Tennessee's Coming Storm of Anti-LGBT Legislation

  • metta

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    Jan 28, 2012 5:38 AM GMT

    Tennessee's Coming Storm of Anti-LGBT Legislation

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brandon-thomas/tennessees-coming-storm-o_b_1217406.html
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    Jan 28, 2012 5:40 AM GMT
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    Jan 28, 2012 12:23 PM GMT
    And yet, there are gay people who still vote Republican. How retarded is that?
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 29, 2012 8:29 PM GMT
    Tennessee is a southern, bible belt state so I am not shocked by the avalanche of anti gay bills awaiting legislative action. Very sad but true.icon_sad.gif
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    Jan 29, 2012 9:30 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said


    Hardly. You lefty gays will believe anything so long as it fits into your preconceived, warped, view of the world.

    As long as it doesn't fit with your sleezy, warped view of your cock you post all over the internet!
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    Jan 29, 2012 9:54 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidAnd yet, there are gay people who still vote Republican. How retarded is that?
    What you're saying is it's ok to be closed-minded as long as I don't question you?

    How different are you from them? How are you going to convince others to change their opinion if you make no effort beyond ridiculing people who don't accept your point of view?
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    Jan 29, 2012 10:07 PM GMT
    RobertF64 said
    Ex_Mil8 saidAnd yet, there are gay people who still vote Republican. How retarded is that?
    What you're saying is it's ok to be closed-minded as long as I don't question you?

    How different are you from them?


    Please question away. I simply do not understand why a gay person would vote for a political party whose candidates generally have negative views about gay people and their rights. For a party whose 'highest priority' is saving the American economy, the Republicans seem awfully preoccupied with blocking anything that promotes equality for gay people. They are all for 'small government' until it comes to moralising about the private lives and limiting the civil rights of certain sections of American society.
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    Jan 29, 2012 10:09 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 said They are all for 'small government' until it comes to moralising about the private lives and limiting the civil rights of certain sections of American society.
    No words are truer.icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 29, 2012 10:19 PM GMT
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    Ex_Mil8 said They are all for 'small government' until it comes to moralising about the private lives and limiting the civil rights of certain sections of American society.
    No words are truer.icon_wink.gif


    Add my thumbs up to this as well. And gay Republicans are the most clueless of them all--supporting those who plan to cut their own hearts out...
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    Jan 29, 2012 10:20 PM GMT
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    Jan 29, 2012 10:21 PM GMT
    turtleneckjock said
    TropicalMark said
    Ex_Mil8 said They are all for 'small government' until it comes to moralising about the private lives and limiting the civil rights of certain sections of American society.
    No words are truer.icon_wink.gif


    Add my thumbs up to this as well. And gay Republicans are the most clueless of them all--supporting those who plan to cut their own hearts out...


    And gay Democrats enjoy being put on a leash and housetrained by the white Liberal Left.
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    Jan 29, 2012 10:27 PM GMT
    A Republican candidate who would leave the gays free to marry as their state laws permit:

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    Jan 29, 2012 10:44 PM GMT
    AlphaTrigger saidA Republican candidate who would leave the gays free to marry as their state laws permit:

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    Aint good enough until those marriages have the federal benefits any other 'marriage' begets.icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 29, 2012 11:13 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 said
    RobertF64 said
    Ex_Mil8 saidAnd yet, there are gay people who still vote Republican. How retarded is that?
    What you're saying is it's ok to be closed-minded as long as I don't question you?

    How different are you from them?


    Please question away. I simply do not understand why a gay person would vote for a political party whose candidates generally have negative views about gay people and their rights. For a party whose 'highest priority' is saving the American economy, the Republicans seem awfully preoccupied with blocking anything that promotes equality for gay people. They are all for 'small government' until it comes to moralising about the private lives and limiting the civil rights of certain sections of American society.


    Exactly what the majority here have been saying on here for a while. (Just not as eloquently. icon_redface.gif )

    Tristan
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    Jan 29, 2012 11:27 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 said
    RobertF64 said
    Ex_Mil8 saidAnd yet, there are gay people who still vote Republican. How retarded is that?
    What you're saying is it's ok to be closed-minded as long as I don't question you?

    How different are you from them?


    Please question away. I simply do not understand why a gay person would vote for a political party whose candidates generally have negative views about gay people and their rights. For a party whose 'highest priority' is saving the American economy, the Republicans seem awfully preoccupied with blocking anything that promotes equality for gay people. They are all for 'small government' until it comes to moralising about the private lives and limiting the civil rights of certain sections of American society.


