Originally posted by trumptman
You are becoming very good at ranting.
I know plenty of homosexuals and I know plenty of what they deal with. I have a homosexual aunt and uncle. If you think that you can study music in Long Beach and also go into elementary education without encountering homosexuals, well then you don't know much about the homosexual community.
It's in my family. It's in my neighborhood. It's in my profession. It's in my major. They've been my fraternity brothers, my faculty advisors, and even my renters.
So I don't just see them on T.V. or whatever other nonsense you make up in your caricatured, stereotypical shortcuts that you increasingly call critical thought.
Sure maybe they still get some grief in Wisconsin. But so did anyone who grew up too fat, to tall, with a funny name, (try figuring out what rhymes with Nick for fun on a Friday night) anyone with buck-teeth, ugly hair, whatever. Someone will always feel the need to put someone down to make themselves stand a little taller. That is a human nature issue, not a civil rights issue.
Oh and I suppose no hateful epitaphs would fly out a car window for an interacial couple or perhaps even a minority couple under the same possible circumstances even though they already have the right to marry.
Everyone can be taunted for something. No one can make you feel inferior without your own consent. Someday your answers will address the problems instead of just insulting others to endorse solutions to nothing.
that's all fine and good . . . and even witty too
however, just because interracial couples still get epithets does not back up an argument that there does not exist oppression
and just because soem fat kid with a funny sounding name got insulted growing up does not mean that things can not be brought to a better state of equity
and just because you had contact with gay people as a music student in Long Beach doesn't mean that you saw what they go through, that you felt the cold sholder
I have lived in more cities in my life then you have visitted (a little hyperbole here
) and I have encountered many gay people in each city and also very close to me in my family and extended family, and they are not all of them simply looking to lay their burdens on a boogie-man phantom by saying that they have dealt with descrimination . . . it is real
I'm not advocating too much should be done about it, things will change,
but oine of those things that should change is the legality of Homosexual marriage . . . let it be, what do you care?
If some couples find that "entanglements" are exactly what they need to show a level of commitment and to thus deepen their love then SO WHAT?!?!?!
If they want to feel the sting of divorce court . . then SO WHAT?!?!?!