I really don't see Sen. McCain politicking on fear of homosexuals like the Bush campaign did. The alliance between evangelicals and the Republican party that the previous campaigns were based on is pretty much shattered and Sen. McCain needs to temper whatever crazy base land maneuvering he does with his appeal to independents. Sen. Obama is also in favor of tremendously popular policy in these regards. I wouldn't worry.<br><br>-- Cee Bee Double-U
Everyone should be treated equally not just gays - where's the campaign for everyone else? Ugly people should be treated the same as handsome; distraught the same as debonair; ignorant the same as clued-up; married the same as single; old the same as young; amiable the same as objectionable; and squirts the same as Charles Atlas. <br><br>km<br><br>
this is and has been Obama's position . . . and he won the primaries with this position and he's gained a huge lead on McCain with this position. he's going to push same sex benefits. <br><br><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewPolitics.asp?Page=/Politics/archive/200803/POL20080303b.html">here's a link about Obama's position</a><br><br><a href="http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/issues/issues.samesexmarriage.html">if you look up McCain and Obama's position on this at CNN, you find the same thing</a><br><br><a href="http://www.ontheissues.org/Domestic/Barack_Obama_Civil_Rights.htm">on the issues (ontheissues.org)</a>:<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Obama has strongly supported civil unions, arguing that it is a way to protect equal rights without taking the politically risky approach of gay marriage. <p><hr></blockquote><p>--<br>[color:red] Kansas Jayhawks -- 2008 National Champions </font color=red>
noope - just pointing out that there are equally corrosive forms of discrimination in play as the ones everyone keeps going on about. Twerp discrimination, positive discrimination and nepotism for example are just as prevalent as those based on gender or sexual orientation. It doesn't solve the problem of discrimination to work a gay person into a vacancy if other applicants are rejected just because they belonged to a majority grouping or were seen as some sort of twerp or considered too ugly. <br><br>When I was responsible on a committee for example for admission of barristers into our chambers there were others on the committee who openly asserted a bias for members of minorities, such as women and ehnic minorities. I was in the minority in wanting selections to be based on merit which is how I proceeded later on when running my business. If some sort of twerp or a squirt of some description came along whom I thought could do the job better than anyone else, she got the job.<br><br>km<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Am I wrong to say that bringing up "other kinds of discrimination" is a means to minimize homophobia<p><hr></blockquote><p>Yes, you're wrong. Bringing up other forms of discrimination doesn't minimise anything. Homophobia is no more important than other forms of discrimination because that would discriminate against persons passed over on the grounds of some other bias.<br><br>km<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Bringing up other forms of discrimination doesn't minimise anything.<p><hr></blockquote><p> VS. <blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Homophobia is no more important than other forms of discrimination...<p><hr></blockquote><p>Amazing.<br><br>-- Cee Bee Double-U
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