Re: : Celibacy: Everyday Presentations

Lief M. Hendrickson (hendrick@NOSC.MIL)
Fri, 15 Dec 1995 15:07:22 PST

On Dec 15, in response to a post by Bob Graber, Donna Lanclos wrote:

>OK, but don't you think your typology of "spouselessness" is a bit
>insulting to those people who consider their same sex partners to indeed
>be spouses, in the "lifetime partner" sense of the word?

What do you mean by spouses in the "lifetime partner" sense of the
word if you don't mean spouses, per se. After a certain period of
time has elapsed, aren't such "partners" really just holding out so in
case a better opportunity comes along? So what's there to be insulted

Besides, I believe Calif recognizes such "meretricious relationships"
(using the legal definition of the term- rather then the literal
dictionary definition) as common law marriages anyway. It's a fertile
ground for the palimony lawyers!