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  •  That was one thing that frustrated me (1+ / 0-)
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    legendmn

    about this amendment battle - that the entire anti-movement was designed not to offend the sensibilities of people who had terrible prejudices. Gays weren't even featured in the advertising in any way - they were hidden, completely, or in the background, as if bringing them out into the open might topple the whole effort. It was the majority having a discussion with each other; the affected minority was left out of the conversation, not allowed to speak for their own experience.

    I understand it was necessary, and I think they did a fantastic job in defeating the amendment. But I hope for a day when people ARE receptive to an ad where a gay man talks about the need for hospital visitation rights.

    Defeating the amendment was big progress, but there's a long way to go.

    •  Frustrating, but I know why they did it (1+ / 0-)
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      decembersue

      In the MPR article mentioned in an earlier comment, there is a quote "When you let people choose chocolate ice cream, or chocolate ice cream with added gay, people choose chocolate ice cream"

      "It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action." Honore de Balzac

      by Vega on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 11:58:09 AM PST

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