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Gay Unions sanctioned in Medieval Europe

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Gay Unions sanctioned in Medieval Europe#1
Posted: 8/27/07 at 4:44pm
here's the scoop!

Yup!!!
It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story... AGATHA CHRISTIE, Life magazine, May 14, 1956
Updated On: 8/27/07 at 04:44 PM
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I was just about to post this article.
Look how far we've come!
....but the world goes 'round
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You beat me to the punch once again Elphaba!
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It would be very interesting to see when/where things changed.
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There is a book about this that was first published twelve years ago:

Same Sex Unions in Premodern Europe
Cheyenne Jackson tickled me. AFTER ordering SoMMS a drink but NOT tickling him, and hanging out with Girly in his dressing room (where he DIDN'T tickle her) but BEFORE we got married. To others. And then he tweeted Boobs. He also tweeted he's good friends with some chick on "The Voice" who just happens to be good friends with Tink's ex. And I'm still married. Oh, and this just in: "Pettiness, spite, malice ....Such ugly emotions... So sad." - After Eight, talking about MEEEEEEEE!!! I'm so honored! :-)
Updated On: 8/27/07 at 04:50 PM
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"It would be very interesting to see when/where things changed."

My guess is around the time one of the Pope's boyfriends ran off with a Bishop.
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so that's what they mean by Bishop takes Queen.....
It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story... AGATHA CHRISTIE, Life magazine, May 14, 1956
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D2 - that book is in my home library - very interesting (if a bit dry) read.
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Mine too, DG. That's how I knew about it. Fascinating book.
Cheyenne Jackson tickled me. AFTER ordering SoMMS a drink but NOT tickling him, and hanging out with Girly in his dressing room (where he DIDN'T tickle her) but BEFORE we got married. To others. And then he tweeted Boobs. He also tweeted he's good friends with some chick on "The Voice" who just happens to be good friends with Tink's ex. And I'm still married. Oh, and this just in: "Pettiness, spite, malice ....Such ugly emotions... So sad." - After Eight, talking about MEEEEEEEE!!! I'm so honored! :-)
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The controversial gay scholar John Boswell wroite about these unions 12 years ago, in his landmark "Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe"--which was published posthumously after we lost him to AIDS on Christmas Day 1994.

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Boswell had previously written "Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century," for which he received the National Book Award.

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Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe
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And D2 and DG--you both beat me to the punch...or should I say, to the altar!
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Uh, yeah. re: Gay Unions sanctioned in Medieval Europe
Cheyenne Jackson tickled me. AFTER ordering SoMMS a drink but NOT tickling him, and hanging out with Girly in his dressing room (where he DIDN'T tickle her) but BEFORE we got married. To others. And then he tweeted Boobs. He also tweeted he's good friends with some chick on "The Voice" who just happens to be good friends with Tink's ex. And I'm still married. Oh, and this just in: "Pettiness, spite, malice ....Such ugly emotions... So sad." - After Eight, talking about MEEEEEEEE!!! I'm so honored! :-)
Updated On: 8/27/07 at 05:06 PM
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"so that's what they mean by Bishop takes Queen....."

Love that line.
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