'GMA's' Robin Roberts comes out as ga...

'GMA's' Robin Roberts comes out as gay, reveals Amber Laign is 'long time girlfriend'

There are 43 comments on the Zap2it.com story from Dec 29, 2013, titled 'GMA's' Robin Roberts comes out as gay, reveals Amber Laign is 'long time girlfriend'. In it, Zap2it.com reports that:

"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts has publicly come out as a lesbian. In a letter posted on her Facebook page, she addresses her sexual orientation by acknowledging her "long time girlfriend" named Amber Laign .

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“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#21 Dec 30, 2013
Calling you do-fuss is more appropriate.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#22 Dec 30, 2013
Emma wrote:
It is becoming ridiculous that every person has to announce if they are gay or not.
That's only sort of true. It's only about 6%- 8% that have to announce that they're gay.
Everyone else feels no need to say they're normal..

“Unconvinced”

Since: Nov 09

Seattle, WA

#23 Dec 30, 2013
Franz wrote:
"Roberts has been out to her family, friends and coworkers for years, but has never publicly acknowledged her sexuality"
And WHY did she have to? I am SO sick of these f*cking freaks!
Does something happen to you each time someone comes out? Do you get a burn? Do you develop a rash or a blister? Is your electricity shut off for a day, or is your driveway blocked? Maybe your stocks take a dive, or a pet goes missing?

It seems like there should be some kind of "real world" effect that directly bothers you, otherwise you're just getting yourself worked up for no reason.

“Unconvinced”

Since: Nov 09

Seattle, WA

#24 Dec 30, 2013
Wondering wrote:
That's only sort of true. It's only about 6%- 8% that have to announce that they're gay.
Everyone else feels no need to say they're normal..
Now you know how geniuses feel among the "normals".

Since: Feb 10

Woodstock, Illinois

#25 Dec 31, 2013
Emma wrote:
It is becoming ridiculous that every person has to announce if they are gay or not.
She did not yell from the rooftops that she was a lesbian. All she did was mention her "longtime girlfriend." That would be no different than a straight person mentioning their own significant other.

It is ridiculous when people like yourself feel offended that someone does anything that might indicate that they have a special person in their life and that person might be of the same sex. So what, how does that change your life?
The Worlds Biggest Lie

Southfield, MA

#26 Dec 31, 2013
EdmondWA wrote:
<quoted text>
Now you know how geniuses feel among the "normals".
Geniuses aren't infantile selfish attention getters.

“Unconvinced”

Since: Nov 09

Seattle, WA

#27 Dec 31, 2013
The Worlds Biggest Lie wrote:
Geniuses aren't infantile selfish attention getters.
Your infantile selfish attention-getting getting proves THAT much.

I'm sure that's exactly what Robin Roberts became, when she had the audacity to thank her girlfriend. But every heterosexual who's ever done the same thing, they're totally excused.

Edie Windsor, fighting to avoid $300K in inheritance penalties that no heterosexual would have to pay? Infantile.

Frank Ocean, stepping up to collect his Grammys? Selfish!

Dustin Lance Black and his Oscar? Nate Silver and his impeccible statistics? Bryan Singer and his blockbusters? Ellen DeGeneres and the hundreds of thousands of dollars she hands out daily? Attention-getters, all, I'm sure.

It's sad that your hateful, broad-brushing, "us vs them" jealousy makes you turn success, generosity and civil rights activism into name-calling. Infantile, selfish, attention-getting name-calling.

But then, you're no genius.
The Worlds Biggest Lie

Southfield, MA

#28 Dec 31, 2013
EdmondWA wrote:
<quoted text>
Your infantile selfish attention-getting getting proves THAT much.
I'm sure that's exactly what Robin Roberts became, when she had the audacity to thank her girlfriend. But every heterosexual who's ever done the same thing, they're totally excused.
Edie Windsor, fighting to avoid $300K in inheritance penalties that no heterosexual would have to pay? Infantile.
Frank Ocean, stepping up to collect his Grammys? Selfish!
Dustin Lance Black and his Oscar? Nate Silver and his impeccible statistics? Bryan Singer and his blockbusters? Ellen DeGeneres and the hundreds of thousands of dollars she hands out daily? Attention-getters, all, I'm sure.
It's sad that your hateful, broad-brushing, "us vs them" jealousy makes you turn success, generosity and civil rights activism into name-calling. Infantile, selfish, attention-getting name-calling.
But then, you're no genius.
Materiality, idolaters, imperialism, and boastful. Heterosexuals too. How come there is virtually ZERO dissenting view presented in the Jewish run media and Follyhood, among other things, dealing with ss anything? Do the judges, lawyers, bankers, politicians, other professions etc who disagree with this issue not deserve a podium for opinion other than a brief slip up like Phil Robertson?
Homofascist/bolshevik traitor that you are.
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#29 Dec 31, 2013
The Worlds Biggest Lie wrote:
<quoted text>
Materiality, idolaters, imperialism, and boastful. Heterosexuals too. How come there is virtually ZERO dissenting view presented in the Jewish run media and Follyhood, among other things, dealing with ss anything? Do the judges, lawyers, bankers, politicians, other professions etc who disagree with this issue not deserve a podium for opinion other than a brief slip up like Phil Robertson?
Homofascist/bolshevik traitor that you are.
Jewish run media? Not much of a suprise you're an equal opportunity bigot. Phil Robertson has repeatedly badmouthed gays....I wouldn't call that a "brief slip up." But then again, bigots will defend and make excuses for other bigots.......
King me

