Exactly What IS The "Gay Agenda"? By a Straight Woman
I am writing this as a heterosexual female, whose limited knowledge of the so-called "Gay Agenda" comes from my friends, (and family members) who
Now-I am friends with this Lesbian couple, now in their mid-sixties, who have been together since 1971. They are "Gay Activists". When they were
younger they marched in "Gay Pride" Parades. I love these dear friends, as they have always been loyal, caring, and kind to my children & I. They
are also very moral ladies.
The activities they have been involved in are: there is a Catholic Church in the Tampa Bay area that gives Communion to Gay Members, and the majority
of their Members are Gay. they have fought to change the law(s) so that same-sex couples can be insured like a married couple, (life-partners on each
other's health insurance). They have fought for laws concerning same-sex couples being able to make life & death choices about removing a partner
from a life-support machine, and donating organs.
*Tris &* Margaret have been careful to take the legal steps that they were allowed to be each other's Power of Atty, and make the life & death
decisions for each other. What is so unfair, and this is my opinion too....is without taking these steps, family members, even family members who have
not spoken to their "Gay" family members for years, can legally step in & claim ALL of a deceased Gay Relative's belongings, make life & death
medical decisions, collect the Gay family members life insurance & claim the estate & inheritance, DESPITE a partner being in the picture.
When a female member of the Tampa Sheriff's Dept. was murdered by Hank Earl Carr in 2001, her life partner could not collect her pension (the partner
is on the Tampa force too), nor her insurance, and could not collect her social security. HOWEVER....the State of Florida recognizes "Common Law"
marriages, of opposite sex couples living together for 5 years, AND A OPPOSITE SEX COUPLE COULD HAVE COLLECTED THE SAME PENSION, AND INSURANCE
BENEFITS. Now, before you say "Well, a couple living together should not have those benefits either", think of this,......the female couple in
question here, DID GET MARRIED!!!!! This is not a case of "shacking up". THE STATE OF FLORIDA REFUSED TO RECOGNIZE THE CEREMONY OF MARRIAGE AS
LEGAL! Now, that does put thing in a slightly different light, doesn't it?
I have seen not a few remarks lately on other discussion boards, about the "Gay-Agenda". The ONLY Gay Agenda I am aware of is: EQUAL RIGHTS, not
Now, individual homosexuals may support pro-choice, sex ed & condom education in public schools, etc.....the same as individual heterosexuals may
support the same issues.
Gay people do not have an Agenda to turn teens gay. Guess why? Maybe because they realize being Gay is not contagious. Maybe because they know either
you are Gay by birth, or your NOT???
Oh, yeah, Margaret & Tris also try to help Gay friends adopt, or even keep custody of their own children (some dinosaurs still believe that somehow a
"Straight" parent, no matter how abusive, or neglective, are the "Better" parent.) Do I have a problem with that? We have so many children who
desperately need loving parents, does it REALLY matter if they have two Mommies, or Two Daddies? I mean the example being set would be two loving
So, my point is: it sounds like the Gay agenda is EQUAL RIGHTS.....
Where does the SPECIAL rights come in?
*NOT REAL NAMES