[quote]Eli B wrote:
I think its appropriate to mention that hes gay in this context. I see what you mean otherwise.[/quote]
Sure, why not?
What I find humorous is when someone puts something out there, saying it’s no big deal, then elaborates on what a big deal it is.
For me, knowing how many bodybuilders are gay is about on par with knowing stuff about Madonna. Adding these types of tidbits of useless information to what could be an important topic of conversation is transparently childish and (in my opinion) actually undermines the persons ability to communicate effectively.
On the other hand, adding personal human experience including being gay, coupled with some emotional effects of the subject, would actually promote and enhance the understanding of the subject to a much more broad audience.
You know what is really irritating though? When someone won’t do the foot work to pursue their own life, liberty, and happiness.
If the Op had explained how he went through the process of setting up a legal union as Mike The Bear had suggested, and sought out a church that sanctions homosexual marriages, and gone through with what ever ceremony they chose, I would have congratulated him.
Fact of the matter is, That was my response when a lesbian couple announced to some friends and I that they had done exactly that.