Ill. House Approves Legalizing Same-Sex Civil Unions

There are 20 comments on the CBS2 story from Nov 30, 2010, titled Ill. House Approves Legalizing Same-Sex Civil Unions. In it, CBS2 reports that:

The Illinois House has approved a measure to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples.

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Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#37449 Feb 3, 2013
Cool Hand Luke wrote:
It seems the Aids rate is going up again, whose responsible for this!
GAY MEN RESPONSIBLE FOR 79% OF NEW AIDS INFECTIONS
Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM)1 represent approximately 2% of the US population, yet are the population most severely affected by HIV. In 2009, MSM accounted for 61% of all new HIV infections, and MSM with a history of injection drug use (MSM-IDU) accounted for an additional 3% of new infections. That same year, young MSM accounted for 69% of new HIV infections among persons aged 13–29 and 44% of infections among all MSM. At the end of 2009, an estimated 441,669 (56%) persons living with an HIV diagnosis in the US were MSM or MSM-IDU.
The Numbers
New HIV Infections2
In 2009, MSM accounted for 61% of new HIV infections in the US and 79% of infections among all newly infected men. Compared with other groups, MSM accounted for the largest numbers of new HIV infections in 2009.
Among all MSM, white MSM accounted for 11,400 (39%) new HIV infections in 2009. The largest number of new infections (3,400) occurred in those aged 40–49.
Among all MSM, black/African American MSM accounted for 10,800 (37%) new HIV infections in 2009. Whereas new HIV infections were relatively stable among MSM overall from 2006–2009, they increased 34% among young MSM—an increase largely due to a 48% increase among young black/African American MSM aged 13–29.
Among all MSM, Hispanic/Latino MSM accounted for 6,000 (20%) new HIV infections in 2009. The largest percentage of new infections (45%) occurred in those aged 13–29.
Estimates of New HIV Infections in the US, 2009, for the Most-Affected Subpopulations
Shown here is a vertical bar chart entitled,“Estimates of New HIV Infections in the United States, 2009, for the Most-Affected Subpopulations”. White MSM = 11,400 Black MSM = 10, 800 Women = 6,000 Latino MSM = 5,400 Black Heterosexual Men =2,400 White Heterosexual Women = 1,700 Black Male IDUs = 1,700 Latina Heterosexual Women = 1,200 Black Female IDUs =940 Subpopulations representing 2% or less of the overall US epidemic are not reflected in this chart.
Subpopulations representing 2% or less of the overall US epidemic are not reflected in this chart.
HIV and AIDS Diagnoses3 and Deaths
In 2010, in the 46 states with long-term confidential, name-based reporting, MSM accounted for 78% of estimated HIV diagnoses among all males aged 13 years and older, and 61% of estimated diagnoses among all persons receiving an HIV diagnosis that year.
At the end of 2009, of the estimated 784,701 persons living with an HIV diagnosis, 396,810, or 51%, were MSM. About 48% of MSM living with an HIV diagnosis were white, 30% were black/African American, and 19% were Hispanic/Latino.
In 2010, MSM accounted for 51% of estimated AIDS diagnoses among all adults and adolescents in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Of the estimated 16,796 AIDS diagnoses among MSM, 37% were in blacks/African Americans; 36% in whites; and 22% in Hispanics/Latinos.
By the end of 2009, an estimated 296,222 MSM with an AIDS diagnosis had died in the US since the beginning of the epidemic.
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/msm/index.htm
Be sure to always type AIDS with big letters
.
Little letters give you AIDS and you will die
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#37450 Feb 3, 2013
Dusty Mangina wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't be hating on me, I'm still a virgin.
I hope you find a willing victim to hump soon
.
You're driving yourself crazy (us too)

“Busting Kimare's”

Since: Feb 13

Clitty

#37451 Feb 3, 2013
Cool Hand Luke wrote:
It seems the A
Kimare, I'm not enough alter-ego? You have to log on as CHL again?

