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Old 11-09-2011, 09:30 PM   #106
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Ugh, Bret Easton Ellis is such a knob. I don't know if it was widely known that he was a knob before Twitter, but now he's definitely on the list of Celebrities Exposing Their Knobbishness Via Twitter.

Hey, knobby - freedom of speech does not absolve you from the possible consequences of the things you say.
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Ugh, Bret Easton Ellis is such a knob. I don't know if it was widely known that he was a knob before Twitter, but now he's definitely on the list of Celebrities Exposing Their Knobbishness Via Twitter.

Hey, knobby - freedom of speech does not absolve you from the possible consequences of the things you say.
No, "Christ, what an asshole?"
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Old 11-10-2011, 11:49 AM   #109
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I came in here to post exactly that!
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I guess Ellis is a gay man that has a different opinion, so what?

yeah, I think Ratner should have lost his Oscar gig.

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Senate Dems move to repeal DOMA - POLITICO.com
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I came in here to post exactly that!


I'm slightly tempted to find a picture online of a naked Jesus bending over and post it here just to get Cori to use the line in a different context.

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That line just comes in so handy, so often.
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:44 PM   #114
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This is a touching story. Long, but touching:

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Jonas and Wyatt Maines were born identical twins, but from the start each had a distinct personality.
Jonas was all boy. He loved Spiderman, action figures, pirates, and swords.
Wyatt favored pink tutus and beads. At 4, he insisted on a Barbie birthday cake and had a thing for mermaids. On Halloween, Jonas was Buzz Lightyear. Wyatt wanted to be a princess; his mother compromised on a prince costume.
Once, when Wyatt appeared in a sequin shirt and his mother’s heels, his father said: “You don’t want to wear that.’’
“Yes, I do,’’ Wyatt replied.
“Dad, you might as well face it,’’ Wayne recalls Jonas saying. “You have a son and a daughter.’’
That early declaration marked, as much as any one moment could, the beginning of a journey that few have taken, one the Maineses themselves couldn’t have imagined until it was theirs. The process of remaking a family of identical twin boys into a family with one boy and one girl has been heartbreaking and harrowing and, in the end, inspiring — a lesson in the courage of a child, a child who led them, and in the transformational power of love.
Wayne and Kelly Maines have struggled to know whether they are doing the right things for their children, especially for Wyatt, who now goes by the name Nicole. Was he merely expressing a softer side of his personality, or was he really what he kept saying: a girl in a boy’s body? Was he exhibiting early signs that he might be gay? Was it even possible, at such a young age, to determine what exactly was going on?
Until recently, there was little help for children in such situations. But now a groundbreaking clinic at Children’s Hospital in Boston — one of the few of its kind in the world — helps families deal with the issues, both emotional and medical, that arise from having a transgender child — one who doesn’t identify with the gender he or she was born into.
Led by the child who simply knew - Metro - The Boston Globe
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yes, a touching story



but gender reassignment does not have much anything to do with same-sex marriage
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Yeah, I know, but I didn't know where else to put the story.
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Sure, I get you.

I guess it is loosely related in that we should have legislation to protect rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people aginst any discrimination.
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this video made my day. here's what happens when 2 gay dads find out they're going to be granddads.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=vS9H3vc49kY



this is what the push for SSM is all about. allowing gay people access to the tools to build their own families that really aren't very different from yours.

i admit, i shed a tear.
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Marriage equality advocates have another reason to feel dedicated to their cause today, as a revelatory new study has found that the health of gay men living in states with laws allowing same-sex couples to wed actually improves their health, even if they don't get hitched.

According to "Effect of Same-​Sex Marriage Laws on Health Care Use and Expenditures in Sexual Minority Men: A Quasi-​Natural Experiment," which can be found online in the American Journal of Public Health, gay men's visits to local health clinics dropped significantly after Massachusetts began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2004.
Same-Sex Marriage Improves Health Conditions Among Gay Men: Columbia University Study
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Oh I'd believe it. Three years in Canada, I'm a much happier person solely because I don't have to worry about this kind of stuff anymore. I really have nothing but contempt for this "debate" that the U.S. insists on raging ad infinitum regarding gay rights and marriage so much so that my old way of writing verbose passages on religion and history in response to reactionary vitriol has now been replaced with two words: "Fuck you."

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