Southfield, MA

#30 Dec 31, 2013
NE Jade wrote:
<quoted text>ipads think they are in charge! I have to double check everything I post!
Just wait til people start owning those 3-d printers. Just borrow the neighbors little boy, scan him under the printer, and voila!
Happy New Year!
Handsome.
glaad trash bags

Villanova, PA

#31 Dec 31, 2013
NE Jade wrote:
<quoted text>Well, watch "Good Morning Germany" and you might calm down!
I bet she really has AIDS when they said she had some other sickness,look, when your leading a perverted dirty life style that's what happens...

“Unconvinced”

Since: Nov 09

Seattle, WA

#32 Dec 31, 2013
The Worlds Biggest Lie wrote:
Materiality, idolaters, imperialism, and boastful. Heterosexuals too.
Tell me, how much time do you spend posting these excoriations on "heterosexual" sites? I get the feeling you give them a big fat PASS and come straight here. Every time.
The Worlds Biggest Lie wrote:
How come there is virtually ZERO dissenting view presented in the Jewish run media and Follyhood, among other things, dealing with ss anything?
Well, it's either the most well-coordinated conspiracy of hundreds of thousands of people this side of 9/11....

Or they're grown-ups who have better things to do than bitch at other grown-ups for doing consenting grown-up things. But THAT'S probably a crazy idea.
The Worlds Biggest Lie wrote:
Do the judges, lawyers, bankers, politicians, other professions etc who disagree with this issue not deserve a podium for opinion other than a brief slip up like Phil Robertson?
A "brief slip up"? Calling people MURDERERS is a "brief slip up"? I actually think the accurate term is "slander". Murder is a very serious charge. If this were a "slip up", then where's his apology?

Was it a "brief slip up" when he said that men should be marrying girls at 15 or 16 years old? Just... "oopsy"? Didn't mean to say that?

Sure, any of your judges or bankers or whomever that wants to make a public statement that grown-ups should NOT be in charge of their own lives is welcome to do so. If they don't mind sounding like an insane control freak.
The Worlds Biggest Lie wrote:
Homofascist/bolshevik traitor that you are.
Right, because commenting online about Good Morning America is where you'll find ALL the homofascist/bolshevik traitors, doing their most dastardly work. Next I'm off to Reddit, where we coordinate the kidnapping of only the whitest, most Christian children, to be distributed to the brownest immigrant Islamic families for adoption. All of us militant Benedict Arnolds are well armed with our keyboards, undermining society by stealing your freedom to... uh... well, hm.

Help me out here. What are we homofascists forcing you to do again? WE get the unadulterated license to make our own adult decisions, while you... you...

There must be SOMETHING. Aren't you forced to WEAR something awkward, or attend a church against your will, or order your pizza from WAY across town? Anything? There must be at least a mild inconvenience in your life that can be blamed on my partner and I getting married. A funny nickname you don't like? Limited access to your civil rights? Surely you can fill in some blanks here.
glaad trash bags

Villanova, PA

#33 Dec 31, 2013
Rainbow Kid wrote:
<quoted text>
2013 has been big year for us
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/12/...
.
You should be proud you had a part in it
What big year? When GLAAD tried to bully Fill- chicken they got their AIDS ass's kicked and the same when they tried to bully Duck Dynasty and Cracker Barrel,where is the good year Sissy the Kid? How many of you things will die of AIDS in 2014? Now that is really a good year!,proud? you mean your father tell's people where he works,my son is a sissy, yeah sure he does. You know you are lucky, us normal people let you live in your Gay ghetto;s,they feel sorry for you,you are really a joke,but when you think you can take away our freedom of speech and religion that's when we come together and kick your perverted ass's,now go back where you belong in that dirty closet!

