The Gay Fray

Discussion in 'Ethics, Morality, & Justice' started by Tiassa, Jul 28, 2004.

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I am . . . .

  1. Homosexual

    24 vote(s)
    9.1%
  2. Heterosexual

    193 vote(s)
    73.4%
  3. Bisexual

    31 vote(s)
    11.8%
  4. Other (I would have complained if there wasn't an "other" option)

    15 vote(s)
    5.7%
  1. Genji Registered Senior Member

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    As for the poll; Who are the other 12??:shrug:
     
  2. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Yeah ... but Iowa?

    Yeah ... but Iowa?
    "Middle America" reels under Iowa ruling


    Perhaps it wasn't the most romantic ceremony in the history of the world, but Sean Fritz and Tim McQuillan became the first gay couple to be legally married in Iowa.

    Wait, wait, wait. Iowa?

    Details are sketchy; early reports only cover the fact of Polk County District Judge Robert Hanson's ruling said to strike down Iowa's decade-old ban on homosexual unions.

    The stay has since been issued, but County Recorder Julie Haggerty's office reported 21 applications received for processing, and at least one couple made it through their vows.

    According to the Associated Press:

    Reactions vary. Iowa homosexuals, obviously, are thrilled. Others, however, less so:

    I love this "activist court" bit. I suppose, once I get my hands on the ruling, we can see just how activist the ruling is, but so often the phrase is just a buzzword for "something conservatives don't like". For many who don't see such outcomes as the result of untoward activism, the accusation seems a little like calling someone activist for obeying the speed limit.

    In the meantime, though, we need not worry that this means the end of civilized society. And, hey, it gives the kids something to do:

    We'll raise a glass. Congratulations, Iowa. I'm impressed. Really, I am.
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    Notes:

    Montgomery, Rick. "Gay marriage has its day in Des Moines as judge strikes down ban". KansasCity.com. August 31, 2007. See http://www.kansascity.com/115/story/255572.html

    Associated Press. "Iowa Judge Issues Stay on Own Gay Marriage Ruling". FOXNews.com. August 31, 2007. See http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,295416,00.html

    Haggerty, Julie. "Ruling briefly allows gay marriage in Iowa". Reuters.com. August 31, 2007. See http://today.reuters.com/news/artic...-GAYS.xml&WTmodLoc=NewsHome-C3-domesticNews-2
     
  3. Baron Max Registered Senior Member

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    Other than gays and lesbians, how many other groups in the world define themselves by their sexual preferences or sexual perversions?

    Baron Max
     
  4. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    This polls results are hidden.... What one did you chose Baron? lolol
     
  5. Oniw17 ascetic, sage, diogenes, bum? Valued Senior Member

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    Bisexuals, pedophiles, and zoophiles that I know of.
     
  6. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    Swingers, BDSM, D/S, S&M...
     
  7. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    as far as I know I'm straight, but what if Angelina Jolie suddenly wanted me??
     
  8. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    Yeah right - she hasn't seen MY photo yet... :D
     
  9. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    back off, she's mine and I have a knife and I know how to use it and I'll threaten to use it and then I'll cry til she feels bad and then she will kiss me and make me feel better.
    so neener neener so there. :p
     
  10. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    Making sandwiches? :p
     
  11. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    Have you not seen her lately? She has turned into a skeleton, not pretty.
    I just saw her on the cover of a few magazines at the grocery store.
     
  12. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    yep, duck sandwiches!
     
  13. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Nope, the Angelina I make out with is the Mr & Mrs Smith one.
     
  14. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    She don't look like that anymore she looks like nicole riche
     
  15. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    la la la la. I can't hear you.:runaway: Mrs Smith Lara Croft la la la
     
  16. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    Hackers!!
     
  17. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Other than hetero- and homosexuals, how many of those preferences, perversions, deviations, affinities, or otherwise fall along gender lines?
     
  18. Baron Max Registered Senior Member

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    And they all go out marching in the streets declaring those sexual perversion for all the world to know? I don't think so, Tiassa.

    Baron Max
     
  19. Baron Max Registered Senior Member

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    And do they, like gays and lesbians, go marching proudly in the streets declaring the glories of those perversions?

    Baron Max
     
  20. Lord Hillyer Banned Banned

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    It's not a perversion and I don't march.
     

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