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I have a different opinion....

Posted to Poetry and Politics




about your assessment of Cheney and Rumsfield and if they are rational and intelligent, they may outsmart themselves right out of office. But...

That is not the reason I respond to you. Your question at the end puzzles me. What do you mean? Why is what necessary? Civil Unions? Marriage? Both? In this legalistic society, if you don't have clearly stated rights for your actions, you're screwed. Take this example: Two women have been in a monogamous relationship for 20 years. One of them has a surrogate child which they both are raising. The child is diagnosed with leukemia...she is in isolation in the hospital and only family members can visit. In other words, one of the women is excluded, has no rights, because she has no validation of her partnership and is kept away from the child and discussions and decisions about the child's welfare. Is that right?

Being gay is not a lifestyle choice as some would have one believe. We don't just wake up in puberty and decide, "heh! I'm gonna be attracted to boys" Naw, some day, hopefully soon, we will look at our discrimination against gays the same way we did with people's color...it is not something chosen and in our society, it sure isn't easy...