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Openly gay candidates finding success in South Florida

There are 4 comments on the WBZL-TV Hollywood story from Jun 20, 2010, titled Openly gay candidates finding success in South Florida. In it, WBZL-TV Hollywood reports that:

As a young woman, Betty James never imagined gays and lesbians exercising political clout.

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Brighton John

Southall, UK

#1 Jun 21, 2010
Politicians would do well to accept the Kinsey scale on homosexuality. Kinsey found one man in six is exclusively homosexual and a further one in six mainly so. A third man out of six has gay encounters, but is primarily heterosexual.See this page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinsey_scale
These figures were largely confirmed by Shere Hite, as well as by Masters and Johnson, in their pre-Aids reports. After AIDS, people just began to lie in these surveys. You may remember that people lost their jobs, coult not get mortgages or life insurance and were unable to travel to many country, including the USA, if they tested HIV positive.
Only a few years ago, the Prime minister of Schleswig-Holstein in Germany was facing re-election. He had a very comfortable majority, but chose to make sure of winning by "outing" his opponent. He lost in a landslide defeat.
In the 1990s, Margaret Thatcher, a very competent stateswoman supported by all my gay friends here in the UK, thought she'd be witty and spoke with contempt about "homos and provos". My friends dropped their support. She was deserted by her own party and nudged out of office.
Moral: There are more gay people around than any politician dreams of; and many heterosexuals want to see some fairness in public life. Politicians disregard this at their expense.
Spider

Alpharetta, GA

#2 Jun 21, 2010
From the political climate of South Florida:

"candidates have more to gain by appealing to gay and lesbian voters than they fear losing by alienating straight voters who are hostile to gays"

All together now: say

"TURNING POINT!"

:)
Glasnos

El Paso, TX

#3 Jun 21, 2010
Spider wrote:
From the political climate of South Florida:
"candidates have more to gain by appealing to gay and lesbian voters than they fear losing by alienating straight voters who are hostile to gays"
All together now: say
"TURNING POINT!"
:)
South Miami .. and San Francisco ... ROFL ... "turning point" ... ha ha haha ha
Tony

Bradenton, FL

#4 Jun 21, 2010
Neither florida or California can produce a quality competent candidate for any office.

But, I would rather a candidate be up front about being gay than hide it and get nailed later for being dishonest with voters.

character counts more than sexual orientation.

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