Originally Posted by BaileyJo
Gays have a real point here in the US.
My guess is that you are very far removed from gays. You don't know anyone who is gay, don't have a daughter, or son, or father or mother, sister or brother who is gay. You speak as if we are so much different from you. We are not. Who are you anyway to tell me how to feel, how to love and what band wagon to get on? We want the same thing as you do. In the end, truly, we want to be happy and be owed what is ours. I have paid my taxes, contributed to society and led a good life. If you have someone that you know and cared about who has struggled with this, you would not tell them get on some Iran band wagon.
This case ultimately comes back to an 83 year old woman who spent 40 years with her partner, built a life together, may have paid more taxes than you, was married in the eyes of her state and then when her partner (life-long partner) dies, has to pay over $363,000 in inheritance tax. Probably on the same money that she helped put away for retirement.
Why do I, as a born American, have to defend anything to you or anyone else? What I do does not effect you. When it does, we will meet on the street and I will sit down and you can explain how my life has effected yours.
Hmmm. Do you gleen all of this about me b/c I have a different opinion than you concerning the current laws and gay marriage? I have a few friends that I call metro-sexual b/c I am not quite sure what they are, and what their preference is
is, in fact, NONE of my business and I don't ask them or anyone
what there sexual preference is, do you?
I know an entire family of heterosexuals that were left in years and years of probate and estate turmoil b/c of a family member's
"non will action" before their death. The fact that heterosexual marriage is legal didn't seem to help them out any, go figure. Inheritance tax does not only apply to gay people, and there are multiple laws that allow for methods to prevent or reduce inheritance tax, none of which exclude gay people. If the argument is that gays only want to dictate the one and only
way to skin a cat, then to what else should we also apply their dictation of the laws?
To my knowledge there is only one thing gay people can't do, however, heterosexuals can't do it EITHER...which is marry someone of the same sex. So, the law applies to everyone
Gays really lose credibility when they put forth the idea that the only "injustices" in this country are those things that affect their specific wants/needs and perspective. Currently, that appears to be benefits. I don't feel both houses, the president and justices should be excluded from obamacare laws
. It is far from equal treatment (law
). Yet, what dominates the news is gays trying to change marriage laws
to suit gays.
There is no question gay groups are well organized. I admire them for that, however, it is they that do not consider others, not
the other way around.
When it came to aids they orgnized to demand faster action. Lets see, faster action? They didn't think the inequitable amount spent (e.g., much greater amount spent on aids per capita vs cancer) was enough and that scienctific research and progress should
go faster than "other stuff" based on the fact it affected gays? I could go on and on. But, the idea that this is a poor put upon group just doesn't play in peoria.