Pat Oliphant by Pat Oliphant

Pat Oliphant

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  1. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Looks like, for these 2, it may require a coin flip. But looking closer, No, can’t be sure.
    I think either one would be fine. At least she didn’t freak out.
    I think they have just as much rights to marriage as anyone else.

  2. jnik23260

    jnik23260 said, over 2 years ago

    I guess the one with the bouquet is the wife!

  3. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Darlin’, the names are Kim and Lynn. You pick.

  4. Ransom D Stone

    Ransom D Stone said, over 2 years ago

    As long as the money is good………………….

  5. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Ransom D Stone

    Drive through the Midwest and talk to a lot of the “folks” and you will see a very different reaction. Most are far from sanguine on this issue.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Just another insult. Comes easily to those who are supported in their hate. It needs to end.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Maybe Mr. Oliphant understands with whom he is speaking of here and that it wasn’t an error.

  8. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 2 years ago

    People like you said the same thing about mixed-race marriages fifty years ago.

  9. ducarol

    ducarol said, over 2 years ago

    If you get married in a church, you have to sign papers and file them with your county in order for the state to recognize your marriage. That’s because there are TWO parts to marriage, the sacrament and the contract. The State has no business messing with the sacrament, and any church can forbid same-sex marriage to its congregants. But by the same token, the churches have no business messing with the administration of the contract, which is what the State recognizes and regulates. There’s no point in the government denying same-sex couples the same right of contract as anyone else, because in America we have religious freedom, though I realize a lot of folks on the right object to anyone thinking differently from them.

  10. neuturn

    neuturn said, over 2 years ago

    We will all stand before Our God one day and Our God will let us know how we did in our lives. Hate the actions, but love the person. Judge not, lest ye be judged. Did we live by his rules or those of the World? I don’t know how God feels about the GLBT community other than to say he loves us.

  11. StCleve72

    StCleve72 said, over 2 years ago

    Part I Growing up in the fifties and sixties, I became aware that there were men and women who were sexually attracted to those of the same sex. I never actually knew anybody who was openly homosexual, it was still very much “in the closet” in those days. I was confronted directly with the issue when my life took me to New Hope, Pa where I lived for a year. It was and is a very gay friendly town and the straight people there were tolerant and never was heard a discouraging word, at least not by me. Like the other straight people I knew there, I was tolerant, but I didn’t understand gayness.
    One afternoon I had an epiphany, an awakening. I was sitting on my front porch when two men walked by holding hands. Suddenly I had a flash of insight and it was that a gay man, when encountering another man that he finds attractive, gets the same feeling that I get when I see an attractive woman. This was a stunning moment of realization for me. Well, I suppose it’s just a difference in their brains I was forced to conclude, but although this explanation satisfied me, I just for the life of me couldn’t imagine having that kind of feeling for another man. Thirty five years later I still can’t.

  12. StCleve72

    StCleve72 said, over 2 years ago

    Part II So now I had an understanding at the most visceral level about gayness. Nothing in the world could possible make me feel that type of feeling for another man and conversely, I reasoned, nothing could entice a gay man to feel the way I felt when I saw an attractive female. From that moment on I became a supporter of gay rights and an opponent of any idea that there was a “cure” for homosexuality. It is not a disease, it’s just another way that humans differ, another variety and one that brings more diversity and richness to our world. After hearing the ideas of different people on the subject, I now had my own viewpoint based on my own experience; homosexuality is not a perversion, it’s a variation.
    I’m now addressing myself to anyone reading this who is homophobic and who hasn’t had their own realization about gay people, who sees them as either threatening, or sinful, or just disgusting and hateful: Think back real hard to the moment when you chose your sexuality. Remember, (this is for men) that day when you suddenly looked around and saw men and women and said to yourself; “who should I find sexually attractive? Hmmm. Should I go for men, or should I go for women? Well, let me see, if I choose men I’m going to face a lot of persecution, hate, discrimination, yeah, who needs that, I’ll choose to be attracted to women.” You don’t remember that moment you say? Well of course not because it doesn’t happen like that, does it? If you were like the majority of men, you were attracted to women and that was that, right? No reason for it, it just happened that way.

  13. StCleve72

    StCleve72 said, over 2 years ago

    Part III So for you to hate, discriminate against, and ridicule or harm those who like you had no choice in their sexual preference is irrational and inhuman, so get off it! To deny gay people their full human rights or to fear that they will try to “recruit” children to their “lifestyle,” is inane and evil. Nobody could have ever recruited me or any other straight man to feel attracted to men in a sexual way.
    Enjoy your sexuality and allow others to enjoy theirs and let’s all live together and enjoy the amazing diversity that life has provided. Gay people have made great contributions to our world and will continue to do so and you are not forced to watch, contemplate, or join in their sexual lives, so grow up and turn your energies to positive pursuits, not to denying others their human and civil rights.

  14. californicated1

    californicated1 said, over 2 years ago

    @ducarol

    And besides that, what business is it of anybody else to decide how two people get together and create their family and get it recognized as a family under state laws and administration?

    And that is also part of the argument here that is getting squelched by all this nonsense over “same-sex-marriage” and “gay marriage” or whatever anybody derisively wants to call the relationship.

    And if we allow the state to continue recognizing one family legally by its components, a husband and wife, while denying other families the right to exist legally because the components are nothing more than a spouse and another spouse, regardless of the gender that each of these people may hold, then all the law is doing here is hurting families and what rights they may have under the law, from visitation rights in hospitals to even the rights of inheritance when one of the spouses passes away and the surviving spouse may be denied the rights to keep the family home that they set up with their loved one and raised their family in.

    And that is the problem with The Law as it is set up here in Cacophonia, a “community property” state in this Union.

    And when people argue over “same-sex-marriage” or “gay marriage”—or even substitute the word “unions” or “civil unions” for “marriage”—the thing they sometimes argue over is what creates and destroys families and the fact of the matter is, there is more than one way to create a family out there, but only one way to get that family legally recognized and protected while other families out there that were created but do not meet the legal criteria of a man and his wife as the foundational component do not get the same legal recognition and protection, even though they are families, too.

    And that is the crux of the matter—do we allow one type of family out there to have the full legal rights and protection under the law while we let other types of families out there struggle because they do not meet the legal criteria for marriage?

    And California can not have it both ways.

  15. phperry

    phperry said, over 2 years ago

    @Wabbit

    They have the right to get married in all 50 states

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