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Greg (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for gay readers on 28/10/2011 tagged with human rights, laws and leadership +20
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Marion U.S. Penitentiary
P.O. Box 1000
Marion, Illinois 62959


FEDERAL JUDGE IN GEORGIA EXECUTES HOMOPHOBIC AND BIGOTED AGENDA

To Whom It Should Concern:

I am a former physician and Lt. Commander in the United States Navy who is fighting for his freedom in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia. Although my criminal case is complicated and the charges naturally contemptible (illegal pornography found on my computers), I am an honest, God-fearing, American citizen who deserves the benefit of an impartial judge who does not believe that increased prison time can be assessed based on legal, private, homosexual conduct in one's past.

Yet my judge, Judge Charles A. Pannell, Jr., believes just that, and he substantially enhanced my prison sentence based on legal gay sex which took place three-years prior to arrest and had nothing to do with the counts of conviction. And, although I realize there is not a fundamental constitutional right to engage in legal, private, gay sex, the Supreme Court has clearly held that (1) it is a substantive due process violation to sentence a man to as much as a fine for such conduct (see Lawrence v. Texas (2003)), and (2) it is "a due process violation of a basic sort" to punish a person simply because he has “done something that the law plainly allows him to do" (see Bordenkircher v. Hayes (1978)).

To be sure, history teaches that there once lived a horrible man who managed to convince thousands of his minions to help him execute a bigoted agenda against millions of Jews, homosexuals and persons of "color" in the 1930's and 1940's in order to create a "perfect" race. The agenda was wrong then, and it is wrong now! What Judge Pannell has done to me is not merely unconstitutional; it is unlawful according to the Hate Crimes legislation codified by Congress in 2008. I need your help to see to it that Judge Pannell's agenda does not gain traction under cover.

Make no mistake; judges are, for the most part, honest, decent people who strive to do what is right when wrestling with a large number of complex, inflammatory situations. Indeed, judges do a tremendous job when they remain loyal to the law, the Constitution, and their Oath of Office (which mandates impartiality as to persons). However, the moment they cross the line and abuse their power to execute a hateful, bigoted agenda, they must be checked. In my case, Judge Brill has refused (see her Order, which is attached) to hold Judge Pannell accountable, choosing instead to excuse his actions under the umbrella of "judicial decisions" which are somehow sacrosanct. She is wrong in her endeavor, and a "government of laws" will surely morph into a "government of men" if her ruling is allowed to stand.

I urge you to read Judge Brill's order and my appeal of that order. I hope that you are in a position to generate public awareness, because I fear that without pressure to do what is right, Judge Pannell (the person to whom the appeal was presented) will simply ignore what he has done.
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Alex F. (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for gay readers on 12/07/2012 +20
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A bunch of guys fucked me in the bathroom. Told me being gay was a sin. Whatever though, I'm over it. I don't know how but whatever. Its my own little sad story. They pulled me in after school. I had to serve detention and they just got done with basketball practice. I just let them do what they wanted to me. No one in my town is gay. I'm the only one and it sucks. I'm the only onlin my school and no one really likes me. ll the girls just want to date and all the guys hate gays. One time I was walking own the road and they threw a rock at my head. I had to go to the hospital and stayed overnight. Another time I was in class and one boy walked up to me when the teacher walked out and asked me out. I ignored him because he has a girlfriend. He gripped my hair and asked me again. I said no and he pushed me out of my chair and walked away. Long story short, I have a not so good gay life. I, honestly, never said I was gay either. No one asked me. They just assumed. I am but still... It's like me assuming you're good with math because you're Jewish. I'm not mean. I'm nice to everyone. Even people who beat me up. I'm not a skinny guy. I'm not fat but, kinda muscled. So it's not like I look the part. I'm not trying to make someone feel bad but, if you wear makeup and wear girl clothes, that's the gay look people think of. Sometimes at least. My hair is shortish. Doesn't run off my head. It's really soft so I don't have weird hair either. I don't k ow, maybe my life is supposed to be like this. One time I had a boyfriend, he left me for my friend. I guess it was a joke. He laughed in my face a week later and left. She was ,my friend for 3 days. I thought maybe things were going to change butt it didn't. I didn't ask for this. When I was five, I dreamed of high school. How much fun it was going to be. How I would make all these memories to remember when I'm an adult. But I don't have any. I didnt have a good childhood. My parents fought a lot. They got a divorce when I was 8 and I never seen my dad again. My mom doesn't really care. The first time I got beat up, I came home crying because my nose broke. She said whatever. She brought me to the hospital half an hour later after me crying and annoying her. But whatever. All I want is a relationship. I know it's stupid to want that instead of a different life but, I could be someone's special boy. I want someone to hold me and tell me that they love me. I want him to kiss me and put his arm around my waist when we're walking around. I want to fall in love. I want to belong to someone. I want him to hold me while I sleep. Its stupid because I don't think I'll ever get to love someone. No one really likes or wants to be around me. Why would someone want to be with me? I'm pathetic. I don't even think I'll live to be old enough to go away from this town. I wanna go to California... It just seems fun there. But, I might not live to graduate high school. I'm ok with that. I'm ok with being hated and being beat up by others. I'm ok with never finding a perfect boy for me. I'm ok with never having a happy life. I'm just ok.
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Please help each other spread love not hate!
I am begging everyone on this site, everyone that posts here with their stories
Or perhaps comes seeking advice. Please don't hate spread love. We need to unite
As LGBT people! We need to come together. I've read some heartbreaking stories
Of hate and violence towards people on here and my heart breaks. No one should
Be told that they are garbage nor should anyone be treated violently because of their sexual
Orientation. Love your family and friends and cherish each day. You are who you are and we are
All unique individuals and we are all special. Sending everyone hugs. jadesama@gmail.com is my email
Address I want to open my email to other LGBT people so we can help one another
I am new to this but I would love to make friends from around the world and lend some support
To the LGBT community. ( : Feel free to drop me an email!
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Jonathan Galloway (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for gay readers on 13/10/2010 +15
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Hello,

