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    Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Currently, do you think homosexuals are oppressed in America?

    oppressed
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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".
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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Thank you for clearing that up.
    Although personally, yes, to a certain degree.
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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

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

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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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    Yes.

    1. They are made subservient by the government in regards to marriage and adoption.
    2. They (some of them, particularly younger ones) are caused to distress, anxiety and discomfort by those who advocate #1 or in other ways tell them they are inferior, mentally ill, disgusting and so on.

    That was easy.
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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Yes.

    1. They are made subservient by the government in regards to marriage and adoption.
    2. They (some of them, particularly younger ones) are caused to distress, anxiety and discomfort by those who advocate #1 or in other ways tell them they are inferior, mentally ill, disgusting and so on.

    That was easy.
    I tend to place a higher standard on oppression, like the Jewish oppression at the hand of the Nazis, or my great-grandparents under slavery.

    If homosexuals can be multi-millionaires, own their own businesses, say what they want, where they want, when they want, among other things, then I don't see that as oppression.

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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    I don't see how not redefining marriage is oppression. Likewise, I don't see how the government mandates opression against homosexuals by saying they're inferior, mentally ill, etc. Some say that merely believing that homosexuality is a sin is disrespectful bullying, and therefore oppression.

    Imo "oppression" is being used way out of context. Would it anger blacks or Jews to think that their actual oppressions could be equated with the non-redefinition of marriage?

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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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    I think it matters where you are. If you're in New York, DC, SF etc...large metropolitan areas I'm sure it's completely different than Dothan Alabama. My best friend throughout High School and college came out of the closet. After he finished law school one of the biggest factors for him deciding where he wanted to start his career was if the place had a decent gay population.
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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    No, I don't think that homosexuals are generally oppressed. I don't see it in my workplace, and I don't see it in my personal life either. I do remember very well what it used to be like, particularly for gay men, and am grateful that those times are over. Whatever the issue, there will always be ignoids, but if you're talking about widespread oppression, I don't see it.

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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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    If you consider we can't marry in every state and there have been amendments to state constitutions against us and since we are the first group ever to have had that happen I would say to a degree we are oppressed.
    In many states we can't adopt as a couple or family I would say we were oppressed.
    The oppression experienced by gays prior to the early seventies has lightened up. But there is an intense bigotry across the US that has not changed. I'm not sure that for many that will ever change.
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    Re: Are Homosexuals Oppressed?

    Of course they are, they are being denied their right to marriage...

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