This Gay Couple Left Iran For A Better Life. Now They Wonder If It Can Last In America.

  • metta

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    Nov 13, 2017 4:20 AM GMT
    This Gay Couple Left Iran For A Better Life. Now They Wonder If It Can Last In America.



    https://www.yahoo.com/news/gay-couple-left-iran-better-130628328.html
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    Nov 13, 2017 4:46 AM GMT
    I think the majority Americans, gay or straight, native-born or recent immigrants, want a better life and are wondering if they will be able to last here. Times are tough for almost everyone.
  • bro4bro

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    Nov 13, 2017 6:12 PM GMT
    Considering what they went through in Iran it's not surprising that they're fearful about the changes they see in America but I think a lot of their fears are unfounded.

    Being new residents, they probably don't understand the political and legal system here. Gay rights weren't handed to us by Obama or any other politician; they were won by relentless gay activists in decades-long court battles. They can't be simply taken away by Trump or anyone else, without touching off a shitstorm of more legal battles that will likely take even longer to resolve - and while they're being adjudicated, the rights we now have will remain in place.

    It's also sad that they're afraid to visit pro-Trump regions of the country. Texas is probably tops on their list of places to avoid, but Houston has a huge, politically powerful gay community, and is the largest US city to elect an openly gay (well OK, lesbian) mayor: Annise Parker, elected to three terms, 2010-2016.
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    Nov 13, 2017 6:25 PM GMT
    It's simply fear mongering, to say President Trump will strip y'all of your gay rights.
    Albeit, I'd rather be a homo in this Great Southern Land, Australia, than America.
  • trvlmscl

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    Nov 14, 2017 5:02 AM GMT
    Holy Queen, is it just me or does it look like Freddie Mercury may have knocked up a couple women while in Iran?
  • MuchoMasQueMu...

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    Nov 14, 2017 8:26 AM GMT
    It won't last in America? America is so terrible now? LOL!

    Where else are they going to go?

    Let's all ask ourselves this, how many Americans are immigrating out of the US to move to other parts of the world?

    And remember all those American celebrities that warned us all that if Trump became president that they would pack their bags and move out of the country? They're all still here as far as I can tell. icon_razz.gif
  • Plooje

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    Nov 14, 2017 4:02 PM GMT
    two_meninlove saidIt's simply fear mongering, to say President Trump will strip y'all of your gay rights.
    Albeit, I'd rather be a homo in this Great Southern Land, Australia, than America.


    Yeah, more anti-Trump propaganda.
  • Plooje

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    Nov 14, 2017 4:03 PM GMT
    MuchoMasQueMusculo saidAnd remember all those American celebrities that warned us all that if Trump became president that they would pack their bags and move out of the country? They're all still here as far as I can tell.


    What? These celebrities didn't leave? They LIED to us?

    http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/305117-celebs-who-said-theyd-leave-country-if-trump-won

    Here is a list of some of the celebs who claimed they would move out of the U.S. under a Trump administration.

    Actors

    Bryan Cranston said he hopes he doesn’t have to pack his bags, but would “definitely move” if Trump won. “Absolutely, I would definitely move,” the “Breaking Bad” star said on “The Bestseller Experiment” podcast. “It’s not real to me that that would happen. I hope to God it won’t.”

    Samuel L. Jackson slammed Trump for running a “hate”-filled campaign and said he would move to South Africa if he wins. “If that motherf---er becomes president, I’m moving my black ass to South Africa,” the movie star quipped to Jimmy Kimmel.

    Lena Dunham told Andy Cohen at the Matrix Awards that “I know a lot of people have been threatening to do this, but I really will. I know a lovely place in Vancouver.” The star and creator of HBO’s “Girls” has been a vocal advocate for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee.

    Neve Campbell, an actress on the political drama “House of Cards,” vowed to move back home to Canada, while “Orange is the New Black” actress Natasha Lyonne said she would hightail it to a mental hospital.


    Singers

    Cher tweeted this summer that if Trump gets elected, “I’m moving to Jupiter.”

    Miley Cyrus wrote in an emotional Instagram post in March that tears were running down her cheek and she was unbelievably scared and sad. “I am moving if he is president,” the young pop star said. “I don’t say things I don’t mean!”

    Barbara Streisand, a vocal Clinton supporter, told “60 Minutes” that “I’m either coming to your country if you’ll let me in, or Canada.”

    Ne-Yo told TMZ last month that he’d move to Canada and be neighbors with fellow R&B singer Drake if the country elected Trump.


    Comedians

    Comedian Amy Schumer said in September that Spain would be her destination of choice.

    “My act will change because I will need to learn to speak Spanish,” Schumer said in an appearance on the BBC’s “Newsnight.” “Because I will move to Spain or somewhere. It’s beyond my comprehension if Trump won. It’s just too crazy.”

    Chelsea Handler said she already made contingency plans months ago.

    “I did buy a house in another country just in case,” the comedian and talk show host said during an appearance on “Live with Kelly and Michael” in May. “So all these people that threaten to leave the country and then don’t — I actually will leave that country.”

    Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart said he would consider “getting in a rocket and going to another planet, because clearly this planet’s gone bonkers” if the real estate mogul wins.

    Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of the “The View”, said on an episode of the talk show earlier this year that if the country elects Trump, “maybe it’s time for me to move, you know. I can afford to go.”

    Keegan-Michael Key said he would flee north to Canada. “It’s like, 10 minutes from Detroit,” the comedian told TMZ in January. “That’s where I’m from; my mom lives there. It’d make her happy too.”

    Hispanic comedian George Lopez said Trump “won’t have to worry about immigration” if he takes the White House because “we’ll all go back.”


    Political Figures

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joked in an interview with The New York Times in July that it’d be time to move to New Zealand if Trump were to win.

    “Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand,” she said quoting her husband who died in 2010. “I can’t imagine what the country would be with Donald Trump as our president. For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that.”

    Ginsburg later apologized for her comments, calling them “ill-advised.”

    Civil rights activist Al Sharpton told a reporter earlier this year that he’s “reserving my ticket out of here if [Trump] wins.”
  • NealJohn

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    Nov 14, 2017 11:06 PM GMT
    Totally absurd. They are not going to be thrown off buildings or have the right to be married denied . Let's stop being Henny Pennies
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    Nov 16, 2017 4:37 AM GMT
    metta saidThis Gay Couple Left Iran For A Better Life. Now They Wonder If It Can Last In America.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/gay-couple-left-iran-better-130628328.html


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  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 17, 2017 1:03 PM GMT
    bro4bro saidConsidering what they went through in Iran it's not surprising that they're fearful about the changes they see in America but I think a lot of their fears are unfounded.

    Being new residents, they probably don't understand the political and legal system here. Gay rights weren't handed to us by Obama or any other politician; they were won by relentless gay activists in decades-long court battles. They can't be simply taken away by Trump or anyone else, without touching off a shitstorm of more legal battles that will likely take even longer to resolve - and while they're being adjudicated, the rights we now have will remain in place.

    It's also sad that they're afraid to visit pro-Trump regions of the country. Texas is probably tops on their list of places to avoid, but Houston has a huge, politically powerful gay community, and is the largest US city to elect an openly gay (well OK, lesbian) mayor: Annise Parker, elected to three terms, 2010-2016.
    After all the harsh anti gay shit Houston put you through in the 70s, you would heap praise on that city, man you are perplexing. Texas along with Mississippi and Alabama are states to be completely avoided at all times by gay men both American and foreign. I used to live in Texas back in the 90s and it was still an oppressively religious and conservative shithole.