My name is Jonathan Galloway I live in South Carolina, USA and as a gay man I do not have any right. It is legal in this state to discriminat Gay's and Lesbian's here. So I have opened a social web site just for the LGBT communities world wide. I have members from all over the world, and when I look at the profiles of the members who are from other countries a lot of them anwser the sexual orientation with "perfer not to say". In some countries if people found out they could be jailed or put to death. So I have exployered this site and I would like to promote it on my web site. If any are interest in viewing my site and/or joining please visit http://theseedsofchanges.com

Thank you

Jonathan Galloway
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Cierra (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for lesbian readers on 12/03/2010 +12
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I'm Cierra. I'm 16, turning 17 in a few months. I just came out to my parents in December about me being lesbian and my mother was indenial. She was upset and she still doesn't like it to this day but I don't know what to tell her. I get picked on in school about having a girlfriend. I get called all sorts of names and I don't like it. I also don't like this issues with gay marriages and such. Love is Love no matter what gender you are. I think people should just leave the lesbians, gay, bisexuals, transexuals and intersexuals alone. Other peoples love life is not the whole worlds business. Every state should just pass the lgbt rights and the gay marriage law and just let people live there life. It's sad that couples who are in love and want to get married have to go to a different state to get married if it's illegal in their state. This whole situation pisses me off. I'm all for LGTBI<3
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Jackie (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for lesbian readers on 10/02/2011 tagged with at the work place +10
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Just a note to all those who use the Blockbuster store in Conway, South Carolina. They don't want us there! I was asked by the manager on Monday if I was gay and she said I did not need to be working around small children! I work for the city parks and rec department and I buy (or used to)movies for the afterschool program. She is so ignorant and needs to be fired!
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philibert powel (user currently living in TANZANIA, UNITED REPUBLIC OF) posted for gay readers on 01/07/2011 +10
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Most years are expected to be good in the part of my world, but this year seems to be extra beautiful, because facebook's light has shone in the heart of hidden gays.
Facebook seems to clean the whole atmosphere of loneliness and left nothing but the cool hope, clean-smelling air of love, that did much to reassure everyone of us that life has quite a long, long way to go. I have some few factors which have contributed a passion in my mind. Being a member in that web, I have a lot of exciting adventure to get used to and I have spent most of my time exploring each and every nook, to find out what is going on around the world and see what makes a big city tick. It praise me to see how kindly gays have been treated in western. I come to be overjoyed by the right displayed on them. the way how public support and give them a love. western have stepped so much! I look down up on my part of the world, If not this web, I am more than sure most of us in this part of the world, me included, we could die single. but we thanks God, he has brought us a rain to wash our tear.
Before we were being led in the situation that made us suffer so much, if we survived in those last years, we will survive anything, it was real hard enough to break the heart of lion. what is going on in this part of the world is real terrible. One look is enough, any kind person cant bear to look twice in this direction. I have seen so many things in life about gay, me included. I think I have a plenty of story to tell, and I keep on praying things to change. I also alarm on those who campaign gay equal right to take an eagle eyes on what is going on in africa. and plan what can be done to overcome the situation. things that will join us together without being known by ant gays. the campaign should be waved in more extreme, to let the continent not grouping us into evil. the people should understand that we live according to how God created us, we wont live how they like just to praise them.
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(user currently living in FRANCE) posted for transgender readers on 28/09/2011 +10
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When my husband died, using an estate issue as an excuse, all of my medical records were publicized and I was ridiculed on The Today Show, The View, People Magazine among others as not being worthy of my husband's love. The Supr. Ct. of Kansas set aside our marriage, ordered me out of my Missouri home, and left me broke and vulnerable to my Christian employer's abuse (Park University). I performed with dignity even though Fred Phelps protested me the first day of classes and my Dean, Pete Soule, compared me to a soldier who stepped on a land mine. Park waited to see the outcome of my legal fight against The Thomas Moore Institute for my marriage and when I lost, caved to the wishes of Fred Phelps and fire me after 9 years of service with no reason given. I lost my privacy, my job, my career, all my savings, and my country. I escaped to a friendlier place.

