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 Consensuality
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 daynadaze
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Posted: 10/14/2014 10:31:46 PM
You are probably right, but I'll take Texas.
 Dee4166
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Posted: 10/15/2014 4:19:57 AM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Me, too!!!! lol
 skoochie
Joined: 4/29/2008
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Posted: 10/15/2014 7:31:06 AM
I was going to say Texas too. However, they have the second largest LBGT population in the country. Here's a nice spreadsheet showing data regarding demographics.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_demographics_of_the_United_States

I'm going with North Dakota as being the last. Anything short of a new amendment to the Constitution will result in quite a few states fighting tooth and nail to deny equal rights to these Americans.
 overunity
Joined: 8/16/2014
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Posted: 10/15/2014 7:40:36 AM
I was thinking Kansas. Wasn't that where prohibition got "started"?
 vlad dracul
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Posted: 10/15/2014 8:52:40 AM
Just out of interest as i am no too up on sherman issues but did the folk get a vote on this in the different states or were they not allowed?
Its just i seem to recall a thread on here a while ago where some states voters said no to this issue.
Personally im no that bothered as i think everyone should go through the misery of an ex where the state fleeces you in court.

But if the decision was taken from 'the people' in a free vote does it not kind of put this democracy thing into an irrelevance? How can we bomb
middle eastern nations into terrorist havens in the name of one man one vote when we do not practice that ourselves? We do not set much of an
example.

I still mind on here when obama had his 'paul on the road to george clooneys house for a $40,000 per head dinner donation' convertion
to being homosexual marriage friendly. When he was opposed before.

But i look forward to those nations we have caused untold misery in embracing the ideal of hollywood. Eh sorry democratic people.

But hey best wishes to those who want a piece of paper to say you have lost half of everything you ever owned.

P.s. no having a pop just laughing at the intolerant liberals and their double standards regarding democracy.

Toodle (it's a nice day for a white wedding (ooops again, is that classed as racist?) Pip
 Consensuality
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Posted: 10/15/2014 9:12:42 AM
Most states have had gay marriage appointed by courts because they deemed it discriminatory. Some have passed laws making it legal.

We aren't a democracy and we never were. We're a republic which seeks to serve the majority and enshrine rights and protections for all people including minorities.

Courts over turning laws have served minorities of all stripes and ideologies. Consider decisions to support ultra nationalists (neo-nazis) right to speech and protest, the recent decision to allow unlimited spending by businesses equating money to speech and landmark decisions by the court striking down segregated schools for non-whites. All examples of minority groups being protected from the desires and laws of the majority by courts.
 Consensuality
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Posted: 10/15/2014 9:13:24 AM
Also I think Texas' ban is being appealed and there's a good chance it will be overturned
 cotter
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Posted: 10/15/2014 9:17:15 AM
I vote for OHIO ... they hate the LGBT's here.



Kasich will never let them get legally married.
 daynadaze
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Posted: 10/15/2014 12:31:32 PM
Yes, Texas is appealing, but I hold no hope there. They hate everything, they would like to secede from the union. At some point, of course, no state will be able to hold the reins and keep human beings from receiving their equal human rights, the fight will be long, America isn't very good at simple human rights in-country, but we do like to demand it of other countries. America is where the very first man with a father from Africa who was black skinned finally was able to run and be elected as president, finally in 2008, we have yet to allow such a thing for a woman of any color, it wasn't that long ago that women couldn't even vote, and it wasn't that long ago that we fought a very bloody battle over owning slaves, in WWII we put Asian Americans in prison camps. America is sadly, very very slow to move forward and allow simply human rights to it's own people. And no Vlad, it is not about the majority votes, that's a very sad idea really considering the deep level of bigotry here, it is often the few that fight for the needs of the minorities that deserve the same equal rights but can't get there because the majority would like them to go away.
 IgorFrankensteen
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Posted: 10/15/2014 3:48:37 PM
My own suspicion is that the next phase will be a different approach to trying to limit individual rights by many of the states which had their existing persecutions overturned. That's been the pattern with other such issues in the last twenty years.

