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  •  Supporting "seperate but equal" is equally (2+ / 0-)
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    JTinDC, Lonely Liberal in PA

    bigoted.

    "It is wrong to urge an individual to cease his efforts to gain his basic constitutional rights because the quest may precipitate violence"

    by JesseCW on Tue Jan 18, 2011 at 09:32:12 AM PST

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    •  true, but it's progress (1+ / 0-)
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      Lonely Liberal in PA

      Ds see human suffering and wonder what they can do to relieve it. Rs see human suffering and wonder how they can profit from it.

      by JTinDC on Tue Jan 18, 2011 at 09:37:20 AM PST

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    •  Yes, it is (3+ / 0-)
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      Xapulin, wayoutinthestix, JTinDC

      but the path most bigoted people take toward acceptance is neither, then civil unions, then marriage.

      A few years back I supported civil unions but not marriage. I just didn't understand that civil unions don't necessarily confer the same rights as marriage, and I bought into the idea that churches would be "forced" to marry couples they didn't want to marry. And finally I simply had to get over my own negative reaction to change.

      I evolved. Lots of people who currently support civil unions will, too.

      We cannot be content...if some fraction of our people--whether it be one-third or one-fifth or one-tenth--is ill-fed, ill-clothed, ill-housed, and insecure. FDR

      by wide eyed lib on Tue Jan 18, 2011 at 09:41:48 AM PST

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      •  good for you (2+ / 0-)
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        wayoutinthestix, wide eyed lib

        Ds see human suffering and wonder what they can do to relieve it. Rs see human suffering and wonder how they can profit from it.

        by JTinDC on Tue Jan 18, 2011 at 10:01:02 AM PST

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      •  I wonder how many CU respondents are in this boat (1+ / 0-)
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        wide eyed lib

        I just didn't understand that civil unions don't necessarily confer the same rights as marriage

        I'd love to ask the people who responded "civil unions":

        What, in your mind, is the difference between CU and marriage?  

        I have a hunch that to many of them the difference is purely one of semantics, and that this battle will be won when more of this group makes it's way down wide eyed lib's path...

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