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  •  there are different types of anti-ssm people (1+ / 0-)
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    There's the garden variety bigots. Marilyn Musgrave or James Inhofe.  Those are terrible people.

    There's some who like LGBT people as individuals but don't support any recognition.  I'm more torn on these people as to whether they're assholes.  But I'd lean towards no because they don't have actual hatred in them.

    There's some who are uncomfortable with marriage but okay with civil unions.  These people are definitely not assholes.  After all, that was Obama's official position for his first term.

    20, CA-18 (home), CA-13 (school)
    Socially libertarian, moderate on foreign policy, immigration, and crime, liberal on everything else.
    UC Berkeley; I think I'm in the conservative half of this city. -.4.12, -4.92

    by jncca on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 05:46:06 PM PDT

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    •  look (0+ / 0-)

      I'm begrudgingly willing to overlook homophobia if it would cost re-election (as it potentially could for Pryor or Landrieu). but being pro-gay marriage isn't going to lose you an election in Florida in 2018, it just isn't. if you can support discrimination especially for such a gratuitous reason and still be called a nice guy, then that label is cheap.

      Living in Kyoto-06 (Japan), voting in RI-01, went to college in IL-01.

      by sapelcovits on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 08:30:04 PM PDT

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    •  I'm sorry, but I have to disagree (1+ / 0-)
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      on the second type of person you mentioned.  They may "like" gay people, but if they don't think they deserve equal rights, that still means they think gay people are beneath them.

      After all, I'm sure not all slave owners hated their slaves.

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