Gay marriage

Gay marriage

There are 61385 comments on the Los Angeles Times story from Mar 28, 2013, titled Gay marriage. In it, Los Angeles Times reports that:

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering two controversial cases involving whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry: Proposition 8, California's 2008 ban on gay marriage, and the Defense of Marriage Act, which since 1996 has defined marriage for federal purposes as a union between a man and a woman.

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Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#54155 Jul 7, 2014
Bruno wrote:
Frankie how did you make out over the holiday with the recycling of cans and plastic? did you get there early like I suggested? did you bring your butt freiend Wasted lol you morons
Fine!

How did you do recycling those used condoms you found along the highway? Do you have to turn them inside out and rinse 'em off? Is it really worth the nickel?

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Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#54156 Jul 7, 2014
Bruno. Dopey jarhead. Too funny! OOO-RAH!

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HMT 123

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#54157 Jul 7, 2014
"Does 'Gay Inc.' Believe in Free Speech?

In the battle over gay rights, dissent during wartime isn't always tolerated

But when gay-porn king Michael Lucas got wind of the group's plans, he vowed to keep them (or anyone else) from criticizing Israel within the Center's walls. Lucas is primarily known for his puffy lips, his nine-inch custom dildo in the shape of his manhood, and his shameless self-promotion. Increasingly, he's also known for his Zionism and open hatred of Muslims. And so, Lucas went about getting the Center to eject Siege Busters.
"If someone fucks with Israel, I fuck them back," Lucas later told Gay City News. "And I usually win."
He did. It only took hours, and the Center decided "this event is not appropriate to be held at our LGBT Community Center ... and the host group will no longer meet at the Center."

A community meeting followed, during which Testone said the problem was that Siege Busters wasn't "LGBT focused"

One of the stranger moments during the Center's only public meeting on the matter: Board member Tom Kirdahy said he didn't want a Siege Busters event because it would make vulnerable people using the center, like those in recovery programs, feel "unsafe." This was odd because Kirdahy is the partner of playwright Terrence McNally.

McNally wrote Corpus Christi, a retelling of the Gospel with Jesus and the disciples as homosexuals. Many involved with its first production received death threats, including the board members of the Manhattan Theatre Club, which also faced losing its government funding. The episode sent a chill through the artistic world because of a feeling that the theater's reversals emboldened the opponents of free expression, contributing to a climate of fear."

If not for outspoken queers like Tony Kushner (who threatened to withdraw his plays from MTC if McNally's was not produced), Corpus Christi might never have been produced.
By the time the Center fracas was over, all discussion of Israel and Palestine was formally banned from its walls.
As Sherry Wolf (a Jewish lesbian critic of Israel) put it, the Center became "yet another occupied, homogenized space that only powerful and, frankly, white people dominate." Transgender activist Pauline Park thought it had "basically given the community the finger" and said to other LGBT people—in her words—"Fuck you. Drop dead. We only care about the bottom line."

Why should gay Americans feel any guiltier about selling speech to the highest bidder than anyone else?

Well, were it not for a poor, chaotic band who bravely defended the First Amendment at the Stonewall Inn 43 years ago next week (and did so without a publicist, Facebook campaign, or committee-approved talking points), there would have been no gay rights movement as we know it. The whole premise of being out has been predicated on free expression of once-taboo matters.

Today's movement is quite unlike ACT UP, the Gay Liberation Front, or the Mattachine Society. In their use of confrontation, those groups looked far more like Occupy Wall Street than the Human Rights Campaign. Today's gay organizations tend to present queer voices that are well polished and well financed.

And sometimes what they endorse isn't liberating for queers or supportive of free speech at all"

http://www.villagevoice.com/2012-06-20/news/g...
7:33 PM pst

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#54158 Jul 7, 2014
.....WUT?!

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“LOL Really?”

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#54159 Jul 7, 2014
Pietro Armando wrote:
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Now that's funny!! "Stomping your feet...."........but that's what SSM advocates are doing. "It's not fair, we don't like girls", so says self identified gay men, and self identified lesbians say, "But we don't like outies, we want innies"!!!
Excellent rebuttal.

Have you been practicing?

Now, can you explain to me what belly buttons have to do with same sex marriage?

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“LOL Really?”

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#54160 Jul 7, 2014
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It's vastly inferior to marriage.
And you know it.
Smirk.
It is marriage.

Keep trying to compare one thing to itself.

It'll keep you busy.

Snark.

“LOL Really?”

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#54161 Jul 7, 2014
KiMare wrote:
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I keep waiting, but all I ever see is mutually sterile, pointlessly duplicate gender halves of marriage!
Damn that's disappointing, isn't it?
Smile.
Have you tried marriage counseling or a veterinarian?

