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Yes 32 48.48%
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maybe with some disclaimers below 1 1.52%
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:34 PM   Topic Starter
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Is the battle for gay rights a civil rights battle?

From Obama's inaugural speech.

"We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths that all of us are created equal is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall ... Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well."

Today Obama placed an original place for the battle for gay civil rights, Stonewall along side the same original battleground's for women's rights(Seneca Falls) and African-American rights(Selma).

So the poll question is............

Is the battle for gay rights a civil rights battle?
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:35 PM   #2
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:40 PM   #3
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But, do gays deserve rights? They are clearly confused...maybe put them all on a ranch and let them roam freely? Seems reasonable to me.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:42 PM   #4
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:45 PM   #5
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:45 PM   #6
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:43 PM   #7
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:55 PM   #8
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Change is not always positive. Unless your ultimate goal is extinction, our ultimate progression.
Are you suggesting that allowing gays to get married will cause us to become extinct? That's a new one. Bravo sir, bravo.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:56 AM   #10
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Are you suggesting that allowing gays to get married will cause us to become extinct? That's a new one. Bravo sir, bravo.
No, I'm just calling out the inanity of the idea that every change made in the name of "progress" or whatever is automatically good.

More on topic, people who are homosexual have the right to marry a member of the opposite sex. They choose not to.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:07 PM   #11
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No, I'm just calling out the inanity of the idea that every change made in the name of "progress" or whatever is automatically good.

More on topic, people who are homosexual have the right to marry a member of the opposite sex. They choose not to.
So if people could only marry someone of the same sex regardless if they were gay or not that would be ok with you, right?
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No, I'm just calling out the inanity of the idea that every change made in the name of "progress" or whatever is automatically good.

More on topic, people who are homosexual have the right to marry a member of the opposite sex. They choose not to.


And in some places you would have the right to marry a person of the same sex. It doesn't mean you will for the same obvious reasons homosexuals largely wouldn't marry people of the opposite sex.
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All Americans deserve rights.
I dnt care what they do behind closed doors. get Barney Franked what ever?
But when you bring in the part about them wanting to raise children. Im just not down with that yet.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:47 PM   #15
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I dnt care what they do behind closed doors. get Barney Franked what ever?
But when you bring in the part about them wanting to raise children. Im just not down with that yet.
I am pro Human Rights. I don't care if those humans happen to be gay or not.
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