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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    True oppression LOL you might want to look up true oppression and look at the history of the gays around the world. True oppression is what?
    That's exactly correct. Gays in Iran are executed. Gays in america...can't file taxes together. Aww, must suck having all those first-world problems.

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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Currently, do you think homosexuals are oppressed in America?


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    1.Keep (someone) in subservience and hardship, esp. by the unjust exercise of authority.
    2.Cause (someone) to feel distressed, anxious, or uncomfortable: "he was oppressed by worry".
    yes, homosexuals are oppressed in the US

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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    That's exactly correct. Gays in Iran are executed. Gays in america...can't file taxes together. Aww, must suck having all those first-world problems.
    I see what you're doing here. Subjective definitions of oppression? Hmmmmmm. I didn't take you to be the subjective kind Jerry.
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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    Jerry obviously hasn't read history and seen that Jews and gays were treated the same by the Nazi's. i only say this because I'm thinking Jerry thinks this is the only true oppression. He has never lost a job because he's gay either of been denied a rental apartment in the US. So He really doesn't know what true oppression is. He's only guessing.
    Lost a job. That's your example. Loosing a job.

    An Afghan soldier was beaten to death by his commanding officer for admitting to being homosexual, and this is accepted practice by the Afghan army and Afghanistan in general. That's oppression. Loosing a job is a mere civil lawsuit.

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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Whether a referendum happens via public vote, assembly or congress... it still occurs. If there's enough of an issue with either interracial or interfaith marriage... that's what happens. So far neither of those issues have required such a thing, and I don't expect they will in the future.
    Actually, interracial marriage was made unconstitutional in many states a long time ago. They had a majority vote that decided that interracial marriage should not be legal. The SCOTUS determined in 1968 that they were wrong and such a vote of the majority was against the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution and all such laws and state constitutional amendments were deemed unenforceable and eventually repealed (Alabama just changed its constitution in the last 15 years or less).

    If a state made interfaith marriages illegal by popular vote, they would immediately be challenged and the first thing any judge worth his salt would do would be to ensure that an injunction be put in place to prevent the law from being enforced since it is clearly a violation of rights.
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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    That's exactly correct. Gays in Iran are executed. Gays in america...can't file taxes together. Aww, must suck having all those first-world problems.
    Just because someone else has it worse doesnt mean that gays arnt in some way shape or for oppressed in America.

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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    Is that oppressed or repressed?

    hahahaha...YES!

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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Lost a job. That's your example. Loosing a job.

    An Afghan soldier was beaten to death by his commanding officer for admitting to being homosexual, and this is accepted practice by the Afghan army and Afghanistan in general. That's oppression. Loosing a job is a mere civil lawsuit.
    You have a very warped opinion of what oppression is. Yes losing jobs is oppression. You want to compare everything to the most heinous idea you can muster up. Oppression is oppression no matter what degree. Anecdote: The gay woman who raised me from the time I was a5 walked with double canes most of her adult life because she was beaten by police in the US. Both her legs were broken and she sat in a holding cell for three days while her legs became infected. But gays aren't oppressed. Think again.
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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    Jerry obviously hasn't read history and seen that Jews and gays were treated the same by the Nazi's. i only say this because I'm thinking Jerry thinks this is the only true oppression. He has never lost a job because he's gay either of been denied a rental apartment in the US. So He really doesn't know what true oppression is. He's only guessing.
    Are you trying to compare how it is with people who happen to be gay in the United States in 2012 with how gays were treated by the Nazis?

    And have you been denied a job or an apartment because you're gay? Really? How would you know? Could you "just tell," or did the potential employer or landlord make derogatory looks? If so, I hope you snitched to the EEOC. Did you?

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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    In America certainly not. They may be denied certain freedoms to a degree, but no I do not believe so. In other parts of the world however, specifically parts of Africa they are indeed oppressed.

    When a gay couple at work can talk about gay sex and laugh about it, where people can hear (I'm like 5 tables down) in a Kentucky work place and no one gets up and yells at them or beats them or anything, then yeah I would say they got it about as good as anyone else.
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