“Unconvinced”

Since: Nov 09

Seattle, WA

#34 Dec 31, 2013
glaad trash bags wrote:
What big year? When GLAAD tried to bully Fill- chicken they got their AIDS ass's kicked and the same when they tried to bully Duck Dynasty and Cracker Barrel,where is the good year Sissy the Kid? How many of you things will die of AIDS in 2014? Now that is really a good year!,proud? you mean your father tell's people where he works,my son is a sissy, yeah sure he does. You know you are lucky, us normal people let you live in your Gay ghetto;s,they feel sorry for you,you are really a joke,but when you think you can take away our freedom of speech and religion that's when we come together and kick your perverted ass's,now go back where you belong in that dirty closet!
Pennsylvania's next.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#35 Dec 31, 2013
EdmondWA wrote:
<quoted text>
Your infantile selfish attention-getting getting proves THAT much.
I'm sure that's exactly what Robin Roberts became, when she had the audacity to thank her girlfriend. But every heterosexual who's ever done the same thing, they're totally excused.
Edie Windsor, fighting to avoid $300K in inheritance penalties that no heterosexual would have to pay? Infantile.
Frank Ocean, stepping up to collect his Grammys? Selfish!
Dustin Lance Black and his Oscar? Nate Silver and his impeccible statistics? Bryan Singer and his blockbusters? Ellen DeGeneres and the hundreds of thousands of dollars she hands out daily? Attention-getters, all, I'm sure.
It's sad that your hateful, broad-brushing, "us vs them" jealousy makes you turn success, generosity and civil rights activism into name-calling. Infantile, selfish, attention-getting name-calling.
But then, you're no genius.
Now you are trying to tell us that 'celebrities' aren't attention-getters.
You do know that what Ellen gives away isn't coming from her wallet, don't you?
You do know that it isn't "hundreds of thousands of dollars" don't you?
I would say the "us vs. them" thing was more of a gay thing. You are with us or against us, there is no middle.
The Worlds Biggest Lie

Southfield, MA

#36 Dec 31, 2013
Gremlin wrote:
<quoted text>Jewish run media? Not much of a suprise you're an equal opportunity bigot. Phil Robertson has repeatedly badmouthed gays....I wouldn't call that a "brief slip up." But then again, bigots will defend and make excuses for other bigots.......
He's free to speak his mind whether you or I like it or not. Just like the poofs using their celebrity status to tout their depravity. I don't care, just keep it out of the ears and minds of young children.
The Worlds Biggest Lie

Southfield, MA

#37 Dec 31, 2013
In schools.

“Unconvinced”

Since: Nov 09

Seattle, WA

#38 Dec 31, 2013
Wondering wrote:
Now you are trying to tell us that 'celebrities' aren't attention-getters.
So, ban all celebrities? What is your message here?

Here's what I'm getting. Whatever you feel like labeling as "bad" is bad, and anyone you feel like excusing is excused.
Wondering wrote:
You do know that what Ellen gives away isn't coming from her wallet, don't you?
The wallets that it DOES come from are fat because of her.
Wondering wrote:
You do know that it isn't "hundreds of thousands of dollars" don't you?
Watch one of her "12 Days of Giveways" episodes. If she gives away 400 50-inch TVs, that comes pretty close, and she piles on other electronics and gift cards on top of it. So, maybe not in a "day", but EASILY within a week.

You can stop trying to pretend that it's a pittance, in hopes of tarnishing her generosity.
Wondering wrote:
I would say the "us vs. them" thing was more of a gay thing. You are with us or against us, there is no middle.
Sure. You are either WITH allowing grown-ups to manage their own lives, or you're AGAINST allowing grown-ups to do that. Do I have to infer where you stand, or will you come out in favor of one or the other?

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#39 Dec 31, 2013
Reality wrote:
Idolaters.
Our marriage never needed any celebrity for rationalizations at all. It is more in recognition for our parents and grandparents original intentions and it stands on its own.
And that's great. It's the same reason gays and lesbians want to marry.

Oh wait you meant the whole breeding thing? Sorry but I didn't know you equate your own mom and grandma to breeding bitches at a puppy mill.

Sad.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#40 Dec 31, 2013
Emma wrote:
It is becoming ridiculous that every person has to announce if they are gay or not.
Yes why can't we just have the good old days where every Bride needed to publicise the fact she finally got a man.

BTW will you be joining the rest of the human race in 2014 or will you insist it's still the middle ages?

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