Lesbian Couple Shot In Texas, One Die...

Lesbian Couple Shot In Texas, One Died From Her Injuries

There are 503 comments on the lezgetreal.com story from Jun 25, 2012, titled Lesbian Couple Shot In Texas, One Died From Her Injuries. In it, lezgetreal.com reports that:

Two teenage lesbians were found shot in the head in a park in Portland, Texas Saturday.

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Since: Jun 11

AOL

#103 Jun 27, 2012
While some laws prohibited behavior, some included simply being admittedly or even reasonably suspected to be LGBT.

Every state in the U.S. criminalized homosexual sex between consenting adults in a private home as late as 1960: An adult convicted of the crime of having sex with another consenting adult in the privacy of his or her home could get anywhere from a light fine to five, ten, or twenty years—or even life—in prison.

In 1971, twenty states had 'sex psychopath' laws that permitted the detaining of homosexuals for that reason alone. In Pennsylvania and California sex offenders could be locked in a mental institution for life, and in seven states they could be castrated. Castration, emetics, hypnosis, electroshock therapy and lobotomies were used by psychiatrists to attempt to cure homosexuals of their desires through the 1950's and 1960's.

"The federal government banned the employment of homosexuals and insisted that its private contractors ferret out and dismiss their gay employees, many state governments prohibited gay people from being served in bars and restaurants."

"Many municipalities launched police campaigns to suppress gay life. The authorities worked together to create or reinforce the belief that gay people were an inferior class to be shunned by other Americans. Sodomy laws that exclusively targeted same-sex couples, such as the statute enacted in 1973 in Texas (1973 TEX. GEN. LAWS ch. 399,§§ 1, 3), were a development of the last third of the twentieth century and reflect this historically unprecedented concern to classify and penalize homosexuals as a subordinate class of citizens." http://hnn.us/articles/1539.html

"The government campaign against lesbians and gay men was waged at the local level as well.“The labeling of homosexuals as moral perverts and national security risks, along with the repressive policies of the federal government, encouraged local police forces across the country to harass them with impunity.” D’EMILIO & FREEDMAN, INTIMATE MATTERS, 293. In the decade following World War II, the police departments of numerous cities stepped up their raids on bars and private parties attended by gay and lesbian persons, and made thousands of arrests for “disorderly conduct.”“Arrests were substantial in many cities. In the District of Columbia they topped 1,000 per year during the early 1950s; in Philadelphia, misdemeanor charges against lesbians and homosexuals averaged 100 per month.*** New York, New Orleans, Dallas, San Francisco and Baltimore were among the cities that witnessed sudden upsurges in police action against homosexuals and lesbians in the 1950s.” http://hnn.us/articles/1539.html

FaFoxy

“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#105 Jun 27, 2012
Not Yet Equal wrote:
While some laws prohibited behavior, some included simply being admittedly or even reasonably suspected to be LGBT.
Every state in the U.S. criminalized homosexual sex between consenting adults in a private home as late as 1960: An adult convicted of the crime of having sex with another consenting adult in the privacy of his or her home could get anywhere from a light fine to five, ten, or twenty years—or even life—in prison.
In 1971, twenty states had 'sex psychopath' laws that permitted the detaining of homosexuals for that reason alone. In Pennsylvania and California sex offenders could be locked in a mental institution for life, and in seven states they could be castrated. Castration, emetics, hypnosis, electroshock therapy and lobotomies were used by psychiatrists to attempt to cure homosexuals of their desires through the 1950's and 1960's.
"The federal government banned the employment of homosexuals and insisted that its private contractors ferret out and dismiss their gay employees, many state governments prohibited gay people from being served in bars and restaurants."
"Many municipalities launched police campaigns to suppress gay life. The authorities worked together to create or reinforce the belief that gay people were an inferior class to be shunned by other Americans. Sodomy laws that exclusively targeted same-sex couples, such as the statute enacted in 1973 in Texas (1973 TEX. GEN. LAWS ch. 399,§§ 1, 3), were a development of the last third of the twentieth century and reflect this historically unprecedented concern to classify and penalize homosexuals as a subordinate class of citizens." http://hnn.us/articles/1539.html
"The government campaign against lesbians and gay men was waged at the local level as well.“The labeling of homosexuals as moral perverts and national security risks, along with the repressive policies of the federal government, encouraged local police forces across the country to harass them with impunity.” D’EMILIO & FREEDMAN, INTIMATE MATTERS, 293. In the decade following World War II, the police departments of numerous cities stepped up their raids on bars and private parties attended by gay and lesbian persons, and made thousands of arrests for “disorderly conduct.”“Arrests were substantial in many cities. In the District of Columbia they topped 1,000 per year during the early 1950s; in Philadelphia, misdemeanor charges against lesbians and homosexuals averaged 100 per month.*** New York, New Orleans, Dallas, San Francisco and Baltimore were among the cities that witnessed sudden upsurges in police action against homosexuals and lesbians in the 1950s.” http://hnn.us/articles/1539.html
Thank GOD that The Obamaniac did away with all that when he was swept into office ! HAIL THE OBAMANIAC, SAVIOUR OF ALL !
Kermudgeon

