Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage

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A federal judge in California has knocked down the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, ruling Wednesday that the state's controversial Proposition 8 violates the U.S. Constitution.

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Rock Hudson

Wooster, OH

#189571 Apr 20, 2013
Xavier Breath wrote:
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OK.. you're not gay. Keep repeating that. Who are you trying to convince? You seek out gay men to abuse and that's supposed to convince everyone that you are straight?
Sooo......I guess that you feel that you have cornered me, with that razor sharp logic? Your intellect is truly........baffling.
Rock Hudson

Wooster, OH

#189572 Apr 20, 2013
RiccardoFire wrote:
<quoted text>I've seen your response played out here going way back, if a straight person is on here questioning a gay person, then it plays out that they must be seeking out a gay person and desire to be gay....How childish.
Isn't that about as weak as it can get?
Rock Hudson

Wooster, OH

#189573 Apr 20, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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So how's this work in Jizzy La La land? If pedophilia disgusts you you are a pedophile?
What a dope!
They'll grasp at anything...
Rock Hudson

Wooster, OH

#189574 Apr 20, 2013
veryvermilion wrote:
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Frankie...
I have a bachelor's degree in Sociology. I have a master's degree in Social Work.
Since 1984 I have been exposed to scholarly studies that look at many aspects of social behavior and mental health. I've written papers on them, discussed them with friends and colleagues, and basically been elbow deep in evaluating the methods used by other social scientists to draw conclusions re: any number of topics.
I am not biased when it comes to looking at data from an experiment. However, I won't blindly accept the conclusions drawn from a study until I've seen and reviewed the data and look at the many facets that are involved in doing a study.
Read the following piece from Salt Lake City's "Desert News"...
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765581831/...
Kimare has taken one of the studies discussed in this article and ran with it. He claims it as fact; just it like he uses his ridiculous "epi-marker/genetics mistake" theory.
He's no scientist. He is a preacher with an education in ministry.
He doesn't let the "facts" get in his way.
The bottom line concerning the outcomes of children is as follows: A child who is raised in a stable, loving, supportive, resourceful environment is going to do better than one who is not.
And there will always be those kids who have issues that are not related to the family's makeup. Take, for example, that kid who killed all of those children in Newtown Conn. He came from a household with support, resources, encouragement, etc. But he also had a mental disorder that resulted in tragic outcomes.
Finally, it is insincere to claim that a child of an intact, heterosexual, biological family will always do better than a child of an intact, same-sex family.
There just isn't conclusive evidence to say that this is factual.
Don't be fooled by Kimare.
He pulls studies out of his behind and makes them say exactly what he wants them to say.
I don't do that. If I've referenced a study here, it's because I've read it entirely and believe that it is sound.
"Intact" and "same-sex" are mutually exclusive, when used in this context.

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Rock Hudson

Wooster, OH

#189575 Apr 20, 2013
veryvermilion wrote:
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You can't make a conclusion about pedophiles based on the study I referenced. The study focused on "homophobic men" (for lack of a better term)--not pedophiles.
If what you're saying is true, you must also be a pedophile because I'm assuming that you don't openly support pedophilia either.
Yes, I agree that the entire exercise is ridiculous. Including accusing heterosexual men of being gay. Especially that part. Using that bogus premise opens the door for ridiculous statements, no?

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Rock Hudson

Wooster, OH

#189576 Apr 20, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =aJx-uGRsiNUXX
That one's not wired right...

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Since: Dec 09

Knoxville, TN

#189577 Apr 20, 2013
Rock Hudson wrote:
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Yes, I agree that the entire exercise is ridiculous. Including accusing heterosexual men of being gay. Especially that part. Using that bogus premise opens the door for ridiculous statements, no?
Did you read the study? Here is the abstract...

