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  •  Extremely informative, thoughtful (none)
    As a gay man myself, I thank you for this treasure trove of information you have given.  Most of us gay people will testify that we have known we were "different" from a very early age, that it was not something we "chose", and that we cannot change from being gay to heterosexual no matter how hard we try or pray!!  Sorry, Jerry Falwell, but God can do a lot of things, but He changing gay people into straight ones does not seem to be at the top of His priorities.

    So, the fact that this woman will probably rule on Lawrence vs. Texas and can overturn this landmark gay rights case is extremely disturbing.  What we have here is a Bush loyalist anc crony, a stealth candidate in the mold of Roberts but who is known to be an active member in a wingnut fundamentalist church.  This does not bode well for gays or women, or progressive Americans of any sort.

    •  you're welcome ;-) (none)
      I'm glad what I wrote was helpful. In fact, the book by Chandler Burr, referenced above, spells out this particular argument much more eloquently than I can.  (To my surprise, it gave my mother a great deal of comfort to read the introduction to that book, which she stumbled onto years after I came out to her. Though Mom is quite comfortable with my being gay, there was still a residual sense of guilt or responsibility. This argument put that to rest.)

      I would have risen to the challenge, but I'm really tired of being gay-baited, and actually relieved that there are plenty of other reasons to oppose Harriet Miers.

      "[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 05:03:25 PM PDT

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