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Originally Posted by cicatrix View Post
Oh dang, I missed the partner bit - sorry Roxy. I'm from Australia, not the US and partner is much more in use here to describe one's spouse - defacto/married/same sex. I think because defacto partnerships are much more common and far less controversial (although there is still a whole load of pressure on defacto couples to marry). As for the California/San Francisco stuff, I'm kinda lost. I'm not imitating anything, I'm using the language I'm most comfortable with.

I also call my spouse 'partner' and we are not gay. We are 'married' by common-law, which means we aren't legally married. Language is important and powerful, and I choose to define my own relationship using the word "partner". And I don't apologize for it.