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  •  You've completely read my (0+ / 0-)

    question the wrong way.  Entirely missed the point.

    Also I almost never hide comments, but I'm really tempted to do so as you have insulted straight people which is kind of bullshit if you really believe that people should not be judged or in anyway discounted based on whom they choose to sleep with, love or marry.

    Not helpful to the cause to belittle anyone for their sexual preferences - really hypocritical, actually - unless you believe that the only way to get freedom and equality for the LGBT community is by ending heterosexual relationships - and then you give credence to the morons who claim that LGBT rights threaten heterosexual marriage and relationships.  See how that works?

    •  Duh (0+ / 0-)

      What you want is heterosexual control and privilege.  Equality means everyone is treated the same.  There are two ways to do it: allow equality of same sex relationships I.e. marriage, or removing the special privilege to heterosexual marriage.  Your choice.

      You want your privilege but no one else's. that is the problem.

      •  Really? (0+ / 0-)

        That's what you think?

        You have no clue who I am.  It might behoove you to read a bit about me - nothing stopping you from clicking on my name and reading my very long comment history here.

        I may not be communicating my disdain for this ruling and DOMA adequately enough for you to get why I asked my initial question, but that doesn't give you the right to accuse me of some evil heterosexual plan - which is pure fantasy on your part by the way - nor does this issue give you the right to go after heterosexuals for being heterosexual - this is the problem with stupid people - they all think that they have a right to belittle someone - personally I don't give a shit whom you choose to marry or have sex with - I care whether or not you are a nice person and with respect to the laws of this country, I care about everyone being treated equally and fairly under the law.  The fact that people make distinctions on the equality front for any reason is a completely foreign mindset to me.

      •  Boy, are you misreading the commenter (1+ / 0-)
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        skrekk

        If anybody needs to be called up short with a "duh" it's not him/her.

        “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

        by Catte Nappe on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 12:38:12 PM PDT

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      •  Snark tag? (0+ / 0-)

        Fight them to the end, until the children of the poor eat better than the dogs of the rich.

        by raincrow on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 07:11:26 PM PDT

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    •  Frankly... (1+ / 0-)
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      lostboyjim

      ...I fail to see any point whatsoever to your question or any relationship between you question and this diary.

      The issue is about campaign finance law as it applies to legally married couples who make joint campaign contributions.  And the fact is that the law treats legally married same-sex couples differently from their heterosexual counterparts, which is rank discrimination.

      To ask a question about friends making joint donations seems to me a trivialization of this discrimination.  While it may not have been your intent, my reaction to your question was the same as Lostboy's apparent reaction, which was the feeling that you were somehow equating that married same-sex couple with two platonic friends wanting to make a joint donation.

      Political Compass: -6.75, -3.08

      by TexasTom on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 10:23:46 PM PDT

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