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

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Well, prepare to be shocked. Looks like change is a-coming.
    Do you have anything substantial to back up that the Cuban government is seriously considering allowing same-sex marriages?
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    Re: Cuba gay pride calls for same-sex marriage to become legal

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    Do you have anything substantial to back up that the Cuban government is seriously considering allowing same-sex marriages?
    Read the article. Having the support of the President's daughter can't harm their chances either. Here's an article that bodes well:

    Mariela Castro: Struggle Against Homophobia Stirs Opinions in Cuban society
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    Re: Cuba gay pride calls for same-sex marriage to become legal

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Read the article. Having the support of the President's daughter can't harm their chances either. Here's an article that bodes well:

    Mariela Castro: Struggle Against Homophobia Stirs Opinions in Cuban society
    I'm asking for something more concrete from the government, "opinions of the public" in Cuba means little to those in charge.
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    Re: Cuba gay pride calls for same-sex marriage to become legal

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    There seems to be great headway being made in Cuba by LGBT rights activists in promoting equal treatment for the country's long-oppressed sexual minorities. The indefatigable activism of some very brave people, plus a welcome softening and modernising approach from the régime seems to be allowing a lot of progress to happen in a very short time. I wonder whether the great Satan of human rights abusers will pass SSM into nationwide law before the home of the free does.

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


    How embarrassed would you be if Cuba beat your own home country in its much improved treatment of a significant demographic minority?
    There was a time when the United States lead the world when it came to human rights. We were the beacon on the hill. Sadly, due primarily to the radical right wing's influence in our political system, a large portion of the world has surpassed us. This would be no different. The US will soon catch up to the rest of the world in terms of freedom and equality.
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    Re: Cuba gay pride calls for same-sex marriage to become legal

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    Do you have anything substantial to back up that the Cuban government is seriously considering allowing same-sex marriages?
    I like that term "gay pride". That is about as silly as being "proud" of being hetero or White.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    There was a time when the United States lead the world when it came to human rights. We were the beacon on the hill. Sadly, due primarily to the radical right wing's influence in our political system, a large portion of the world has surpassed us. This would be no different. The US will soon catch up to the rest of the world in terms of freedom and equality.
    I don't think it is that simple and almost certainly misses the conundrum.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    There was a time when the United States lead the world when it came to human rights. We were the beacon on the hill. Sadly, due primarily to the radical right wing's influence in our political system, a large portion of the world has surpassed us. This would be no different. The US will soon catch up to the rest of the world in terms of freedom and equality.
    I sincerely hope so, although there does seem to be a very strong current of opinion amongst large swathes of your population that seems either happy to see your human rights record deteriorate, or are in complete denial that any such thing is taking place. I'm not sure what it would take to see the situation turned around.
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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.
    Gay Pride is a concept that transcends its lexical components. It's about rejecting marginalisation, rejecting the shame that heterosexist society has placed upon LGBT peoples through the ages, and it's about promoting solidarity amongst people's of diversity, whatever their orientation.

    You're an old lady who hasn't lived any of these things. I doubt you'd get it even with the aid of PowerPoint.
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    Re: Cuba gay pride calls for same-sex marriage to become legal

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Gay Pride is a concept that transcends its lexical components. It's about rejecting marginalisation, rejecting the shame that heterosexist society has placed upon LGBT peoples through the ages, and it's about promoting solidarity amongst people's of diversity, whatever their orientation.

    You're an old lady who hasn't lived any of these things. I doubt you'd get it even with the aid of PowerPoint.
    That does not make it better, you know.

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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 better, you know.
    In whose opinion? Not to an old homophobe, perhaps.
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