Buffalo, NY

#106 Jun 27, 2012
High caliber weapon. Male, gun-toting, Christian conservative, bible thumping perpetrator.
bla bla bla

United States

#107 Jun 27, 2012
WasteWater wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you. You compliment me.
I already explained all those things, you were not paying any attention.
Now please quit whining. Civil rights are civil rights. Equality is equality. Freedom is freedom. Didn't Martin Luther King fight for these things? Didn't many gays and lesbians march in the freedom marches? What difference does it make how one is marginalized? Don't they both suffer the daily micro insults? What difference does it make if a black person is killed by bigoted policemen or if a gay man is tied to a fence and left to die in the cold? They are both equally dead are they not?
You must be kidding me.
The difference is blacks were killed for no good reason they did or do nothing different than white people killing people because of their race is 6 steps back kill some one for being gay is 2 steps back like first degree murder and second degree murder they are both wrong but one more wrong. I think it is and insult to even refer to blacks. We know it is a civil rights thing but most gays are racest so what is the point. There is no apples and oranges here. It is like I got hit with a hammer and then stung by a bee what does one have to do with the other it makes you sick f^(ks look even sicker. If you had it your way you would ware nothing but pink rubbers to church and then cry because no one at the church wants you to come back.
Anonymous

Mount Morris, IL

#108 Jun 27, 2012
david traversa wrote:
<quoted text>You're no homo, that's for sure.. You are too mentally disturbed to be anything other than pitiful.. Shape up or shut up, for we're NOT impressed.
Whom ever someone sleeps with is not for you to say.
Are you paying any of there bills.
I don't care what people think of me.
I am gay and dam proud of it.
My family don't care and these girls family didn't care either.
Maybe it made them happy loving each other.
Your not god and he don't judge like a lot of the people on here are.
Get a fucking life.

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#109 Jun 27, 2012
WasteWater wrote:
<quoted text>
They are both civil rights struggles so they are the same.
Gays and lesbians are marginalized due to sexual orientation while Blacks are marginalized due to race, they are different.
Gays and lesbians and people of color are often killed for being different, they are the same.
Black people's ancestors were sometimes slaves, gays and lesbians probably were not slaves unless they are black, they are different.
Gays and lesbians along with people of color are often marginalized and suffer micro insult on a daily basis, they are the same.
Good point!
being black is probably a lot like being gay, LOL.

“Take Topix Back From Trolls”

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#110 Jun 27, 2012
You don't know some parts of Texas. There's some pretty damned loony SOBs in some areas.
Justin wrote:
<quoted text>
I have my doubts. Two teenages shot dead in a public park; that's not the modus operandi for the religious right. They need to rule out botched robbery, a jealous ex-lover, or ramdom gang related shooting first.
Kermudgeon

Buffalo, NY

#111 Jun 27, 2012
Richard_ wrote:
<quoted text>being black is probably a lot like being gay, LOL.
Being black is like being gay: indiscriminate fornication, extreme high rate of AIDS, genital warts, herpes, and the rest.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#112 Jun 27, 2012
Richard_ wrote:
<quoted text>being black is probably a lot like being gay, LOL.
Any group which suffers discrimination and insults on a daily basis have much in common, especially when their rights are denied.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#113 Jun 27, 2012
Kermudgeon wrote:
<quoted text>
Being black is like being gay: indiscriminate fornication, extreme high rate of AIDS, genital warts, herpes, and the rest.
Wow! Perfect timing.

This is the type of insult I was talking about.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#114 Jun 27, 2012
FaFoxy wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree. This murder and attempted murder is horrible, and I pray for the victims and their families. I also pray that the culprit or culprits are apprehended, tried, convicted and given teh death penalty.
I pray for them also.

“Take Topix Back From Trolls”

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#115 Jun 27, 2012
I'd love to have you speak those same words to me face to face. They would be taking you home in a bucket.

You're nothing but a maggot.
bla bla bla wrote:
<quoted text> The difference is blacks were killed for no good reason they did or do nothing different than white people killing people because of their race is 6 steps back kill some one for being gay is 2 steps back like first degree murder and second degree murder they are both wrong but one more wrong. I think it is and insult to even refer to blacks. We know it is a civil rights thing but most gays are racest so what is the point. There is no apples and oranges here. It is like I got hit with a hammer and then stung by a bee what does one have to do with the other it makes you sick f^(ks look even sicker. If you had it your way you would ware nothing but pink rubbers to church and then cry because no one at the church wants you to come back.

