Columbia, SC Overrides Police Chief on Gay Parade

There are 20 comments on the Oct 4, 2013, EDGE story titled Columbia, SC Overrides Police Chief on Gay Parade. In it, EDGE reports that:

Columbia officials have overridden a decision by interim police chief Ruben Santiago to order two officers to march in the South Carolina Gay Pride Parade even though they did not want to participate.

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#231 Oct 19, 2013
RalphB wrote:
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Not that you care, but I have never had a STD. I am HIV negative. My local hospital requests my blood. My spouse of 40 years has the same history. We are monogamous. My blood is as good, if not better than any heterosexual's. The heteros are the ones missing the boat here. But I don't care. At this point I could care less what happens to them so far as blood is concerned. I protect my own. No one else.
Way better than the junkie donor who gives blood for five bucks.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#232 Oct 19, 2013
WasteWater wrote:
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No it isn't.
You keep it for your friends then, I don't want it.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#233 Oct 19, 2013
Wondering wrote:
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...away from homosexual blood, it's poison.
Unlike hetero blood which is like Ivory soap, 99 3/4 pure.

In fact, it is so clean and pure that you can drink it like tomato juice. If you get a transfusion from a hetero they don't even have to test it first since it is so clean and pure.
Leonard

Reklaw, TX

#234 Oct 19, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>Unlike hetero blood which is like Ivory soap, 99 3/4 pure.
In fact, it is so clean and pure that you can drink it like tomato juice. If you get a transfusion from a hetero they don't even have to test it first since it is so clean and pure.
Interesting facts, thanks for sharing!!!

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#235 Oct 19, 2013
WasteWater wrote:
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Way better than the junkie donor who gives blood for five bucks.
I note "Blundering" has no problem with junkie blood, as long as he's hetero. Interesting.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#236 Oct 19, 2013
Wondering wrote:
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You keep it for your friends then, I don't want it.
I was in Long Beach the other day and saw a bunch of homeless under the freeway bridge at the LA River banks. Lots of them are heteros, men and women living together in tents. I assume you would have ZERO problem taking their hetero blood, since it is clean and pure and holy.
Leonard

Reklaw, TX

#237 Oct 19, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>I was in Long Beach the other day and saw a bunch of homeless under the freeway bridge at the LA River banks. Lots of them are heteros, men and women living together in tents. I assume you would have ZERO problem taking their hetero blood, since it is clean and pure and holy.
Know weigh I'd except quuer blood, I don't want two catch AIDS!!!

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#238 Oct 19, 2013
Wondering wrote:
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You keep it for your friends then, I don't want it.
What about drug users and men who go out with prostitutes? You like their blood better?

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

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Palm Springs, California

#239 Oct 20, 2013
Leonard wrote:
<quoted text>Know weigh I'd except quuer blood, I don't want two catch AIDS!!!
Unless you are lifting your legs for strangers, I don't think you are in any danger. All blood is carefully checked for any problems, like hepatitis or syphilis or HIV or West Nile or many other blood borne illnesses. In the last 12 years only ONE batch of tainted blood slipped through and that was in 2008. They say that you have a one in 1.5 million chance of catching HIV from blood transfusions. It is all carefully checked.

You should be just as worried about any of the other blood borne diseases. Many people don't even know they have hepatitis. Straight people I mean.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#240 Oct 20, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>I was in Long Beach the other day and saw a bunch of homeless under the freeway bridge at the LA River banks. Lots of them are heteros, men and women living together in tents. I assume you would have ZERO problem taking their hetero blood, since it is clean and pure and holy.
HIV hides for months and can't be uncovered in blood through testing during that period but the disease can be transmitted.
Straight homeless people are unlikely to have an HIV infection or anything that can't be detected in routine blood screening. I would have no problem taking their blood but I would never knowingly accept gay blood.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#241 Oct 20, 2013
WasteWater wrote:
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What about drug users and men who go out with prostitutes? You like their blood better?
As long as they aren't sharing needles with homosexuals, yes, I like their blood better.
The Truth

Spartanburg, SC

#242 Oct 20, 2013
All gays must be deported to Syria.

