Originally posted by Dopey Dwarf:
Definately don't move to Texas if you are gay. Texas is trying to ban homosexual couples from adopting or fostering a child. If this ban is put through, 2,000 children will be immediately affected and pulled from the homes they currently live in.
It's odd- people fear that having gay parents will make a child gay, when in reality it's having heterosexual parents that make one gay. (think of the humor in this please) My post is not mend to offend- I'm just P O'd at people's fear and ingnorance.
Haven't lived in the deep South have you Haley? Interracial marriages are legal, I don't know that they are encouraged. They are accepted in some places but in many other places they aren't. I lived in Alabama, interracial couples met racism daily.Originally posted by Haley:
Interracial marriages were illegal only so long ago, but now they're accepted and encouraged.
Sadly, a lot of stuff is quite messed up in the deep south. Many people there hate anything that isn't explicitly white, straight, Christian and gender-specific. I have a friend who is gay and transgender who lives in Atlanta, however, and she faces little persecution. I'm sure there are ignorant jerks everywhere, but on the whole, American society has become more accepting of interracial marriages. It becoming legal is one sign of that.Originally posted by NurseNell:
Haven't lived in the deep South have you Haley? Interracial marriages are legal, I don't know that they are encouraged. They are accepted in some places but in many other places they aren't. I lived in Alabama, interracial couples met racism daily.
I don't live in a rural area, nor do my sons. Racism is alive and well in many areas of the country. It's just more subtle in urban areas. The largest growth in KKK membership is in the populated east coast.Originally posted by Haley:
Perhaps it's just a rural thing.
And the deep south is not indicative of the rest of the world.Originally posted by NurseNell:
Atlanta is not indicative of the rest of Georgia, Alabama, or Mississippi.Originally posted by Haley:
[b]Perhaps it's just a rural thing.
My gay and lesbian friends often feel threatened, and that is in the Twin Cities which is considered gay friendly.[/b]
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