The authors investigated the role of homosexual arousal in exclusively heterosexual men who admitted negative affect toward homosexual individuals. Participants consisted of a group of homophobic men (n = 35) and a group of nonhomophobic men (n = 29); they were assigned to groups on the basis of their scores on the Index of Homophobia (W. W. Hudson & W. A. Ricketts, 1980). The men were exposed to sexually explicit erotic stimuli consisting of heterosexual, male homosexual, and lesbian videotapes, and changes in penile circumference were monitored. They also completed an Aggression Questionnaire (A. H. Buss & M. Perry, 1992). Both groups exhibited increases in penile circumference to the heterosexual and female homosexual videos. Only the homophobic men showed an increase in penile erection to male homosexual stimuli. The groups did not differ in aggression. Homophobia is apparently associated with homosexual arousal that the homophobic individual is either unaware of or denies.

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I'm sure a few of us would be more than happy to chip in and buy you a penile circumference device and some gay erotica so that you could run it up your flagpole and see if you salute.
Tilted

Covina, CA

#189578 Apr 20, 2013
That O. County crook called Michael Carona continues to collect more than $218,000 a year in pension payments, even though he is serving time in prison.

They should have thrown the book at him, let him rot in prison and take all his pension money as a white collar crime fine.

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#189579 Apr 20, 2013
veryvermilion wrote:
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Did you read the study? Here is the abstract...
The authors investigated the role of homosexual arousal in exclusively heterosexual men who admitted negative affect toward homosexual individuals. Participants consisted of a group of homophobic men (n = 35) and a group of nonhomophobic men (n = 29); they were assigned to groups on the basis of their scores on the Index of Homophobia (W. W. Hudson & W. A. Ricketts, 1980). The men were exposed to sexually explicit erotic stimuli consisting of heterosexual, male homosexual, and lesbian videotapes, and changes in penile circumference were monitored. They also completed an Aggression Questionnaire (A. H. Buss & M. Perry, 1992). Both groups exhibited increases in penile circumference to the heterosexual and female homosexual videos. Only the homophobic men showed an increase in penile erection to male homosexual stimuli. The groups did not differ in aggression. Homophobia is apparently associated with homosexual arousal that the homophobic individual is either unaware of or denies.
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I'm sure a few of us would be more than happy to chip in and buy you a penile circumference device and some gay erotica so that you could run it up your flagpole and see if you salute.
Once again, a 'professional' social worker is asserting that those who disagree with ss couples being called married is secretly a closet gay.

Meanwhile, while posting a study of college boys asserting their masculinity, you still avoid answering my questions about parenting studies.

Clearly a bigoted contradiction...

Smile.

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Tilted

Covina, CA

#189580 Apr 20, 2013
That Orange County crook called Michael Carona continues to collect more than $218,000 a year in pension payments, even though he is serving time in prison.

They should have thrown the book at him, let him rot in prison and take all his pension money as a white collar crime fine.

Since: Dec 09

Knoxville, TN

#189581 Apr 20, 2013
KiMare wrote:
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Once again, a 'professional' social worker is asserting that those who disagree with ss couples being called married is secretly a closet gay.
Meanwhile, while posting a study of college boys asserting their masculinity, you still avoid answering my questions about parenting studies.
Clearly a bigoted contradiction...
Smile.
I didn't assert it; the authors of the study did. I just happen to agree.

I've answered your parenting studies question. Shall I tell you again? Here it is. Don't forget it this time.

The best parents for children are ones who are responsible, supportive, loving, disciplined, resourceful, etc... Sometimes they're heterosexual, sometimes they're homosexual. Sometimes they're married, sometimes they're single, sometimes they're unmarried, sometimes they're divorced.

You cannot say with 100% certainty that all heterosexual couples make good parents. They just don't. And not all homosexual couples make good parents.

It is the SKILL of the parents, not the sexuality, that makes all the difference.
Anonymous

United States

#189583 Apr 20, 2013
Everybodys still going at it huh? Geesh.....
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#189584 Apr 20, 2013
just the facts wrote:
<quoted text>So lets recap, your did two tours in Nam, 4 years total, 1967-1971 then 43 years for the USGS, when was it that you went to school to get your Masters?
Something is wrong with the math, unless of course you had your masters before you where in the Navy as an enlisted man. You know Frankie, all the people that I knew in the service that had a Bachelor's degree, where officers. Yet you had a masters??? I gots to call BULL SHIT.
Oh snap! Typo. 34 years not 44. Sorry.

