"The crisis will end when fear changes sides" - Pablo Iglesias Turrión
"Austerity is used as a cover to reconfigure society and increase inequality and injustice." - Jeremy Corbyn
What about the people who just don't care like me???
There is no such thing as you "support" or "don't support" gay marriage.... Honestly the majority of my friends/family just don't care...
Also, the issue is more complicated than supporting or not supporting gay marriage. I know people who support gay marriage but would find it highly offensive if gays were affectionate in public.... This issue is just not black and white....
1) on african americans, the sourced article notes "The poll also finds that 59 percent of African Americans say they support same-sex marriage, up from an average of 41 percent in polls leading up to Obama’s announcement of his new position on the matter. Though statistically significant, it is a tentative result because of the relatively small sample of black voters in the poll."
2) they use the percentage of latinos that support same sex unions in place of those who support gay marriage (which is 49%)
3) and they are culling data from various polls that may be asking different questions
bad source to base any claims about actual numbers on
The point was that at one time he was clearly right. Now it seems that may have shifted, but there isn't any clear evidence of such, yet. And the shift that did occur (it certainly moved in a positive direction, we just don't know by how much) seems mostly due to supporting an obama policy, as opposed to support for gay marriageso it seem the majority of blacks support SSM so grant was wrong, even if there are other polls at best we could say maybe it split
If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.
1.) awww its cute you think people care if a poster like you buys it or not
2.) see 1.) we dont care about you not carring
3.) you are welcome to the opinion
4.) weird the majority of my friends and family do care and support equal rights, so what
5.) whoopty doo LMAO i think its offensive to see ugly people affectionate in public, so what
6.) did someone say it was?
I DON'T CARE, I don't care what the **** people do - yet you call yourself a libertarian and have a difficult time understanding that idea???
There is no such thing as EQUALITY.... Your argument here would apply to just about anything.. Why should the doctor who works 50 hours a week make more than the dummy who works 50 hours a week scrubbing his toilets??? They both work the same hours so why should one get more than the other??
Civil unions/gay marriage are a TENTH AMENDMENT ISSUE - EVERY LIBERTARIAN KNOWS THIS...
The LGBT movement has gone out of its way to make a mountain out of a mole hill with regards to the whole same sex marriage issue from the very beginning. I can understand wanting equal rights, but trying to compare the trivial inconvenience of not being able to technically call an already de facto civil and domestic union "marriage" with the very real horrors of the Segregation, or (God forbid) slavery, is insulting and tasteless in the extreme.
Homosexuals are not being lynched by the thousands each year. Homosexuals are not being rounded up on trumped up charges and forced to work like slaves on chain gangs. Homosexuals are not having their opportunity to succeed in everyday life hampered by Jim Crow Laws. Homosexuals were not treated as human property for 400 years and often worked to death in the harsh environment of plantation agriculture.
I'm sorry, but there really simply isn't any valid grounds for comparison here between the plight of the two minority groups in question. African Americans have every right to be offended that so many pundits in the MSM attempt to frame the issue as such.
Homosexuals make up all of 2-4% of the population in any given nation. A lot of people on the political and cultural Left need to take a step or two back and try to gain at least some degree of perspective on the matter to say the least.
Last edited by Gathomas88; 04-26-13 at 07:17 PM.
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