    You are absolutely right. As long as the word "marriage" affects our tax code and our rights during times of illness or bereavement, it is imperative that we not lose what ground we have already covered and further the fight against discrimination.

    But, you've just underscored the challenge faced by the minority in this community.

    LGBT members are forced to embrace the entire Democratic agenda including higher taxes, bigger government and more healthcare spending and vote for those candidates to protect and make progress on our social rights as US citizens. Do Dems even care about reforming social security?

    I am the last person you have to talk to about government spending or the state of our healthcare system.

    After all the obese Americans are added to Medicare, how are you going to avoid rationing for everyone?

    Or is it that because I'm gay, I'm not supposed to ask these questions?
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    Jan 29, 2012 11:46 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidNot surprising:


    I am shocked and dismayed that there are actually gay republicans on this site! What the hell is wrong with them? Why affiliate, stand with, and defend a party whom call us deviants and every other slur in the book, embraces religion's hate of us, and fights us at every turn of the advances we make socially and politically? Why?
    Do gay republicans hate themselves that much? I have no respect for them. Expecially the tools on this site.

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    Everyone is entitled to their own opinions... their own views and whether they match our own is irrelevant. Just because they are gay, doesn't mean they have to subscribe to specific views.
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    Jan 29, 2012 11:47 PM GMT
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    AlphaTrigger saidA Republican candidate who would leave the gays free to marry as their state laws permit:

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    Aint good enough until those marriages have the federal benefits any other 'marriage' begets.icon_wink.gif


    Tell that to Mr. Obama who somehow did not use his bully pulpit to demand that the Democrat controlled Congress of 2008-2010 to repeal DOMA and pass ENDA.

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    Jan 30, 2012 12:08 AM GMT
    We know what happened and didn't happen when Republicans controlled the House and Senate during Bush and when Democrats controlled the House and Senate during Obama.

    I'm not assuming a Democrat controlled-house/congress can be expected to give me equal rights in the US any more than I can assume all Democrats are completely friendly to LGBT issues.

    Did Pelosi and Reid lead the charge to repeal DADT or was it Obama?

    My hope for LGBT rights to marriage and equality lies with our court system and the voter discussions that took place after prop8.

    As for our economy, I don't know what the solution is.

    I haven't read a compelling argument that discourages my suspicion that our jobs challenge is self inflicted thanks to our "WalMart" mentality combined with stock market expectations driving management greed.
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    Jan 30, 2012 12:17 AM GMT
    Cool. Your country is so awesome. USA pride.
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    Jan 30, 2012 12:18 AM GMT
    metta8 said
    Tennessee's Coming Storm of Anti-LGBT Legislation

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brandon-thomas/tennessees-coming-storm-o_b_1217406.html


    Republicans engage in gay-bashing to gain favor with their homophobic, bigoted constituents. It's a way to profit personally by fanning the flames of hatred and appealing to the worst in people's hearts.
    The GOP used to target black people for decades, until racism became unacceptable to the mainstream -- now they target gay people, Muslims, and immigrants.
    This is a party that has no effective ideas on solving our society's problems, so they distract voters from their own failures by bashing the unpopular minority of the day.
    Everyone who engages in this disgusting behavior -- or supports it -- is a complete piece of SH*T and decent people have the obligation to call them out on it.



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    Jan 30, 2012 12:20 AM GMT
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    Jan 30, 2012 12:51 AM GMT
    AlphaTrigger saidA Republican candidate who would leave the gays free to marry as their state laws permit:

    pVm8S.jpg


    I'm from Canada but I love him!
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    Jan 30, 2012 11:55 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidNot surprising:


    I am shocked and dismayed that there are actually gay republicans on this site! What the hell is wrong with them? Why affiliate, stand with, and defend a party whom call us deviants and every other slur in the book, embraces religion's hate of us, and fights us at every turn of the advances we make socially and politically? Why?
    Do gay republicans hate themselves that much? I have no respect for them. Expecially the tools on this site.

    - musclefetish1


    Yes? And your point is? icon_neutral.gif

    I stand by every word now, that I said then. (Except that I would spell "especially" correctly. icon_redface.gif )

    Tristan
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    Jan 30, 2012 1:08 PM GMT
    How maudlin can an article really be and still be called "news"?

    This maudlin.
  • metta

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    Feb 17, 2012 8:32 PM GMT


    'Don't Say Gay' bill advances

    "The House Education subcommittee approved the so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill on a voice vote Wednesday, renewing a debate that roiled the legislature last spring over whether elementary and middle schools should be allowed to initiate discussions about homosexuality."

    http://www.tennessean.com/interactive/article/20120216/NEWS/302160021/-Don-t-Say-Gay-bill-advances