One Gay Man's Touching Plea for Equality in Utah

  • metta

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    Mar 10, 2014 2:37 AM GMT
    One Gay Man's Touching Plea for Equality in Utah





    http://www.advocate.com/politics/2014/03/09/watch-one-gay-mans-touching-plea-equality-utah
  • Nayro

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    Mar 10, 2014 5:00 AM GMT
    What an amazing man! I'm glad he shared his story to try and better his state!
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    Mar 10, 2014 5:22 AM GMT
    Hopefully this encourages some change in Utah and maybe elsewhere since his message, although geared towards Utah, is powerful and inspiring. So much for the claims I've been seeing recently, sometimes by politicians, that there is no such thing as discrimination against lgbtq persons.
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    Mar 10, 2014 5:30 AM GMT
    I'm grateful for my amazing loving, and sportive Mormon grandmother too, and the difference she made to my life.

    But While the LDS members of Utah have the powerful say they do, little will change. Look at how long same sex marriage was to survive in Utah.
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    Mar 11, 2014 12:15 AM GMT
    Hero
  • somedaytoo

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    Mar 11, 2014 1:09 AM GMT
    Wow, I live in CT where we've had marriage equality for years, and nobody really cares if you're gay. After seeing this I realize just how sheltered I am, and yet in the same country, just a few states away, people are being denied human dignity for something they did not even choose. I hope to someday pride myself in every state of the country I call home.
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    Mar 11, 2014 7:17 AM GMT
    Ignorance breeds fear, fear breeds intolerance and discrimination, then it breeds violence. From time and time again, this has been historically accurate in all forms of discrimination and violence. I honestly feel like America needs more role models that are gay that can shed light on misconstrued perceptions on gay people. Also, the media and the church need to stop popularizing the gay community with associations of HIV (even though most of it is in Africa and in heterosexuals) and pedophilia (even though there is no connection). Fortunately, with the advancements in technology and communications, people are becoming more accepting. I'm really confused as to why institutions can discriminate, even after the civil rights act and the recent turn-over of DOMA. I know I'm kind of bias, but I really don't understand why people have to fight for things like this... It just makes me sick. Nice man and sad story with strong truth that is relatable.
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    Mar 11, 2014 7:37 AM GMT
    Yes, as I suspected, a white Liberal.

    Please stop. These teary, blubbering, pitiful pleas are embarrassing.

    Gay marriage is about one thing: The Rule of Law. Emotional commitments masquerading as intellectual honesty have no useful place in the discussion.
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    Mar 11, 2014 2:44 PM GMT
    Jack_NNJ saidYes, as I suspected, a white Liberal.

    Please stop. These teary, blubbering, pitiful pleas are embarrassing.

    Gay marriage is about one thing: The Rule of Law. Emotional commitments masquerading as intellectual honesty have no useful place in the discussion.


    Is it enough to be only intellectual? What guides logic?