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post #21 of 34
Thread Starter 
If dd wanted to have a friend spend the night, I wouldn't feel like I had to ask the friend's mom if it would be ok to have my partner (dh) stay over on the same night her child would be.

Also, people don't automatically assume I'm attracted to the gender I'm not. Like, no one asks me "So, do you have a lesbian lover?" the way lesbians are often asked if they have a boyfriend.
post #22 of 34
bumping
post #23 of 34
Being Hetrosexual for me is natural. This is also true in evolution, if we were all gay the human race would die. do I think gay people are wrong? No. Who ever created us has to have a purpose. Is it biologically right? No. Only a man and a woman can reproduce. This has a purpose also!
post #24 of 34
ok, this is a pet peeve for me, so please bear with me.

1) Nature never asks us to be all or nothing regarding anything -- all hetero- or all homo- anything. Diversity is the key to survival in nature. Check out any ecology journal.

2) Sex has more than one purpose. Sex is for reproduction AND... communication, bonding, intimacy, exhibiting commitment, stress relief, healing. Just because homosexual or bisexual sex is not for reproduction, does not imply that it is non-natural in any way, but rather that there is diversity in purpose as well as method.

3) There are many documented cases of mammal homosexuality and bisexuality in the wild where sex is used for the above stated purposes, not reproduction.

Diversity in method and purpose. That is nature's way.
post #25 of 34
Thread Starter 
Some people even suggest the human race will die out because of all the homosexuals. :LOL I'm sure the 90% of heterosexuals can continue reproducing just fine!
post #26 of 34
Shine wrote: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, among these Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness." -- The Declaration of Independence

Why, then, is gay marriage an issue at all? Obviously it is covered in the above statement. What is marriage if not the "Pursuit of Happiness"?

Gayness can not be proven or disproven scientifically. Therefore, gay marriage is an issue until it can be proven as a fact instead of a choice. I am a Bush supportor but he has this issue wrong. It is a state issue and not a Federal issue. Most or all (note sure) that have voted, have voted down gay marriage. IMO, "Pursuit of Happiness" has nothing to do with gay marriage.

My reply to the original thread: I can be in the military without worrying being killed for my private life choices.
post #27 of 34
post #28 of 34
Child abuse is NOT going to war to protect said children from a dictatorship.

Child abuse is NOT going to war to to give children a chance to be free and choose what they want to do with their lives.



I do not like war BUT there are times it is a necessary evil.

When you have nut jobs flying airplanes into buildings....
When you have nut jobs murdering 300,000....
When you have nut jobs mutilating athletes for not winning....
When you have nut jobs blowing up cars and killing children and families who desire freedom instead of oppression.... It is time for "War! What is it good for? Absolutly EVERYTHING!" in this case. Go get the bad guys special forces!
post #29 of 34
Dude, you do realize that it is a FACT that thousands of people ARE GAY, right?

It's not a freakin' Halloween costume, that's for sure.
post #30 of 34
Very good thread. It is thought provoking.

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Originally Posted by shine
"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, among these Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness." -- The Declaration of Independence

Why, then, is gay marriage an issue at all? Obviously it is covered in the above statement. What is marriage if not the "Pursuit of Happiness"?
Amen, sister!!!
post #31 of 34
Wow, I read the first page of this thread and felt so lucky that as a lesbian in Massachusetts I can be legally MARRIED to my true love. I have never received any flack about it, save one person(my mother ). Then I read the 2nd page....

I have a serious problem with the post about how if the whole world were gay the population would die out. First of all most gays WANT children, and secondly, there would still be men and there would still be women, even if the men were "making it" in a cup, babies would still(and have still) been made.

I hope to have a HUGE family with my WIFE. Probably 6-10 kids, no risk of population dying out here...
post #32 of 34
It is so awesome to read posts from so many people that care so much about people eventhough they are different than them. Kudos to all!!!!


Big Jim
post #33 of 34
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Originally Posted by oatmeal
Not to play my own sad violin. But even a heterosexual single mother gets treated like shit in this day and age. I know I may word that harshly, but it's totally appropriate.

When I got pregnant - I had no idea people would exclude me from their groups, disown me as family and friend, stop inviting me to dinner, pretend they don't know me anymore, pretend my daughter doesn't exist, assume I am an uneducated ghetto welfare mama, refuse me housing, refuse me work, and decide not to date me because I am a single mom. There is no doubt taht married hetereos have it all - and you should savor it kids.

It's been a real eye opener.
I know, it's a BIG rift in my area too. The way the people in the Hospital started treating me when they found out that I wasen't married, it opened my eyes. You're Automaticly Stupid and just trouble.
post #34 of 34
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Originally Posted by kama'aina mama
People don't speculate in disgusted tones about which sexual practices we prefer or who takes "which" position. (Well, maybe they do... but probably not as a matter of course!)
Don't you mean, "as a matter of intercourse"? Yuc yuc...
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