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#243 Oct 20, 2013
Wondering wrote:
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As long as they aren't sharing needles with homosexuals, yes, I like their blood better.
You are a fool.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#244 Oct 22, 2013
Wondering wrote:
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States define and regulate marriage. You get equal treatment under the laws of your state because the law applies equally to each resident. If you don't like the laws in your state you can move to another.
A few problems Blanche:

First let's talk about Now about voting on civil rights:
SCOTUS Majority opinion:

West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette 1943

"The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials and to establish them as legal principles to be applied by the courts. One's right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly, and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to vote; they depend on the outcome of no elections."

Now let's look at your "States Rights" claim and how those "States Rights" are subject to what is lawful in the Constitution:

Article VI [Legal Status of the Constitution]

"....This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding...."

ARTICLE IV

SECTION 1.

"Full faith and credit shall be given in each state to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state. And the Congress may by general laws prescribe the manner in which such acts, records, and proceedings shall be proved, and the effect thereof.

SECTION 2.

The citizens of each state shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities of citizens in the several states...."

Amendment IX [Non-Enumerated Rights (1791)]:

"The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."

14TH AMENDMENT

AMENDMENT XIV

SECTION 1.

"All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

So if we take the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution (that every State agreed to when they joined), add in the rights reserved to the people, along with a SCOTUS ruling that such rights can't be subject to votes or elections or referendums, and combine that with the Full Faith and Credit Clause as well as the equal protection clause.....

well....
then any claims you make against SSM and whether it's a Constitutional right are just denying reality.

Supreme Court:
"The liberty protected by the Fifth Amendment's Due Process Clause contains within it the prohibition against denying to any person the equal protection of the laws. While the Fifth Amendment itself withdraws from the Government the power to degrade or demean in the way this law does, the equal protection guarantee of the Fourteenth Amendment makes that Fifth Amendment right all the more specific and all the better understood and preserved." (Windsor - 2013)

DNF

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Since: Apr 07

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#245 Oct 22, 2013
Wondering wrote:
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States define and regulate marriage. You get equal treatment under the laws of your state because the law applies equally to each resident. If you don't like the laws in your state you can move to another.
You'd like to SAY that States regulate marriage. Problem is you guys passed a Federal Marriage Law back in the 90's that made it FEDERAL now!

(Insert 'Homer Simpson' sound here)

Not a "States Rights Issue" anymore Gomer.

(Insert 'Homer Simpson' sound here but LOUDER!)

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#246 Oct 22, 2013
Wondering wrote:
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Not in this country.......
IN FACT, in 1997 the 3 population groups that showed the highest increase in HIV rates in the U.S. were:

- Heterosexual women of color in their child bearing years

- IV Drug users

- Heterosexual SENIOR CITIZENS

(I served on the Greater Baltimore's Dept of Health Ryan White Community Planning Committee then. But it's always fun to debate HIV facts with someone who hasn't even HAVE HIV for over 20 years like I do! LMAO!)

DNF

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#247 Oct 22, 2013
Wondering wrote:
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I'm married and faithful. One man and one woman. I don't have anything to worry about unless they allow homosexuals to donate/sell blood.
Only as long as you take universal precaution any time you are exposed to human blood, semen, vaginal secretions or mother's milk.

Like I have been trying to tell you, HIV has been spreading among hetero senior citizens for over 10 years now.

ANYONE is at risk of getting HIV (and any other virus) if they don't take precautions.

DNF

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Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#248 Oct 22, 2013
Wondering wrote:
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As long as they aren't sharing needles with homosexuals, yes, I like their blood better.
FYI I got infected by a straight guy who was doing needles.

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#249 Oct 23, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>Only as long as you take universal precaution any time you are exposed to human blood, semen, vaginal secretions or mother's milk.
Like I have been trying to tell you, HIV has been spreading among hetero senior citizens for over 10 years now.
ANYONE is at risk of getting HIV (and any other virus) if they don't take precautions.
Very true indeed. Those spreading the falsehood that HIV is a gay disease do a disservice to everyone, especially the ignorant and misinformed.

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#250 Oct 23, 2013
Wondering wrote:
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As long as they aren't sharing needles with homosexuals, yes, I like their blood better.
What are you? Some kind of vampire?

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