I tried to get my story told, but no one cares about us after they get through snickering at us.
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Kathryn Elliott (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for straight readers on 29/06/2013 tagged with marriage / civil unions +10
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I have no story that happened to me, I'm sorry. I just could not easily find a way to deliver my message to the world. I and my husband have been happily married since 1975 and WE see no difference between your love with your chosen mate and ours with each other! We are both thrilled with the federal government of the USA and the law that just happened. We hope and pray that all of the States of the US join in and support the Federal Government. Thank you all for hanging in there and fighting for your RIGHTS! You all deserve this new-found freedom. All US citizens, Please travel to your closest state and get MARRIED! Inundate the Governments with numbers that they can't argue with!!! You are all in our hearts and prayers. God loves each and every one of us... Christians, Jewish, Muslim and on and on and on. I used to say I was a Christian, but I can't anymore because of the other so-called "Christians".
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Rhiannon (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for bisexual readers on 17/12/2013 tagged with human rights, laws and leadership , sexual orientation, religion, marriage / civil unions, illegality of female to female relationships +10
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Living in the United States and being bisexual is probably easier than most other countries but for me it's still been hard. I figured it out quite recently actually. My parents don't know and I don't plan on telling them. My friends know and I hope they don't think any different of me. I'm happy that the states are starting to allow gay/lesbian marriages and it makes me happy that people are finally starting to think of people like me as normal. 5 years ago if I had told somebody I was bisexual I would be made fun of, I'd be frowned upon. Now in our growing world people are finally accepting us. We are stepping forward one step at a time showing people that we're no different than them. People might hear that someone is gay and call them rude things. It's happened to me. Of course when the person called me lesbian I denied it and just went back to what I was doing but honestly, it hurt. It hurt me a lot because I knew that they were thinking rude thoughts towards me. I could just tell. Yes, our economy is changing, our countries are changing, but they just aren't changing fast enough for us. We need people to stand up for us and help us fight the discrimination. I say we as in everyone on this planet. Not just LGBTI people. Everybody needs somebody to fight for them and to fight for. I want to be the kind of person who does both. The bible says things like "Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable." Do you know how this makes us feel?? We go to our schools, to our homes, possibly to church, thinking about the kind of person we are and maybe even feeling good about ourselves and then we remember something like this and it's like a knife to the back. We are individual human beings with our own minds and feelings. We can't change who we are.
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(user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for lesbian readers on 15/08/2011 tagged with human rights, marriage / civil unions, illegality of female to female relationships +10
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I am a 28 year old woman, in love with a 30 year old woman from Finland. I've always felt that gay and lesbian communities deserve the same rights as heterosexual couples, but to be honest, the issue has never been more personal. I would do anything to be with the woman I love, even move to Finland, but sadly, my entire life will change in a big way. Im studying clinical psychology and I want to help people. I have a large family I will leave behind, and great friends. Im writting this story because I want others to know the pain of being a second class citizen causes. Its not about rights, its about love, and no one deserves to be treated different because the love someone. I will leave my country knowing that Im different and under our federal law, undeserving of love. I love you Emma
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(user currently living in SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC) posted for gay readers on 13/09/2012 +10
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Hi .. I am from Iraq living in Syria .. 4 years ago .. I live with my aunt in large Age .. We registered refugees in the United Nations .. and we are very bad condition due to poor conditions of Syria .. We live in a hot zone..... Please Help us ... 00963940457313
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ankit (user currently living in INDIA) posted for gay readers on 29/06/2011 +10
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hay friend i'm from india its just a story i hope u'll like it...... but smthing is relatd with someone........ so lets start....

He was looking as gorgeous as ever! He was a 27 year old bloke. He had piercing dark chestnut eyes, a dazzling smile, an alluring smell, strong arms, broad shoulders, a cushy chest. He was tall and everything else that a guy could look for in another. And most importantly he had a priceless heart which was in love...with me!

It was our first date! We had met in the cyber jungle a few months ago but there was something about him that instantly attracted me towards him. Contrary to my expectations, even though he had Greek god looks, he replied to my message and we started talking. In the first ten minutes, the ice broke and it melted away.

Over the next several days we kept talking to each other. He was of course far far away from me! He was in Britain and I was here in Amchi Mumbai! He promised that he would return to India soon and he kept his promise. By the time he got his return tickets booked to India, we had graduated from cyber chats to our long tete-a-tete on ISD. We were hopelessly in love.

26th March 2006. D-day! I couldn't sleep the whole night! His flight was supposed to touchdown early in the morning. I kept looking at the clock and time seemed to stand still! I kept fiddling with my mobile phone begging it to spring to life. And so it did! He had just touched down and he called me right there from the airport. I felt a rush of excitement, a sensation that I had never felt before up and down my spine! His voice, his words - everything he said was etched in my memory for keeps!
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JJ (user currently living in SWITZERLAND) posted for gay readers on 20/01/2010 tagged with tourism +10
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My boyfriend and myself came down driving from Miami Beach to this lovely place Key West. We are 2 guys from Switzerland and visiting Florida for a month. We had a wonderful and friendly welcome at the b&b; we are staying in, there were other people talking to us, really nice. But unfortunately we have the impression that some people on this island (which has the reputation of being very gay friendly) are not that gay friendly any more. 
Our first experience was on Islamorada when we entered a restaurant a guy said "oh these are not the first homos we see here..." and then he left.
In the evening we sat at a bar by the Marina and the guy next to us said to the barkeeper loud enough for us to hear it: "the 2 fruits next to us are talking swedish", we were actually talking swiss german and we were dressed in a normal way wearing jeans and a shirt. Then going to a restaurant at the harbour the waitress and the people at a neighbour table laughed at us because we ordered some mineral water (we know it's very european to do that, we don't like the icy water served normally, so what?).
Up to that moment  we thougt we have been unlucky and those guys just were some uncultivated tourists travelling down from more conservative parts of the country (Mrs. Palin says hello).
Last night we were at a more upper class restaurant essentially frequented by locals where we met a women from our b&b; with whom we had a nice conversation. We left half an hour after her and a guy from a neighbour table said "ok see you later guys..." and the whole table laughed at us.
All this experiences spoiled a bit our stay on Key West as everyone can easily understand.
We could have answered those guys of course, but in such a situation one is overwhelmed and not capable of saying anything, especially in a foreign language.
But we will come back to Key West, because we do not accept to let us turn away by other people's disrespectful comments.
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ismael (user currently living in ITALY) posted for gay readers on 04/03/2012 tagged with lgbt families, sexual orientation, religion +10
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i always wanted to tell my story but never knew how. so here goes nothing.

my name is ismael vera jr. i was born and raised in new york. in Brooklyn. i am 21 now. i am gay Hispanic guy. my story had many story's. from the boy who was homeless because he was gay. to in high school drama. to bad relationship. to wanting to do it all to not doing anything. i just want a chance to some one to hear me out.