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#37452 Feb 4, 2013
STILL no logical counter to this fact;

At it's most basic essence, marriage is a cross cultural constraint on evolutionary mating behavior.

Gay couples are the picture of defective failure. Mating behavior gone abusive with NOTHING to show for it.

STILL no logical counter to this fact;

A fruit tree bearing fruit.
A fruit tree not bearing fruit for some reason.
A nut tree who never bears fruit wanting to be a fruit tree.
A nut tree hanging fruit on it's branches pretending to be a fruit tree.

Even funnier?

The claim that if the government doesn't 'require' fruit trees to bear fruit, then it is discrimination not to call nut trees fruit trees too!

Hilarious!!!

“Busting Kimare's”

Since: Feb 13

Clitty

#37453 Feb 4, 2013
KiMare wrote:
STILL no logical counter to this fact;
At it's most basic essence, marriage is a cross cultural constraint on evolutionary mating behavior.
Gay couples are the picture of defective failure. Mating behavior gone abusive with NOTHING to show for it.
STILL no logical counter to this fact;
A fruit tree bearing fruits and nuts....
What's hilarious is the fact that you think that this is a good argument.

The whole thing is nuttier than a Christmas fruitcake.

See what I did there? I used your post to turn it around and make a funny. You really should really on me more. A comedic lesbian could make your posts more clever, and credible.
Blair

Burlingame, CA

#37456 Feb 4, 2013
Luke Posted:

**
Gay Sexual Practices Lead to Uptick in Disease

>
FECAL SEX About 80% of gays admit to licking and/or inserting their tongues into the anus of partners and thus ingesting medically significant amounts of feces. Those who eat or wallow in it are probably at even greater risk. In the diary study,5 70% of the gays had engaged in this activity--half regularly over 6 months. Result?--the "annual incidence of hepatitis A in...homosexual men was 22 percent, whereas no heterosexual men acquired hepatitis A." In 1992,26 it was noted that the proportion of gays engaging in oral/anal sex had not declined.

>

Gay Men and Shigellosis
What is Shigellosis?
Shigellosis is a disease that causes stomach cramps, fever, diarrhea and sometimes bloody diarrhea.
What causes Shigellosis?
Shigellosis is caused by the Shigella bacterium. Shigella is found in feces (shit).
Who gets it?
Anyone can get Shigellosis. Gay men get Shigellosis at higher rates than others. People with a weakened immune
system get more sick than others.
How do you get it?
You can get Shigellosis when feces comes in contact with your mouth. This can happen with oral/anal sex play. This
can happen when you use your fingers or hand for anal sex play and then touch your mouth. Even microscopic
amounts of feces that get into your mouth can cause Shigellosis.
How can I avoid Shigella?
Play safely. In addition to safe sex guidelines to prevent HIV, maintain good hygiene. Wash every
part of your body that is sexual with soap and water before, after and between sex play. Use condoms
or other kinds of barriers like dental dams, latex gloves or plastic wrap and be aware of
what body parts may have come into contact with feces during sex play. Wash them with soap
and water. Use condoms with sex toys, and discard the condoms after use.
What do I do if I think I have Shigellosis?
• If you think you have Shigellosis, see your doctor.
• Inform your partners.
• Wash your hands a lot.
• Don’t have sex until 7 days after symptoms end.
• Talk with a medical provider about what you can do to reduce your risk.
publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/docs/Shigellosi...

“Busting Kimare's”

Since: Feb 13

Clitty

#37457 Feb 4, 2013
Blair wrote:
Luke Posted:
**
Gay Sexual Practices Lead
publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/docs/Shigellosi...
Thanks for the reminder, Kimare.

Did your pick up the douche that I asked for?
Save alot

Wilmington, IL

#37459 Feb 4, 2013
This is just not necessary. Marriage is man and woman

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#37460 Feb 4, 2013
Dusty Mangina wrote:
<quoted text>
What's hilarious is the fact that you think that this is a good argument.
AND STILL!

no logical counter to this fact;

At it's most basic essence, marriage is a cross cultural constraint on evolutionary mating behavior.