You got the Navy service right. Then 4 years for my bachelors,(used the GI bill, wasn't a slouch loser stoner like you) then started at USGS as a technician where they paid for me to get my masters! Gave me a pay check plus a government vehicle to go to school during my working hours! Cool beans right!? That's because I'm smart, not a dummy such as yourself.

I was a good geologist. Had my heart in it. My passion. Earned every penny. And my retirement checks. They got a good deal. I got a good deal. You know, like your garbageman job.

Relax fruitcake! Even if I was a liar such as yourself, how does that prove you are not a hypocrite? I say you are. Or else why so angry with me?

TLFN! I'll PM you!

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Tilted

Covina, CA

#189585 Apr 20, 2013
Make this bum pay for his own board and keep.

That Orange County crook called Michael Carona continues to collect more than $218,000 a year in pension payments, even though he is serving time in prison.

They should have thrown the book at him, let him rot in prison and take all his pension money as a white collar crime fine.
melanie krupps

Los Angeles, CA

#189586 Apr 20, 2013
Rock Hudson wrote:
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Yes, I agree that the entire exercise is ridiculous. Including accusing heterosexual men of being gay. Especially that part. Using that bogus premise opens the door for ridiculous statements, no?
Shouldn't a sad Ohio queer like yourself, be contemplating suicide rather than posting here on Topix?
Knots

Covina, CA

#189587 Apr 20, 2013
Politician's like Grover Norquist who is married and possibly has converted over to the other side already?

Police have to be in the community, they have to build up as many sources as they can, and they have to realize that the threat is coming from the Muslim community and increase surveillance there, the New York Republican congressman tells a news outlet.

Either one of them need to come on in and get a polygraph test and sign a allegiance letter too!

If not then a one way ticket back to the country of origin or one that will take you.
SEYMOUR DUCK

Los Angeles, CA

#189588 Apr 20, 2013
Anyone get that pool drained? I got new bearings and wheels I wanna try, Im ready to SK8!
SEYMOUR DUCK

Los Angeles, CA

#189589 Apr 20, 2013
I got a generator, Sound system, Lights for a night session anyone did there part and drain that little bit a water out of the deep end the coping looks so grindable on that thing the left hand kidney loOks sick for hand plants. Lets go! Git er done already.
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#189590 Apr 20, 2013
Country-Girl22 wrote:
Everybodys still going at it huh? Geesh.....
Like someone is going to say, "you know, you're right" and end it?

Welcome back CG.

Nothing has changed, all the same posters are still as mad or madder at all the same posters.

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Rock Hudson

Wooster, OH

#189591 Apr 20, 2013
veryvermilion wrote:
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Did you read the study? Here is the abstract...
The authors investigated the role of homosexual arousal in exclusively heterosexual men who admitted negative affect toward homosexual individuals. Participants consisted of a group of homophobic men (n = 35) and a group of nonhomophobic men (n = 29); they were assigned to groups on the basis of their scores on the Index of Homophobia (W. W. Hudson & W. A. Ricketts, 1980). The men were exposed to sexually explicit erotic stimuli consisting of heterosexual, male homosexual, and lesbian videotapes, and changes in penile circumference were monitored. They also completed an Aggression Questionnaire (A. H. Buss & M. Perry, 1992). Both groups exhibited increases in penile circumference to the heterosexual and female homosexual videos. Only the homophobic men showed an increase in penile erection to male homosexual stimuli. The groups did not differ in aggression. Homophobia is apparently associated with homosexual arousal that the homophobic individual is either unaware of or denies.
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I'm sure a few of us would be more than happy to chip in and buy you a penile circumference device and some gay erotica so that you could run it up your flagpole and see if you salute.
It's my considered, and valuable, opinion that the study used bisexual men, that were steeped in self-denial, and labelled them "heterosexual". Thank you for your invite to deviation, but I have never been interested in becoming a cake-boi, and will not be available for a date. Thank you, no. You may rest assured that this will not change, and kindly confine your fantasizing to others. I believe that Jizzy or the Hoboken Homo will be available for indiscriminate hole jamming...

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