i am very nice. funny. out going. laid back guy. who likes to do many different things and always looking to try something new. but one thing is holding me back is that i never got to finish high school. when i started high school. it was great i loved to learn and loved school. my sister graduated from that school and my little sister came in after me. but my older sister was the only one who got to graduate. but my little sister and i had a little secret. i knew i was gay since i was little i use to mess with my cousin when i was younger. i always was into men. i was OK with my self. i got picked on in school but it didn't bother me as much as what was going on at home. i remember when i got a phone call from a teacher who i use to talk to. and that my mother had called the school demanding for me to come home. she said to me that she said that she read something of mine and that i was sick. from that i knew what she had found out for i use to write in my journal and my mother always looked though my things. i was so scared to go home that day. my mother is very religious. i remember going home and she asked me to read her my journal out load to her. she mad my sisters read it to her for she could not understand what i was writing. after that it was hell. she use to throw my cloths out. she threw out my books everything i had. i could not go out, have friends. watch tv. or anything. i would spend most of my time in my room. working out. she use to beat me and my sister. we fought a lot. i remember wanting to kill my self many times but was scared to go to hell. my mother hit my sister really bad once that she went to school and someone called ACS. my sister took the chance to leave. i was scared to leave. even though my mother did all that i couldn't do that, but i was just so tired and didn't want to live there any more. so i went with my sister. it was a scary thing going though ACS and foster care. its not what it seems. in court. i went back home in terms i would work.

my mother never let me work for she did not want to me become independent. she didn't even let me get my state id. i remember not going to school and stealing my social secretary card and my documents from my mother so i can get my state id. when got my first check for 260. if i remember right my mother went crazy. and said i got paid to much. she did not want me to work. i never understood why until she took me to this place. she where they gave her money because i was a premature child and got SSI. she use to tell me to act like i couldn't read. she did not tell them i was working. when they found out my, and my mother had to pay them back she was upset and said i had to pay back a lot of money. she hated that i was gay and that my sister left with foster care and blamed on me. i went home one day and she threw everything out. i was 18 and i could not go back to foster care. so i was in my last year of high school and need 3 credits to graduate. i was leaving from house to house. in trains. in a stockroom of a mall. i got a job and i started to go to programs for gay youth i got in. but i had to get a job and i just wanted to have my own place. so i got more work. i moved from program to program. i was modeling, go go dancing. working at 2 jobs and working for the census at the time and i couldn't do school. i didn't sleep. so i stop going. my school helped me as much as they can.

at one point in high school it was like the movie "mean girls". but things got bad. i remember my friend punching the mirror in the boys bathroom because of something and cops caking him aways. it was bad at one point. i went from a no body. to knowing everybody in high school. and at the end. i was by my self.

i was very stupid for not graduating. i really wish i could go back and do things over. now i am with my boyfriend in Italy for a month and i am going to try to get my GED in new york. i just wanted to tell my story. it gets better.
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Rob (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for gay lesbian straight readers on 13/05/2010 tagged with sexual orientation +9
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I'll begin by saying that I offer this as a heterosexual male. In my 42 years on this earth I will never understand hate or prejudice. I have always considered myself conservative politcally, but that has never transferred to my open heart and mind about gays and lesbians.

In college I knew many gay men. They were my friends, dormmates and professors. Most of all they were my friends. They knew I was straight, I knew they were gay. It was never a big deal.

I now have a great friendship with somebody I love dearly, respect greatly and would do anything for....she is a lesbian. So what. Sexual orientation means nothing when you are friends. It should mean nothing in any other circumstance.

To anyone who may read this, humanity requires respect of others, regardless of orientation, period. I love people because of who they are, not because of who they love. Try that attitude and you'll be a happier person.
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bmr (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex straight readers on 25/07/2010 tagged with marriage / civil unions +9
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This is a paper I wrote a while ago entitled "A Proof Against Marriage Conservancy"... I figured I might as well share it somehow before I forgot it. Enjoy.

A Proof Against Marriage Conservancy

Explanation
The marriage conservative is a hypocrite. A person is a hypocrite when they hold two contradictory views simultaneously as if they were not contradictory.
The marriage conservative says that “same-sex” couples should be prohibited from marriage. This would mean: same-sex persons should not be married, same gendered people should not be married, and, presumably, people who are closet homosexuals should not be married (an issue we will not cover in this article). But, clearly, this position is unjustifiable, for it is contradictory. Let me demonstrate why.

The “Same-Sex” Couple
The marriage conservative says that “same-sex” marriages should be prohibited. However, this is clearly unjustifiable for these reasons:

A: to prohibit something, it must be clear what it is you are prohibiting.
1: A same-sex marriage is an ambiguous definition.
2: If a same-sex marriage is an ambiguous definition, then it follows that it is not clear what to prohibit if same-sex marriage should be prohibited.
B: It is not clear what to prohibit if “same-sex” marriages should be prohibited

The “same-sex” marriage conservative’s position could either be held as the homosexual position, the homogender position, or both position.
By one position, male-male marriages and female-female marriages should be prohibited. By another position, man-man marriages and woman-woman marriages should be prohibited. However, logically neither of these positions makes sense. The conservative cannot justifiably hold both of these positions without contradicting himself (or herself). Thus, the conservative cannot hold any of these views justifiably. But, do not take my word for it. See for yourself.

The Three Positions Of “Same-Sex” Marriage Conservancy
When we say that someone is a male or a female or when we say that someone is a man or a woman what do we mean exactly?

Sex:
By definition, a person is male if they possess XY chromosomes and a person is female if they possess XX chromosomes (regardless of their gender).

Gender:
By definition, a person is a man if they possess the physical attributes of a man and a person is a woman if they possess the physical attributes of a woman (regardless of their chromosomes).

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The homosexual conservative position would hold the following:

A: If a person is male, then he should be prohibited from marrying another male
B: If a person is female, then she should be prohibited from marrying another female.

Naturally, however, this does not make any sense.
If the marriage conservative says that a homosexual relationship is determined by the chromosomes of each person in the relationship then the following could be true:

@: A male could marry a female.
@2: A female could marry a woman
@3: A male could marry a man.

In all 3 cases a male would marry a female, however there is obviously a contradiction here. Neither @, @2, or @3 imply that a man marries a woman. The marriage conservative could try to defend this position. Although it is fairly clear that the marriage conservative would object to this conclusion.