All in the name of limiting government interference into our private lives, of course.
 BigBadNIrish
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Posted: 10/15/2014 4:08:05 PM
Did anyone happen to notice that almost all of the states mentioned are poor red states...states that have attempted to put in place voter ID laws that the courts are now saying are intended to keep minority, poor, and elderly voters from voting....states that have rejected medicaid expansion-leaving their poor uninsured??? So, why wouldn't they want equal rights for all their citizens?
 Eternityboresme
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Posted: 10/15/2014 5:52:21 PM
^^these are the same states that have the most severe and very dangerous anti-abortion laws in the country. To me, bodily autonomy of this caliber is the most pressing issues that should be dealt with, since it affects everybody...particularly those who depend on the affordable care that reproductive clinics in struggling communities have. What I've read as of this afternoon, there is a present hold, thanks to the supreme court, on parts of this incredibly dangerous abortion law in Texas. If you're female and economically disadvantaged, this law will destroy your life. This is the same asinine state that's impeded the rights of autonomous women in other aspects. It has one of the worst medical systems, IMHO, around. (Mississippi has one clinic left in the state, I believe.)

By the way, Arizona would be my guess as to last state, believe it or not.
 __TEXASCHICK__
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Posted: 10/15/2014 5:57:34 PM
I am from Texas, and I think it gross.
Just my own opion tho
 Eternityboresme
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Posted: 10/15/2014 6:01:33 PM
^^what is gross? The discrimination and oppression of the LGBTQ people?
 vlad dracul
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Posted: 10/15/2014 7:12:50 PM
Here eternity
That post of yours sounds a bit like the east german stasi a wee bit. Its a bit like 'you dare to question? You must be mentally ill and have your bairns
taken in to state care' ish.
The 'oppression'? Lol well slap me with a wet kipper but i think thou hast went slightly overboard there.

Dissent will not be tolerated eh? Well not if it is LBCBGB'SDWPIRAUVFUDA (provisional wing)

Funny how the live and let live pitchfork and torch carrying mob always seem to sound secret policeish and denounce your family and win a really trendy
badge.

Has the thought (or accusation) never occured that in this diverse world of ours others may think different?

Na probably no.

Sympathetic to spastics
After all they are still lonely b astards
We were early
We were late
But still
Live at the witch trials*

Written by a socialist as well. Well who'd have thunk it?
 Consensuality
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Posted: 10/15/2014 7:29:00 PM
Funny how Vlad ignored my post about how we live in a Republic with laws that protect all minorities. Guess when you post on a forum with diverse opinions it's easier to pick the weakest post and set up a hyperbolic straw man rather than offer a cogent counter argument.

Have you thought about that Vlad? Huh? Wha? Hah?

Na probably no

Probably too busy dreaming about witch trials which incidentally we're put on by powerful church elites to distract desperate poor people by turning them against minorities. Does that sound familiar Vlad?

Hah? Whu? Heh?
 vlad dracul
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Posted: 10/15/2014 7:47:51 PM
No my friend i never ignored your post. I couldnt give a toss either way about the subject.
I just like mocking the double standards of some posters.
And anyway 'the weakest post'? Wow how catty is that!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Regarding witch trials. Were they really church hate fests? Were they the forerunner of liberal
witch trials? And against working class minorities at that.
Gee whiz i am glad my family never talked a load of warlocks like you just have.

Thank the lord and all the saints (protestant ones) for that.

Im going to heaven. And not the homosexual club called heaven either.

I shall go to spot outside edinburgh where the last pond dowsing crone
survived only ti be burnt and pass on your regards
 blartfast
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Posted: 10/15/2014 8:24:32 PM

(it's a nice day for a white wedding (ooops again, is that classed as racist?)

No, it's classed as really bad music sung with a really bad haircut.

Sympathetic to spastics
After all they are still lonely b astards
We were early
We were late
But still
Live at the witch trials*

As would this but, with less bad haircut.

As well as being classed as badly misquoted lyrics to boot.

