Virginia's 2013 Equality Battlefield

Virginia's 2013 Equality Battlefield

There are 66 comments on the EDGE story from Sep 12, 2013, titled Virginia's 2013 Equality Battlefield. In it, EDGE reports that:

Many in Virginia's LGBT community are steeling themselves ahead of what they expect to be brutal fall campaigns, the outcomes of which could deeply impact how LGBT residents are treated by state government.

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Since: Jan 08

Pattaya, Thailand

#1 Sep 13, 2013
As long as people keep electing bigots, er, Republicans....
Tom

Chantilly, VA

#3 Sep 13, 2013
Its unbelievable that a state that was a cornerstone of freedom has turned out to be so bigoted. But I guess I should expect this with so many followers of the Tea Party/GOP BS, they could do nothing else. They have changed the tourist logo from "Virginia is for Lovers" to "Virginia is for BIGOTS".

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#4 Sep 13, 2013
Tom wrote:
Its unbelievable that a state that was a cornerstone of freedom has turned out to be so bigoted. But I guess I should expect this with so many followers of the Tea Party/GOP BS, they could do nothing else. They have changed the tourist logo from "Virginia is for Lovers" to "Virginia is for BIGOTS".
So what symbol did they replace their little red heart with?

A white hood perhaps?

Love to see that on their license plates!

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#5 Sep 13, 2013
Don't forget the next generation "Loving v Virginia" is pending in federal court.

Since: Mar 09

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#6 Sep 13, 2013
Virginia wore butternut during the Great Treason.

“Come and get it! ”

Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#7 Sep 16, 2013
Why is someone labeled a "bigot" if they support traditional marriage, but not a bigot if they oppose a nudist's "right" to jog naked in public?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#8 Sep 16, 2013
Sneaky Pete wrote:
Why is someone labeled a "bigot" if they support traditional marriage, but not a bigot if they oppose a nudist's "right" to jog naked in public?
No, you're a bigot either way.

“Come and get it! ”

Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#9 Sep 16, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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No, you're a bigot either way.
So you want to infringe on my "right" to be naked in public? You're a bigot! Being naked is a God given right. We were brought into this world naked until society forced us all to conform to it's unfair clothing standards.

If being naked offends you, then stay clothed. If my nudity offends you, don't look. If I walk into a bakery buck naked to have a cake made and I get kicked out, I'll sue the owner for discrimination. I'll have parades with all of my naked friends, waving flags with phallic symbols on them, throwing my nudity in everybody's face. If the owner of a restaurant chain is of the opinion that being clothed is preferred to walking around naked, I'll storm the establishment with all of my naked supporters and demand a boycott of any organization that doesn't agree with my viewpoint.

Being naked in public is the new normal. Either get used to it, or join the rest of the haters in the stagnant, swirling backwater of bigotry.

Since: Mar 07

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#10 Sep 16, 2013
Sneaky Pete wrote:
<quoted text>So you want to infringe on my "right" to be naked in public? You're a bigot! Being naked is a God given right. We were brought into this world naked until society forced us all to conform to it's unfair clothing standards.
If being naked offends you, then stay clothed. If my nudity offends you, don't look.....
What does your love of public nudity have to do with marriage law? Are you trying to say that anyone, gay or straight, who wants to marry or is married should also believe in public nudity?

That's a strange stance.

I'm sure it has cost you friends, and employment.

Since: Mar 07

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#11 Sep 16, 2013
Sneaky Pete wrote:
Why is someone labeled a "bigot" if they support traditional marriage, but not a bigot if they oppose a nudist's "right" to jog naked in public?
Who doesn't support "traditional marriage"? I don't know a single gay person who doesn't support straight folks having the right to legally marry.

The problem starts when some of those straight people want to deny that same right to gay people, for no rational reason, other than religion or animus..

Those just aren't good reasons to harm others.

Now, I have never seen marriage compared to nudity. How does that work? Are you saying that married gay people flaunt their happily married lives in the same way that you might flap your naked private parts in public?

Like I said - that's a strange notion.

And a bit creepy. I think you need a different and more logical comparison, since I suspect that straight married couples would feel the same way about your desire to be naked in public.
Jake

Colorado Springs, CO

#12 Sep 16, 2013
Sneaky Pete wrote:
<quoted text>So you want to infringe on my "right" to be naked in public? You're a bigot! Being naked is a God given right. We were brought into this world naked until society forced us all to conform to it's unfair clothing standards.
If being naked offends you, then stay clothed. If my nudity offends you, don't look. If I walk into a bakery buck naked to have a cake made and I get kicked out, I'll sue the owner for discrimination. I'll have parades with all of my naked friends, waving flags with phallic symbols on them, throwing my nudity in everybody's face. If the owner of a restaurant chain is of the opinion that being clothed is preferred to walking around naked, I'll storm the establishment with all of my naked supporters and demand a boycott of any organization that doesn't agree with my viewpoint.
Being naked in public is the new normal. Either get used to it, or join the rest of the haters in the stagnant, swirling backwater of bigotry.
Great analogy! Spot on!
Jake

Colorado Springs, CO

#13 Sep 16, 2013
Quest wrote:
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What does your love of public nudity have to do with marriage law? Are you trying to say that anyone, gay or straight, who wants to marry or is married should also believe in public nudity?
That's a strange stance.
I'm sure it has cost you friends, and employment.
He's using an analogy to point out the absurdity of the homosexual movement.