The marriage conservative cannot, then, justifiably hold that a “same-sex” couple is determined by the chromosomes of each person in the relationship.
Now, the marriage conservative can hold that a “same-sex” couple is determined by the gender of each member in the relationship. Let us see how defensible this position is.

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The homogender conservative position would hold the following:

C: If a person is a man, then he should be prohibited from marrying another man.
D: If a person is a woman, then she should be prohibited from marrying another woman.

It would appear this argument solves the contradiction present in the homosexual argument. But that is simply not the case. Rather, C & D are equally as confusing as A & B and, thus, equally as unjustifiable.

For C and D to be true the following must also be true:

#1: A male could marry a female.
#2: A female could marry a female.
#3: a male could marry a male
#4: a woman could marry a female.
#5: A man could marry a male

The homogender argument allows for even more of a contradiction! If the marriage conservative holds that homogender couples should be prohibited from being married then it makes it no harder for homosexual couples to still be married—which is contradictory to the conservative’s position to begin with.
All that must be allowed for the homogender position to hold is that a person who is physically not a woman marries someone who is physically not a man. However, this position has nothing to say about the sex of those individuals or the “real” gender of those individuals. Based on the homogender argument the following could be true.

%: A man who is male can have a sex-change operation and marry a man.
%: A woman who is female can have a sex-change operation and marry a woman.
%: A male who is a woman can have a sex-change operation and marry a woman
%: A female who is a man can have a sex-change operation and marry a man.

If we allow C & D then we have completely contradicted A & B! Similarly if we allow A & B we have completely contradicted C & D!
It must be that there is something inherently flawed or wrong about the marriage conservative’s position because the marriage conservative cannot justifiably hold positions A & B or positions C & D (or both) without contradicting themselves.
In other words, the homogender conservative argument is contradictory and the homosexual conservative argument is contradictory. For the marriage conservative’s position to be justifiable, it must be, then, that when the marriage conservative tries to prohibit “same-sex” marriages they are neither prohibiting homogender marriages or homosexual marriages. It would appear, then, that the marriage conservative cannot believe in prohibiting “same-sex” marriages. Perhaps, then, the marriage conservative does not believe in prohibiting “same-sex” marriages…
Clearly this is not the case, though. The marriage conservative most definitely takes a stance on marriage and proclaims: “same sex marriages should be prohibited.” However, it is doubtful, then, that the conservative knows what he (or she) is even speaking about when he (or she) is even saying this.
Let me explain this further. For, perhaps, it is not clear yet that the marriage conservative cannot justifiably hold that “same-sex” marriages should be prohibited. Perhaps, you may think, the marriage conservative can justifiably hold the position that combines both the homosexual and homogender positions

3.

The conservative position of both the homosexual and homogender positions would hold the following:

E: Only a male who is a man can marry a female who is a woman (vice versa)

This position, however, proves to be simply the most flawed of them all! Let us examine why.

How does one know, in the first place, that they are, in fact, a male (XY) woman? Or, in other words, how would a woman know that she is not a male with androgen-insensitivity-syndrome (AIS)?
It is conceivable that she may live her whole life as a woman and never truly know that she is a male. She may very well indeed marry a man. She may very well indeed marry a marriage conservative. If neither the male (XY) woman nor the marriage conservative knew about her condition, would it matter? I beg the question, does the fact that she is an XY woman matter? That is, does the fact that she is a male matter? Or does the fact that she is a woman matter? Or, furthermore, does the fact that she is a person who wishes to marry the marriage conservative matter most, instead? Let us, in this case, call the female man Dibs and the conservative Dobs.
I’ll give another example.

Suppose Joe marries Alex. A man marries a woman. The conservative has no problem (he assumes…).

Now, suppose Joanna (XX) was born with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). In females this syndrome may likely result in an elongated clitoris and a fusing of the labia. In other words, masculinization of the genitals occurs and, essentially, Joanna (XX) is a man. She is a female man. Suppose, then, Joanna changed her name to Joe and, eventually, met a woman named Alex. They fall in love and, legally, they are married. Problems?

Anyone who is not a marriage conservative would see no issue with this story. Why would we? Joanna (Joe) is in love with Alex. A man is in love with a woman. What is the problem? However, there should be something awfully tangy to the conservative about this: Joanna is a female marrying a woman.

Now consider that Alex was really a female man (like Joanna) but (unlike Joanna) had a common surgery to correct CAH during her infancy.

Does this fact make the story any more revolting? For the conservative, most definitely. It becomes clear, any way you spin it, that a “same-sex” marriage has not only occurred but it has been sanctioned! How could the conservative have justifiably prohibited this?!

Pretend for a moment that Joe was from a small town in Brazil, where no doctors knew of the condition CAH. In this case, Joe would always be Joe and never know the difference. For all intents and purposes, Joe would feel like a man and think she were a man. In this case, could the marriage conservative justifiably prohibit Joe and Alex’s marriage?
The answer is no. The marriage conservative cannot justifiably distinguish what it is he (or she) wishes to prohibit in this case. If the conservative wishes to take the homosexual position then the marriage of Joe and Alex would be impermissible but the marriage of Dibs and Dobs would be permissible. If the conservative wishes to take the homogender approach then both cases would be permissible. If the marriage conservative, then, took the position of both positions neither the marriage of Dibs and Dobs nor the marriage of Joe and Alex would be acceptable.
Can the marriage conservative rightly argue, though, that neither the marriage of Dibs and Dobs nor the marriage of Joe and Alex would be acceptable? The answer is no. When Dibs marries Dobs or Joe marries Alex, for all intents and purposes, a man marries a woman and a female marries and male. For, there is no easy way of knowing that Joe was a female and Dibs was a male. And, if we cannot know it, then why should it be relevant?
Of course, you may say, that we can know this. However, what you are really saying is that we can test for this information. The fact remains, we cannot simply know it—or at least, in many cases, it may be hard to know it, just as it is hard to know that someone plucks their eyebrows or has broken their wrist before. The contradiction here is that the marriage conservative knows what it is he (or she) is prohibiting, when really he (or she) does not.