Smirk.

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#54162 Jul 7, 2014
Bruno wrote:
well we are having a great time on the boat these past few days. We met a couple goats three boats down form us, I must admit they are cool people.
Goats? WTH ?

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#54163 Jul 7, 2014
deutscher Nationalstolz wrote:
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More than 90% of Americans think this.
You have to face that Americans are the enemies of humanity.
Yawn. You are making yourself the enemy of Americans.

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#54164 Jul 7, 2014
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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“I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.”
- Oscar Wilde
Good one!

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#54165 Jul 7, 2014
Pietro Armando wrote:
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Sure Rev, no problem.....you and your (_________ can define it anyway you want.
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Breakfast?!! Let me guess, you have a big bowl of fruit loops every morning....or is it Special K....oh well you are what you eat!
I am not into marriage of any kind. I live in California and even with a pre-nup you can loose everything with these liberal judges.

I always tease my cousin [my gay cousin] that if I ever get married it will be to him. We always have a good laugh about that. Hell I don't know, maybe someday after too many margaritas, who knows.

The point is, I was born with the right to make that decision for myself and you can't make it for me, or tell me I can't make it for myself. And you can't vote for people to do your dirty work for you.

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#54166 Jul 7, 2014
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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I just found out some disturbing news. All fruit loops are the same flavor, just different colors! I never knew that. What a disappointment. I shall never eat another fruit loop.
I didn't know that. I am sorry for your great loss. Oh hell, at least you can still tell a difference between a Budweiser and a PBR, right?

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HMT 123

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#54167 Jul 7, 2014
Cali Girl 2014 wrote:
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Goats? WTH ?
Uncircumcised?
(gay slang)??

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Frankie Rizzo

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#54168 Jul 7, 2014
Cali Girl 2014 wrote:
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Goats? WTH ?
I guess Bruno got tired of sheep. Needed something friskier.

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#54169 Jul 7, 2014
WasteWater wrote:
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Constitutional law vs. irrelovant appeal to emotion?
WTF is this all about?
Drinking much?
The rules against gay men donating blood are going to be rescinded.

http://healthland.time.com/2013/06/21/medical...

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#54170 Jul 7, 2014
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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I guess Bruno got tired of sheep. Needed something friskier.
Too bad this planet didn't have an animal that ate its sperm donor after sex. We could hook him up with it. I think he would find that pretty friskier.

Did you hear that cpeter has come up with a new jello? It is lime jello with potato chips in it. Sounds a lot more appetizing than his soy sauce chocolate pudding cake.

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Frankie Rizzo

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#54171 Jul 7, 2014
Cali Girl 2014 wrote:
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I can't believe that Frankie......
I'm about to dab and separate some!!
LMAO!!
Yes. It's an outrage! They are all the same flavor just different colors. I won't have them in my house, the grand kids ask for them I say "NO, have some cocoa pebbles or lucky charms or some sh!t. Go outside now." Rotten kids won't starve to death if they skip a meal. No more fruit loops aboard the SS Frankie.

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nnamhcsriK elaD yrogerG

Chicago, IL

#54172 Jul 7, 2014
KiMare wrote:
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I keep waiting, but all I ever see is mutually sterile, pointlessly duplicate gender halves of marriage!
Damn that's disappointing, isn't it?
Smile.
There are none so blind as those who will not see.

I'm nnamhcsriK elaD yrogerG, and I approved this post.
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#54173 Jul 7, 2014
WasteWater wrote:
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Drinking much?
Yes. I used to drink. I still do, but I used to too. But I don't drink anymore. Or less. About the same.

Ah good times!

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HMT 123

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#54174 Jul 7, 2014
Ryan
Fort Collins, CO
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I think what homosexual couples are fighting for is less about the legal right to marry and more about social equality. There IS a gay lifestyle; it's the stereotypical flamboyance, flashiness, and feminization of the typical male role. Is this representative of all gay men? Absolutely not. But it does falsely represent all gay men. And at the core of this issue are gay men, media with a suggestive agenda, and gay rights activists themselves. People are irritated by the attention whores who run around at gay pride festivals wearing rainbow tights and butterfly wings. They bump gay society down to a lower social standard by shoving a gaudy and vexacious misrepresentation down the collective throats of conservative Americans. Why are gay couples not treated the same as straight couple? That's why. It's because this stereotype is glorified and people are pissed off about it. You want to know how to get rid of social inequality between gays and straights? Stop talking about it

It's so true, a Good presentation with little fanfare is a reliable bet for success

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