Since: Jan 08

Thailand

#14 Sep 17, 2013
Sneaky Pete wrote:
Why is someone labeled a "bigot" if they support traditional marriage, but not a bigot if they oppose a nudist's "right" to jog naked in public?
Why don't you use a DICTIONARY and find out. Why are bigots so often intellectually challenged?

Since: Mar 07

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#15 Sep 17, 2013
Jake wrote:
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He's using an analogy to point out the absurdity of the homosexual movement.
He didn't succeed. And that "movement" you worry about is simply equal treatment under the law.

It's an American movement, and it's been going on a long time, and is certain to continue.

I will never understand the mindset that leads one to complain when others want for themselves and their families, the same things you demand and receive for you and yours.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#17 Sep 17, 2013
Sneaky Pete wrote:
<quoted text>So you want to infringe on my "right" to be naked in public? You're a bigot! Being naked is a God given right. We were brought into this world naked until society forced us all to conform to it's unfair clothing standards.
If being naked offends you, then stay clothed. If my nudity offends you, don't look. If I walk into a bakery buck naked to have a cake made and I get kicked out, I'll sue the owner for discrimination. I'll have parades with all of my naked friends, waving flags with phallic symbols on them, throwing my nudity in everybody's face. If the owner of a restaurant chain is of the opinion that being clothed is preferred to walking around naked, I'll storm the establishment with all of my naked supporters and demand a boycott of any organization that doesn't agree with my viewpoint.
Being naked in public is the new normal. Either get used to it, or join the rest of the haters in the stagnant, swirling backwater of bigotry.
You obviously misunderstood my statement.

You're a bigot if you oppose marriage for same-sex couples, and you're a bigot if you oppose people's right to be nude.

Let 'em swing dude.....

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#18 Sep 17, 2013
Sneaky Pete wrote:
<quoted text>So you want to infringe on my "right" to be naked in public? You're a bigot! Being naked is a God given right. We were brought into this world naked until society forced us all to conform to it's unfair clothing standards.
If being naked offends you, then stay clothed. If my nudity offends you, don't look. If I walk into a bakery buck naked to have a cake made and I get kicked out, I'll sue the owner for discrimination. I'll have parades with all of my naked friends, waving flags with phallic symbols on them, throwing my nudity in everybody's face. If the owner of a restaurant chain is of the opinion that being clothed is preferred to walking around naked, I'll storm the establishment with all of my naked supporters and demand a boycott of any organization that doesn't agree with my viewpoint.
Being naked in public is the new normal. Either get used to it, or join the rest of the haters in the stagnant, swirling backwater of bigotry.
In my hometown it was decided decades ago that if men can show their nipples, equality dictates that females have the same freedom. Sadly, those that avail themselves of that freedom are those one frequently wishes hadn't.

Since: Jan 08

Thailand

#19 Sep 17, 2013
Florida Gator wrote:
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Check this out: What do queers have a mental illness?
My God! Another example of nonsense from the mentally challenged right. Are you really that stupid? Apparently... even if you finally spelled Florida correctly.
Florida Gator

Brooklyn, NY

#20 Sep 18, 2013
Dubya wrote:
<quoted text>My God! Another example of nonsense from the mentally challenged right. Are you really that stupid? Apparently... even if you finally spelled Florida correctly.
Roflmao shows just how mentally ill you d!ck l!ckers really are. The incorrect spelling was intentional to see just how many of you freaks would catch it. No one did for a day and a half. I left it that way the whole weekend and ONLY 3 caught it. One only because the person posted it in front of him. Not take your mental illness and go get some help.

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#21 Sep 18, 2013
Florida Gator wrote:
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Roflmao shows just how mentally ill you ......
Why are you obsessed with oral sex? This topic is MARRIAGE, you know. You seem to be the only one fantasizing about men and sex, here.

Why is that?
Florida Gator

Brooklyn, NY

#22 Sep 18, 2013
Quest wrote:
<quoted text>Why are you obsessed with oral sex? This topic is MARRIAGE, you know. You seem to be the only one fantasizing about men and sex, here.

Why is that?
Fagg@t, did I say anything in the post about oral sex?? NO. But you did.

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