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media yet again effs up portrayal of bisexuals

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Homosexuals are possessed by fart demons.

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Gay Marriage Steals Rights From God

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Comment by A Former Member on April 23, 2013 at 5:33pm

Nevada Senator Comes Out During Gay Marriage Vote

A big step forward for gay marriage in Nevada last night—and a dramatic one at that. No, the state Senate didn't bust out into joyful song after the 12-9 vote in favor of repealing the state's ban on same-sex marriage (that reaction belongs to New Zealand's parliament), but something perhaps more noteworthy did occur: State Sen. Kelvin Atkinson publicly came out, reports the Las Vegas Sun. "I'm black. I'm gay," said the Democrat in what the Sun describes as a "trembling" voice. "I know this is the first time many of you have heard me say that I am a black, gay male." [continue]

Comment by Sentient Biped on April 23, 2013 at 5:13pm

And now in Delaware.  I think Rhode Island is expected to be next.

Who after that?  I expect, not, Mississippi.  Also depends on US Supreme Court.

As for countries....  UK maybe?  

Comment by Sentient Biped on April 23, 2013 at 4:58pm

France passed marriage equality.

bbc

cnn

from christian science monitor:  In France, there has been blood. Recently there were attacks in gay bars in Lille and Bordeaux. One man who was beaten up in Paris while walking with his partner posted a photo of himself on Facebook afterwards, battered and bruised, declaring it the “Face of Homophobia.”

I was surprised about the size and intensity of the homophobe backlash - egged on by priests?  I don't know.  hard to imagine it has been spontaneous.  

I guess, we can view imams as sources of terrorism, but not feel the same way about priests?

Regardless, I'm happy that the largest country so far has passed marriage equality.

Comment by A Former Member on April 18, 2013 at 7:19pm

Brittney Griner coming out is no big deal, and that's a big deal

On Wednesday, Brittney Griner, the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft and one of the best female basketball players on the planet, came out of the closet, to the world at large anyway.

The world didn't end. The sun rose again. And Griner's career prospects are as bright as ever.

Now, imagine if the No. 1 pick in next week's NFL draft announced he was gay. Imagine if a Super Bowl champion announced he'd be taking his male partner to Disney World. Apocalypse, right?

Twenty years ago, absolutely. Today? Plenty of media coverage, with most of it likely favorable. Twenty years from now? It might receive a passing mention, or nothing at all. And if that comes to pass, if tolerance spreads across sports, it'll be people like Griner, who states her case for her identity with confidence and pride, who deserve credit.
"Don't worry about what other people are going to say, because they're always going to say something, but, if you're just true to yourself, let that shine through," Griner told Sports Illustrated. "Don't hide who you really are."

Now, universal tolerance in sports is wonderful in theory. In practice, certain sports – the WNBA, figure skating, women's golf – are far more open and accepting of gay relationships than, say, the NFL or the NBA. Even as Griner came out, talk continues to swirl about whether certain NFL players may be gay, or whether gay players will need to come out en masse as a means of protection against what's possibly to be vicious backlash, from a segment of fans if not from within the NFL itself. Two sports, same year, different eras. [continue]

Comment by A Former Member on April 17, 2013 at 8:50pm

That is a great speech. 

Comment by Jim Greenamyer on April 17, 2013 at 6:52pm

What a GREAT speech!!  I laughed at the "gay rainbow" across his electorate.  "BE NOT AFRAID"!!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 17, 2013 at 12:00pm

I saw that clip from New Zealand over at PZ Myers' blog Pharyngula this morning and was going to post it here, but you beat me to it, Daniel. 

GREAT speech! 

I like how he ridicules the religious arguments against equality.  No politician here would have the nads to do that......and that's a bitter shame.  

 

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