Gay marriage advocates call on Obama's support

Oct 15, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: KEYC Television, Mankato, MN

PORTLAND, Maine - A gay rights group is urging President Obama to speak in support of same-sex marriage in Maine and three other states that have ballot initiatives next month.

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Oct 15, 2012
 
I urge him to keep silent on the issue.

We got this one.
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I'm going to borrow on the Real Time With Bill Maher format:

"New rule: gay activists can no longer be called gay activists. Their new title will be called Obfuscation Specialists."

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Alan wrote:
I'm going to borrow on the Real Time With Bill Maher format:
"New rule: gay activists can no longer be called gay activists. Their new title will be called Obfuscation Specialists."
spread the word:

Let them try to stop schools from teaching this during Black History Month!

South Africa officially recognizes gay pride flag

South Africa has recognized itís own version of the rainbow gay pride flag as an officially registered national symbol

http://www.topix.com/news/gay/2012/10/south-a...

The bigots can no longer say there is no connection between the black struggle for rights and ours. Unles they want to claim blacks didn't suffer under apartheid.
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Proclivity does not equal immutability. "Do not compare your sin with my skin", a black pastor quoted.

A black person is black for life. Gays leave and enter the lifestyle.

Gays have long ago failed the immutability test -no genetic predisposition, no proof at all that they're gay other than self-reporting.

"Gay" is not an identity, it's a behavior. It's not an immutable characteristic that is at the very center of one's personhood.

What's to stop a straight person from reaping the consideral benefits afforded to gays? Say, a guy gets beat up by his enemy, and he cant get the revenge he wants, so all he'd have to do is say he's gay, and the other guy is now charged with a hate crime.

Or somebody gets turned down for a job for legitimate reasons, all they'd have to do is claim homosexuality, and purport they were denied on this merit. All of the sudden, that employer would face tremendous pressure, both federally and locally, be subject to losing their liscence, sub ject to costly litigation, and considerable media slander and blacklisting.

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Alan wrote:
Proclivity does not equal immutability. "Do not compare your sin with my skin", a black pastor quoted.
A black person is black for life. Gays leave and enter the lifestyle.
Gays have long ago failed the immutability test -no genetic predisposition, no proof at all that they're gay other than self-reporting.
"Gay" is not an identity, it's a behavior. It's not an immutable characteristic that is at the very center of one's personhood.
What's to stop a straight person from reaping the consideral benefits afforded to gays? Say, a guy gets beat up by his enemy, and he cant get the revenge he wants, so all he'd have to do is say he's gay, and the other guy is now charged with a hate crime.
Or somebody gets turned down for a job for legitimate reasons, all they'd have to do is claim homosexuality, and purport they were denied on this merit. All of the sudden, that employer would face tremendous pressure, both federally and locally, be subject to losing their liscence, sub ject to costly litigation, and considerable media slander and blacklisting.
Oh goody another one claiming that their sexual orientation was a choice.

So tell us how old you were when you decided which sex got your juices flowing.

How old where your parents when they decided whether to be gay or straight.

Frankly I'm really tired of people like you tossing the "it's a choice not a race" card around. Your religion is a choice yet that gets you protected in all the areas you whine about others wanting the same treatment. Please explain where it says in our laws that it's OK to discriminate because of one's religious beliefs.

Here's a true story BTW. I worked for an organization that was run by blind people. We had a black guy work for us for about 3 months. When they fired him he filed a complaint with the EEOC claiming blind people fired him because of the color of his skin.

Take your race card and your sin card and put em where the sun never shines. You are a disgrace to the struggle for equal rights.
Bucky Cheesehead

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Nov 2, 2012
 
Why would Obama damage his campaign this late in the race by doing photo-ops with homosexual groups?
There's a lot more black voters than homosexual ones and even Obama isn't stupid enough to anger his racial base by pandering to homosexuals for less than zero political benefit.
Obama is likely hoping that black voters have short memories about all the stuff he's done as president to advance the homosexual agenda.
Obama can take the homosexual vote for granted and has collected millions for his campaign from wealthy homosexuals.
He doesn't need them anymore and won't in the future should he secure a second term.
Reminding everyone about all the homosexual stuff isn't helpful to Obama in the slightest, especially right now.
Obama cares about Obama, not the down-ticket races or issues on state ballots.
Bucky Cheesehead

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Alan wrote:
Proclivity does not equal immutability. "Do not compare your sin with my skin", a black pastor quoted.
A black person is black for life. Gays leave and enter the lifestyle.
Gays have long ago failed the immutability test -no genetic predisposition, no proof at all that they're gay other than self-reporting.
"Gay" is not an identity, it's a behavior. It's not an immutable characteristic that is at the very center of one's personhood.
What's to stop a straight person from reaping the consideral benefits afforded to gays? Say, a guy gets beat up by his enemy, and he cant get the revenge he wants, so all he'd have to do is say he's gay, and the other guy is now charged with a hate crime.
Or somebody gets turned down for a job for legitimate reasons, all they'd have to do is claim homosexuality, and purport they were denied on this merit. All of the sudden, that employer would face tremendous pressure, both federally and locally, be subject to losing their liscence, sub ject to costly litigation, and considerable media slander and blacklisting.
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Alan wrote:
Proclivity does not equal immutability. "Do not compare your sin with my skin", a black pastor quoted.
A black person is black for life. Gays leave and enter the lifestyle.
Gays have long ago failed the immutability test -no genetic predisposition, no proof at all that they're gay other than self-reporting.
"Gay" is not an identity, it's a behavior. It's not an immutable characteristic that is at the very center of one's personhood.
What's to stop a straight person from reaping the consideral benefits afforded to gays? Say, a guy gets beat up by his enemy, and he cant get the revenge he wants, so all he'd have to do is say he's gay, and the other guy is now charged with a hate crime.
Or somebody gets turned down for a job for legitimate reasons, all they'd have to do is claim homosexuality, and purport they were denied on this merit. All of the sudden, that employer would face tremendous pressure, both federally and locally, be subject to losing their liscence, sub ject to costly litigation, and considerable media slander and blacklisting.
You really don't know how hate crime legislation or police investigative procedures work, do ya?

As far as frivolous lawsuits are concerned, women and other minorities have been trying that for a long time. Employers have just had to get smarter.

Getting smarter. Not a bad thing.

Try it.
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snyper wrote:
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You really don't know how hate crime legislation or police investigative procedures work, do ya?
As far as frivolous lawsuits are concerned, women and other minorities have been trying that for a long time. Employers have just had to get smarter.
Getting smarter. Not a bad thing.
Try it.
Another government bureaucrat heard from.
Thanks for sharing.

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Donate2NOM wrote:
<quoted text>Another government bureaucrat heard from.
Thanks for sharing.
When I worked for the Government I wasn't a bureaucrat by any stretch of the imagination.
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Well, I had considered retiring to Maine but I did not realize the state was so liberal. Guess I will focus on another area...

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Gluteus Maximus wrote:
Well, I had considered retiring to Maine but I did not realize the state was so liberal. Guess I will focus on another area...
I hear Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and North Korea are pretty good places for people like you to live.

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