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I stumbled across this article after researching Canvass for a Cause, and have to say that my experience couldent have been more different. I am a christian mother of 3 in Poway, and after reading the Union Tribune article this morning figured i'd go and see if they were in front of our Target today and they were.I was pretty prepared to battle them, because I read how aggressive they are.I exited the store with my cart full of godies, and the man asked me if I supported gay marriage, and I told him no I am a christian. He asked, got a second to talk about it, and I said sure. We spoke for about 5 min, and I told him about my religious background and my children, and he was polite, smiled, and tried to explain that they want the civil contract not the church version.After 3 min of chatting with the guy, I didnt end up changing my opinion but I did get alot of information about what sort of stuff you are entitled to with a marriage contract. I really had no idea that you couldn't visit your spouse in the hospital, so I told him I was going to go home and do some research on it.I read this article by a gay newspaper in San Diego, and I think its pretty spot on with my experiences( http://lgbtweekly.com/2011/03/25/excl...) . The man was polite, disagreed with me but never got angry or aggressive, and was passionate advocate for his cause.I'm sure some people probably don't like passionate conversation, but I love talking with people about why they feel one way or another. I'm still not sure I support gay marraige, but I empathize with them and will have to think it over more now.
March 26, 2011 at 6:31 p.m.
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