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From: "Leonard M. Keane" <>
Subject: Re: Same sex "marriage,"
Date: Sat, 7 Sep 1996 20:46:11 GMT
(Tom Camfield) writes:
>> KL>COMPLICATIONS!) In my PAF program, it will not let me
>> KL>enter a child until I enter a
>> KL>spouse and I cannot enter a spouse of the same sex!
>Ever-dense, I wonder why one would NEED to enter a child if spouses
>the same sex--unless there was offspring from a "straight" marriage
>to a homosexual second marriage. If, indeed, this is the case--how
>"female" in parentheses as part of the name of said second spouse? All
>bit moot, of course, as the gay marriage would have little to do with
>line of descent.
>And, of course, we are discussing here the limitations of some of the
>oversold but limited genealogical software.
>Perhaps I am just naive, but I can't envision the major hangup that is
>being billboarded here concerning gay marriages. Love is where one
>it...often an elusive thing (never found by some), that once captured
>be clung to.
>Computer software appears to be a stump from which to preach
>It is comparatively simple to become innovative with one's computer.
>Dealing with the outmoded mores of society is something else again.
>Tom Camfield -
Let's keep in mind that "Genealogy" means the STUDY of the GENETIC
line. If someone tries to make it a string of names unrelated by
genetics they should call it something else. An adopted child of such
a relationship, unless the biological issue of one who can be traced,
must either be:
1. on the genealogy of the biological parents, or else
2. stand at the beginning of a brand new genealogy.
If the former may mean identifying the AI donor for the male ancestry,
so be it if that's possible; otherwise such a child must be content to
trace the lineage of its birth mother. If that is not possible, option
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