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Although I was open minded, I still didn't want to be a room mate with one that was rumored to be homosexual/[snipped], mainly because of the sigma of having a homosexual/[snipped] for a barrack room mate.
originally posted by: ChesterJohn
However they can still refuse to marry hetero couples because they don't have a constitutional right to marriage protection.
originally posted by: BestinShow
a reply to: musicismagic
Although I was open minded, I still didn't want to be a room mate with one that was rumored to be homosexual/[snipped], mainly because of the sigma of having a homosexual/queer for a barrack room mate.
Well, I'd say you're not open minded and easily influenced by the current paradigm. But then again, so are most, so you are in good company.
I said I was open minded, at the time (late 60's, Vietnam War, USAF Vet) it was all too common to ask to have another room if your room mate was suspected of being a sex pervert, queer or fagott. Being called a homosexual was somewhat uncommon at that time period. The other words were it and said with force. Because of that the soldier would ask to have another room mate, which was immediately honored and nothing was said to no one. No one went around calling people a... , you'd get your butt in front of the commander or even worse, the base commander and possibly lose some metal or stripes.