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GayRights

Got this from coastal_spirit through zora113 ~

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"Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?"
- Ernest Gaines

We would like to know who really believes in gay rights on LiveJournal. There is no bribe of a miracle or anything like that. If you truly believe in gay rights, then re-post this and title the post as "GayRights". If you don't believe in gay rights, then just ignore this.Thanks.

*I would like to expand this statement to include all GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender) people.*

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After all the protesting and consciousness-raising my generation did, I'm saddened by the fact that a group in our society can still be disenfranchised because their sexual preference, although not involving anything immoral, is different from the "norm".

And please, if you're reading this and you think homosexuality is, in itself, immoral, don't tell me. OK?

This is an issue I feel very strongly about. My generation tried and fell short. Things are better than they were, but I'm hoping this generation will move it forward until gays have the civil rights that the rest of us Americans take for granted.

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Only one thing about what you posted bothers me: "If you don't believe in gay rights, then just ignore this.Thanks."

That's kind of like saying: if you're not with us, you're against us (As George Bush so succintly put when he was about to go to war against the Taleban which almost made an enemy out of France - freedom fries anyone?)

Gay Rights

Well, you know where I stand on this. I am utterly befuddled and amazed that anyone would even *care* what another person did in the bedroom.

Homosexuality, at least in males, is clearly at least partly genetic. Partly developmental (i.e., in the womb), and maybe a little tiny bit environmental, in some cases. But it's not a choice you can make.

Our closest relatives, the Bonobos, have sex with anything that will hold still long enough. Male on female, male on male, female on female, adult on juvenile, juvenile on juvenile...and they are happy and peaceful vegetarians. Quite unlike their cousins Pan paniscus (the regular chimp) and Homo sapiens (the mostly hairless chimp). But I am still amazed that people don't even stop to think that our highly-sexed species might naturally be very much like Bonobos, and the only thing stopping us is social pressure (for various sociopolitical reasons, none of them very nice).

So it's not even a matter of "do I believe in gay rights"? It's more like...how can anyone NOT? To me, it's the same as asking if I believe in equal rights for blondes.