And my money is on Alabama, or maybe Mississippi.
 vlad dracul
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Posted: 10/15/2014 8:41:21 PM
Here nowt wrong with the fall suspected bladder. Good 'working class'band. I agree about billy idle. And mind its half four in the morning here. Credit where its due like geezer
Anyway what were were arguing about anyway?

Dontcha think the post i quoted is stasi like then?
The old dissent will not be tolerated.

No amount of initials make it a valid point does it?

We l l bollocks tt o this. Messages this short cannae be posted for some reason but hey i wont spit the
old dummy oot

Wow shorter than a dwarf at a dwarf thowing conte s tt in australiamethinks

Shorter t hhhbbb an someone who is that pissed they vant spell a
 cautiousluv
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Posted: 10/15/2014 8:44:58 PM

I am from Texas, and I think it gross.
Just my own opion tho

LOL



Im going to heaven. And not the homosexual club called heaven either.

Some......no, almost all of your post make me laugh. On a unrelated note, I want to go to Scotland and Ireland one day so bad, I'm just hoping.....especially after reading some of your post (sometimes I have to read them a few times before I completely understand them) I'll be able to understand anyone and vice versa??
 blartfast
Joined: 2/21/2014
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Posted: 10/15/2014 9:15:27 PM

Here nowt wrong with the fall

Please, there is no the fall. There's one guy and whoever can stand him long enough to last for more than a few songs.

And Live at the Witch Trials was a 50 second sound check.

Anyway what were were arguing about anyway?

Who''ll be the last to recognize that there should be no need for "LGBTQ" because it should be "LGBTQH" and with nobody left out we can get down to just talking about people.

I picked Alabama or Mississippi because they are states but if we were to open the question up, I would pick people who feel a need to complain and sneer about the need to use "LGBTQ" in the first place.
 vlad dracul
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Posted: 10/16/2014 3:35:01 AM
Suspected bladder
Why did you leave out asexual folk and hermaphrodites? Your not an asexualhermaphroditeaphobic are you? (to be read in an accusatory voice)
Yep i agree kinda sortay like in a hey im cool stylee.

But see if someone wants equality then why set yourself to stand out by attaching a label first? Like 'hey im a BLTCIABBCPOTUS male/female
or whatever? It may be it works for some folk but i see it as attention grabbing.

I couldnae gie a donald duck what someone is. If they are good folk then sound. If they are ravi shankers then great stinking yarbollocks to them.
Nadsat. Innit just wooo hooo.

Google edinburgh man by the fall. Mark e smith is genius. No in a morrissey mode though.
Texas radio and the big beat cometh.

Cautious
You need to message me first as you only accept shermans getting in touch.

Vlad I'm taking my bairn out for her dinner. Fresh caught haggis and peas. Hmmmm scottish boys love peas. Give peas a chance. Dracul
 BigBadNIrish
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Posted: 10/21/2014 4:16:04 AM
Who knows which state will be the last to recognize marriage equality, but there may be some hold outs when state congressmen have attitudes towards equal rights like these:


Rep. Lawrence Lockman, R-Amherst, is widely regarded as a polarizing lawmaker who frequently uses divisive rhetoric during floor speeches and press events. On Tuesday, Democrats called for Lockman’s resignation, following a blog post by a liberal activist that detailed public statements about gays, abortion and rape made over several decades.

The post by Maine People’s Alliance activist Mike Tipping mined press clippings to unearth several offensive comments. In one, Lockman implied that HIV and AIDS could be spread by bed sheets and mosquitoes. In another, he said that the progressive movement assisted the AIDS epidemic by assuring “the public that the practice of sodomy is a legitimate alternative lifestyle, rather than a perverted and depraved crime against humanity.” In a 1995 letter in the Sun Journal in Lewiston, a reader quoted a press statement by Lockman, then part of the Pro Life Education Association, saying, “If a woman has (the right to an abortion), why shouldn’t a man be free to use his superior strength to force himself on a woman? At least the rapist’s pursuit of sexual freedom doesn’t (in most cases) result in anyone’s death.”


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 You_Keep_Alive
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Posted: 10/26/2014 4:18:41 AM
It really doesn't matter. Each will first have to reject the homophobes who are already elected. This will seem to take forever.
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