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No when choosing the next justice sexual orientation should not matter - but there is nothing wrong with knowing if the candidate is open and wants us to know.
I actually chose to stop reading Newsweek several years ago. Now I have another reason.
Glad you wrote this!!
Months later at home and doing much much better I read all I could find on the screening processes. Those processes used include a number of process to screen the blood for HIV/AIDS. From the first time I became aware of the ban preventing any man who has had sex with another man from donating - I have fully believed that that ban was and is completely wrong. Blood is needed for many people who are ill and/or dying. There are always shortages of precious blood.
I am truly sorry that your most dear friend Crystal did not survive. I am also grateful that the blood was available for her and that it was available for me two years ago. For those who don't understand why the ban is so wrong I ask - When the shortages happen - who doesn't get the blood???
I don't agree with the concept at all. Any sexual experience - male or female - gay or straight - should be consensual and desired.
The investigation should continue and in my opinion this is homophobia - but even beyond homophobia.
The connections of the "Family" on C St. - are so far reaching that they even can be connected to the new law in Uganda. They are the same who would talk about the sanctity of life and marriage, etc.
I'm sick of censors deciding that I would not want to see two people of the same gender kissing on a program - but would want to see projections of limbs being torn apart and blood splashing on another program. I realize somebody said this (and apparently didn't mean it during his campaign) ... but it is time for (many) changes!!
Restore Equality 2010 is about civil rights and the right to express our love to the one we love.
Research and studies is simply not going to accomplish this.
Yes - in the past Courage Campaign (LA) and Lambda Legal have done some good things - but in my perspective they have turned their backs on what matters.
My donation (comparatively small but significant for my income) and my full support is going to Restore Equality 2010.
The others can just put duct tape over their mouths and their reputations !!
I am really glad you wrote this !!!
There have been a lot more things included in performances which are much more sexual than a kiss - during these award shows. Nobody seemed to be complaining when male singers grabbed (or pretended to grab) their own genitals.
Reminder to those who said "Adam Lambert is still Gay...." => Gay is NOT a lifestyle choice. It is life.
Glad you posted this jason! Glad you are a part of this jane!
This person can watch whatever he wants to watch - after all his watching of videos led him to this very important compilation "Why We Marched" ... and that could end up being an education for him in the long run.
Let's send him a white knot and let him try to figure out what it is..... can somebody get a video of his reaction when he opens the package ???
Usually - like you - I fully believe in free speech - but again in this case I agree with you. This is not the time or place for angers. This is a post and a day for reflection and realizing just what this legislation means. Thank-you for presenting this, thank-you to Judy Shepard for all her hard work.
... if you would like to send the comment to me ... on another day... I am curious.