Gay couples are the picture of defective failure. Mating behavior gone abusive with NOTHING to show for it.

STILL no logical counter to this fact;

A fruit tree bearing fruit.
A fruit tree not bearing fruit for some reason.
A nut tree who never bears fruit wanting to be a fruit tree.
A nut tree hanging fruit on it's branches pretending to be a fruit tree.

Even funnier?

The claim that if the government doesn't 'require' fruit trees to bear fruit, then it is discrimination not to call nut trees fruit trees too!

Ho, Ho, Ho, Hilarious!!!

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#37461 Feb 4, 2013
Save alot wrote:
This is just not necessary. Marriage is man and woman
Except for those places where it can also be a man and a man or a woman and a woman.

Not really that complicated...

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#37462 Feb 4, 2013
Save alot wrote:
This is just not necessary. Marriage is man and woman
Just Think wrote:
<quoted text>
Except for those places where it can also be a man and a man or a woman and a woman.
Not really that complicated...
Those are counterfeit marriages. Marriage is a cross cultural constraint on evolutionary mating behavior.

Gay couples are a direct defective failure of the primary purpose of evolution.

It's not that complicated...

Smile.

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#37463 Feb 4, 2013
KiMare wrote:
Save alot wrote:
This is just not necessary. Marriage is man and woman
<quoted text>
Those are counterfeit marriages. Marriage is a cross cultural constraint on evolutionary mating behavior.
Gay couples are a direct defective failure of the primary purpose of evolution.
It's not that complicated...
Smile.
You're that odd smirky/bazinga/lesbian trapped in a man's body thingy, right?

As previously stated on numerous occasions, you should feel free to never respond to my comments.
Samatha

Dallas, TX

#37464 Feb 4, 2013
Dissecting the 'gay' marriage charade

Published: 03/07/2012 at 7:51 PM

Anyone in the United States can participate in the institution of marriage – if they choose to do so.

Homosexuals don’t usually choose to do so because they usually don’t want to be married to members of the opposite sex. But it’s their choice.

So why do homosexual activists make this claim? And how do they get away with making a patently false charge against a 6,000-year-old religious institution and the civil laws that it inspired?

Same-sex marriage advocates no more care about the legality of same-sex marriage than Hamas cares about the creation of a Palestinian state.

Neither is interested in creating something new – something that has never been before. Instead, what same-sex marriage advocates and the terrorists of the Gaza Strip have in common is their desire to destroy something they find repulsive. In Gaza, it’s the Jewish state of Israel. Among homosexual activists, it’s the institution of marriage.

By making the bogus claim that marriage, as it has been known through the eons, is inherently unfair because some people don’t want to participate in it as it has always been defined, homosexual activists are able to establish for themselves what appears to be the political high ground of the victim. In exactly the same way, Arab terrorists are able to portray themselves as the victim by claiming they have been denied a state.

But scratch beneath the surface of these two movements and you will soon learn that their objectives go far beyond same-sex marriage and a Palestinian state.

For instance, let’s examine the logic of the victimization homosexuals claim as the basis for pushing same-sex marriage. If it is true that limiting the definition of marriage to a union between one man and one woman is inherently a violation of civil rights, wouldn’t it also be true that defining marriage as a union between just two people is equally discriminatory?

The advocates of same-sex marriage hate this challenge, because they have no intelligent response to it. By default, a capitulation to the same-sex marriage advocates represents future capitulation to the logic they use. That means support of same-sex marriage, to be consistent, must translate into support of polygamy and group marriages of any combination.

Recently, a columnist for the Huffington Post tried to make the case that, unlike same-sex marriage, which has never existed in the history of the world anywhere at any time, polygamy represents a clear and present danger to society. That’s the distinction, he claimed. He cites one infamous polygamist leader charged with sexual assaults and incest-related felony counts as examples of how this works. Of course, he ignores a virtual epidemic of violence and molestation in the homosexual community in favor of one isolated case in the polygamy community.

