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  1. Profile photo of fk
    fk Male 70 & Over
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    November 18, 2010 at 2:50 pm
    Link: How Gay Couples Have To Get Married In The US - Technicalities FTW!
  2. Profile photo of SheepysGirl
    SheepysGirl Female 18-29
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    November 18, 2010 at 3:09 pm
    Wouldn`t they have to have had a Canadian marriage license?
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    TangoDexx Male 18-29
    158 posts
    November 18, 2010 at 3:10 pm
    Awwww ^^
  4. Profile photo of startech
    startech Male 30-39
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    November 18, 2010 at 3:19 pm
    Gross... gays...
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    SheepysGirl Female 18-29
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    November 18, 2010 at 3:20 pm
    Fail startech :P
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2010 at 3:24 pm
    So, I guess the priest was flying with them too
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 18, 2010 at 3:33 pm
    startech "Gross...gays..."

    Gross? Well it depends on how you do it.
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    chrunchy Male 30-39
    77 posts
    November 18, 2010 at 3:34 pm
    Well, you see, the Supreme court of Canada (the place where they all wear beaver pelts on their heads) came down with a decision about 300 years ago that stated all persons have a right to marry. Problem was that Women were not recognised as legal persons until 133 years ago.
    This presented a bit of a problem, seeing that most of the men were hetrosexual but were not allowed to legally marry women. Yet the Licensing Dam (kinda like a registrar) would not allow two Men to marry each other.
    The Beaver-wearing Judges of the Supreme court (all 4.5 of them) rectified the situation by declaring the practice of requiring marriage licences unconstitutional, therefore allowing men and women to marry. This had the side effect of allowing two people to simply declare that they want to be married three times and present each other with Moose Horns and then they`re official.

    Divorce, however, requires the sacrifice of a toe.
  9. Profile photo of LunarMoon
    LunarMoon Female 13-17
    217 posts
    November 18, 2010 at 3:43 pm
    Crunchy is right. That`s how it works.

    Sometimes there`s a broom involved.
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    chrunchy Male 30-39
    77 posts
    November 18, 2010 at 3:47 pm
    LunarMoon, I would sooo steal your avatar if it weren`t forbidden by the high priestess of Canuckistan...
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    November 18, 2010 at 3:48 pm
    You can get a marriage license in a state that allows it (like, say, Massachusetts) and then have the marriage ceremony in your home state (like, say, Texas) if you want to. Then your marriage is legal but you don`t have to go to some far away place for the ceremony.
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    prettymaryk Female 18-29
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    November 18, 2010 at 3:51 pm
    @startech- gross...ignorance.
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2010 at 3:54 pm
    lol I love Canada
  14. Profile photo of Finwicket
    Finwicket Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2010 at 3:54 pm
    Mile High Wedding
  15. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    November 18, 2010 at 3:56 pm
    Crunchy and LunarMoon, Please tell us more.
  16. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    November 18, 2010 at 3:58 pm
    Would that actually work in a legal sense, i.e. would their marriage be legally recognised when they got home?
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    frajola Female 18-29
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    November 18, 2010 at 4:00 pm
    That must`ve been awesome!
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    rexiebun Female 18-29
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    November 18, 2010 at 4:01 pm
    Angelmassb: "So, I guess the priest was flying with them too"

    No. Priests are Catholic, Catholics do not allow gay marriage. It was either a minister of a denomination that does or some other official.
    Catholics are about as anti-gay marriage as it is possible to be.
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    architrex Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2010 at 4:03 pm
    This is complete bull. When you depart from a country, the plane is the sovereign territory of that country. Technically, you are still in the USA if you leave from say LAX until the moment that the wheels of the plane touch down on the runway of another country.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    November 18, 2010 at 4:06 pm
    (Canadian) Divorce, however, requires the sacrifice of a toe.
    A toe? I WISH! It cost me my left nut!
    Suddenly... I`m not half the man I used to be...
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    raiin Female 18-29
    293 posts
    November 18, 2010 at 4:11 pm
    No. Priests are Catholic, Catholics do not allow gay marriage. It was either a minister of a denomination that does or some other official.
    Catholics are about as anti-gay marriage as it is possible to be.


