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Brad Pitt Donates $100,000 To HRC's Gay Marriage Campaign

Brad Pitt Donates $100,000 To HRC's Gay Marriage Campaign

Commented Oct 31, 2012 at 10:44:58 in Gay Voices

“Fine example to set, Brad Pitt! May others follow in your admirable footsteps.”
Homosexuality & Choice: Are Gay People 'Born This Way?'

Homosexuality & Choice: Are Gay People 'Born This Way?'

Commented Oct 23, 2012 at 20:22:28 in Science

“The choice argument is ridiculous. It does suggest a defensive stance and I don't agree with that. There is nothing to defend, as there is nothing wrong. Anyway, even if it was a choice, nothing justifies discrimination. Nothing!
You cannot fix me, I am not broken.”
Jim And Mary O'Reilly Of Vermont's Wildflower Inn Support Anti-Gay Marriage Legislation In Maine (VIDEO)

Jim And Mary O'Reilly Of Vermont's Wildflower Inn Support Anti-Gay Marriage Legislation In Maine (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 23, 2012 at 09:04:22 in Gay Voices

“They've more money than sense. Discrimination is costly.”
Matt Bomer Lost 'Superman' Role Because He Is Gay, Says Jackie Collins

Matt Bomer Lost 'Superman' Role Because He Is Gay, Says Jackie Collins

Commented Oct 23, 2012 at 08:45:43 in Gay Voices

“Takes away from the whole 'acting' concept, if you ask me. I disagree that: "It's a sad fact of life." No. It's just something that needs to change. Any good 'actor' will prove them wrong.”
Allison Scollar, New York Adoptive Mother, Wins Full Custody Over Birth Parent In Same-Sex Legal Battle

Allison Scollar, New York Adoptive Mother, Wins Full Custody Over Birth Parent In Same-Sex Legal Battle

Commented Oct 1, 2012 at 11:21:14 in Gay Voices

“Brilliant. A momentous step. The law is moving closer and closer to reflecting not only equality but reality too.”
Pink Talks Gay Marriage, LGBT Fans And 2012 Election In New Interview

Pink Talks Gay Marriage, LGBT Fans And 2012 Election In New Interview

Commented Sep 20, 2012 at 18:48:22 in Gay Voices

“"It's not a ‘gay marriage,' it’s just ‘a marriage." Exactly!

We will get our ‘GAY MARRIAGE.’ The law will call it MARRIAGE but society won’t. If we call it ‘gay marriage’ on our lead up to equality, what makes us think that it’ll stop being ‘gay marriage’ AFTER the laws reflect equality? That the marriage between two people of the same gender won’t always be seen as something different…

‘Gay marriage’ furthers the misconception that we’re looking for something different, something special, some form of preferential treatment. ‘Gay marriage’ cannot apply to every body equally – marriage can. We are compromising equality for sake of convenient and catchy slogans. ‘Gay marriage’ this, ‘gay marriage’ that. We are giving life to a distinction and a difference. We are cementing the concept of a different type of marriage based on gender – a ‘gay marriage.’

This concept and this language will not exist in law, but it will exist in society. Equality does not speak in divisive language. It cannot be ‘gay marriage’ because equality in marriage rights takes no account of gender. ‘Gay marriage’ does – it says so. Therefore, ‘gay marriage’ cannot and does not exist harmoniously with equality.

We’ll get our ‘gay marriage,’ and we won’t want it.
What we want is: marriage.”

Proud Bay Man on Sep 20, 2012 at 23:51:18

“Marriage equality!”
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Something To Celebrate: 10 Of The Best LGBT Moments Of The Week August 19-25

Commented Aug 27, 2012 at 11:00:08 in Gay Voices

“My favourite would have to be the Toyota commercial. I love everything about it!”
London 2012: Athletes' Olympic Kisses (PICTURES)

London 2012: Athletes' Olympic Kisses (PICTURES)

Commented Jul 31, 2012 at 21:48:23 in UK

“The best kiss so far was in the opening ceremony from Brookside in 1993! Loved it!”
Karen Hultzer, South African Olympic Archer, Comes Out As Lesbian

Karen Hultzer, South African Olympic Archer, Comes Out As Lesbian

Commented Jul 31, 2012 at 21:45:24 in Gay Voices

“Hats off to Karen! She didn't make a big deal of it. Soon that's the way it will be for everyone. I welcome the day!”
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Gay Olympians Competing At 2012 London Olympics

Commented Jul 29, 2012 at 22:21:17 in Gay Voices

“These people are to be commended. Not only for their athletic ability but for their sense of self pride too. These people are role models. These people are leaders. They are setting a fine example for young and old alike. And especially Jessica Landström, but I'm only saying that because I have a soft spot for her :)”

m1jones on Jul 30, 2012 at 10:25:50

“Remembr when competition was stopped and the pool cleared when Greg Louganis hit his head on the diving board? People were afraid that the pool had been contaminated with AIDS virus. Thank goodness those days of darkness are a thing of the past. Greg has long since come out when it was a career-risking event. He had a spectacular career and has a successful career now coaching.

