Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, over 2 years ago

    Let it go, Mark. Let it go.

  2. Buzza Wuzza

    Buzza Wuzza said, over 2 years ago

    really funny

  3. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, over 2 years ago

    Sorry, Mark. No prenuptial.

  4. mrbribery

    mrbribery said, over 2 years ago

    Oh Mark, that will happen in the future, but it will do you no good.

  5. MiepR

    MiepR said, over 2 years ago

    One of the most important issues is about adoption. If you live in a state where you cannot adopt children unless you are married, even civil unions will do you no good. This is sad what with all of the orphans and otherwise abandoned children who are doomed to be thrown out on the street when they come of age. Hoosexuals don’t abuse kids any more than heterosexuals do, and deserve to have the opportunity to be loving parents for these lost kids.

  6. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 2 years ago

    @MiepR

    I hadn’t thought of that – it’s a good point (doesn’t arise, as far as I know, in the UK, where marriage isn’t a pre-requisite for adoption, though a stable relationship is preferred, I believe)

  7. rne

    rne said, over 2 years ago

    The carpets have probably aged a lot too!

  8. roctor

    roctor said, over 2 years ago

    Marriage is not the definition of a stable relationship.

  9. The Nihilist

    The Nihilist said, over 2 years ago

    and the lawyer’s shall reap the profits from an entirely new segment of people in the practice of family law.

  10. ChasOldMan

    ChasOldMan said, over 2 years ago

    As a lawyer, I can’t wait for gay marriage! Please, do it!

  11. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Mark is still getting dirt out of the carpets.

  12. Larry

    Larry said, over 2 years ago

    I do not believe in gay marriage. Actually, I don’t believe in marriage at all. Three time loser.

  13. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 2 years ago

    @roctor

    You misunderstand me. I did not mean that marriage is necessarily stable, or the only acceptable. What I meant was that if the adopters are unmarried, whatever their sexual inclination, any relationships that they are involved in have stood the test of time and are steady. Most children up for adoption have had more than enough disruption and abandonment in their lives. (And yes, I know, any relationship can break down, these things can’t be predicted etc etc etc – but it’s important to do the best that can be done, and none of us are clairvoyant).

  14. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 2 years ago

    @Larry

    Crikey! You are either very unfortunate, have appalling taste in women or are a nightmare to live with. (Or all three).
    However, I salute your optimism – shame it’s been knocked out of you

  15. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 2 years ago

    Back in the 18th century, Samuel Johnson called a second marriage, “The triumph of hope over experience.”

    For me, my second marriage has been a big success. Sixteen years together, eleven of them married, and going strong. And I’m even on good, even friendly, terms with my first wife.

    In my state, the GOP got through an amendment to the state constitution banned same-sex marriage, which would be bad enough, but I suspect most voters didn’t think much beyond that. For the amendment also bans civil unions, partnerships, or anything analogous to marriage in any way, the state refusing to recognize any rights or claims based on any relationship other than legal marriage. If the amendment were taken seriously, and enforce consistently, it would eliminate “palimony” and undercut the rights of many heterosexual but unmarried couples. But of course it won’t be enforced except to deny gay couples legal rights.

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