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I dunno. Seems he could have done it without needing to ride on rednecks' coattails.
I dunno, I work in a Caribbean neighborhood, I went to school in a hispanic one, not to get too stereotypical but gay anything can trigger some angry responses in both those places. Sitting in my locker room right now there are 3 of us, 2 are antigay with one being borderline violent about it.Most of the shop guys who come here are at least homophobic and this is liberal NYC. Not saying that means anything in the larger scale of things but in my limited experience anti gay is very much a prominent thing to the point i'm not willing to push
Politician dude from North Carolina regarding marriage amendment: "It's a generational issue. If it passes, I think it will be repealed within 20 years"So basically "we are passing this for spite, knowing full-well that the tide of public opinion is changing."
...everyone is the protagonist of their own story. Almost always, we do the things we do because we think they’re going to bring about something good. The people on both sides who voted on this amendment honestly believed they were doing the right thing. Whichever side you’re on, if you caricature those who disagree with you as merely bigoted, stupid, homophobic, sinful, or evil, you’ve greatly underestimated them as people.
Frankly, I feel that if you've abdicated your moral authority to a supernatural being, you'll be hard-pressed to contribute anything useful to a reasoned debate.
Most of us don’t begin with open minds on issues we think we already understand. Most of the time, our minds have to be opened by circumstances, experiences, stories, and people who are patient with us.