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Yes 19 44.19%
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:55 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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I'm not even black and it drives me crazy when people do this.
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:59 PM
 
Location: texas
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Maybe yor confussion is in believing that that a comparison is being made between the two. How can gay rights...or any other rights be compared to the the specific movement of afircan American people's rights in this country?

The civil rights movement for African American rights is one of many civil rights movements in the Nation's history.

Civil rights belong to no one group.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Hong Kong
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A ridiculous comparison: (!)

It is easy to blend in if you are gay.
But you can hardly HIDE the fact of your race, if you are black.

One's sexuality can and should remain a private affair.
If your sexuality becomes too "overt" in any way (whether as a gay or straight person)
you DESERVE a sh/itstorm around your head.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:07 PM
 
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A ridiculous comparison: (!)

It is easy to blend in if you are gay.
But you can hardly HIDE the fact of your race, if you are black.

One's sexuality can and should remain a private affair.
If your sexuality becomes too "overt" in any way (whether as a gay or straight person)
you DESERVE a sh/itstorm around your head.
Absolutely. This is why I support a law banning married couples from celebrating anniversary dinners in restaurants. It should also be illegal to discuss or even mention your wife/husband/girlfriend/boyfriend at work or anywhere outside of your home.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:42 PM
 
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A ridiculous comparison: (!)

It is easy to blend in if you are gay.
But you can hardly HIDE the fact of your race, if you are black.

One's sexuality can and should remain a private affair.
If your sexuality becomes too "overt" in any way (whether as a gay or straight person)
you DESERVE a sh/itstorm around your head.
Keep the pregnant women behind closed doors! No one needs them broadcasting their sex life!
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:03 PM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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Yes. I can not hide my skin color, not that I would. People only know my sexual orientation if I tell them.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:04 PM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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Keep the pregnant women behind closed doors! No one needs them broadcasting their sex life!
How biased of you to assume that only heterosexual women can be pregnant.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:06 PM
 
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Yes. I can not hide my skin color, not that I would. People only know my sexual orientation if I tell them.
What about black people that used to pass as white? There are very "obvious" gay people amd there are those who can "pass". Discrimination is discrimination and civil rights are civil rights. I never get offended by someone or a group of someones trying to better their lives. That must be the difference between true compassion and self interest.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:07 PM
 
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How biased of you to assume that only heterosexual women can be pregnant.
I was responding to the comment about keeping sexuality private "regardless of orientation." Pregnancy broadcasts that a woman had sex.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Lower east side of Toronto
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If I were a black heterosexual male and there was clear records on how my father was abused by whites or how my grandfather was forced to work for next to nothing and my great grandfather was stuck in the torment of slavery. while his mate was being raped daily by the master..and some lefty liberal compared my family history to someone making fun of him for being a girly man...I would be insulted and I could never see the parallel...because there is none!

What people do in their bedrooms is a totally different thing than picking cotton and feeling the pain of a whip on your back. There is a huge difference between being a slave and being someone who;s FEELINGS are hurt.
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