Not that kind of coming out. I’m straight as a string but I’m still giddy like a little school girl with my recent purchase.
If you Google my name you will see that my family is a very staunch conservative family and actively involved in politics. I by no means am a democrat, but I believe in the rights of all people and I am much more liberal in my social views than the rest of my family. I was forever changed in my thoughts on gay marriage when a friend of mine, who is gay, lost his partner of 40 years. He and his partner had built a nice life. A life that included a nice home and a vacation home, a large bank account, and many assets. When his partner died he lost it all. He lost it to the family of his partner who had the rights to the property and assets because Illinois didn’t recognize him as a partner or a holder of the assets.
Since that time I have heavily supported civil unions. If two people want to fight all the time and be unhappy, why would I want to keep them from enjoying the marriage life that we straight people have. In all seriousness, I think we have evolved as a society to realize that two people, regardless of sexuality, can be in love and build a life together, both emotionally and fiscally. I fully support civil unions and the rights that come with them. When I saw civilunions.com come up for auction I was giddy with the thought of owning the domain. I thought it would go for way above what I was willing to pay. In my mind the future includes most states (I’m pretty sure the south will take a while) recognizing civil unions, making this domain a $XX,XXX domain in the near future. I won’t say exactly what I paid for it but like all domains purchased at an auction house, you’re only a Google search away for what I paid. I think it’s a steal so I don’t mind publicizing it.
One might think that it would be a hard domain to monetize but I think it will be easy. There is plenty of content with several states proposing laws to acknowledge civil unions this year. I’m sure there are all kinds of companies trying to reach this demographic. I would also think that people would be seeking legal advice and there would be an opportunity for leads as well.
I’m pretty excited about it and in some ways proud I am the owner. My family, on the other hand, may not be as excited. Especially my uncle with whom I share my name. He once stated that if two same sex people can marry then why can’t someone marry a farm animal. (not verbatim but something like that). He’s a highly intelligent, kind man, but I’ve always had a hard time listening to all the rheteric about marriage rights and wrongs from all these divorced politicians, even my own family. In short, as a straight, happily married man I am proud to officially be on the “right” side. The side of “I don’t care who live and love together as long as they’re happy”. The side of civil unions and the owner of civilunions.com