Eliyahu Federman also states:“There isn’t a shred of modern sociological evidence to support the claim that gay marriage is harmful to society, whereas there is a plethora of historical and contemporary evidence to illustrate the dangers associated with polygamy.”

Ten years ago, the notion of same-sex marriage was scarcely even discussed, let alone performed. So the absence of a body of evidence is a red herring. In the case of polygamy, however, we have thousands of years of history to examine.

It is amazing how quickly the same-sex marriage advocates have been able to rally support from the media, the cultural establishment, the government elite and the judiciary for a radical social experiment that challenges the fundamental building block of human civilization – the family.

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#37465 Feb 4, 2013
Just Think wrote:
<quoted text>
You're that odd smirky/bazinga/lesbian trapped in a man's body thingy, right?
As previously stated on numerous occasions, you should feel free to never respond to my comments.
Please keep the hate language to yourself.

You have no logical argument to address the basic essence of marriage. Instead, you try to leap frog over the facts, and dumb down marriage to a friendship and impose it by a twirl of the law.

The end result? The closer this silly imposition gets to reality, they more it's fake identity is exposed.

Smile.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#37466 Feb 4, 2013
Samatha wrote:
Homosexuals don’t usually choose to do so because they usually don’t want to be married to members of the opposite sex.
Neither does a straightie want to marry a gay person
.
So now that we're organized; what do we do?

“Busting Kimare's”

Since: Feb 13

Clitty

#37467 Feb 4, 2013
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
Please keep the hate language to yourself.
You have no logical argument to address the basic essence of marriage. Instead, you try to leap frog over the facts, and dumb down marriage to a friendship and impose it by a twirl of the law.
The end result? The closer this silly imposition gets to reality, they more it's fake identity is exposed.
Smile.
Nobody puts Mangina in a corner!
Ugly CC

United States

#37468 Feb 4, 2013
I was told I could not have my son because I was a homosexual, but I am not a homosexual. Does this violate my civil liberties? Who are the best gay rights advocates in Illinois? They should have a parade where I live. If they are going after people they wrongfully think are gay, I know they are going after real homosexuals.
G-Wiz

Collinsville, IL

#37469 Feb 4, 2013
so gays want what straight people already have right? impossible until scientists make it possible for them to bear children. sorry you guys will have to live in sin until then. waa, we cant be married waaa

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#37470 Feb 4, 2013
Marriage is a fundamental right of the individual, as affirmed 14 times by the Supreme Court. This applies only to humans, not to trees.

Everyone qualifies for fundamental rights by virtue of being alive, though a fundamental right may be denied or delayed, but only if the government can demonstrate a compelling and legitimate government interest for doing so.

Procreation ability, intent, or even desire has never been a requirement for marriage, yet is often offered as an excuse to deny equality, ignoring that gay people do raise children both biologically related or adopted. Denial of equal treatment provides nothing to opposite sex couples, while harming same sex couples needlessly. For these reasons the procreation excuse is irrational.

Prejudice and tradition also fail to qualify as legitimate governmental interests sufficient for denial of equal treatment as required by the 5th and 14th amendments.

“These matters, involving the most intimate and personal choices a person may make in a lifetime, choices central to personal dignity and autonomy, are central to the liberty protected by the Fourteenth Amendment. At the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life.”
Not a Requirement

Beacon, NY

#37471 Feb 4, 2013
G-Wiz wrote:
so gays want what straight people already have right? impossible until scientists make it possible for them to bear children. sorry you guys will have to live in sin until then. waa, we cant be married waaa
Well golly G-Wiz buddy! I wasn't aware that procreation was a requirement of marriage? Who knew! I guess all those older married couples who can't have kids and couples who decide not to have children will NO longer be allowed to Wed anymore! Now see how stupid you sound? Bone head!

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