There are an infinite variety of stories I can make up along these lines to illustrate the point. The point does not lie in my creativity—or anyone else’s for that matter. The point is merely that the marriage conservatives should see the flaws in their position, namely that the position of “same-sex” marriage prohibition cannot justifiably be held the way it currently is. It is simply absurd and contradictory.
But, this is not the end of our discussion. The “same-sex” marriage position certainly has not been completely defeated!

Revisions to the Marriage Conservative’s Approach

What then is there for the marriage conservative to do? If he (or she) cannot hold his (or her) position justifiably, then, what?

X: We reject the idea of “same-sex” marriage prohibition
Y: We revise the idea of “same-sex” marriage prohibition

Let us start with Y.

Y.
How may we revise the position of “same-sex” marriage prohibition?

First of all, we need to know what it is that the “same-sex” marriage prohibition cannot justifiably hold.
If the “same-sex” marriage prohibition holds that no two people of the same sex may be married it would be absurd and contradictory. A person’s sex can be completely independent of their gender. Furthermore, while it is fairly obvious what a person’s gender is, it is not obvious what a person’s sex is. This position threatens to confuse what it is that the marriage conservative stands for in the first place. This position would even threaten to dissolve many marriages that have already been deemed permissible.
If the “same-sex” marriage prohibition holds that no two people of the same gender may be married it must specify the following: no two people who are currently of the same gender may be married. This qualification would rightly end the contradiction in the “same-sex” marriage prohibition.
However, this qualification does not make the “same-sex” marriage prohibition any more justifiable! In the following section I will demonstrate why this is true:

X.
We reject the idea of the “same-sex” marriage prohibition.

The only defensible position the “same-sex” marriage prohibition can hold is that we qualify the homogender argument to mean any two people who are currently of the same gender, rejecting the homosexual argument altogether. However, this qualification is clearly arbitrary and seems to be absurd in respect to the bases for the “same-sex” marriage prohibition to begin with!
That is, if we accept the homogender argument under this qualification that would mean that the conservative would have to accept Joe and Alex’s matrimony as completely permissible. But, it does not seem that this is the conservative’s position.
Furthermore, it does not seem justifiable to permit the matrimony of Alex and Joe… but not that of Alex and Joanna. The change between these two circumstances is merely superficial. Fundamentally Joanna as a man and Joanna as a woman is entirely the same person, Joe. Similarly, Alex as a man and Alex as a woman is entirely the same person, Alex.
Why should it make any difference what gender a person is, when we consider the case of Alex and Joe, if they are to be married? If, for some reason, Joe decided to get a sex change as well and become female, like Alex did early on, well… is there anything more wrong about this than the fact that a female married a female in the first place?!
Strictly speaking, the conservative cannot win. The conservative cannot win simply because the “same-sex” marriage prohibition just does not make any sense! No matter how the conservative swings it, their position is absurd and contradictory. It is impossible to justify an absurd and contradictory position.

Yet, despite this, the “same-sex” marriage prohibition still holds! Surely this must be some sort of mistake. The marriage conservative does not have a clear idea of what he (or she) is prohibiting when he (or she) prohibits same-sex marriage. If the same-sex marriage conservative does not know what it is he (or she) is prohibiting, then it follows that they cannot rationally prohibit it! That is, either he (or she) is irrational or he (or she) just has not thought about the issue clearly.

I hope to (the conservative’s) god that he (or she) just simply has not seen this issue clearly. I would hate to think that those that run our government and, subsequently, our lives are irrational…


Discussion

Despite what you may have thought, the point of this paper was not to prove that the marriage conservative is a hypocrite and that his (or her) position is unjustifiable. No. That is true. Any reasonable person would see this. As such, it is not worth discussing.
There is another point that is worth discussion, though. That is, these sorts of conversations are useless. Who really cares if we can prove that the marriage conservative is a hypocrite or if his (or her) position is unjustifiable? You may say that we should be interested in the truth. But, I would posit that for most, the truth is highly irrelevant.
In minor discussions such as these we distract ourselves from major issues. Right now, the world is in distress. People are suffering unnecessarily: starving, homeless, and dispossessed. They are victims of frivolous brutality: rape, murder, and genocide. But, despite this, we could help them. Shouldn’t our concerns be on those in need as opposed to on petty squabbles concerning ideology? If the question of “same-sex” marriage prohibition is one of morality, then how can we rightly call ourselves moral people and neglect the real, solvable issue pressing us: the global welfare of humanity.
My argument is that this paper, really, serves no purpose. I never should have had to write it in the first place. That is, those same people who champion marriage conservancy would be better off attacking real problems like human trafficking in India, gang violence, or the HIV pandemic. Similarly, those people who try to fight the marriage conservative should save their breath and disengage. Both of their efforts could be better spent.
The liberal and the conservative are always going to disagree. It is in our genes. This does not mean, however, that we cannot overlook these trifling interests and see the big picture. As technology advances and burgeoning countries develop, the world community is growing tighter than ever. While only yesterday it may have been that the problems of our neighbors were none of our concern, today we cannot ignore them. Doing so we are no better than the proverbial ostrich burying its head in the sand. Closing our eyes does not make issues go away, despite that being the most immediate and accessible solution to our global problems. In this same way, attacking different issues may satisfy us and keep us occupied in the short term but that will most certainly prove to be our undoing in the long term.
Perhaps the marriage conservative should see this problem of “same-sex” marriage not in the sanctity of the thing itself, marriage, but in perspective of what it means altogether. The problem of the people of Sodom was not directly in the nature of their actions. Rather, it was that they were “arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.” (Ezekiel 16:49). But, in our petty debate, are we no better? What have we achieved for the poor and the needy in this argument? I would go so far as to say: nothing. The poor and needy are still suffering, and we, neglecting them to argue over ideology, have all become no different than those arrogant, overfed, and unconcerned people of Sodom.
If people wish to marry, let them. Who are we to stand opposed to another person’s happiness when such happiness is of no consequent to us? I say, drop it. We’re bigger than this. Instead of fighting over ourselves, we could help the poor and needy. There are bigger fish to fry, let’s not miss the forest for the trees.
Either way the marriage conservative loses. Really, what does he (or she) win from winning this debate? Sure there’s pride… but surely that is not worth the suffering of those whose happiness such a conclusion deprives. Perhaps we can create a win-win situation: The marriage conservative drops the issue and starts attacking real problems, the conclusion of which would actually prove to be a valuable contribution to this world. This horse is dead. The only thing left to do now is bury it and walk away. To continue beating it would be insane.
Thus concludes the proof against marriage coconservancy.
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(user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for gay lesbian readers on 04/04/2011 tagged with human rights +5
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I thought you might like to see this shameful story of biggotry at an institutuion of "higher learning" in Texas. Apparently, tolerance isn't part of the learning at SMU:

