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originally posted by: JohnnyCanuck
Well...it was in San Francisco, right?
originally posted by: Benevolent Heretic
I see in the news that Burger King is wrapping their whoppers in rainbow paper to show solidarity with the LGBT community. I'm the first one to stand up and say that I AM an ally. A very strong one. But even I found this patronizing and weird.
originally posted by: manna2
Because words DO matter. Marriage is a religious term a religious insitution. Call it something else if it doesnt matter to you. It does mean something to us. It is in the definition and what it means in context. You cannot understand it because you only see it from a secularview and ignore what we say.
Balkanization, or Balkanisation, is a geopolitical term, originally used to describe the process of fragmentation or division of a region or state into smaller regions or states that are often hostile or non-cooperative with one another.
I consider myself to be a pro gay rights kinda guy, but not devoted enough to memorise the latest iteration of the 'queer' alphabet-identification. That being said, I would refuse to take the poll on the basis of privacy issues. Not their business. Up here, that would work...mind you, there are very few circumstances when your employer can demand a urine test, either. Which all goes to say that freedoms are relative.
originally posted by: Snarl
So I'm going to refuse the survey. When it comes, I will resign/retire in protest. That's not an option everyone has. Rather than being a PC stooge, I'll take one for the team ... because I can. I faded away once. Let's see what happens this time.
... I can only speak from my own perspective and experiences and many may disagree with my point of view ...
I should also point out that the divorce rate for male and female married couples in the United States is 50%.