Where in the World is it OK to be Gay?

  • GQjock

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    May 20, 2011 10:48 AM GMT
    Remember Waldo ?

    Well Here's the Gay version
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    May 20, 2011 1:37 PM GMT
    The USA is truly a third world country in terms of equal rights.
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    May 21, 2011 9:09 PM GMT
    I have no issues with being a poofter down here in Oz. I have freedom, peace, and life is truly grand, even for a poofter.

    Albeit the gay activists of this country have screwed things up by haveing de facto status forced on us now living together; things were much better before they did that.
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    May 21, 2011 9:18 PM GMT
    Spain is good, marriage etc. City is better than small town obviously
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    May 21, 2011 9:21 PM GMT
    In Tennessee it's ok to be Takei

  • SFGeoNinja

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    May 21, 2011 9:26 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidThe USA is truly a third world country in terms of equal rights.


    This is not completely fair. We are, by most measures, the originator of global gay rights movement from the Stonewall era onward.

    The factor that complicates our legal protection is that the US is based on federalism and separation of powers. So some states like CA, WA, IA, MA, CT or VT are very progressive with anti-discrimination protections and domestic partnerships (if not true marriage), while the more conservative states move in the other direction.

    Unfortunately the feds are ultimately charged with leveling the playing field, as they did for the Civil Right movements in the '60s. Until we solve the partisan gridlock we currently have in Congress, this is unlikely to happen overnight. If we had a unitary system like most parliamentary democracies, I think we would've seen nationwide gay marriage years ago.

    However, let's not sell ourselves short. We're ending DADT, and polls show more social acceptance of gay marriage than ever before. The hardliner social conservatives who stand in our way are becoming more and more of a minority.
    http://advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2011/05/20/Gallup_Poll_Majority_for_Marriage_Equality/
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    May 21, 2011 9:33 PM GMT
    pre_mortem saidIn Tennessee it's ok to be Takei



    All I can say as a pure homosexual, a Gold Card Gay. I would not want some liberal teacher, or lesbian for that matter, preaching to my child on homosexual issues; thats for me to do, when if ever I feel the time is right; but the child would grow up knowing daddy is a poofter. Acceptance starts from within. Some topics at school should just not be touched, because it allows radicals to force their political view down the throats of children.

    If I want my child to receive religus instruction at school, I will send them to a Christain school.
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    May 21, 2011 10:31 PM GMT
    being gay is not ok, duh
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    May 21, 2011 10:33 PM GMT
    Vermont

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    May 21, 2011 10:34 PM GMT
    I always knew Guyana was trouble.
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    May 21, 2011 10:35 PM GMT
    in my bedroom......unless you're ugly. icon_cool.gif
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    May 21, 2011 10:39 PM GMT
    GQjock said
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    That's it!!!! It's time to move to Canada.
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    May 21, 2011 10:49 PM GMT
    dekiruman saidin my bedroom......unless you're ugly. icon_cool.gif


    What if I just blindfold you =o
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    May 22, 2011 12:07 AM GMT
    cityaznguy said
    GQjock said
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    That's it!!!! It's time to move to Canada.


    I KNOW THAT'S RIGHT!!! I AGREE WITH YOU ON THAT
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    May 22, 2011 12:18 AM GMT
    A visit to South America is looking even more interesting!
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    May 22, 2011 12:34 AM GMT
    Canada! We're kinda awesome like that.
  • barriehomeboy

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    May 22, 2011 1:06 AM GMT
    Canada is awesomely gay, and it is the only place in the Americas where you can walk down the street holding your bf's hand and not get beaten up, and invoke all of the rights str8 people have when you get legally married.

    When the homphobes talk about putting all the fags on an island somewhere? The island is Canada.

    Canadians love that they are one of the first countries on the planet to legalize gay marriage. At first they were standoffish, but then it became a source of pride.

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    May 22, 2011 8:17 AM GMT
    But not all homosexuals want their Country to be like Canada. When I think of Canada I think of cold, over taxation, and a country within a country that does not speak English or have English signs.

  • Jayjames

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    May 22, 2011 11:08 AM GMT
    True_blue_aussie saidBut not all homosexuals want their Country to be like Canada. When I think of Canada I think of cold, over taxation, and a country within a country that does not speak English or have English signs.



    Really? When I think of Canada I think of wonderful diversity, friendly and caring people and vast and varying landscape
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    May 22, 2011 12:44 PM GMT
    True_blue_aussie saidBut not all homosexuals want their Country to be like Canada. When I think of Canada I think of cold, over taxation, and a country within a country that does not speak English or have English signs.


    True_blue - why are you so negative about other countries (some of which you seemingly spend considerable time in)?

    Canada is far more progressive when it comes to gay rights than here in Australia.
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    May 22, 2011 4:35 PM GMT
    davidp7 said
    paulflexes saidThe USA is truly a third world country in terms of equal rights.


    This is not completely fair.


    You´re right. the USA is behind most of Latin America and parts of Africa. it´s unfair to tar them with the same brush.
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    May 22, 2011 10:19 PM GMT
    I find the similarities and differences between the US and Aus in relation to gay rights interesting. We are also a federation of former colonies (albeit not a republic - yet) with individual states having considerable power / responsibilities. Unlike the US however, issues such as discrimination, marriage, etc are all federal responsibilities and when individual states / territories tried to introduce gay civil unions e.g ACT the federal Marriage Act was amended to effectively invalidate the state / territory law at a federal / national level. However frommmy understanding, these issues are left up to individual states to decide in the USA.
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    May 22, 2011 10:47 PM GMT
    Hmm maybe I should move to new caledonia, once Im married that is
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    May 22, 2011 10:48 PM GMT
    oodnarak saidCanada! We're kinda awesome like that.


    I would have to agree, just wish it werent so cold up there
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    May 23, 2011 12:16 AM GMT
    Pato599 said
    oodnarak saidCanada! We're kinda awesome like that.


    I would have to agree, just wish it werent so cold up there


    Well, coming from the beautiful tropical island of Curacao, Canada's gonna be real cold icon_sad.gif.