http://m.dallasnews.com/tdmn/db_22036/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=YwW60AbP&src;=cat

Just last week, the student newspaper aired a smearing article about a young veteran that was expelled because he was deemed a "safety hazard." The smeared him terribly after he was kicked out of school. It was so sad. This student in the Young Republicans organization will probably be made out to be a hero at SMU. I don't think this is right. It is a very discriminatory school, and someone needs to do something about this.

Best,

Anon
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The Honolulu Pride Festival Foundation is starting to kick off this years 2011 Hawaii State Pride Fest hosted in beautiful Honolulu Hawaii September 15 - 17, 2011 and encourage all to come and participate as this year we strive to bring PRIDE AROUND THE WORLD!

As Hawaii and the rest of the United States takes pro-active choices in sharing in the equality and justice for all with long roads ahead the little steps we take will lead to bigger victories for all of our LGBT brothers and sister who do not have the same freedoms we do in America. Help our politicians to understand that PRIDE is one way of showing that we are equal and we do not have to fear the hate and discrimination from the world around us which view us as a minority community who is filled with so called "Sinners". Take a stand and support all of your PRIDE organization around the world as we work hand in hand to creating peace, equality and justice for all!
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Eugene (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual readers on 09/08/2012 +5
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The gay community needs to watch out what they wish for !
What they do not understand is Obama lies about everything , including being a Muslim !
No? Well watch who celebrates Ramadan this fall, He cannot be both Christian and Muslim ! It's all an act !
..Obama makes it clear that he will issue in Sharia law next term ! See for yourselves below..

Homosexuals , When Sharia law is allowed gays will be flogged and killed by Muslims !

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/forum/topics/obama-administration-paves-the-way-for-sharia-law

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qxjocm5fCc

http://www.moralhealth.com/2009/11/gaysandislam/

Warn everyone before his hackers erase it all !
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LUCY (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for intersex readers on 16/08/2014 +5
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Love on the run (user currently living in UGANDA) posted for lesbian readers on 21/01/2014 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention +5
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Today many Ugandans can not have a voice because they have chosen to be gay or lesbian. They face too much hate from the public and some have been lynched to death.

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Kathy Gilber (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for readers on 23/08/2014 +5
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How I Got My Husband Back........... My Names is Kathy Gilber ,AM from United states .i never believed in love spells or magic until i met this spell caster once when i went to Africa in June last year on a business summit i meet a man called Dr OYINBO is powerful he could help you cast a spells to bring back my love s gone misbehaving lover looking for some one to love you bring back lost money and magic money spell or spell for a good job i m now happy & a living testimony cos the man i had wanted to marry left me 4weeks before our wedding and my life was upside down cos our relationship has been on for 3 year i really loved him, but his mother was against me and he had no good paying job so when i met this spell caster, i told him what happened and explained the situation of things to him at first i was undecided,skeptical and doubtful, but i just gave it a try and in 6 days when i returned to taxes my boyfriend (is now my husband ) he called me by himself and came to me apologizing that everything had been settled with his mom and family and he got a new job interview so we should get married i didnâ&euro;&trade;t believe it cos the spell caster only asked for my name and my boyfriends name and all i wanted him to do well we are happily married now and we are expecting our little kid and my husband also got a new job and our lives became much better in case anyone needs the spell caster for some help his email address: prophetoyinbojesus@yahoo.com
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MW (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for gay lesbian readers on 26/10/2012 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention +5
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Please read this through to the end. Is it possible Obama is muslim and has lied to and used gays to get elected? Are gays safe if he gets re-elected? Everyone needs to be warned.


GEY • 3 hrs ago
Father of Slain SEAL: Wants to Know Who Made the Decision Not to Save My Son? Lars Larson

Mr. Woods, the father Tyrone Woods, who was killed in the 9/11 terrorist attack at the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, reveals details of meeting Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton at the memorial service for the slain Americans at Andrews Air Force Base only days after the attack. And, in a recent radio appearance, Woods publicly questions who made the call not to send in back-up forces to possibly save his son’s life, as well as the three other Americans killed in Benghazi (which includes the American ambassador to Libya).

When [Obama] came over to our little area” at Andrew Air Force Base, says Woods, “he kind of just mumbled, you know, ‘I’m sorry.’ His face was looking at me, but his eyes were looking over my shoulder like he could not look me in the eye. And it was not a sincere, ‘I’m really sorry, you know, that you’re son died,’ but it was totally insincere, more of whining type, ‘I’m sorry.’”

Woods says that shaking President Obama’s hands at his son’s memorial service was “like shaking hands with a dead fish.”

“It just didn’t feel right,” he says of his encounter with the commander in chief. “And now
that it’s coming out that apparently the WH situation room was watching our people die in real time, ( now we learn from 2 drones) as this was happening,” Woods says, he wants answers on what happened—and why there was no apparent effort to save his son’s life.

