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Another gay couple looking for a lawsuit?
It's the old union mantra..."Obey Now, Grieve Later". Public servants - especially - don't have the right to humiliate the folks who pay their salaries.
Originally posted by Sharingan
reply to post by goou111
Surprised, but not wanting to cause trouble or make a scene, McCoy and Bowers complied, moving to the back of the bus
Yet here they are, going to the press and making a scene
Originally posted by Rocker2013
What is it with Americans and this weird thing about public displays of affection? I never knew you all had such ridiculous hang up's until recently. Are you REALLY all so sexually repressed that you feel "offended" by seeing two people holding hands? Really?
You know, you really shouldn't come to Europe. We have people *shock horror* holding hands and walking along the street!
I've seen people kiss in public too
I agree that they should have caused a fuss, and they should have argued. It is discrimination, obviously, and when gay people accept it and comply they are allowing it to continue.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Originally posted by Kaifan
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
Humiliation is Humiliation and I sure wouldn't tolerate it.
But they did, and then complied, instead of refusing right there and then.
And then they complain about it, while they allowed it to happen in the first place.
There's just more to this than a one sided issue.
I don't get your point here. These two chose to take the higher road and not make a major scene, major issue and perhaps create a police issue by the time this ignorant driver got done ....and so it's somehow their fault for that reason?
Not everyone SHOULD make Custer's last stand on every single "wrong" they perceive has been done. That's a GREAT way to die from heart failure or stroke before reaching middle age. It's an absolute certain way to live a very miserable and pathetic life...going from one fight to another and basically living to make others miserable.
These two were in town for a happy and, to them, very important event. They apparently weren't going to bite the bigot bait and get themselves into a far worse position or thrown off the bus as the best outcome. That, I respect...not condemn. Would I have said something? Well, I already said I would. However, I wasn't there on THAT bus with this driver and these 2 men. There may have been aspects to this we can never know, not having been there...which made their decision the best one.
I'm afraid the two sides to this story are VERY clear. Bigot and Victims. The roles? Self evident. How I feel about gay behavior is irrelevant. No one has the right to humiliate other people like that for any reason. Period, in my opinion.edit on 4-8-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)