reply to post by NATIVO
No problem. Gay have been denied many rights over the years. The right to adopt, the loss of many jobs over employers who were acting upon
The marriage is the big one really, and the hate speech. We simply want people to leave us alone, now I am not your typical gay, I don't go to
rallies and don't participate in pride events because I feel that your sexuality is yours and yours alone.
It isn't something that should be in public view.
But allow me to explain, as I stated previously I have 3 children, I am man, married to another man and we wanted children, so we had to adopt, you
would not believe the kind of discrimation we went through with social services and the adoption agency.
Surprise check ups at all hours of the day, crazy ammounts of paper work, we almost lost one because he was 8 and we let him go to the store by
himself about a block up, and we don't live in a big city. They were actively watching our home for any sort of reason to yank my children away from
Now many years later my children are amazing intelligent, honor role students who have a very bright future. And none are gay if you were asking
yourself the question.
It's simply a matter of principle, if you all can get married then what is the problem with us being married. Although I don't like the term
married, I think marriage is for the church and they have the right to marry whoever they want and refuse to marry whoever they want, that is their
However Civil Unions should be given to any couple regardless of how people might think it's "unatural" and wrong.
There are also the blatant bigotism and ignorant rhetoric we receive from all facets of society on a daily basis. It has gotten better in the past
few decades I will say that, however it's still like we need to travel on the secret railroad.
If you really want to gain some perspective, you must have a gay friend or aquaintance you can speak to about this, most of us are very open at
discussing the topic with people who are intelligent and won't resort to scripture as their argument.
You seem like such a person, you should give it a try.