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    Re: First Openly Gay Senator Elected

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    Re: First Openly Gay Senator Elected

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    No vision? You want to explain that one? Is it because I have that terrible habit of seeing everybody as equals?
    Sorry if it is over your head. It's something you either know or you don't. Just like discrimination.

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    Re: First Openly Gay Senator Elected

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Austin View Post
    I'm sorry but I just can get excited by stuff like this it's like "first senator to use missionary position gets elected", or "first senator to like role play gets elected", I'm really not caring what politicians get up to in their bedrooms.
    Um...I think people tend to notice gay people for things aside from how they have sex. You know...by things like...I dunno...having a significant other of the same sex!

    For example...if a women who you work with shows up at the office party with her girlfriend, I'm pretty sure you wouldn't have to know too many things about what they do in the bedroom to get the picture that she might be gay.

    And there might be other indicators as well...such as they might be raising kids together or they might hold hands and kiss.

    Just thought you might wanna know...because arguing that being gay is just a sexual act is...well...pretty stupid.
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    Re: First Openly Gay Senator Elected

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Sorry I don't keep up on what is the current political correct terms. Gay people I know call themselves gay. I guess in other places that is no longer the current term of choice
    "gay" not "a gay" ... as if gay people are wild animals

    and no I never said OPEN means rubbing it in someone's faces-most gays (or whatever I should call them these days) have no use for say the flamboyant in your face types who seem to try to shock people as much as possible
    ok


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    Re: First Openly Gay Senator Elected

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    "gay" not "a gay" ... as if gay people are wild animals


    ok
    I guess the nuances escape me

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    Re: First Openly Gay Senator Elected

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Sorry if it is over your head. It's something you either know or you don't. Just like discrimination.
    So if you won't tell me I'll have to guess. You're upset that I see everyone equal because you hate gays?
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    Re: First Openly Gay Senator Elected

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    "gay" not "a gay" ... as if gay people are wild animals


    ok
    so

    can we no longer say 'a anyone'? is this like the next step in political correctness?

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    Re: First Openly Gay Senator Elected

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Um...I think people tend to notice gay people for things aside from how they have sex. You know...by things like...I dunno...having a significant other of the same sex!

    For example...if a women who you work with shows up at the office party with her girlfriend, I'm pretty sure you wouldn't have to know too many things about what they do in the bedroom to get the picture that she might be gay.

    And there might be other indicators as well...such as they might be raising kids together or they might hold hands and kiss.

    Just thought you might wanna know...because arguing that being gay is just a sexual act is...well...pretty stupid.
    It would be probably be as stupid and as pointless as telling me they do other stuff too, when I already know, so it's just as well I never argued that, isnt it?

    I think maybe you missed the point of my post, so let me try & clarify for you.

    One I was younger being gay wasnt just about your sexuality, it impacted on your whole life, in fact it could be incredibly dangerous where I lived as there was a very popular pastime in that era known as "queer bashing", where people went around physically assaulting (or in some cases even killing homosexuals).

    Even someone like me, who isnt homosexual, risked physical violence, just for having friends who were, & to try & give you a flavor of the atmosphere of that time, & that place, I saw a couple of people, after being "outted", just vanish.

    It was that bad, that unpleasant, that dangerous, that these people would rather abandon their home, their job, their families & vanish, than live in a world where people knew they were homosexual.

    That was the culture of fear that existed, & the amazing thing was, in that culture, in that environment, some people risked even more violence to campaign to change things, & this is where we start to get to my post.

    You see I remember some of these people, & I remember this one day, I remember this one guy who had just had a bit of a beating & I remember him saying something like "One day people will care!" & I remember the answer was something along the lines of "No, the real victory will be the day we've passed all this & nobody cares".

    Welcome to my world, I moved passed things a long time ago, I dont care about someones sexual orientation, & certainly not in this capacity. If you think its essential to discuss a politicians sexuality then go right ahead, but I think its pretty stupid, & pretty irrelevant, & I really cant get excited about it.

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    Re: First Openly Gay Senator Elected

    Quote Originally Posted by roflpublican View Post
    so

    can we no longer say 'a anyone'? is this like the next step in political correctness?
    No, it's the next step to speaking English.

    In the expression, "Are you gay?" the word 'gay' is an adjective and describes an aspect of your overall make-up. In the expression, "Are you a gay?" the word 'gay' is a noun and defines you as that one thing. See the difference?

    Using the expression, "Are you a anyone?" would mean that you cannot form a simple question in the English language.
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    Re: First Openly Gay Senator Elected

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    No, it's the next step to speaking English.

    In the expression, "Are you gay?" the word 'gay' is an adjective and describes an aspect of your overall make-up. In the expression, "Are you a gay?" the word 'gay' is a noun and defines you as that one thing. See the difference?

    Using the expression, "Are you a anyone?" would mean that you cannot form a simple question in the English language.
    ok but does an inability to grasp basic english now automatically imply some kind of discriminatory sentiment?

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