, in my eyes. Yes, LGBT people aren't the majority of the human population; that doesn't seem like a very good reason to dislike them.
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m-e-o-w-l-a-c-e Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
....population wise
population wise

[frigging font size=3902432]POPULATION WISE[/font]
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MythicalRedFox Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I am perfectly aware that that's what you said. But what I said was that that's not a good reason to dislike a certain group of people and deny them their rights. There actually is no reason to dislike gay people. At all.

Here's an idea: just. stop. being. homophobic. It's that simple. Learn to love and accept people. (And yes, homophobic can also mean disliking or hating gay people.) In fact, there's a entire video about how all of your arguments against gay marriage are invalid: [link]
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MissMuffinTop Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Writer
It's tax-beneficial, sharing insurance...so many things, and the official legal recognition of a couple's love, so uhm, yeah. Chew on that.
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m-e-o-w-l-a-c-e Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
..."Official legal recognition of a couple's love"
...The legal department gives a shit?
LMAO. I think I just died, and went to heaven, or hell, I don't know which. . - .

I suppose the financing things are good things, because hey, whatever makes things cheaper. :3c
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MissMuffinTop Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Writer
It matters for things like family planning. And yeah, the legal department gives shits.
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m-e-o-w-l-a-c-e Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...there??
isnt?? any???? ~*family*~ planning really???? iN GAY MARRIAGE BECAUSE THEY'RE LIKE
GAY?? *cough*reproductiondoesn'tworkthatwaykids*cough*

And really, I don't think they do.
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MissMuffinTop Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013   Writer
Please be kidding. PLEASE.

And you can adopt children, ya know. >.>
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m-e-o-w-l-a-c-e Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:3c

Okay now I'm just lauGHING AT YOU I'M AFRAID LMAO
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MissMuffinTop Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013   Writer
What...are you joking, or a homophobe? It's hard to tell without vocal inflections! UGgh.
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PixieSabre Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ever heard of adoption? Same sex couples are actually statistically more likely to stay together longer than those heterosexual couples - arguably providing a more stable environment for a child.

And legal departments provide a reduction in taxes for those who are married - at least here in the UK they do.
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m-e-o-w-l-a-c-e Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sighs i was being an absolute joking asswipe there sorz lmao :T

...another question is it good for the kids really
children?? are suPPOSED??? to have a mother and father
not a mother and a mother or a father and a father that's just screwy

and also I'd say that they're about as stable as any other relationships considering they're human fucking beingS?
pfft look at some of the relationships on here for example! eAe


okay you know what
i totally go for that now just like totally
gays AREN'T different
they're just human beings!
it doesn't matter if they're part of the minor population~
I'm just gonna go out and be a sympathetic lesbian now! eAe
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MythicalRedFox Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Hi again. It may seem like I'm attacking you now as I am replying to another one of your comments, but really I'm just without any important tasks to do so I may as well inform you of more...stuff.

It is fine for the children to have parents whom are of the same gender; studies have shown. I mean, if you think that a kid must have a mother and a father to grow up well, then you'd also agree that single parents are unable to properly raise children, but it's been shown that they can too. Families with gay couples are just as functional as any other family, and all a kid needs to grow up well is a good family, no matter what exactly that might be.

Again, I hope that explanation was helpful and served it's purpose. And again, have a nice day.
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