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  •  I'd be interested (4+ / 0-)
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    in hearing more about this:

    Also, I can think of nothing more masculine than a man loving another man.  Just as I can think of nothing more feminine than a woman loving another woman.

    "It ain't so much the things we don't know that get us in trouble. It's the things we know that ain't so." (Artemus Ward)

    by Silencio on Sun Jul 06, 2014 at 05:33:53 PM PDT

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    •  When one does (10+ / 0-)

      not limit oneself to who one loves, allowing oneself to truly love someone, no matter sex or gender, that is the ultimate embrace of one's own identity (I am speaking of the homophobic, male-centric society in which we live -- I've heard so many stories by older generations who have married opposite sex partners because that is what society expected them to do -- and then . . . Stonewall in NYC).  By extension, it is an expressive form of masculinity or femininity. Hence, a man who loves another man is a masculine expression of love.  A woman who loves another woman is a feminine expression of love.

      I believe that unthinking, homogeneous, stereotypical straight people buy into their own con about the binary world.  There are certainly enough songs out there praising the straight lifestyle.  And, if they are more comfortable being amongst their own, that's fine by me.  Perhaps we can make more residential community like The Villages in Florida for them so's they can create their own little echo chamber.

      But, for them to pass laws that directly infringe upon my rights as a fully vested member of this society?  That, I cannot and will not accept as being even remotely related to the American ideal of liberty and justice for all.

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