Apr 09, 2009 3:58 AM GMT
ErikTaurean saidA republican with a lesbian daughter sees the light. Thank you very much. Newt Gingrich might want to take a page from this guy. Outstanding!
Caslon10000 saidoh that gave me chills! ...Psyche!!!
BradySF saidI'm paralyzed with hope.Chills, paralyzed, all of the above. I commend that man.
inmidair said100 years ago, you couldn't marry someone of a different ethnicity.I am looking for good gay history books .. but you can also go here (where it started - well sort of)
300 years ago, your wife was property and arrived with a bundle of goods from her family.
But 2000 years ago, I could have married another man and lived peacefully in any major culture in the world.
So you can see, I'm all for "traditional" marriage.
(Persecution of queer people didn't begin until the Roman emperor Constantine in the year 300 or so, and he did it as a way of solidifying his power as the first Christian emperor. I highly recommend Louis Crompton's "Homosexuality and Civilization", a fascinating read.)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_LGBT_history* 342 – The first law against homosexual marriage was promulgated by the Christian emperors Constantius II and Constans. 
cjcscuba1984 saidUnfortunately there is more to that convo:
Caslon10000 saidPutting it in context only made Gronstal's reply more poignant. There are going to be old men like in this video who are going to still rant against the change in society, but the refusal to join him in front of all the other senator, I would think will isolate his attitude and make other senators more likely to see the trend of the future and go with it.
I just wish Gronstal would have responded... and if he did, I wish we could have heard it. It it important to respond to that anti-gay marriage legislator... I hope someone responded.