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Effort to force referendum on California gay history law fails

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  1. Dr Robin Guthrie 13 Oct 2011, 1:37pm

    And here was me thinking that only white christian heterosexual men contributed to history!

    How silly of me.

    1. Obese-City, Oklahoma 13 Oct 2011, 2:54pm

      That’s the impression I got from History lessons, apart from a couple of Queens.

  2. Good to hear that it failed. I am fed up with these homophobes who do their best to make sure we have as little rights as possible.

    1. Dr Robin Guthrie 13 Oct 2011, 2:13pm

      In this issue it was not about rights. They wanted us ERASED from history.

    2. Obese-City, Oklahoma 13 Oct 2011, 2:57pm

      Harder to paint us as evil if people are given the facts. It’s the same with the suppression of the evidence tapes in the Prop8 trial. Knowledge defeats them, so they want to suppress knowledge.

      1. Nawal Husnoo 13 Oct 2011, 9:01pm

        [Gay Agenda, 4:40]
        Many homophobes claim they want to “protect the children from homosexuality”. In the real world, homosexuality is not a transmissible condition [Gay Agenda, 4:24], anymore than skin colour can be transmitted. In fact, when they talk about the children, what they really mean is that the children will ask awkward questions: if a parent has told the child that gay people are evil, unhappy, mentally sick and full of disease, how will this child cope with discovering that there are happy and fulfilled gay couples, happy, fulfilled and productive gay people in government, happy, fulfilled and productive gay people as teachers, happy, fulfilled and productive gay people as policemen and firefighters, happy, fulfilled and productive gay people as businessmen?

      2. Nawal Husnoo 13 Oct 2011, 9:01pm

        Of course the child will be confused — reality won’t match up to the fantasy that the parent has been forcing upon the poor child! Any argument based on “protect the children from homosexuality” will turn out, upon closer inspection, to be based on the personal arrogance of the homophobe making the claim, i.e. it interferes with his freedom to live in his fantasy world where he can safely pretend that gay people are mentally ill, sick, depraved, immoral or evil. He is unable to engage with the real world, where a gay person is every bit as good as any heterosexual.


  3. Nawal Husnoo 13 Oct 2011, 5:28pm

    [Gay Agenda, 4:37]

    One class of homophobes claim they “have nothing against gays” as long as they don’t have to know about “what they do in their bedroom”. While this sort of homophobe is right that the intimate activities of a gay couple is non of his business, it is totally unfair to ask a gay person to hide all evidence of his relationship. This is the same as asking one partner in an interracial couple to hide their partner because it offends an insecure racist bigot. In fact, gay people have to put up with heterosexuals talking about their loved ones all the time — “Today my husband is going to…..” or “My wife doesn’t like chocolate.” or “My elder son is going to University next year….”. Gay people in Mauritius, on the other hand, are expected to suppress all evidence that they are humans, with dreams of a family and aspirations to bringing up children [Gay Agenda, 1:3; Gay Agenda, 3:3].

    1. Nawal Husnoo 13 Oct 2011, 5:28pm

      In the US army, there was a policy called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, which meant that gay soldiers could not talk about their personal lives. There is a lot of evidence that talking about one’s personal life, helps the person deal with emotional stress, for example in a dangerous job like policing or firefighting. Similarly, it has been shown that people with creative jobs like artists and people working for publishing companies, tend to perform a lot better when they are able to talk freely about their loved ones (, Slate Magazine, Half of College-Educated Gays Hide Orientation at Work). The key thing is that hiding one’s relationship takes a lot of mental effort. It involves not just lying, but also remembering every single lie they have told to each person, so that they can maintain the charade. This takes a lot of mental effort that they are not able to devote themselves fully to their jobs.


  4. Truth to Power 13 Oct 2011, 8:47pm

    The normalization of LGBT people into everyday life in America continues. Thanks to crossover activities in which LGBTs are seen as part of the larger community (especially in California and New York) it is increasingly difficult to get away with demonization of the LGBT community, although they continue to try.

    Several signature gatherers were caught red-handed making false claims about pedophiles and the new law. This lie about LGBTs no longer works.

  5. Long live education!

  6. It’s LGBT History Month in the United States at the moment, though you wouldn’t know it from a glance at this website –

    (UK LGBT History Month is in February)

  7. So out of a population of 37m they couldn’t even get half a million signatures? Quite reassuring, in a way.

  8. Jock S. Trap 5 Nov 2011, 4:54pm

    Good, progressive humaity rules over religion chosing bigots.

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