“Well, this is what Hillary did,” Woods continues. “She came over and, you know, did the same thing—separately came over and talked with me. I gave her a hug, shook her hand. And she did not appear to be one bit sincere—at all. And you know, all she mentioned was that thing about, we’re going to have that person arrested and prosecuted that did the video. That was the first time I had even heard about anything like that.”

“Apparently even the State Department had a live stream ( 2 drones we now learn) and was aware of their calls for help. My son wasn’t even there. He was at a safe house about a mile away. He got the distress call; he heard them crying for help; that’s why he and Glen risked their lives to go that extra mile just to take care of the situation. And I’m sure that wasn’t the only one received that distress call—you know, come save our lives … I’m sure that other people in the military, in the State Department, in the White House, received that same call that he would receive. And I’m sure that most military people would jump at the chance … to protect that life [and] not leave anyone behind.”

Woods made clear that he isn't "mad," but that he wants to the "truth" to be told because he feels " abandoned."

Woods says he was told by military officials that the military could have "come above [the area] and completely carpeted area," and therefore saved the officials in Benghazi, Libya. But that someone gave the command for the American military not to save the lives of the Americans under attack.

"When I heard, you know, that there's a very good chance that the White House as well as other members of the military knew what was going on and obviously someone had to say, don't go rescue them. Because every person in the military--their first response [would be], we're going to go rescue them. We need to find out who it was that gave that command--do not rescue them." Woods will be on with Judge Jeanne this weekend.

The mother of the other seal was told to just fill out a from to learn what happened to her son.and was not allowed to view the body of her dead son. Impeach, fire and many need to be prosecuted for dereliction of duty and relieved of command.

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You have to wonder, since we now know the White House watched the drones for 7 hours as it was happening --- and did nothing to call in military help stationed in Italy (could've been there in 1 hour);

Rand Paul said: Where the h*** were the Marines? Why in the h*** did you send them home?

Those are just a few of my questions for Barack Obama about the tragic situation in Libya where four Americans - including our U.S. Ambassador - were murdered by radical jihadists.

I’m outraged that the 16-person security team assigned to protect our Ambassador was sent home, and there were no uniformed Marines guarding him.

I’m outraged that the DC-3 plane that could have helped get people out of the country was taken away before the attacks.
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There were 17,000 (some were marines) and other personnel guarding the embassy in Iraq;

There was supposed to be a plane stationed at the embassy in Libya to get them out if they were in danger. It was taken from them on May 4th;

16 armed personnel had been there -- and requested to stay, because they knew the ambassador was in danger. Who ordered them out?

Why did the White House leave the gay ambassador unprotected (remove his protection) and watch his murder?

Why did Obama send a gay man to a country that kills gays as part of their religion?


Obama mentions his "muslim faith": http://youtu.be/bMUgNg7aD8M

Did he set him up to have him killed because muslims over there kill gays?

He told the emmisary to Russia he'd have more flexibility after his re-election; and he bowed to the king of Saudi Arabia; will he also use "more flexibility" in allowing the muslim terrorists to harm and kill gays here -- with impunity?

Did he influence the Democratic Party to let an Imam pray that sharia law will be instituted in the US? -- which calls for killing of all gays and slavery of all women? We have been betrayed.
This is not a political question. It is a question of murder. Justice needs to be done. Everyone needs to be warned.
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Markus (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for gay readers on 27/10/2011 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention, human rights, sexual orientation, marriage / civil unions +5
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Hello, I am a teenage boy in a small town in New Hampshire. Recently I have been noticing more and more people and children in my town have been more aggressive towards gay and lesbian people nere me, including myself. I was walking down a sidewalk heading toawrds my friends house, when a kid I knew from school pushed me into a wall and spit on my pants, calling me a faggot. I am never one for Violence, or any type of any type of hurting, but I need something to happen before I burst.
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Joeri Westen (user currently living in NETHERLANDS) posted for straight readers on 23/05/2013 tagged with human rights +5
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https://www.allout.org/en/actions/kate-taf

Kate Hunt, a high school student in Florida, USA, faces prison â&euro;&ldquo; all because her girlfriend's anti-gay parents were angry that their daughter was dating another young woman. They went to police just two days after Kaitlyn's 18th birthday, claiming she had assaulted a minor.

If Kate is found guilty of "sexual battery" she could face 15 years in prison. But this isn't about a crime â&euro;&ldquo; this is about a consenting, high school romance between teenagers little more than two years apart in age. Please sign here to tell Florida Assistant State Attorney Brian Workman to drop the charges.
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In the U.S context, prominent domestic organizations sought to establish LGBT normalcy and inclusion as a means of assimilating into the heterosexual mainstream in order to change the minds and hearts of heterosexuals, pressuring local LBGT communities and individuals to give up their own sense of self and experience. I think its important to remember that stressing that " LGBTI people" are as normal as heterosexuals and deserve acceptance precisely because we are like every one else (aka straight people) was a political strategy. We need to remember what is normal and natural in society is constructed, our understandings of these categories are made up by mainstream society and politics. We should take pride in our difference and our queerness, we should not feel that we must make ourselves normal for others in order to feel good or enough or deserving of rights. there is no normal
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Maria (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for straight readers on 22/08/2014 +5
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Seven Star Hand (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for straight readers on 05/02/2011 tagged with religion +5
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Hello all,
â&euro;¨I am not gay, but we have a common foe. Remember the saying "the enemy of my enemy is my friend"? Well friends, I've done the hard work necessary to make the Vatican and religious right disappear in 2011. I freely give you the ammo to make them finally shut up and go into hiding. Don't be shy and shove it down their throats. Karma can be a bitch, so give her a hand...â&euro;¨
http://www.sevenstarhand.org/
Here is Wisdom...
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