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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-10-12 02:48 AM
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If full legal rights for members of the GLBT community becomes less charged, what's next?
Does the war on women escalate?


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Patriotism. Democratic politicians have already donned label pins daily and started waving the flag as much or more than Republicans. (We were always more patriotic, IMO, just quieter about it, as proven by which politicians actually served and which were chicken hawks.) And, we're better on veterans' rights than Republicans.

So, the patriotism portion of the culture wars is a loser for Republicans.

Religion. The DLC encouraged Democrats to be more openly religious and that apparently has been heeded. (To the detriment of separation of church and state, IMO, but that is another discussion.)

Morals, ethics, family values Newt Gingrich, Mark Foley, Ensign, etc. I think both parties now have to face up to the fact that neither party has a lock on morality, ethics or family values.

So, if equal legal rights for members of the GLBT community is a "tender issue," even for Republicans, what would be left of the culture wars besides women's rights?

And wouldn't it be nice, if someday again, parties had to distinguish themselves on things like war and peace, economic policy, etc., instead of the trumped up culture wars?




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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-10-12 04:20 AM
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1. Transgendered is the new Gay
You heard it here first.

:loveya: :hi:
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-10-12 05:08 AM
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2. Doesn't the T in GLBT stand for transgendered?
Edited on Thu May-10-12 05:10 AM by No Elephants
I think we can all agree that transgendered people suffer things than even their gay brothers and sisters do not suffer. However, they have been included in the battle for GLBT rights all along.
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-10-12 11:41 AM
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3. I do know of that which I speak
T's have not really been completely included. Plenty of people, gay included, balk at the sight of a grown man dressed in women's clothes. And my T friends all laugh and agree when I point out to them that Transgender is the new Gay. It just rings true.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-11-12 01:43 AM
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4. I never said you didn't know. My point is much narrower.
My guestion was "If full legal rights for members of the GLBTcommunity becomes less charged, what's next?"

And you're answer was "transgendered," which was already included in my question.

I recognize that transgendered presents different issues and said that in my prior post.
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