My husband voted for Harper, I voted for Layton. We have some great debates on aboriginal rights, poverty and the value of social assistance, and whether or not the guy with the gigantic gas-guzzling SUV is an asshole on principle.
We agree on so much about life, especially how we approach it and what we want out of it. We have the same view on how karma and the universe work. So the fact that we have polar opposite political views has never been anything but a source of discussion. We understand one another's origins and how we came by our political views.
I guess it's important that neither of us identifies with our politics as "who we are." It's just "how I vote" and "how I would like the country to be run." But I personally think the best way to make change in the world is in small pieces every day.
I don't need labels to define me. They're sticky and I hate the glue they leave behind.