Teaching Gay History in California

Teaching Gay History in California

There are 12512 comments on the EDGE story from Jul 9, 2011, titled Teaching Gay History in California. In it, EDGE reports that:

California lawmakers on Tuesday sent the governor a bill that would make the state the first requiring public schools to include the contributions of gays and lesbians in social studies curriculum.

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Largelanguage

Halkyn, UK

#13233 Jan 29, 2013
Uve wrote:
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Umm..That's really a silly argument. Ever hear of the IQ measurement chart?
IQ's aren't accurate ways to measure.

“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#13234 Jan 29, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
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IQ's aren't accurate ways to measure.
...said no one with a high IQ, ever.

Uve

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#13235 Jan 29, 2013
Hugh wrote:
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Yeah you scored a 43 on it.
You are such a POS....
Largelanguage

Halkyn, UK

#13236 Jan 29, 2013
Tony C wrote:
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...said no one with a high IQ, ever.
You've obviously lost, but you don't want to admit it, and can't accept it.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#13237 Jan 29, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
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You've obviously lost, but you don't want to admit it, and can't accept it.
Have you read the prop 8 transcript and looked at the briefs submitted yet? You haven't attempted to refute the fact a hearing was held and evidence was submitted.

And again, many other courts have agreed, including the one that reviewed Judge Walkers decision, and the full circuit which refused to reconsider it.

You still provide no reasonable or legitimate governmental interest served by denial of equal treatment under the law. Straight couples gain nothing, and gay couples are harmed for no reason other than to support a harmful but traditional irrational prejudice.
Largelanguage

Halkyn, UK

#13238 Jan 29, 2013
Not Yet Equal wrote:
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Have you read the prop 8 transcript and looked at the briefs submitted yet? You haven't attempted to refute the fact a hearing was held and evidence was submitted.
And again, many other courts have agreed, including the one that reviewed Judge Walkers decision, and the full circuit which refused to reconsider it.
You still provide no reasonable or legitimate governmental interest served by denial of equal treatment under the law. Straight couples gain nothing, and gay couples are harmed for no reason other than to support a harmful but traditional irrational prejudice.
Bla bla bla, lying little turd.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#13239 Jan 29, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
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Bla bla bla, lying little turd.
Ad hominem attacks remain the refuge of those with no argument on the merits.

Thanks for admitting you have nothing to support your claims.

You still provide no reasonable or legitimate governmental interest served by denial of equal treatment under the law. Straight couples gain nothing, and gay couples are harmed for no reason other than to support a harmful but traditional irrational prejudice.
Largelanguage

Halkyn, UK

#13240 Jan 29, 2013
I have proof of the methods kids can be made homosexual.

“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#13241 Jan 29, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
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You've obviously lost, but you don't want to admit it, and can't accept it.
LOL @ you!

“CO2 is Gaseous Love”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#13242 Jan 29, 2013
Think of the horrors same sex marriage would bring to prisons; if you think prison rape is bad, wait for forced prison marriages.

“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#13243 Jan 29, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
Think of the horrors same sex marriage would bring to prisons; if you think prison rape is bad, wait for forced prison marriages.
you're repeating yourself, stupid. Are you drunk already?

“Take Topix Back From Trolls”

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#13244 Jan 29, 2013
Right and I have proof that fire hydrants cause fires. I'll show you mine if you show yours first.
Largelanguage wrote:
I have proof of the methods kids can be made homosexual.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#13245 Jan 29, 2013
Tony C wrote:
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you're repeating yourself, stupid. Are you drunk already?
Or perhaps just out of lame excuses and is now turning to rape and the silly idea of forced marriage, ignoring prisons are not required to house married couples together.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#13246 Jan 29, 2013
Evidence exists both through clinical studies as well as through the personal testimony of millions of gay and straight people around the world who will testify they have no choice over to whom they are emotionally, romantically, and physically attracted. Bisexual people sometimes confuse the issue as it takes some of them a long time to realize that while they experience attractions to some members of both sexes, they have no choice over being attracted. Like gay and straight people, they only have a choice of whether to act on their attractions.

Ironically, much of the research showing orientation is not a choice, comes from failed efforts to change it. Not only have such efforts shown efforts to change orientation are not successful, but that they are often harmful to the point of self destructive behavior including suicide.

"Contrary to claims of sexual orientation change advocates and practitioners, there is insufficient evidence to support the use of psychological interventions to change sexual orientation," said Judith M. Glassgold, PsyD, chair of the task force. "Scientifically rigorous older studies in this area found that sexual orientation was unlikely to change due to efforts designed for this purpose. Contrary to the claims of SOCE practitioners and advocates, recent research studies do not provide evidence of sexual orientation change as the research methods are inadequate to determine the effectiveness of these interventions." Glassgold added: "At most, certain studies suggested that some individuals learned how to ignore or not act on their homosexual attractions. Yet, these studies did not indicate for whom this was possible, how long it lasted or its long-term mental health effects. Also, this result was much less likely to be true for people who started out only attracted to people of the same sex."

Based on this review, the task force recommended that mental health professionals avoid misrepresenting the efficacy of sexual orientation change efforts when providing assistance to people distressed about their own or others' sexual orientation.

Insufficient Evidence that Sexual Orientation Change Efforts Work, Says [American Psychological Association]

Since: Jan 13

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#13247 Jan 29, 2013
That escalated quickly

Uve

Since: Nov 12

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#13248 Jan 29, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
I have proof of the methods kids can be made homosexual.
Truth is out now.... your a pedophile!

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#13249 Jan 29, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
I have proof of the methods kids can be made homosexual.
ewww

“CO2 is Gaseous Love”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#13250 Jan 29, 2013
Tony C wrote:
you're repeating yourself, stupid. Are you drunk already?
You haven't answered the change; same sex marriage would permit forced prison marriages where consent is problematic at best, in prisons.

“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#13251 Jan 30, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
I have proof of the methods kids can be made homosexual.
Now that is comical.

“Take Topix Back From Trolls”

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#13252 Jan 30, 2013
We use to think you were just plain stupid then you go and post something like this and prove you're an idiot.

Good job man!
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>You haven't answered the change; same sex marriage would permit forced prison marriages where consent is problematic at best, in prisons.

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