We must never become lax is preserving individual rights and calling attention to opporession. Just now, there is a terrible move to reduce women's rights in the United States. We should recognize this for what it is wherever it happens around the world - an attempt to enslave and own women in order to control how they live their lives.

Every human being must have equal rights.”
Sally Ride Sparks Coming Out Debate Posthumously

Sally Ride Sparks Coming Out Debate Posthumously

Commented Jul 26, 2012 at 11:16:16 in Gay Voices

“Yes, she could have come out during her life and increased the self-esteem of lesbians, but she didn't and she too had the right to privacy which was clearly of paramount importance to her, in most respects of her life. You can't change anything about that now.

After her death, by coming out she has increased the self-esteem of the LGBT community worldwide. How many people achieve that? How many people achieve what she had already achieved? She was already a hero.

R.I.P. Sally Ride, I respect all the choices you made, just the same way I want all of mine respected.”
New York Gay Marriage First Anniversary Celebrated, Impact Unclear

New York Gay Marriage First Anniversary Celebrated, Impact Unclear

Commented Jul 23, 2012 at 11:17:29 in Gay Voices

“"..it's unclear just how many, partly because marriage applicants aren't required to identify themselves by gender."
Well exactly. That's proper equality in operation. The sooner marriages between same sex couples aren't seen as anything 'special' or 'different' the better. Marriage is marriage, regardless of gender.”
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Jim Henson Company And Chick-Fil-A: 'Muppets' Makers Sever Ties With Anti-Gay Fast Food Chain (UPDATED)

Commented Jul 23, 2012 at 11:09:30 in Gay Voices

“Well that's proper order from The Jim Henson Company. They're leading by example and encouraging others to speak out and stand up to discrimination.”

psnyder325 on Jul 23, 2012 at 12:29:49

“I stand with the Muppets (those who can stand) and fully support Gay Marriage and Inter-Species Marriage! (Kermit and Miss Piggy.)”
Jennifer Carroll, Florida's Lt. Governor, Sparks Outraged And Inspiring Twitter Reactions With 'Lesbian' Comment

Jennifer Carroll, Florida's Lt. Governor, Sparks Outraged And Inspiring Twitter Reactions With 'Lesbian' Comment

Commented Jul 17, 2012 at 13:19:16 in Gay Voices

“Good response! Hopefully that pleasant lady has a better understanding now. She clearly needs it!”
Schools Will Be Forced To Teach Same-Sex Marriage, Claims QC Aidan O'Neill

Schools Will Be Forced To Teach Same-Sex Marriage, Claims QC Aidan O'Neill

Commented Jun 12, 2012 at 09:34:46 in UK Universities & Education

“I was quoting the article. What does "gayness should be kept out of the school" mean?”
Schools Will Be Forced To Teach Same-Sex Marriage, Claims QC Aidan O'Neill

Schools Will Be Forced To Teach Same-Sex Marriage, Claims QC Aidan O'Neill

Commented Jun 12, 2012 at 09:19:31 in UK Universities & Education

“"Parents have the right to raise their children in accordance with their own religious values; yet if same-sex marriage is introduced and promoted in schools, that right will be undermined,"

Firstly, parents also have a duty to raise their children in accordance with the law. Secondly, who came up with "promoting?" The term we're looking for here is educating.”

Gabriel100 on Jul 17, 2012 at 13:54:51

“Firstly, parents also have a duty to raise their children in accordance with the law.
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That is correct.

But then, it is not illegal to oppose gay marriage, nor to hold that homosexuality is a disordered sexuality.

The first is a matter of conscience, the second a biological fact.

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Secondly, who came up with "promoting?" The term we're looking for here is educating.
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It is not "educational" to repudiate biological science by directly equating homo- and heterosexuality in this way.

Rather, that is anti-truth which will denigrate our understanding of ourselves.

The forms and functions of ALL human bodies - including those of gay people - clearly proclaim heterosexuality.

Therefore It is both false and reductive to claim that homo- and heterosexuality are equally valid or "the same".

Pupils should, of course, be taught to respect everyone and treat everyone fairly. But they should not be taught that homo- and heterosexuality are "just the same", because it just isn't true.

Gay people in the UK can already form state recognised relationships which confer the same rights and provisions as marriage does for heterosexual couples. That is entirely adequate.

The proposed change is not about rights, it is about ideology.

It is about using to the law to prevent people from expressing different opinions (even when they can substantiate their opinion via biological science.)”

