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    Re: First Openly Gay Senator Elected

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I'm still confused why this matters. Why is anyone's sexual orientation, religion, race, or creed even remotely related to their ability to their jobs?
    It only matters in that some people think being gay means you can't function "normally" in our society and do anything worthwhile or even equal with somebody who is straight.


    As these barriers are broken down it'll become more and more obvious that being gay should have no impact at all on how you're treated.

    To be more specific - it shouldn't matter.

    Trouble is that for many it does.

    Obviously for at least one state's majority, it doesn't. Which shows progress.

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    Re: First Openly Gay Senator Elected

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    Tammy Baldwin is elected the first openly gay senator | The Ticket - Yahoo! News



    Awesome. Good news on another front after last night's elections.
    This makes me so happy, living in the closet is hell, and I'm glad we live in a world where she doesn't have to in order to become a senator.
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    Re: First Openly Gay Senator Elected

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    Tammy Baldwin is elected the first openly gay senator | The Ticket - Yahoo! News



    Awesome. Good news on another front after last night's elections.
    But, what kind of job is she going to do for the country? Ultimately, being gay doesn't speak to her ability to make laws.
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    Re: First Openly Gay Senator Elected

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    But, what kind of job is she going to do for the country? Ultimately, being gay doesn't speak to her ability to make laws.
    Well I guess we'll find out.

    And it's funny that you point it out because a lot of people prefer being against gays doing or being anything - ever. . . just because they're gay. Being gay doesn't mean you are also unable to do said good job in your line of work.
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    Re: First Openly Gay Senator Elected

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    But, what kind of job is she going to do for the country? Ultimately, being gay doesn't speak to her ability to make laws.
    this true but its still a good thing that her being gay didnt negatively impact her and it was possible for her to get elected. Things like these show america is growing and getting better on social issues which we are behind on IMO.

    She may do a ****ty job, thats a different topic.
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    Re: First Openly Gay Senator Elected

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    But, what kind of job is she going to do for the country? Ultimately, being gay doesn't speak to her ability to make laws.
    Nope. But thank goodness her being gay didn't infringe upon her rights and abilities to gain office. That's the point of congratulations.

    Judge her on her ability to do the job, not her sexual preferences. As it should be.

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    Re: First Openly Gay Senator Elected

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I have no problem with her being Gay, I have a problem with her being a far left Liberal.
    pffftt! we know exactly how you feel about the gays.

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    Re: First Openly Gay Senator Elected

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    One day we'll have two men in the White House with children.
    and that will just devastate you, right?

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    Re: First Openly Gay Senator Elected

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    don't care who she has sex with... but I can't say i'm enamored with her positions on issues. ( which is par for the course with "progressive" politicians.)

    doesn't matter much, she doesn't represent my state, so she's rather irrelevant to me.
    Well, that is a silly statement, if your state is part of the union it matters, after all a senator from Texas can vote on a obamacare just as a local senator could, if we had them (DC). Like it or not the house and senate effect all of us.

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    Re: First Openly Gay Senator Elected

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Ultimately, being gay doesn't speak to her ability to make laws.
    You might want to ask some of your staunch conservative/religious buddies. I think they'll have a different opinion on that matter.

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