    so a priest touching an altar boy isn`t gay?
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    daniellee_x Female 18-29
    451 posts
    November 18, 2010 at 4:16 pm
    omg, that is so awesome.
  23. Profile photo of Vindictive
    Vindictive Female 18-29
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    November 18, 2010 at 4:21 pm
    Ugh. I can see some homophobic fight about to happen. "B`AWWWW BEING GAY IS BAD AND FOR SOME REASON I FEEL THE NEED TO STOP PEOPLE FROM LIVING IN A WAY THAT DOESN`T AFFECT ME AT ALL."
  24. Profile photo of thubanstar
    thubanstar Female 50-59
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    November 18, 2010 at 4:26 pm
    : ) Hope it`s true.
  25. Profile photo of chrunchy
    chrunchy Male 30-39
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    November 18, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    5Cats - didn`t you know that you could have substituted a pair of Grizzly testicles? Of course, you have to harvest them yourself. This is a relatively new development of course - you might not have received the notification.

    (Mail in Canada is well known to be unreliable, as the Elk that the "Crown`s Delivery Servitude" are finicky at best. Many letters have been delivered half-eaten and sticky (sticky as the only food that Elk eat are called "Beaver Tails" - no, not real tails of beavers - they are actually pastries inflated with maple syrup). Also, at Christmastime, half are drafted by the Santa Squad leaving the traditional greeting cards to actually be delivered halfway through June.)

    The procedure for harvesting the testicles is quite complicated as well - and requires (yes actually) a broom, a bone from a grandparent, three triple-A batteries and a Kilt (no underwear allowed.)
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    hammerdrop Male 13-17
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    November 18, 2010 at 4:36 pm
    @Vindictive
    Yep, that`s their argument.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    November 18, 2010 at 4:42 pm
    That`s pretty sneaky and clever. I`m a little surprised that the pilot was able to do it, unless he normally goes that way or was close enough to veer off course without being noticed on radar.
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    November 18, 2010 at 4:44 pm
    So... Anyone who asks a plane to divert from its flightpath is a Terrorist and jailed for 900 years, UNLESS they`re gay? Talk about equal rights!
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    Kirakid Female 18-29
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    November 18, 2010 at 4:47 pm
    Awww. :`D
  30. Profile photo of Delos
    Delos Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2010 at 5:05 pm
    I wonder if how well this works... I mean, is it honored when they get home? Further, I can imagine a lot a drama over this, which is just a shame...
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2010 at 5:05 pm
    that was pretty awesome of the captain.
  32. Profile photo of B-b-beccah
    B-b-beccah Female 18-29
    668 posts
    November 18, 2010 at 5:08 pm
    Canada. Wud up.
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    littlepete50 Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2010 at 5:15 pm
    Pretty damn cool :)
  34. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32770 posts
    November 18, 2010 at 5:21 pm
    @chrunchy, nope I didn`t get that memo, but it was still worth it to get rid of 190 pounds of n_gging fat!
    Mail deliver IS terrible in Canada! I just today I got a flyer asking me to vote for Pierre Trudeau! That frog*ssed fascist!

    so a priest touching an altar boy isn`t gay?
    It`s still GAY, but OK with the Vatican as long as they`re not married (to each other...).
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    Xerasia Female 18-29
    1181 posts
    November 18, 2010 at 5:21 pm
    jeez Lionhart2, for an island full of criminals you guys are sure unforgiving...
  36. Profile photo of Vannak
    Vannak Male 13-17
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    November 18, 2010 at 5:25 pm
    drat Yea
  37. Profile photo of jendrian
    jendrian Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2010 at 5:30 pm
    Lionheart wrote: So... Anyone who asks a plane to divert from its flightpath is a Terrorist and jailed for 900 years, UNLESS they`re gay? Talk about equal rights!

