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02:05 PM on 06/16/09 
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Machu505
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I sincerely hope that is sarcasm, but judging by other posts I've seen from you, I assume that it is. Haha

I have a vagina...

02:28 PM on 06/16/09 
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Charles777
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I feel like an asshole now
02:32 PM on 06/16/09 
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SincerelyMe
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Found this interesting:
http://www.gallup.com/poll/118378/Ma...-Marriage.aspx
02:35 PM on 06/16/09 
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Praetor
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Americans are bigoted and closed-minded. Also, water is wet. Story at 11.

Seriously though, most interesting/annoying part of that article?



If you oppose gay marriage then you're not a conservative. Republican...yeah. Conservative...not a chance. Isn't the typical conservative rallying cry "less government interference"? Pretty stark contrast to this Republican take on conservatism, which is "less government interference unless you're a homosexual".
02:41 PM on 06/16/09 
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Americans are bigoted and closed-minded. Also, water is wet. Story at 11.

Seriously though, most interesting/annoying part of that article?



If you oppose gay marriage then you're not a conservative. Republican...yeah. Conservative...not a chance. Isn't the typical conservative rallying cry "less government interference"? Pretty stark contrast to this Republican take on conservatism, which is "less government interference unless you're a homosexual".
Correction: or a woman.
05:59 PM on 06/16/09 
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Obama is going to extend benefits to partners of LGBT federal employees.
06:15 PM on 06/16/09 
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So here is how it works for gays in the Obama administration

Diplomats from other nations and their partners: get rights
Government employees and their partners: get rights
Average citizen who makes up the vast majority of the population: we're going to wait
07:12 PM on 06/16/09 
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Just want to say as a preamble that I agree with pretty much everything mostly everyone has said, but I think some of the impatient is misguided. The time for the issue is pretty close but I'm not completely sure it's the appropriate time to start acting on it. This issue needs the room for something to happen. Either way I think something will happen with it sooner than most think. It's going to be coming to the administration and not the other way around. They need to meet them in the middle soon.
11:11 PM on 06/16/09 
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gay/lesbian folks will gain more rights as our population gets younger.

the current crop of idiots running things (and those who vote them into office) will probably never see the error of thier ways.
03:48 AM on 06/17/09 
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So here is how it works for gays in the Obama administration

Diplomats from other nations and their partners: get rights
Government employees and their partners: get rights
Average citizen who makes up the vast majority of the population: we're going to wait
THE LOGIC IS UNDENIABLE
03:56 AM on 06/17/09 
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Has he done anything for LGBT rights other than of those for government employees/diplomats? Anything?

Fuck him. Yeah, that's change we can believe in.
05:52 AM on 06/17/09 
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Americans are bigoted and closed-minded. Also, water is wet. Story at 11.

Seriously though, most interesting/annoying part of that article?



If you oppose gay marriage then you're not a conservative. Republican...yeah. Conservative...not a chance. Isn't the typical conservative rallying cry "less government interference"? Pretty stark contrast to this Republican take on conservatism, which is "less government interference unless you're a homosexual".
I've honestly never understood the Republican party and their whole idea of less government interference.....unless it comes to social matters! Then as much government interference as possible!
05:55 AM on 06/17/09 
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Has he done anything for LGBT rights other than of those for government employees/diplomats? Anything?

Fuck him. Yeah, that's change we can believe in.
While I'm pretty upset with Obama's lack of action in regards to LGBT rights, I suppose it's somewhat understandable. I mean, I guess every group he made promises too would hope those changes would come on day one. The economy is in the shitter, North Korea is acting crazy and a lot of other issues are going on. I'm frustrated, to say the least, in regards to what has happened for LGBT rights thus far. I think most of my current frustration comes from the DoJ DOMA brief and Obama's lack of saying anything about it. I am trying to be patient, for the most part and am trying to realize that he hasn't been in office very long in the scheme of things.

Honestly, at this point I wish he would just go on record and make a statement about that DOMA brief. That's probably the worst thing that has happened so far. The language used in that brief is inexcusable, ESPECIALLY coming from the government and his administration. If he would come out and make a statement about that, then I think I could be patient for a while.
07:20 AM on 06/17/09 
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Quote:
“The number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people killed in bias-motivated incidents increased by 28 percent in 2008 compared to a year ago,” according to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs. Last year’s 29 killings was also the highest number recorded since 1999, with the debates over LGBT issues being “possible flash points” that are sparking a “backlash.”

sad.
07:27 AM on 06/17/09 
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Empire State Pride Agenda called Obama the fuck out, priceless.



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