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AP To Use ‘Husband, Wife’ Regardless Of Sexual Orientation
TPM ^ | Thursday February 21, 2013 | Pema Levy

Posted on 02/21/2013 2:40:27 PM PST by Salman

Edited on 02/21/2013 2:43:33 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

The Associated Press on Thursday updated its stylebook so that married individuals will be referred to as husband and wife, regardless of whether they are in a same-sex marriage. The change comes a week after the AP received criticism for an internal memo designating the word "partners" for individuals in same-sex marriages.


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1 posted on 02/21/2013 2:40:38 PM PST by Salman
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To: Salman

So, who’s the “husband” and who’s the “wife?”

You can’t have two “yin’s” or two “yang’s.”


2 posted on 02/21/2013 2:44:10 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Salman

“Husband” and “wife” will now be synonymous?


3 posted on 02/21/2013 2:45:21 PM PST by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Salman

how do you tell which is which; AP is stupid


4 posted on 02/21/2013 2:45:41 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Salman

As if anyone gives a smelly Obama about anything the AP says anymore.


5 posted on 02/21/2013 2:46:08 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: fwdude
You can’t have two “yin’s” or two “yang’s.”

I know that and you know that, but ...

6 posted on 02/21/2013 2:46:23 PM PST by Salman
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To: fwdude

It’s like a garden hose...
You can’t connect two male end fittings or two female end fittings and not have a leak......


7 posted on 02/21/2013 2:48:01 PM PST by matginzac
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To: Salman

Time to toss my AP Stylebook!


8 posted on 02/21/2013 2:51:33 PM PST by MomofMarine
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To: Salman

Since when does AP get to determine words don’t mean what they actually mean?

Blatantly using language improperly, deliberately, to push an agenda.

What version of the Newspeak Dicionary are these people using?


9 posted on 02/21/2013 2:51:33 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
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10 posted on 02/21/2013 2:59:14 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Salman; All

The AP style book has to be exposed as a goebles tool of the left.

it establishes what is or is not crimethink laws.

There is no homosexual based marriage in a supermajority of the states and thus the style book is wrong in most states. In fact in some states forms that state otherwise or LEGAL DOCUMENTS that state otherwise are a crime.


11 posted on 02/21/2013 3:07:05 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Salman

Ahhhh? Isn’t ‘spouse’ a perfectly good non sexual specific word???

These dirtbags just do this kind of thing to piss off normal people.


12 posted on 02/21/2013 3:08:33 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Salman

Pitcher and Catcher aren’t politically correct.


13 posted on 02/21/2013 3:28:16 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: matginzac

It’s like a garden hose...
You can’t connect two male end fittings or two female end fittings and not have a leak......

You can but you gotta use a whole roll of duct tape and it looks really ugly...


14 posted on 02/21/2013 3:31:35 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Vaquero
Ahhhh? Isn’t ‘spouse’ a perfectly good non sexual specific word???

BUT it is all about the sex -THAT is the only thing that differentiates the perverts from the normal people. Actually, the term disordered sex partner would be more appropriate.

15 posted on 02/21/2013 3:36:02 PM PST by DBeers (†)
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To: Salman

I think AP needs more criticism. A husband is a male. A wife is a female.

Is it becoming obvious that same sex attraction isn’t normal and is most likely curable.


16 posted on 02/21/2013 3:54:26 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Salman

Well, how speshul....NOT!!


17 posted on 02/21/2013 3:57:26 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: LUV W

The sodomite that takes it in the anus will be the “wife”.
We are fallen so far into the pits of depravity there is no hope for this nation. God will return soon and put an end to all this wickedness. I am ashamed of that this country has became.


18 posted on 02/21/2013 4:06:48 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: Salman
i guess Thing 1 and Thing 2 is out of the question...
19 posted on 02/21/2013 4:07:19 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Salman

So Lincoln was supposed to have said

http://timpanogos.wordpress.com/2007/05/23/lincoln-quote-sourced-calfs-tail-not-dogs-tail/

If you call a calf’s tail a leg how many legs does it have?

The answer is, of course, 4, because as Lincoln pointed out, calling a thing something other than what it is doesn’t make it that thing.


20 posted on 02/21/2013 4:13:53 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: NKP_Vet

I am ashamed that it has sunk to this low, but there are still good people who haven’t compromised their morals, and I take comfort in that. God will prevail in the end...though it might be after a bath of fire first.