Dietnow on Jun 12, 2012 at 09:31:17

“NO parents do not have the right to brainwash their children in a religion that was made up hundreds of yrs ago to scare people into living a good clean life,
We have past all that now and grown,
We dont need religion anymore it only causes hardship and anger and death,
Religion is a violent thing and children shouldn't be made to practice what they dont understand, children should be left alone and let make their own minds up if they want religion or not when adult, gayness should be kept out of the school,”
Germany's Anti-Homophobia Ad Shows Two Soccer Players In Steamy Kiss (PHOTO)

Germany's Anti-Homophobia Ad Shows Two Soccer Players In Steamy Kiss (PHOTO)

Commented Jun 11, 2012 at 19:46:59 in Gay Voices

“Well done Germany! Getting reality into the mainstream - that's the way forward.”
Carrie Underwood Speaks Out For Gay Marriage, Cites Christian Faith As Influencing Her Liberal Views

Carrie Underwood Speaks Out For Gay Marriage, Cites Christian Faith As Influencing Her Liberal Views

Commented Jun 11, 2012 at 14:04:11 in Gay Voices

“I've always had a soft spot for Carrie Underwood - now it's even bigger. Thanks Carrie for lending your support. I wonder who will follow her fine example.”
Denmark Approves Gay Weddings In Church

Denmark Approves Gay Weddings In Church

Commented Jun 7, 2012 at 16:11:09 in Religion

“Good to know, thanks. As I said, everybody on equal footing with the same choices and options is just excellent :)”

Mads Munch Hansen on Jun 7, 2012 at 18:02:32

“Now if only we could abolish that silly monarchy and the established church we will have come a long way.”
Denmark Approves Gay Weddings In Church

Denmark Approves Gay Weddings In Church

Commented Jun 7, 2012 at 13:38:08 in Religion

“Excellent news! I'm sure the choice is there for non-church marriage ceremonies too. But the important part is choice and options and every citizen having those same options. Well done Denmark for valuing each and every one your citizens in this regard. And 85-24? Equality won by a mile.”

Annieke on Jun 7, 2012 at 16:04:46

“Yes, couples can opt for a non-religious ceremony as well, mostly at a city or town hall.

But I understand that a very large majority of the population in Denmark still prefers a religious marriage, eventhough they don't attend church on a weekly or even monthly basis.”
Caiden Cowger, Conservative Teen Radio Host, Slams President Obama For 'Making Kids Gay'

Caiden Cowger, Conservative Teen Radio Host, Slams President Obama For 'Making Kids Gay'

Commented Jun 7, 2012 at 03:41:47 in Gay Voices

“Granted. But we must still live in hope and try!”

Dale Chan on Jun 7, 2012 at 03:45:46

“Agreed, the deeply entrenched cynic in me just tends to come easily when confronted with such a sad sight as this video.”
Caiden Cowger, Conservative Teen Radio Host, Slams President Obama For 'Making Kids Gay'

Caiden Cowger, Conservative Teen Radio Host, Slams President Obama For 'Making Kids Gay'

Commented Jun 7, 2012 at 01:44:07 in Gay Voices

“I'm glad that boy has a number of school years left. He's in dire need of education.”

Dale Chan on Jun 7, 2012 at 03:27:49

“Unfortunately it probably won't be the education that he needs.”

knott wrench on Jun 7, 2012 at 02:37:39

“Unfortunately it'll be at a:

"Rick Santorum 'Home School Madrasa'" where all he needs to know is:

"The World is Flat".”

Bill Hummel on Jun 7, 2012 at 02:00:38

“Smarter than some.”
Pride Parades: Are They Good Or Bad For The LGBT Community? Vote Now! (POLL)

Pride Parades: Are They Good Or Bad For The LGBT Community? Vote Now! (POLL)

Commented Jun 1, 2012 at 15:02:17 in Gay Voices

“Yeah? It's definitely on my 'bucket list' so!”
Pride Parades: Are They Good Or Bad For The LGBT Community? Vote Now! (POLL)

Pride Parades: Are They Good Or Bad For The LGBT Community? Vote Now! (POLL)

Commented Jun 1, 2012 at 14:44:18 in Gay Voices

“Thank you! Tell all your friends!!”
Todd Parr's 'The Family Book' Banned By Illinois School District For Gay Parent Reference

Todd Parr's 'The Family Book' Banned By Illinois School District For Gay Parent Reference

Commented Jun 1, 2012 at 14:20:21 in Gay Voices

“That only serves to deny children an education and ignores the reality and experience lived by many of these very children. Nonsense.”

Ioan Lightoller on Jun 1, 2012 at 16:28:55

“Of course. The bigots themselves can't deal with reality. They want the fantasy world of "Leave It to Beaver", not realising that for those who were not upper or middle class, the world wasn't like that, even then.”
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