“Take Topix Back From Trolls”

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#116 Jun 27, 2012
What a surprise, a racist, homophobic troll. Tell us your Christian and you've got the trifecta.

MAGGOT.
Kermudgeon wrote:
<quoted text>
Being black is like being gay: indiscriminate fornication, extreme high rate of AIDS, genital warts, herpes, and the rest.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#117 Jun 27, 2012
TomInElPaso wrote:
I'd love to have you speak those same words to me face to face. They would be taking you home in a bucket.
You're nothing but a maggot.
<quoted text>
Don't get excited my friend.

Did you notice the last sentence?

Consider the fact that black people had to ride on the back of the bus and stand in the back of the church. Gays and lesbians aren't even allowed into the church many places. If they ride on the bus, they will get beaten by bigots.

Talking points huh?
Liberal nut

Beckley, WV

#118 Jun 27, 2012
Well, this is sad, but these lesbos would die out of AIDS anyway. Most gays and lesbos die from AIDS, so not sure what the big deal is here. Hope the murderer is caught, though.
Anonymous

Mount Morris, IL

#119 Jun 27, 2012
Don't get excited my friend.
Did you notice the last sentence?
Consider the fact that black people had to ride on the back of the bus and stand in the back of the church. Gays and lesbians aren't even allowed into the church many places. If they ride on the bus, they will get beaten by bigots.
I am not black I have had many black friends. There's no different then me or you just there color. Most are cool. You need to watch what you say about Gay's I one and dam proud of it. Your not no better then the next Black, White, Indian, or Mexican. There's good and bad in everyone.
And your wrong about church's. Everyone is allowed in a church. God loves everyone. Sorry to say this even includes people like you.
Liberal nut

Beckley, WV

#120 Jun 27, 2012
WasteWater wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't get excited my friend.
Did you notice the last sentence?
Consider the fact that black people had to ride on the back of the bus and stand in the back of the church. Gays and lesbians aren't even allowed into the church many places. If they ride on the bus, they will get beaten by bigots.
Talking points huh?
GAYS can be allowed into Church if they keep their perversion to themselves. And after 'liberation' blacks are killing each other like animals every day. They were better off under segregation, in many ways.
Anonymous

Mount Morris, IL

#121 Jun 27, 2012
WasteWater wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't get excited my friend.
Did you notice the last sentence?
Consider the fact that black people had to ride on the back of the bus and stand in the back of the church. Gays and lesbians aren't even allowed into the church many places. If they ride on the bus, they will get beaten by bigots.
Talking points huh?
CORRECTION-Last post had someone's garbage!
I am not black I have had many black friends. There's no different then me or you just there color. Most are cool. You need to watch what you say about Gay's I one and dam proud of it. Your not no better then the next Black, White, Indian, or Mexican. There's good and bad in everyone.
And your wrong about church's. Everyone is allowed in a church. God loves everyone. Sorry to say this even includes people like you.
Anonymous

Mount Morris, IL

#122 Jun 27, 2012
Liberal nut wrote:
Well, this is sad, but these lesbos would die out of AIDS anyway. Most gays and lesbos die from AIDS, so not sure what the big deal is here. Hope the murderer is caught, though.
If it was your family member gay or not you would want the people put in jail wouldn't you. I sure would. No one needs to die for any reason other then at god hands not someone else to choose if they live or die. People need to grow up. It was there choice not anyone else who there loved or went to bed with.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#123 Jun 27, 2012
Not Yet Equal wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's not forget what it was like to be gay in America during the 50's.
Most don't realize every state in the U.S. criminalized homosexual sex between consenting adults in a private home as late as 1960: An adult convicted of the crime of having sex with another consenting adult in the privacy of his or her home could get anywhere from a light fine to five, ten, or twenty years—or even life—in prison. In Pennsylvania and California sex offenders could be locked in a mental institution for life, and in seven states they could be castrated. Castration, emetics, hypnosis, electroshock therapy, and lobotomies were used by psychiatrists to attempt to "cure" homosexuals of their desires through the 1950’s and 1960’s. In 1971, twenty states still had ’sex psychopath’ laws that permitted the detaining of homosexuals for that reason alone. Consensual sex between adults of the same sex remained a crime in 24 states until June 26, 2003, when the Supreme Court repealed those unconstitutional laws in Lawrence v. Texas.
It wasn't just Penn and Cali. 34 States. 34.

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