21 posted on 02/21/2013 4:17:13 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Vaquero
Ahhhh? Isn’t ‘spouse’ a perfectly good non sexual specific word?

and how does that help bring down society? They have to corrupt the language and everything else.

They have a plan

1. Destroy Society

2. ???

3. Utopia

22 posted on 02/21/2013 4:18:48 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: LUV W

Now the sodomite-in-chief is trying to strongarm the Supreme Court to rule against real marriage and say anything goes. If they do, we are done as a nation and will surely go the way of Sodom and Gomorrah and Rome, and it’s not going to be very long. The nuclear family is the bedrock of civilization and a man having anal sex with another man is nothing in the world but an abomination and sin against God. A crime against nation and a sin against God.


23 posted on 02/21/2013 4:24:20 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: fwdude
So, who’s the “husband” and who’s the “wife?”

I believe it will work like this:
hetero: husband and wife
homo: husband and husband
lesbian: wife and wife

This has the benefit of working for threesomes and higher numbers as society continues to decay.

24 posted on 02/21/2013 4:34:48 PM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Salman

This reminds me of an old PLAYBOY cartoon from 46 years ago.

A black student goes home to introduce his wife to the parents. The mother is crying on the dad’s shoulders.

The black son says, “But-Mom, I told you my wife was white!”

The “wife” was a simpering little white boy.


25 posted on 02/21/2013 4:46:41 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( Too old to cut the mustard any more.)
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To: 1010RD; Salman
If, by its very definition, the marriage is not a union of one man and one woman, why is the "marriage" of man to a man or a "marriage" of woman to a woman isn't a discrimination against "marriage" of several people who may or may not be all "married" to each other or persons outside of any given "marriage"?

Marriage has not been defined in Constitution only because for thousands of years it meant only one thing and it would be too stupid to try and define it [as anything other than a union between a man and a woman]. Just because the definition of marriage is not in the Constitution, it's only for a reason that it couldn't be defined as anything else.

If the "marriage" is to be redefined (by Supreme Court and/or legislators) as "constitutional," why then should it be redefined to only include two people, regardless of sex? That is not "progressive" - that is descendence into the stone age.

If "marriage" doesn't mean "one man and one woman" then it doesn't mean "two people" either. In fact, it then means nothing at all except a legal arrangement for getting special benefits from the government - something that government can grant regardless of marriage status to one, two or a group of people, e.g., corporations, business partners, or other legal civic entities.

To define the institution of marriage be anything else than what it meant up to now means discrimination against the groups of people who want to be "married" to each other and/or several other partners (of either sex).

Certainly gives a new meaning of "extended family." Somebody or organizations should file civil rights discrimination lawsuits in those states where the homosexual "marriage" has been declared legal. Maybe then the people who have been confused by the "same-sex marriage" campaigns and now feel that it's "compassionate" or that there is nothing wrong with redefinition of marriage, start thinking through the consequences and the logical end-game of such developments, and cheapening or the meaningless of their own marriage in the future.

26 posted on 02/21/2013 5:20:11 PM PST by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: Salman

How do they know which guy bends over. Or conversely how do they know which woman is nicknamed Butch? Orwell was perhaps the most prescient man that ever lived.


27 posted on 02/21/2013 5:28:15 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07
How do they know which guy bends over. ...

They don't. It's really just a question of following the ad hoc usage of any given homo couple AP might be reporting on.

This is not a story about what homos do with each other.

It's a story about a news agency attempting psychological manipulation of the public.

28 posted on 02/21/2013 6:31:41 PM PST by Salman
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To: GeronL

So the leftist MSM are underpants gnomes. Bout right.


29 posted on 02/21/2013 6:40:44 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Salman

It was said in jest. Evidently, Red Skelton I’m not.


30 posted on 02/21/2013 6:52:49 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Salman

I make it easy on myself and refer to each as the husbian. It’s sort of all-encompassing, yes?


31 posted on 02/21/2013 8:58:18 PM PST by TXBlair (We will not forget Benghazi, Mister Prez.)
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To: Salman
husband/wife = pitcher/catcher. It probably depends on the day of the week. Look for the one with the smile.
32 posted on 02/22/2013 4:33:33 AM PST by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: GeronL

“They have a plan”

You forgot the first step:

0.5: Seize the guns.


33 posted on 02/22/2013 4:38:02 AM PST by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: CutePuppy; Salman

Excellent and thoughtful commentary. Consequences are something liberals leave up to others. They’re bumper-sticker thinkers and their intellectuals lie.

