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    Re: Cuba gay pride calls for same-sex marriage to become legal

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    Re: Cuba gay pride calls for same-sex marriage to become legal

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    I like the fact that the protesters were not abused and were allowed to protest.

    If the Castro regime is gradually loosening its hold, as seems the intent here, I would encourage it in the little time it has left.
    That's a good sign sure. But in the end, rauls daughter is their political advocate. It's more the family loosening up than true democratisation. But hey, maybe this is signifying the coming of more egalitarian ideals.

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    Re: Cuba gay pride calls for same-sex marriage to become legal

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    I wouldn't be embarrassed in the least. My country is not in competition with Cuba.
    That shows by your poor health care outcomes compared to them.
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    Re: Cuba gay pride calls for same-sex marriage to become legal

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    I like that term "gay pride". That is about as silly as being "proud" of being hetero or White.
    It's about being an oppressed minority and standing up to those who would belittle you. No need for me as a hetero to be proud, but I can understand gay pride. No need for me to be proud of being white in Europe, but I could understand the need for it in Mugabe's Zimbabwe for example, just as I understand black pride in the US and Europe. D'oh!
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    Re: Cuba gay pride calls for same-sex marriage to become legal

    Quote Originally Posted by Urethra Franklin View Post
    It's about being an oppressed minority and standing up to those who would belittle you. No need for me as a hetero to be proud, but I can understand gay pride. No need for me to be proud of being white in Europe, but I could understand the need for it in Mugabe's Zimbabwe for example, just as I understand black pride in the US and Europe. D'oh!
    It sounds like a feel good thing about being different and belonging.

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    Re: Cuba gay pride calls for same-sex marriage to become legal

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    It sounds like a feel good thing about being different and belonging.
    Nothing wrong with that when you face bigotry, ignorance and discrimination every day. It is also a political statement, a tool of empowerment and many many other things.
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    Re: Cuba gay pride calls for same-sex marriage to become legal

    Quote Originally Posted by Urethra Franklin View Post
    Nothing wrong with that when you face bigotry, ignorance and discrimination every day. It is also a political statement, a tool of empowerment and many many other things.
    That does not make it less silly, as statements go. It seems rather juvenile to be kind.

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    Re: Cuba gay pride calls for same-sex marriage to become legal

    The problem with 'the home of the free' is that it has a very high percentage of religious people, way more then almost any other western country.

    And religious types are notorious for being way behind the curve on things like SSM and LGBT rights...and several other things as well.

    But, fortunately, religion is dying in the west and eventually it will diminish in America and she can join much of the rest of the civilized world on several issues...SSM and LGBT rights for a start.

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    Re: Cuba gay pride calls for same-sex marriage to become legal

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    That does not make it less silly, as statements go. It seems rather juvenile to be kind.
    "Silly"
    You've evidently never faced prejudice. Don't tell me that actually, you're a handicapped black lesbian muslim because I won't believe you.
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