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2007/9/7-10 [Politics/Domestic/Gay] UID:47930 Activity:moderate
9/6     I think it's hilarious and everything an anti-gay Senator
        is found looking for hot dudes in airport bathrooms, but no one
        should be hounded out of government for being gay.
        \_ And he's not being hounded out of govt for being gay. He's being
           hounded out of govt for being a scumsucking hypocrite and liar. It's
           hard to defend a record of vehement anti-gay legislating when you're
           cruising men's rooms at airports.
           \_ No, he is being hounded out of the GOP for being gay.
              \_ Really? Someone has actually said, "Craig, you're gay, so
                 you're out"? Or is it more like, "Craig, you got caught being
                 a hypocrite and a liar. You're dragging down the party"?
                 \_ You may want to Google '"David Vitter" prostitute'
           \_ If being gay wasn't a huge stigma, he wouldn't need to
                 \_ Are there any out gay GOP elected officials?
           \_ If being gay wasn't a huge stigma, dans wouldn't need to
           \_ If being gay wasn't a huge stigma, he wouldn't need to
              cruise bathrooms.
              \_ It's hard to know where to begin here: 1) Being gay !=
                 cruising bathrooms. 2) If there's a huge stigma on being gay,
                 it's in large part due to legislation Craig himself introduced
                 and supported.
                 \_ Do you think Craig is personally responsible for most
                    of America being afraid of queers?
                    \_ What makes you think that most of America is
                       "afraid of queers"?
                       \_ They keep living in the same area, taking care of
                          their lawns and driving up housing prices.
                    \_ What makes you think most of America is "afraid of
                       queers"?
                       \_ You seen what happens when you mention gay marriage
                          to most americans?  Let me give you a hint, that
                          reaction stems from fear.
                          \_ 89% of Americans think that gays should be
                             able to work without discrimination.
                             79% think they should be allowed to serve
                             in the military.
                             A majority think they should have legal
                             civil unions.
                             Most people aren't afraid the way you are.
                             \_ 63% of statistics are made up.
                                \_ ... including the "63%" above. :-)
                                \_ http://www.pollingreport.com/civil.htm
                                   \_ Which shows Americans oppose gay
                                      marriage. I don't think that's fear
                                      of queers per se. Ok maybe it is. They
                                      are pretty creepy.
                                      \_ And also shows 89%, 79%, etc...
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Data are from nationwide surveys of Americans 18 & older. "Do you think marriages between homosexuals should or should not be recognized by the law as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriages?" "Do you favor or oppose the plan in which the US military does not ask new recruits whether they are homosexual, but would still prohibit homosexuals from serving if they reveal their sexual orientation?" "As you may know, there has been considerable discussion in the news regarding the rights of homosexual men and women. In general, do you think homosexuals should or should not have equal rights in terms of job opportunities?" "Do you think marriages between same-sex couples should or should not be recognized by the law as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriages?" Should Should Not Unsure % % % 5/10-13/07 46 53 1 5/8-11/06 42 56 2 . "Now, thinking about what have been called 'hate crimes' -- those crimes committed because the criminal hates the group of people to which the victim belongs. As you may know, federal law currently allows prosecution of hate crimes committed on the basis of the victim's race, color, religion or national origin. "There is a proposal to expand federal hate crime laws to include crimes committed on the basis of the victim's gender, sexual orientation or gender identity. Would you favor or oppose expanding the federal hate crime laws in this way?" Favor Oppose Unsure % % % 5/10-13/07 68 27 5 CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. "Which of the following arrangements between gay or lesbian couples do you think should be recognized as legally valid: same-sex marriages, civil unions but not same-sex marriages, or neither same-sex marriages nor civil unions?" Same-Sex Marriages Civil Unions Neither Unsure % % % % 5/4-6/07 24 27 43 6 10/27-29/06 24 26 45 5 . "Do you think people who are openly gay or homosexual should or should not be allowed to serve in the US military?" "Do you think gay or lesbian couples should or should not have the legal right to adopt a child?" Should Should Not Unsure % % % 5/4-6/07 57 40 3 Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. "Do you think gays and lesbians should or should NOT be able to serve openly in the military?" "There has been much talk recently about whether gays and lesbians should have the legal right to marry someone of the same sex. Which of the following comes closest to your position on this issue? Do you support FULL marriage rights for same-sex couples, support civil unions or partnerships for same-sex couples BUT NOT full marriage rights, or do you oppose ANY legal recognition for same-sex couples?" Marriage Rights Civil Unions No Legal Recognition Unsure . "We're interested in whether certain information about a presidential candidate would cause you to vote against the candidate, regardless of other factors. What if you found out that the candidate was a strong supporter of full marriage rights for same-sex couples? Would that ALONE cause you to vote against the candidate?" Associated Press/AOL poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. "Would you favor or oppose a law that would ban gay marriage, requiring that marriage should be between a man and a woman?" Favor Oppose Unsure % % % 1/16-18/07 51 45 4 Quinnipiac University Poll. "Would you support or oppose a law that would allow same-sex couples to form civil unions, giving them many of the legal rights of married couples?" Support Oppose Unsure % % % 11/13-19/06 45 52 4 12/7-12/04 45 51 4 7/18-22/04 40 55 6 3/16-22/04 40 53 7 1/28-31/04 40 53 7 12/4-8/03 40 53 7 . "Would you support or oppose a law that would allow same-sex couples to get married?" 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