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Gays Grill Democratic Candidates on Sex Issues


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: "Secular Government", abuse, ethics, culture, family, freedoms, gayrights, gayrights )

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- 4359 days ago - theage.com.au
All the candidates voiced strong support for equal rights and government benefits for gay Americans, though the three leading candidates said they opposed same-sex marriage.



   

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Todd S (95)
Friday August 10, 2007, 12:16 pm
Thanks for posting this! That debate last night sounds amazing by the news accounts. Was glad to see John Edwards realize that his prior comments about his own religious beliefs made him look Bush-ish. I assume that Logo will rerun this debate on their cable channel and I will look for it in my listings and set my DVR.
 

Carol W (119)
Friday August 10, 2007, 2:01 pm

O.K. My friend brought a situation to attention that I have long forgotten about.
Gays may being helping more than their selves, and I certainly hope this be the case.

As live-in couples of 10 years and more have NO spousal benefits as HERTROSEXUAL COUPLES.
This has been the case beforethe CLOSET even opened.
And I gtd. there are more hetro couples living together, that are not permitted to share health insurance or other properties.
This is wrong...and common law must be recognized PERIOD.
Screw all you damn gays who have it soo rough ( not really but) remember there are a heck of a lot of us hetrosexuals out here, unmarried but committed, and have NONE of the rights or benefits you fight for.
I HOPE WE ALL WIN.
 

Carol W (119)
Friday August 10, 2007, 2:01 pm

O.K. My friend brought a situation to attention that I have long forgotten about.
Gays may being helping more than their selves, and I certainly hope this be the case.

As live-in couples of 10 years and more have NO spousal benefits as HERTROSEXUAL COUPLES.
This has been the case beforethe CLOSET even opened.
And I gtd. there are more hetro couples living together, that are not permitted to share health insurance or other properties.
This is wrong...and common law must be recognized PERIOD.
Screw all you damn gays who have it soo rough ( not really but) remember there are a heck of a lot of us hetrosexuals out here, unmarried but committed, and have NONE of the rights or benefits you fight for.
I HOPE WE ALL WIN.
 

Yvonne White (229)
Friday August 10, 2007, 2:07 pm
Discrimination is discrimination - no matter what.
 

Kathleen Hilliker (293)
Friday August 10, 2007, 2:52 pm
Funny, I was just mentioning last night's Logo Questioning of our Democrat presidential candidates. So few people (except the GLBT groups) had a chance to watch as they probably don't even know if they have this channel, but I felt it was very important in that, they didn't have the candidates debate each other, but brought them out 1 by 1 to answer some very accurate questions regarding not only THEIR concerns about their rights as human beings, but rights that all descriminated against people in this country endure.

First, I'd like to say that NO Republican candidate would involve himself to show up for the discussion...even though they wouldn't have to go up against anyone but themselves.

Obama, being first to speak had an interested & frish audience to listen to him, but on quite a few subjects, he brought up his fight as a black man, instead of as a human being instead of specifically dealing with the GLBT concerns. He also fumbled often to get his thoughts across and my family were like, "he's got to become a better speaker to back up his plans." I do believe he will be someone important in future elections....just not this one.

My husband & I decided to have a few friends over, and our 24 yr. old daughter was also present. We tried to discuss our feelings after ALL the Dems. got their answers down...(taking 2 hours for everyone to finish), and the two that stood out very knowledgeable not only on GLBT issues, but on their answers to some hard other questions asked were Gravel (Alaska), and Clinton (NY). They, by far, knew the different presidencies and eras where things weren't at alll as they are now. Please don't discount Gravel because of his age. Unfortunately, in the country...we do NOT respect the information of our elders. And as for Clinton, she has closely been not only shaping moods of many people the last 10 years, but being directly involved in 25 or more years of working hard not only on solving health care issues (for GLBT's & all of us), but she's definitely what a struggle it has been with a Republican Congress in charge!

In conclusion, do not just listen to the big debates, but try to locate the smaller group questions/answer programs as they don't stand and argue each other but are held accountable to the group of people who are hosting these important discussions!!
 