Every homosexual activist knows that the next step is transexuals, transvestites and pedophiles recognized as “normal”. I love your line linking this thinking with its counterpart in the history of human civilization - it is truly a return to the Stone Age.

Your point about government benefits being granted outside of a redefinition of marriage is spot on, but that’s not their goal. It was supposed to be solved with civil unions, which we have here in Illinois. Civil unions were just a step in their war against Nature and Nature’s Law - they want homosexuality to be normal.

They’re deeply psychological and they feel flawed. This drives them to try to be “normal” and claim all that normalcy brings. It won’t bring them peace. They aren’t feeling crazy because society won’t accept them. They’re simply feeling crazy because their lifestyle is crazy and mentally unhealthy.


34 posted on 02/22/2013 5:33:19 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: matginzac

It’s like a garden hose...
You can’t connect two male end fittings or two female end fittings and not have a leak......

...it’s exceedingly simple, really...we’ll just start referring to garden hose fittings as partners...there, problem solved, no more leaks...


35 posted on 02/22/2013 5:48:25 AM PST by IrishBrigade
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To: IrishBrigade

When you consider it’s ALL about plumbing....yes, you are right.


36 posted on 02/22/2013 6:48:00 AM PST by matginzac
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To: Salman
I block TPM so I didn't see the whole article.

I think what AP has decided is they'll write, for example, Ellen DeGeneres' wife is Portia de Rossi and Portia de Rossi's wife is Ellen DeGeneres.

37 posted on 02/22/2013 9:45:37 AM PST by newzjunkey (bah)
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To: fwdude

So who is going to let the AP into the bedroom to make sure they are reporting accurately?


38 posted on 02/22/2013 10:11:04 AM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: Salman

Well, this fits with Clive Davis’s book. He likes to pitch no matter what sex of the catcher. So he’s the husband. (sarcasm)


39 posted on 02/22/2013 1:00:06 PM PST by AmericaUnite
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I guess "Thing 1" and "Thing 2" was already trademarked.

If a true marriage isn't valid until it's consumated, then... How are homosexual "marriages" consumated? Yeesh.

40 posted on 02/22/2013 2:55:07 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: NKP_Vet

I don’t think we’re long for survival as a nation.

The Obamanation is a hellish antichrist unleashing as much unGodliness as he can; corrupting the country, corrupting the military, all the while dragging his feet on jobs, spending the country into unrecoverable debt, squashing job incentives, choking businesses, praising hip-hop/rap, dividing citizens....ad infinitum.

So, does this mean the AP will refer to Portia DiRossi as the “wife” and Ellen Degeneres as the “husband”?


41 posted on 02/22/2013 7:43:40 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: fwdude; Salman
RE :”So, who’s the “husband” and who’s the “wife?”

You beat us to it,

In a way its funny, it shows how stupid ‘gay rights’ are. The left are experts at ridicule against so-cons(+us homophobes) appealing to the young so this one is a great material.

42 posted on 02/22/2013 9:12:54 PM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: Salman

They should just be called the sodo and the mite.


43 posted on 02/22/2013 11:59:48 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: Salman

So who’s queered the deal here?


44 posted on 02/23/2013 12:29:01 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Salman

Another day...another redefinition of our culture by the nihilist left.


45 posted on 02/23/2013 1:21:38 PM PST by VR-21
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To: fwdude

The confusion that will result from this will entertain us for a long time to come.


46 posted on 02/23/2013 2:19:37 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: fwdude

Apparently we can now.

So how about all the normal wives and husbands flip what they call each other when talking to the press just to drive them fully insane.

I wonder how many corrections/retractions we could get the paper to make...

On Wed we erred in calling Mrs. X the wife of xxxx. we meant Husband.

next day. please retract the correction. Mrs. X is now back to being a wife.

Following day. we must correct our correction. Mrs. X now preferes to be known as Mr. X’s Aardvarck.


47 posted on 02/23/2013 6:17:08 PM PST by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Vaquero
"Ahhhh? Isn’t ‘spouse’ a perfectly good non sexual specific word???

No amount of money can fix the educational system devised by the generation AP represents.
48 posted on 02/23/2013 7:41:16 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: GraceG

lol, duct tape can fix anything.

But can it really?!


49 posted on 02/24/2013 12:29:37 AM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: fwdude
So, who’s the “husband” and who’s the “wife?”

Not to worry. Just use "her wife" or "his husband", depending on which snark works best in the context.

50 posted on 02/24/2013 12:33:36 AM PST by cynwoody
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