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Old 06-29-2014, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Refreshing news from a little S.C. town. And kudos for the person who released the information about what the mayor said which proved bias.

How A South Carolina Lesbian Police Chief Got Her Job Back | ThinkProgress
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Old 06-29-2014, 05:41 PM
 
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It may come as a shock to many but in many parts of the South persons have no problems with homosexuals. Letting them marry and or adopt/have children may tick some off, just as PDAs and or pushing some sort of "equality" mandate equally has the same effect.

However it is *NOT* unlike the South is wholly unknown to homosexuals. All those "nice young men" that live with their mothers, and or perhaps owns an antique store with a "close friend". This level of tolerance of course varies but many in the South for years have adopted a live and let live situation when it comes to gays.
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Old 06-29-2014, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Cold Springs, NV
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It may come as a shock to many but in many parts of the South persons have no problems with homosexuals. Letting them marry and or adopt/have children may tick some off, just as PDAs and or pushing some sort of "equality" mandate equally has the same effect.

However it is *NOT* unlike the South is wholly unknown to homosexuals. All those "nice young men" that live with their mothers, and or perhaps owns an antique store with a "close friend". This level of tolerance of course varies but many in the South for years have adopted a live and let live situation when it comes to gays.
Yes, but when you have a major news network that victimizes religion as a war on religion to justify hate for gays it makes it tough in the South. This message gets pushed on a daily basis.
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Old 06-30-2014, 03:23 PM
 
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It may come as a shock to many but in many parts of the South persons have no problems with homosexuals. Letting them marry and or adopt/have children may tick some off, just as PDAs and or pushing some sort of "equality" mandate equally has the same effect.

However it is *NOT* unlike the South is wholly unknown to homosexuals. All those "nice young men" that live with their mothers, and or perhaps owns an antique store with a "close friend". This level of tolerance of course varies but many in the South for years have adopted a live and let live situation when it comes to gays.
If pushing for "equality" or the right to exhibit affection towards their partners just as a heterosexual person does ticks people off, then yes those people have a "problem" with homosexuals.
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Old 07-05-2014, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Considering South Carolina has a closeted gay United States Senator, this isn't surprising.
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Old 07-06-2014, 10:47 AM
 
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It may come as a shock to many but in many parts of the South persons have no problems with homosexuals. Letting them marry and or adopt/have children may tick some off, just as PDAs and or pushing some sort of "equality" mandate equally has the same effect.

However it is *NOT* unlike the South is wholly unknown to homosexuals. All those "nice young men" that live with their mothers, and or perhaps owns an antique store with a "close friend". This level of tolerance of course varies but many in the South for years have adopted a live and let live situation when it comes to gays.
yes, spinster ladies living together, truly admired women in the community, and so forth as I recall. The thing is more a matter of keeping your business to yourself. Your business is your business and my business is mine is more the preferred approach.

there are lots of open secrets and people don't think much about it unless it is harmful to the vulnerable.

And just read the article (1) it seems the community bonded in her behalf and (2) it seems to have been a retribution against her for her causing problems for the mayor with his failure to vet new hires properly. kind of escalated to a war of words and now the big mouth mayor lost on all fronts.
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Old 07-06-2014, 12:53 PM
 
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(1) it seems the community bonded in her behalf and (2) it seems to have been a retribution against her for her causing problems for the mayor with his failure to vet new hires properly. kind of escalated to a war of words and now the big mouth mayor lost on all fronts.
Good for her.
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Old 07-07-2014, 05:16 PM
 
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Being as all this may, again there are certain places in the South where gays are more than welcome. Savannah, GA besides being a gorgeous town has a lively gay culture. And yes, there are more than a few gay couples living openly in those beautiful historic homes.
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Old 07-07-2014, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Being as all this may, again there are certain places in the South where gays are more than welcome. Savannah, GA besides being a gorgeous town has a lively gay culture. And yes, there are more than a few gay couples living openly in those beautiful historic homes.
Atlanta is the gay capital of the South.
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Old 07-08-2014, 06:08 AM
 
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She is a public official and should not be advertising her sexuality.
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