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When is adultery not adultry...

Woody

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Appentartly when you are a woman having an affair with another woman....

LESBIAN AFFAIR NOT CONSIDERED ADULTERY

By Brian Hodges

Bi-curious housewives all over this nation breathed a sigh of relief last week. They have just been given the freedom to explore their blossoming sexuality in a guilt-free, consequence-free environment. No, this isn’t the plot to some late-night Cinemax flick. On November 7, in a move that Bill Clinton could be proud of, the New Hampshire Supreme Court voted 3-2 that when a woman cheats on her husband with another woman, it is not considered adultery.

According to an article in New Hampshire’s Union Leader, "The decision reversed a Lebanon Family Court’s finding allowing David G. Blanchflower of Hanover to allege fault against his wife, Sian Blanchflower, for carrying on a ‘continuing adulterous affair’ with a woman… The ruling may have monetary consequences for David Blanchflower because he cannot use adultery to prove fault against his wife in the divorce." New Hampshire state law defines "adultery" as "sexual intercourse outside of marriage."

Webster’s Dictionary defines "sexual intercourse" as requiring a male and a female organ. Justice Joseph P. Nadeau backed up the court’s decision, stating that according to the law, adultery "clearly can only take place between persons of the opposite gender." Clearly. Sure. Whatever you say Joe. Once again, common sense apparently has no place in the law. Lanea Witkus, lawyer for Mrs. Blanchflower and her lesbian lover, Robin Mayer said, "It is a good decision… The court is following the law as it was written." As it was written? As it was written? Excuse me, but have we all forgotten that this law was written two hundred years ago at a time when oral sex and sodomy were still considered criminal acts in New Hampshire?

"The way the law was written," Ms. Witkus, your clients wouldn’t be worrying about divorce, because they’d be on their way to jail. Jennifer Levi, an attorney for Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) breathed a formal sigh of relief for the gay community because the ruling was based solely on the law, and that the justices did not deny that "gay and lesbian relationships are significant and important." According to Levi, "In my eyes, that was the greatest concern of this case – that the court would not be understanding of gay and lesbian relationships."

That was the greatest concern of this case? Are you serious? Is the gay community so agenda oriented that that is the greatest concern in this case? Not the fact that a marriage fell apart due to infidelity? Not the fact that a woman committed the ultimate act of betrayal and then hid behind that very act – for financial gain? Ms. Levi, the defendants in this case have only hurt your cause, regardless of whether the outcome was decided based on law or prejudice.

And your apparent lack of compassion for anything and anybody that does not further your agenda boggles my mind. Boy… What can I say New Hampshire? Just… Wow. I mean… Wow. Seriously, what are you people trying to do over there? Are you just making sure we don’t forget about you? I understand tourism is down after your little face fell off the mountain, but really now. I don’t think this is the solution to draw people back. Somehow, I just don’t see tourists flocking to the Concord courthouse, taking pictures and saying, "See that kids.

That’s where it all started. That’s where it became okay for your mom to completely dyke-out on us." (snap) Okay, all kidding aside I really do sympathize with the judges. I know a law is a law and you can’t just change it midstream. I hate it when people try to do that too. (cough) hangingchads. But please, stop burying your head in the sand, fix the law, make it clearer or broader or whatever you have to do. Just fix it. brian@hey-guess-what.com
 

annec

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It's not adultery if superkennyk can fuck over Dave Barter from Australia's skanky girlfriend for stealing his girlfriend's watch.
 
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kmac

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A court in Canada just ruled the opposite way, although I can't recall the province or which newspaper I read it in. I read it today though.
 

Krzysiu

TRIBE Member
I had a great argument with someone who said that lesbians and homosexuals don't have sex because they don't the pair of sexual organs required.

I argued that lesbians have sex all the time, its just really boring.
 

Krzysiu

TRIBE Member
it was a JOKE!! you know I'll forever be jealous of the divine sisterhood, standing out in the cold, looking in... *touches window pane* open your heart to me, shannon, I'm so very cold.
 
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Liquidity

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Woody said:
But please, stop burying your head in the sand, fix the law, make it clearer or broader or whatever you have to do. Just fix it.
this is the only part of the editorial that made sense to me...
 

Lysistrata

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Krzysiu said:
I had a great argument with someone who said that lesbians and homosexuals don't have sex because they don't the pair of sexual organs required.

I argued that lesbians have sex all the time, its just really boring.
for a long time the catholic church said that homosexuality was a sin... amongst men. amongst women it didn't really exist because 'sex' needed penetration.

this was before the undeniable existence of dildos, and i guess fingers don't count. then again, church people had been putting their fingers up young girls for years: but only far enough to ensure that the hymen was still entact and the girl was tus marriagable.
 

nusty

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Lysistrata said:
for a long time the catholic church said that homosexuality was a sin... amongst men. amongst women it didn't really exist because 'sex' needed penetration.

this was before the undeniable existence of dildos, and i guess fingers don't count. then again, church people had been putting their fingers up young girls for years: but only far enough to ensure that the hymen was still entact and the girl was tus marriagable.
how romantic.
 

NemIsis

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So if a member of a lesbian couple strays with another woman, it isn't cheating?

I know a few woman who would argue that.
 
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