One L (130)
Friday August 10, 2007, 3:50 pm
Yes. Earthlings are very amusing when it comes to sex and marriage.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday August 10, 2007, 3:51 pm
Noted !!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday August 10, 2007, 6:01 pm
"SCREW ALL YOU DAMN GAYS............"??????????? KARMA TO YOU HONEY. BIG BIG KARMA. MAYBE ALL YOU HETROSEXUALS MIGHT GET SCREWED AND STOP REPRODUCING AT THE RATE OF COMMON COCKROACHES. hope you all go sterile!!!!
 

(1)
Friday August 10, 2007, 8:13 pm
I did not get a change to watch this but wheather you like or dislike Gays it has come a part of something more Just to name a few Rights ,Freedoms, People treating other people with respect Yes us earthlings should be more amushed with Rights,Freedoms respectfor others not with apersons personal prefrences in this area Who are to judge ? :)
 

Denice G (45)
Friday August 10, 2007, 8:24 pm
Noted !!!!
 

Marian E (152)
Friday August 10, 2007, 8:46 pm
Noted and thanks for the post and comments as I do not get this channel out here in the middle
of dick country.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday August 10, 2007, 9:25 pm
Can someone tell me why homomsexuals are so feared and discriminated against?! What right does anybody else have to tell us whom we should or should not marry? I think the problem lies in failing to recognize that 'we are more alike, than different'..
 

MIRIAM F R (50)
Saturday August 11, 2007, 12:04 am
Hey! I say: "Live and let live!" And, whatever happened to those famous words in the constitution? The ones that go: "All men are created equal" Is high time we practice it!!! Gays do have it very rough, and the "homophobic" remarks are uncalled for.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 11, 2007, 1:18 am
Thanks One.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 11, 2007, 1:24 am
What we need to do here is look at the issues and find ways that we can unite around them, rather than become polarized and manipulated by propaganda.

What is good for gay rights, is good for everyone and what is good for the rights of women and children is good for the entire society.

Once we get that straight, we can make great strides forward. This isn't a competition.

This is about the most basic human rights and respect. If we remember that, we don't stoop to attack and start acting like well programmed sheeple.
 

Ramona Gehl (141)
Saturday August 11, 2007, 4:00 am
Noted.....Thanx for the news One!
 

Sammantha L (126)
Saturday August 11, 2007, 6:16 am
Thanks One, and also Spirit, ignorance is NOT bliss!
 

Carol W (119)
Saturday August 11, 2007, 6:59 am

Exactly Spirit Warrior.
 

Orion Karl Daley (140)
Saturday August 11, 2007, 8:58 am
Amendment I is the right of free expression. Marriage is not a institution, but a commitment. What the Dems or repubs have to say is not importnat to me. As an Amwerican citizen, it is what I say that counts to me. http://unity2008.org/SameSex.html !

 

Carol W (119)
Saturday August 11, 2007, 3:49 pm

Thankyou Orion KD
...........I think I meant to say, " Screw the misconstured institutionalization that are given birth with a false image of law...."

When did marriagae become an instution?

 

Carol W (119)
Sunday August 12, 2007, 1:54 am

The issue is about church & state which is a contradiction. The fed Govt refuses to recognize US as a Republic and not generate a mob mentality to side with them.

It is not in our Constitution anyone can tell you who to marry. Its not inthe firt 6 amendments, as to how or why the Fed Govt could intervene in State Politics.

The question then might be, "Will their befliefs influence policy procedures, surveys?
and I actually would beleive Romney if he said that he can keep his personal beliefs out of politics. .
.........Is that naive?
 

Cal W (37)
Sunday August 12, 2007, 1:59 am
Politicians will say anything they think you want to hear in order to get your vote !! I suspect if it would earn them enough votes they would become "Gay for a Day" aomething like that old TV show "Queen for a day"
I know, I'm showing my age !!
Cal...
 

Carol W (119)
Sunday August 12, 2007, 2:33 am

Hey Cal, LOL
We know that even if it is only for a day they will be thinking the legality of enforcing such power. It would touch their lifes unless they are already total SocioPaths.
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