Gay marriage vote: What will future generations say?

There are 11 comments on the Feb 28, 2011, The Baltimore Sun story titled Gay marriage vote: What will future generations say?. In it, The Baltimore Sun reports that:

When I was in high school in the late 1960s, I hung out with a pack of friends that changed up depending on the day's agenda.

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#1 Feb 28, 2011
There are so many of us that lived in homes with parents like this, I know I sure did and at least I was smart enough to know that when my parents told me not to be hanging around with my African-American friends or any one gay/lesbian that it is seriously wrong to believe such a thing. I kept them as friends any way and I'm glad I did.

I grew up in a Catholic home and it was a home of bigotry because of what the Catholic religion teaches. Sadly they are still teaching bigotry today. My parents are now in their 70's and 80's and continue to stand on Catholic taught bigotry. Neither one will have anything to do with me, their own daughter. My daddy told me one time that god created Aid's to kill off all the fagots, real nice knowing that my own daddy wishes me dead.

I just hope that many thousands of others will continue to see that this religion taught bigotry is seriously wrong and simply a crime against humanity and stand for equality for all people without distinction.
hi hi

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Feb 28, 2011
Oh, I'm not so sure they care. Dwyer and NOM in Maryland are *single-handedly* imperiling the Maryland vote. And guess what. Take a wild guess.

Nobody wants to hear it.

Nobody wants to deal with it.

Everybody wants to look the other way and pretend it isn't happening.

You talk about *shame* on your parents' generation? Why is anyone even bothering to fight?

All the anti-gay have to do is keep mentioning this ONE THING, see, PEDOPHILIA, and your chances of marriage equality are destroyed. And they're doing it again in Maryland.

And no one will fight it.

No one's asking for Dwyer to be removed from the chamber. No one's asking for his censure. No one's asking for his impeachment. No one's suggesting he be brought up on charges of perjury (which is, in thinly veiled terms, EXACTLY WHAT HE SUGGESTED HAPPEN TO THE PRO-GAY IN THAT CHAMBER; but be sure not to fight as hard as the anti-gay, and be sure not to try as hard as they are obviously trying, because you might step on their toes!)-- and the same damn thing is making you all have to fight for your lives again.

How many times do people have to hear it before they wake up?

Oh, that's right, we have to be *sure* to defend Dwyer's *free speech rights* so that he can tell *literally, utterly provable lies* and destroy gay equality chances in Maryland. We *can't* do anything! We *have to let him say* these things and then watch gay marriage go down the drain!

Looks like you people need a wake-up call even MORE serious than the Repubs taking over. I'm beginning to hope it'll happen, because it's IMPOSSIBLE for me to figure out at this point what. will. get. you. to. fight. like. you. mean. it.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#3 Feb 28, 2011
I once asked my Mom if there were any kids in town for her grandkids to play with when they visit. She said "nope, just some Mexicans"!

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#4 Feb 28, 2011
Jalene in the wild wrote:
There are so many of us that lived in homes with parents like this, I know I sure did and at least I was smart enough to know that when my parents told me not to be hanging around with my African-American friends or any one gay/lesbian that it is seriously wrong to believe such a thing. I kept them as friends any way and I'm glad I did.
I grew up in a Catholic home and it was a home of bigotry because of what the Catholic religion teaches. Sadly they are still teaching bigotry today. My parents are now in their 70's and 80's and continue to stand on Catholic taught bigotry. Neither one will have anything to do with me, their own daughter. My daddy told me one time that god created Aid's to kill off all the fagots, real nice knowing that my own daddy wishes me dead.
I just hope that many thousands of others will continue to see that this religion taught bigotry is seriously wrong and simply a crime against humanity and stand for equality for all people without distinction.
I feel sorry for you, because my family fully supported Civil Rights, and they supported me when I came out at 15 in 1959. My friends and neighbors? Not so. I only had 1 friend at that time that stuck by me until his death in 1998. He was straight, married, 2 kids, and I visited in their home many times. I miss him most of all the people I have known over the years. My father is gone, and my mother is in her late 80's, but she doesn't talk about politics, religion, and such. Just my father and others she remembers that are gone. She loves my spouse as much as she does me. I was and am blessed. I hope your parents come around.

“SCOTUS will Rule in June for”

Since: Aug 08

MARRIAGE EQUALITY:-)

#5 Feb 28, 2011
WeTheSheeple wrote:
I once asked my Mom if there were any kids in town for her grandkids to play with when they visit. She said "nope, just some Mexicans"!
Exactly like the author said.......ashamed of her bigotry.

I remember the words my father said to me IF I ever got involved with a Black man..........he said, "I will disown you"........well, I wonder what his views about me today would be knowing that I am a legally married Lesbian!!!!

I guess it's a good thing he's deceased, but even if he were alive I'd be more embarrassed by what sort of man and person he was!!!!

By the way this was a good article:-)

“TMA&CRR One Love One Marriage ”

Since: Sep 09

port orange

#6 Feb 28, 2011
a very well written article thats for sure i'll keep my fingers crossed for equality
Disgusted American

Cranbury, NJ

#7 Feb 28, 2011
I was born in 1960...and I remember the mid 60's,early 70's.....there was never a shortage of people commenting on Inter-racial Marriage/relationships,,..and those who dated Inter-racialy were called "N...Lovers" ...and how it wouldnt be fair to children born in THOSE relationships, the stigma they'd have to carry etc etc etc......hmmm, and what happened to all that Hype..it died/and IS dying with the people who spewed it....

Since: Jun 10

Euless, TX

#8 Feb 28, 2011
History will judge us just as it always does ... i just hope that it judges us fairly for standing up for the rights of people we will never know
and we fight on

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#9 Feb 28, 2011
Rose T-H wrote:
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Exactly like the author said.......ashamed of her bigotry.
I remember the words my father said to me IF I ever got involved with a Black man..........he said, "I will disown you"........well, I wonder what his views about me today would be knowing that I am a legally married Lesbian!!!!
I guess it's a good thing he's deceased, but even if he were alive I'd be more embarrassed by what sort of man and person he was!!!!
By the way this was a good article:-)
The thing is Mom saw nothing wrong with what she said. She didn't even see it as anything racial, and I think she honestly believes it wasn't. Individually she treats one person the same as she does any other; she'd give them the shirt off her back if they needed it. My dad is the same way. But they both still classify people by race and attribute certain actions to them based on racial stereotypes.

It's truly amazing how deep into one's psyche discrimination can get, and it creeps out at the most unexpected times.

“SCOTUS will Rule in June for”

Since: Aug 08

MARRIAGE EQUALITY:-)

#10 Feb 28, 2011
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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The thing is Mom saw nothing wrong with what she said. She didn't even see it as anything racial, and I think she honestly believes it wasn't. Individually she treats one person the same as she does any other; she'd give them the shirt off her back if they needed it. My dad is the same way. But they both still classify people by race and attribute certain actions to them based on racial stereotypes.
It's truly amazing how deep into one's psyche discrimination can get, and it creeps out at the most unexpected times.
I would tend to agree.

I know that if I'm not careful that I can become very un-politically correct when discussing certain minority groups because of a particular situation that I experienced while in the Military. As I've gotten older, I realize how wrong it is to judge a whole minority group by the actions of a few people.

Oh and by the way.......my father wasn't a nice or decent person. You can message me and I will explain:-)
Pissed off in MO

United States

#11 Feb 28, 2011
For those of you that can marry legally, you're lucky. In MO, the unconstitutional ban on gay marriage still exists. Yes, I said "unconstitutional". Check the first and ninth amendments of the US constitution.

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