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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    Just responding to someone who said that gays were a significant part of the population. I've heard as low as 3% and as high as 10, depending on whose spinning the bull. So I don't know how significant they are numerically.
    I don't care if they're 0.0001% of the population.
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    Re: Cuba gay pride calls for same-sex marriage to become legal

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    What does that have to do with democracy?

    The court interprets the constitution as is. Many times in the past the court has ruled against what people would call "democratic" such as in the case regarding segregation or even the toleration of slavery since nothing in the constitution forbade it back then.

    What would you do if the court rules that SSM is not a right and is a state issue?
    Well, non democracies tend not to even have constitutions or supreme courts to interpret them.
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    Re: Cuba gay pride calls for same-sex marriage to become legal

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Which constitutional rights has the progress of LGBT rights taken away from anyone?

    What nation are you referring to? Britain? Spain? USA?

    What payments are these? I must be owed a fortune!

    No one has ever been forced to participate in homosexuality, as far as I'm aware. Apart from those who attend SM parties, of course.

    I see, so LGBT activists are the equivalent of Nazi Maoists, are they?
    Are you being funny, or do you mean that you really haven't been following the developments?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I don't care if they're 0.0001% of the population.
    Good for you.
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    Re: Cuba gay pride calls for same-sex marriage to become legal

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Split the difference, let's say 6.5% of the population.

    Asian-Americans = 4.8%
    Jewish-Americans = 2.6%
    Southern Baptists = 5.5%

    Are none of those significant parts of the population either?
    Depends on what your definition if significant is.
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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?


    Not embarrassed at all, fascist dictatorships often can act much faster and whimsical due to the fact they are.... wait for it.... fascist dictatorships.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    To the bolded, don't hold your breath.
    Meh, did you note who organized it?
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    Re: Cuba gay pride calls for same-sex marriage to become legal

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Meh, did you note who organized it?
    Now you're making me go back and find where I said that and figure out why, lol. I'm back, not sure of your point though.
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    Re: Cuba gay pride calls for same-sex marriage to become legal

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Now you're making me go back and find where I said that and figure out why, lol. I'm back, not sure of your point though.
    First sentence, or just about, in article:

    "The event was organised by President Raul Castro's daughter, Mariela Castro."
    "Freedom doesn't mean safe, it means free."

    "No, you'll be *a* judge of that, just like everyone else who reads it."
    Quote Originally Posted by applejuicefool View Post
    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    I'm asking for something more concrete from the government, "opinions of the public" in Cuba means little to those in charge.
    What have you heard concrete from the US govt re: federally accepted SSM?

    Besides that SCOTUS is finally going to examine it, period.
    "Freedom doesn't mean safe, it means free."

    "No, you'll be *a* judge of that, just like everyone else who reads it."
    Quote Originally Posted by applejuicefool View Post
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