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  •  It's true. (7+ / 0-)

    I'm just struck about the fact that the Right Wing always says the gays are the instigators and the troublemakers.

    Yet, when gays try to do perfectly routine things, like change your name, something that happens every single day without incident, it's the Right Wing that has to create a big hullabaloo around it.

    "OMG! How dare you want the 'special right' to change your name after marrying, you uppity homos!"

    "When I think of all the harm the Bible has done, I despair of ever writing anything to equal it." ~ Oscar Wilde

    by Scott Wooledge on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 10:35:15 AM PDT

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    •  True. (4+ / 0-)
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      jpmassar, Tamar, jayden, Scott Wooledge

      Hey, we could all just go back into the closet or book an appointment at a nice little ex-gay clinic. All of this our fault, certainly not that of these nice people.

      /wingnut

      Fuck me, it's a leprechaun.

      by MBNYC on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 10:40:32 AM PDT

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    •  Instinct-driven people respond to (4+ / 0-)

      prompts.  Since they have little or no self-awareness, they don't know when they're being prompted by prejudice. What they see is what moves them and, when they see two guys together and not either fighting or conspiring in some caper, they see red.  It's upsetting to see loving behavior because it makes them jealous.
      That people get jealous about things people have that they don't want for themselves seems strange, but it's pretty common.
      The urge to deprive seems pretty basic.  It's what drove Cain to kill Abel, right?

      "In the name of the nation, and of the dollar and of the rule of law, you and your children shall sacrifice for the good of all." Rmoney's prayer

      by hannah on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 10:50:23 AM PDT

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    •  But they are! (2+ / 0-)
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      All they had to do was not shove their gay agenda in everyone's face and they could have gotten the name change done.

      /snark on my part, but not on how many still think

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