    I guess it`s in the asking part
  38. Profile photo of November_Rai
    November_Rai Male 30-39
    319 posts
    November 18, 2010 at 5:33 pm
    Awesome. Or maybe Awwsome.
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    Crucible Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2010 at 5:44 pm
    There is no way this would work. Cute story, but totally unfeasible
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2010 at 5:54 pm
    Canada FTW! I don`t know if this is real. I suspect if it was, it would be all over our news and thus I would already know about it. I donno...
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    Qwertyuiop95 Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2010 at 5:57 pm
    Er, Lionhart, I guess you didn`t consider the fact that they were flying from Oregon or Michigan or somewhere like that? So they would naturally go over Canada anyway in their flightpath?
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    zoltrix_the Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2010 at 5:59 pm
    Gentlemen.
  43. Profile photo of chrunchy
    chrunchy Male 30-39
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    November 18, 2010 at 6:09 pm
    5Cats, When I first read your last post the thought I had was "Dam he`s got some big balls!" Then I realized you`re talking about your wife...
  44. Profile photo of ChickODee
    ChickODee Female 18-29
    152 posts
    November 18, 2010 at 6:19 pm
    Awh, that`s adorable~
    I hope this is legit =3
  45. Profile photo of Xerasia
    Xerasia Female 18-29
    1181 posts
    November 18, 2010 at 6:32 pm
    lol @chrunchy. so wait, are you saying his wife is a dude?
  46. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32770 posts
    November 18, 2010 at 6:37 pm
    X_x My balls, er, ball isn`t ugly! Nore does it nag, lolz!
    (ps: this story cannot be true, but is kinda cute. Perhaps the Captain of the airplane married them, like a ship`s Captain whilst at sea?)
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    BadLama Male 18-29
    37 posts
    November 18, 2010 at 7:29 pm
    Technically this doesn`t work since the airplane is still American soil no matter what land is under it.
  48. Profile photo of Kaagan
    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2010 at 7:48 pm
    and how is the pilot not a terrorist now?
  49. Profile photo of lerie
    lerie Female 18-29
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    November 18, 2010 at 7:57 pm
    Not married, the plane is US soil. Sorry.
  50. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
    2033 posts
    November 18, 2010 at 8:00 pm
    Uh, since it is a US-US flight, the plane remains US territory. So gay marriage still isn`t legal.

    Fake tweet is fake.
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    handeman77 Male 40-49
    240 posts
    November 18, 2010 at 8:10 pm
    Gross
  52. Profile photo of Tekno
    Tekno Female 30-39
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    November 18, 2010 at 8:37 pm
    Awesome!
  53. Profile photo of gothmo
    gothmo Female 18-29
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    November 18, 2010 at 9:10 pm
    aw, real or not, that`s cute.
  54. Profile photo of tridirk
    tridirk Male 50-59
    313 posts
    November 18, 2010 at 9:12 pm
    ah.... That`s sweet. Thanks Captain, and thank you to our neighbor`s to the North.
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    TSMurphy Male 13-17
    24 posts
    November 18, 2010 at 9:30 pm
    A better way to do this is just to go into international waters. No laws out there folks.
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    simim23 Female 18-29
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    November 18, 2010 at 9:40 pm
    "This is complete bull. When you depart from a country, the plane is the sovereign territory of that country. Technically, you are still in the USA if you leave from say LAX until the moment that the wheels of the plane touch down on the runway of another country."

    What if the plane had to temporarily stop in another country? Say they had to land in Toronto briefly. Would the flight from Toronto to NYC then be Canadian soil, therefore legal?
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    bananajojo Female 18-29
    1401 posts
    November 18, 2010 at 10:50 pm
    don`t have to do that around here. gay marriage is legal
  58. Profile photo of EdiMesic
    EdiMesic Male 18-29
    594 posts
    November 18, 2010 at 11:30 pm
    Awww, that is so cute. Made my day. : ]
  59. Profile photo of deathbringer
    deathbringer Male 18-29
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    November 19, 2010 at 1:44 am
    Cute post, but irrelevant here. drating love my blue state.
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    CmdrBittles Female 18-29
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    November 19, 2010 at 1:50 am
    Everyone give a w00t w00t for love! :)
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    fatex52986 Male 18-29
    1129 posts
    November 19, 2010 at 4:00 am
    honestly... who gives a F*ck.... i could care less.... and then my government puts four loko above things like war... terrorism.... poverty... why the f*ck do i pay taxes... 12 people in washington state went to the hospital because of four loko supposedly... im sure there were 10 fold people who went to the hospital for alcohol poisoning for normal booze like whiskey and tequila and beer and sh*t... pathetic.... our government has nothing better to do.. nothing at all. sometimes i wonder why i vote.. why i care... f*ck this this.. son of a b*tch..
  62. Profile photo of Musuko42
    Musuko42 Male 18-29
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    November 19, 2010 at 4:24 am
    @fatex52986

