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  •  How embarrassing.. (none) write that above comment! I wrote too quickly, and didn't check it out enough before posting my screed.

    But honest to God, the idea that Harriet Miers was affiliated with that ex-gay nightmare group.. Well, for me that was like 9/11 and FMA rolled into one. For those who are lucky to have forgotten about it, Bush announced the Federal Marriage Amendment last year on February 24. Take it on faith that it was a bad day for me (but also a weird, calming, out-of-body, radicalizing experience as well..but that's another blog.)

    So I'm laughing at myself for two reasons. First: my post was so personally revealing. I called a friend and shrieked, "I played the born-that-way card on Daily Kos!" He knew exactly what I was talking about.

    Second, I'm laughing because the essentialist argument (if I can call it that) is agonizingly simplistic when it comes to real human love, and doesn't begin to apply universally. Yes, I'm a gay man. But I have loved women, and for that and several other reasons, I don't have an absolutist opinion against married gay men. I also think there are probably different gay 'modalities', and in any case, from what I know from friends who work in this area of research, there are different mechanisms suspected of determining sexual orientation in women than men. Thoug I believe I was born gay, I'm smart and honest enough not to completely buy the bimorphism argument.

    It's funny, I told myself I would refrain from writing much about gay issues on dKos ... I guess Harriet outed me here. You go, girl...

    "[I]n all due respect to your profession [journalism], you do a very good job of protecting the leakers." -- Bush on Oct 7, 2003

    by QuickSilver on Mon Oct 03, 2005 at 12:27:37 PM PDT

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