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Maine BLEEP Lover Adopts Partner To Secure Fortune, Security

Unusual adoption case has high stakes

By GREGORY D. KESICH, Staff Writer

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Sixteen years ago, Olive Watson wanted to ensure her long-time lover's financial security. So she adopted her.

Now, Watson's lawyers are trying to get the adoption annulled to keep Patricia Spado from collecting a share of the riches left by the man whom Fortune magazine called "the greatest capitalist who ever lived."

A complex legal dispute is now under way in two states over the adoption, which took place in a Rockland courtroom in 1991.

[url=http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/news/state/070114adopt.html]source[/url]

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That's pretty bleeping brilliant.

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Life just gets weirder and weirder...

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See? If civil unions and BLEEP marriages already existed, the public's judicial dollars wouldn't be wasted in this manner.

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Adoption 'IS' a civil union.

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Yes, Paul, you are correct. I meant the OTHER kind of civil union - the BLEEP kind.

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bleep...bleep (meaning yep, Naran...you are right)...

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Let the record show the AMG "bleepers" - those who lack willpower to honor the moratorium - that "Editor" exhibits extraordinary willpower in honoring the moratorium in his earlier post:

http://www.asmainegoes.com/node/

Best,
skf the Good

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Let the record also show that while SKF the Good [i]discussed[/i] a moratorium, he never [u]decreed[/u] a moratorium.

Did he?
:wink:

Anonymous
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:oops:

Swans Island Homicide
Summer resident found murdered

By Nan Lincoln
(Created: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 11:38 AM EST)

SWANS ISLAND/RYE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The search for missing Swans Island summer resident Elaine Pierson, 48, ended tragically when her body was found in a nearby state game preserve.

Police are calling the death a homicide, but haven’t said...if they have any suspects.

However, the day after the body was discovered/identified, police searched the home of Rochelle Laudenslager, 45, a former girlfriend of Ms. Pierson. Laudenslager had apparently been involved in a relationship with Ms. Pierson four years previous....

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The more intuitive AMGer's are able to sense these things. They don't need decrees. They just [i]know[/i].

skf

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As my Dear Auntie Mabel used to say, whilst tapping her wooden spoon in a meditative manner....

[i]"When U Assume, What Does that Make U and Me?"[/i]

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[size=18]Maine lesbian "adoptee" case tests legal bounds[/size]

By Sarah Mahoney | [b]February 10, 2007[/b]

ROCKLAND, Maine (Reuters) - Olive Watson, daughter of a wealthy computer magnate, adopted her 44-year-old lesbian lover, Patricia Spado, in a Maine courtroom in 1991 to provide her partner with greater financial security.

Fast-forward 16 years. The two have split up and the Watson family is seeking to annul the adoption in a complex legal case that provides a glimpse into efforts by same-sex couples to use adoption laws to establish legal rights including inheritance.

[url=http://www.boston.com/news/local/maine/articles/2007/02/10/maine_lesbian...

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Adoption to gain inheritance?

I thought it was[b] all about the children[/b].

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Let us see if this paves the way for routine annulment of adoptions. Will this result in adoptive parents being able to get rid of the adopted child when they determine that said child does not measure up to their trophy-child standards?

Yes, it's all about the children... poppycock!

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[size=18]With big money at stake, lesbian adoption faces Maine court challenge[/size]

[b]Saturday, February 24, 2007[/b]

PORTLAND (AP) - The adoption that took place more than 15 years ago at a small courthouse in coastal Maine was unusual to begin with: the 44-year-old adoptee was a year older than the woman who became her mother.

Like many interesting stories, this one involves love and money.

[url=http://www.sunjournal.com/story/200603-3/MaineNews/With_big_money_at_sta...

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Reading this quickly, this couple broke up 15 years ago, the "ex" was paid half a million to go away, and is now coming out of the woodwork to try to grab more cash a decade and-a-half later.

Of course the gay-rights crowd is bemoaning the unfairness of this gold-digger's plight.

Yeah, tell me it's not about money again.

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Tom...this is one case...and not typical in the gay community. If you think marriage is about money and benefits...than it has to go across the board for all marriages. Anyone that has a long term monogamous relationship...knows it is a heck of a bunch more than benefits. It is about a number of things....

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With the public beginning to grow tired of Anna Nicole and Britney, I predict that Greta VanSustren and her TV crew will be on their way to Maine.

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Is this judge Dave Emery's wife?

