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    Mexico City Lawmakers approve gay marriage

    Mexico City lawmakers approve gay marriage - 12/21/09 - Los Angeles-Southern California-LA Breaking News, Weather, Traffic, Sports - abc7.com

    Mexico City lawmakers have become the first in Latin America to legalize gay marriage. City legislators passed the bill 39-20 on Monday with five lawmakers absent. Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard is widely expected to sign the decision into law.

    Its really embarassing when a country like Mexico, not especially known for its outstanding civil rights, is more civilized than we are when it comes to basic human rights issues.
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    Re: Mexico City Lawmakers approve gay marriage

    Mexico City is fairly cosmopolitan though. It has a comparable volume of international people to New York City. Diversity breeds tolerance. If other Mexican States start doing it then I'll be more surprised.

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    Re: Mexico City Lawmakers approve gay marriage

    are there really that many gay Mexicans left in Mexico? I thought they all sprang for Cali...

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    Re: Mexico City Lawmakers approve gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    are there really that many gay Mexicans left in Mexico? I thought they all sprang for Cali...
    They retired in mexico

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    Re: Mexico City Lawmakers approve gay marriage

    Surprising for a country as Catholic as Mexico.
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    Re: Mexico City Lawmakers approve gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Surprising for a country as Catholic as Mexico.
    Then again, Spain did legalize gay marriage.
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    Re: Mexico City Lawmakers approve gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Mexico City lawmakers approve gay marriage - 12/21/09 - Los Angeles-Southern California-LA Breaking News, Weather, Traffic, Sports - abc7.com

    Mexico City lawmakers have become the first in Latin America to legalize gay marriage. City legislators passed the bill 39-20 on Monday with five lawmakers absent. Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard is widely expected to sign the decision into law.

    Its really embarassing when a country like Mexico, not especially known for its outstanding civil rights, is more civilized than we are when it comes to basic human rights issues.
    I don't see what's so embarassing about it or what the big difference is, really. Is gay marriage legal in all of Latin America? No, just Mexico. Is it legal in all of America? No, just 5 (?) states (I think that's right). As I see it, it's pretty similar. It's slowly moving in in both areas
    I doubt that Mexico has suddenly become more civilized than we are wrt basic human rights issues though. They've had a lot of problems and their gov't isn't known for being altruistic, to say the least. This doesn't cost them anything and is maybe a way to retain tax-paying citizens?

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    Re: Mexico City Lawmakers approve gay marriage

    It has mostly to do with being forced to something they must know in their hearts goes against nature. Being homosexual is the choice of those who are unable to deal with life as a man or woman and this so-called tolerance is code meaning the Left force through fear and intimidation the acceptance of those involved in wholly unnatural activities.

    We have all heard the false claims that homosexuals are born that way, but that was a lie perpetrated to add to the litany false arguments homosexuals could use to fight those with a moral compass that still works.

    Even the use of the word Gay ascribed to this deviant behavior was calculated to hide the pain homosexuals feel about their inability to deal with normal human interaction with people of the opposite sex.

    This Mexico aberration is just another sign that normal people have allowed fear and intimidation to push them and along with them the world in a dangerous direction where up is down, black is white and there is no right, only the claims intolerance by the LEFT that are not a good thing for man kind.

    The Gay Gene?

    On July 15, 1993, National Public Radio (NPR) made a dramatic announcement on stations across the country: Was a team of scientists at the National Institutes of Health on the trail of a gene that causes homosexuality? Their report would be published the next day in Science, one of the two most prestigious scientific research journals in the world.[1]
    The discussion that followed explained for the listening public the implications of these findings for social attitudes toward homosexuality and for public policy concerning it. Science was on the verge of proving what many had long argued: that homosexuality is innate, genetic and therefore unchangeable-a normal and commonplace variant of human nature. In the light of these findings, surely only the bigoted or ignorant could condemn it in any way.

    Shortly after the announcement, amidst a well-orchestrated blizzard of press discussions, there ensued the watershed legal battle over "Proposition 2" in Colorado. (This popularly enacted legislation precluded making sexual orientation the basis of "privileged class" minority status, a status conferred previously only on the basis of immutable factors such as race.)

    Among the many crucial issues raised by the legislation was the question as to whether homosexuality was indeed normal, innate and unchangeable. One prominent researcher testified to the court, "I am 99.5% certain that homosexuality is genetic." But this personal opinion was widely misunderstood as "homosexuality is 99.5% genetic," implying that research had demonstrated this. Certainly, that was the message promulgated by NPR's report on the recent research, and by all the discussions that followed. In a few weeks, Newsweek would emblazon across its cover the phrase that would stick in the public mind as the final truth about homosexuality: "Gay Gene?"

    Of course, just near the end of the NPR discussion, certain necessary caveats were fleetingly added. But only an expert knew what they meant- that the research actually showed nothing whatever in the way of what was being discussed. The vast majority of listeners would think that homosexuality had been all but conclusively proven to be "genetic." But the real question is whether or not there is such a "gay gene."

    In fact, there is not, and the research being promoted as proving that there is provides no supporting evidence. How can this be? In order to understand what is really going on, one needs to understand some little- known features of the emerging study of behavioral genetics (much subtler than the genetics of simple, "Mendelian" traits such as eye color).

    When it comes to questions of the genetics of any behavior-homosexuality included-all of the following statements are likely to be at least roughly true:


    Such and such a behavior "is genetic";
    There are no genes that produce the behavior;
    The genes associated with the behavior are found on such and such a chromosome;
    The behavior is significantly heritable;
    The behavior is not inherited.

    The scientific distinctions that make these seeming contradictions perfectly reasonable and consistent seem completely misunderstood by the media who report on them.

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    Re: Mexico City Lawmakers approve gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    It has mostly to do with being forced to something they must know in their hearts goes against nature. Being homosexual is the choice of those who are unable to deal with life as a man or woman and this so-called tolerance is code meaning the Left force through fear and intimidation the acceptance of those involved in wholly unnatural activities.

    We have all heard the false claims that homosexuals are born that way, but that was a lie perpetrated to add to the litany false arguments homosexuals could use to fight those with a moral compass that still works.

    Even the use of the word Gay ascribed to this deviant behavior was calculated to hide the pain homosexuals feel about their inability to deal with normal human interaction with people of the opposite sex.

    This Mexico aberration is just another sign that normal people have allowed fear and intimidation to push them and along with them the world in a dangerous direction where up is down, black is white and there is no right, only the claims intolerance by the LEFT that are not a good thing for man kind.

    The Gay Gene?
    I see that, as usual, you cannot provide peer reviewed evidence of your claims.

    Whether it's nature or nurture is inconclusive at this time.

    Next time you want to hijack a thread with your hate, you could at least try to be more convincing.

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    Re: Mexico City Lawmakers approve gay marriage

    I sense a backlash coming in the not too distant future.

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