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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 12:05 PM

13. I'm disappointed as well

though I suspect it has more to do with "politics" and less personal belief. It took a long time, of course, for (viable) Presidential candidates just to be able to publicly support Civil Unions. Hell, even gays in the military and repealing DADT used to be too hot to touch ever since Clinton got burned back in 1993. It will probably be a little while longer before major-party candidates for public office feel like they can openly support same-sex marriage and, yes, I do believe that it is somewhat cowardly not to be able and willing to stand up for it now, particularly at this point in time when more and more states are moving on from Civil Unions to full marriage equality for same-sex citizens despite ongoing pushback from the right but I believe it will eventually happen. One of the biggest problems for proponents of same-sex marriage is that same-sex marriage is (wrongly IMHO) viewed by the public more as "gay rights" than "human rights".

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