    Does the nurse know you`ve escaped the home?
  63. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    November 19, 2010 at 4:47 am
    "What if the plane had to temporarily stop in another country? Say they had to land in Toronto briefly. Would the flight from Toronto to NYC then be Canadian soil, therefore legal?"

    If the flight made an emergency stop in another country, but the destination and departure was in the US, then until you step off the plane, you are subject to US law. Soooooooooooooo.
  64. Profile photo of kairobert
    kairobert Male 18-29
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    November 19, 2010 at 5:25 am
    They circumvented the ignorant.
  65. Profile photo of ruthless1990
    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    November 19, 2010 at 6:39 am
    @musuko42
    WIN
  66. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    November 19, 2010 at 6:55 am
    think that it would still be American laws on-board the plane because it`s an American plane... and I`m guessing that it was from a American city to New York so the drated up law would still count...
  67. Profile photo of chewb
    chewb Male 30-39
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    November 19, 2010 at 8:07 am
    all you smart guys who claim to know which nation`s law applies: how do you overcome /lex loci delicti/? is there any jurisdictional component of the Tokyo Convention that supersedes Canadian sovereignty of the airspace over their nation? Do you even know what ICAO stands for? Does it hurt when you pull legal arguments out of your arse or are you used to that by now?
  68. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    November 19, 2010 at 8:43 am
    +internets to chewb.
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    November 19, 2010 at 11:22 am
    Well I guess if it works. Do what you gotta do.
  70. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    November 19, 2010 at 1:25 pm
    No chewb...

    If a plane leaves from Spain bound for NY, and a mother gives birth in the air over US soil, is that child American? NOPE! It is Spanish.

    THEREFORE, if a gay couple leaves from NYC bound for LA, and gets married over Canadian soil, THEY ARE STILL IN AMERICA.
  71. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    November 19, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    Departure country/state/city laws apply at all times.

    Until you step foot off of the plane.
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    GRadde Male 18-29
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    November 19, 2010 at 1:59 pm
    >auburnjunky
    ...and in that case also with the exception of the military. Simply flying your airforce into another country`s airspace, even for a short while for, say, a reconnaissance mission, will cause diplomatic issues if you don`t have the other country`s permission to do so.
  73. Profile photo of chewb
    chewb Male 30-39
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    November 19, 2010 at 4:11 pm
    @auburnjunky- who told you this? why did you believe it?
  74. Profile photo of chewb
    chewb Male 30-39
    22 posts
    November 19, 2010 at 4:14 pm
    these don`t have to be rhetorical questions. I`m not claiming to know the answer. I`m actually curious and simply don`t have time to look it up.

    anyhow, typing in all caps does not impart authority to your post. if you really know the answer you could convince me in an appropriate fashion, i.e. with citation. until such time I remain convinced that you do not.
  75. Profile photo of Delos
    Delos Male 18-29
    205 posts
    November 19, 2010 at 4:51 pm
    A west-bound plane leaves New York traveling at a... oh, um... never mind?
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    November 19, 2010 at 8:27 pm
    Wow, what a good effort by the captain!
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    spanerbulb Male 30-39
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    November 20, 2010 at 2:34 am
    Ah the US, so forward thinking in some ways but still in the middle ages in others. Just let gays marry FFS, they are humans too!
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    ROK9 Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2010 at 11:05 am
    LOLZ
  79. Profile photo of Wai-Yu
    Wai-Yu Female 13-17
    246 posts
    November 20, 2010 at 10:31 pm
    ... isn`t same-sex marriage legal in new york?
  80. Profile photo of dielaughing
    dielaughing Female 13-17
    129 posts
    November 21, 2010 at 11:42 pm
    Nice of the Captin, but sad and disappointing that they even had to do it in the first place.

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