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The point is that is gold-digging behavior is frowned-upon and condemned in "traditional" society. But the comments from gay advocates only bemoan the difficulty of a gay spouse to behave in that tawdry way. Quite a thing to aspire for.

So, although this is not about marriage, the complaints by gay advocates are telling.

There are fundamental differences between traditionalalists and the gay-advocacy crowd. And I don't have any problems with anyone's sexual preference, but I have a major problem with the lies, misleading statements and greed shown by Betsy Smith and her gang. It's just another liberal money grab.

Traditional marriage: Sacrifice, commitment, obligation (even after the marriage ends). Traditional marriage ADDS TO society

That's why conservatives like it.

Gay marriage: Right and benefits (as long as it is convenient). Gay marriage TAKES FROM society.

That's why liberal like it.

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[quote="charlotte"] Anyone that has a long term monogamous relationship...knows it is a heck of a bunch more than benefits. It is about a number of things....[/quote]

Yeah, and in about 20 years you'll know exactly what those things are.

In the meantime, you have no idea.

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Everyone - please keep it civil. Let's try to discuss the [u]issue[/u], and leave out the personal remarks.

Otherwise, it's very simple to apply the lock technology.

Thanks.

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My comments were on point, nor did they contain personal insults.

And by pointing out that one needs 20 years experience in order to have a broader perspective on marriage and the resulting effects was poignant.

You would permit a comment from the perspective of a taxpayer opposed to the viewpoint of someone not acquainted with that tax on a tax issue.

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I have racked my brains to try to figure out how gay marriage takes away from my heterosexual marriage but I have never been able to come up with one reason.

Can someone please tell me how gay marriage takes away from hetero marriage?

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My concern is the repeated rapidity with which these threads have descended into personal, vindictive comments, and no substance. It has happened over and over recently, and detracts greatly from the overall forum, in my opinion.

If people can't keep the venom to a minimum, than let's discuss something else.

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Catherine:

MOST traditional marriages include raising children, but only a very small minority of gay marriages do. That is because there is a very fundamental difference between the reasons people engage in traditional marriage as opposed to the reasons people demand gay marriage.

The so called "rights and benefits" of traditional marriage were designed to help families raise children- and they offset only a very small amount of the total cost and effort of raising a family.

Gay marriage takes the focus away from the traditional purpose of marriage, and cheapens it by turning it into something people want primarily for "rights and benefits". As such, government and corporations will gradually withdraw their support for families if by supporting them they will also have increase costs providing "rights and benefits" for any two people who happen to be sleeping together this year.

Marriage is not about "rights and benefits"

The crowd that demands it for those reasons damages marriage as a whole.

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I haven't notice much benefit tax wise to marriage without children. Health insurance is nice, but many companies are offering health insurance to domestic partners be they gay or straight. I don't know that your argument that companies will withdraw support to families holds much water given that companies are already reaching out to domestic partnerships.

As far as children goes... ACTUALLY, single mothers and fathers get MORE benefit tax wise than do married mothers and fathers, so in the cases of gays with kids, they actually are benefiting more not being married. Their children aren't in the event that something happens to one partner... but when tax time rolls around, it's better.

I know this is kind of mind warping to some to think about... but imagine being the child in a gay partnership. If something happens to the parent with "legal" custody, the other parent generally has no rights to the child so the child may end up in foster care rather than with the parent that they have known their whole life. :(

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Tom...What makes you think all gays or all straights are all alike? Some people marry for benefits...some don't marry because it would hurt their benefits...right now...as we discuss this. However, anyone who has been in a monogamous relationship for years....it is so much more than benefits. That said...when your spouse, significant other gets sick...it is nice to know those benefits that so many take for granted...are there.

Do you actually believe gays who have been together for years without benefits...now would only stay together only if they got them...come on.

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Good points, Catherine, and those points to the fact that gay couples will ONLY demand marriage in those cases where there [b]are[/b] additional benefits.

In traditional marraiges "rights and benefits" is a minor consideration - if there are any additional "benefits" at all!

However "rights and benefits" is the [b]primary[/b] consideration in cases where gay couples demand marriage.

As such, it gay marriage creates additional costs and burdens on society with no corresponding additional benefit.

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[quote="charlotte"]

Do you actually believe gays who have been together for years without benefits...[/quote]

They have been doing fine without the benefits. Why should they now get additional benefits? What have they done or contributed to society to be entitled to new and special benefits?

If they REALLY want "benefits" then I would be happy to allow them to have the same "benefits" I have.

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