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  •  excellent point (5+ / 0-)

    and explains a good deal why the issue resonates with the "bitter" set, who are feeling less and less powerful all the time. Here's one place they thought they were still masters of their domain, and now even that security blanket is being torn away.

    Maybe it's facile to ascribe it all to personal distaste and intolerance.

    well taken

    During the campaign, CHANGE was always in caps. I will not settle for small change.

    by kamarvt on Tue Apr 07, 2009 at 01:25:26 PM PDT

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    •  Thanks ... see, there really IS dilution (2+ / 0-)
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      of "the idea of marriage", insofar as that idea means clear dominion of one over the other.  And the more you're talking "traditional", the more that's exactly what it meant.  

      I thought long and hard about how one committed, loving life partnership could possibly be "a threat" to other committed, loving life partnerships.  And I came with this: by offering a competing model that is more attractive!  But same-sex sex is only attractive if you're "wired that way", and I suspect that even Fundies know this, deep down ... so it must not be about the sex, but about the power.  

      Kinda like Freud's almost-insight about "penis envy".  Well yeah!  To the extent that a penis automatically confers power and privilege, of COURSE little girls have penis envy!

      "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

      by lgmcp on Tue Apr 07, 2009 at 01:37:13 PM PDT

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