Universally legalizing same sex marriage.
Universally legalizing polygamy.
Universally legalizing recreational drug use.
Universally legalizing prostitution.
Clearly, ending the institutionalized discrimination of homosexuals is a civil/human rights issue, and must be our first priority. Until homosexuals are equal in all facets of American life, including the right to marry, then we will never truly be the land of the free.
Don't get me wrong, I was for gay rights long before it was fashionable, but innocent bystanders are not dying in drive-by shootings because of some turf wars between gays and straights, and nobody's daughter is in danger of overdosing on her low-quality lesbianism, purchased on a street corner.
Equality-shmequality. A great man of letters said once that all morality is based on the sense of proportion....
Last edited by Cyrylek; 04-28-13 at 10:35 PM.
I understand what you are saying, just as I would have understood if you had said the same in the 60's, where there were immensely pressing problems. I would have said then as I say now, the Civil Rights of all citizens, not just some citizens, should take precedence. I imagine that oppressed blacks living under institutionalized discrimination back in the day would agree. Fortunately, enough citizens of every race agreed that Civil Rights were passed, and no individuals regardless of race, religion, gender, ethnicity, etc., could be legally discriminated against.
Except for homosexuals.
Time to right the wrong, and yes, it's at the top of my personal list.
Gay marriage is the only one I would support, so given that I would rather have that than the others.
Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates