(Closed) “It could happen to you” video…

posted 6 years ago in LGBTQ
Post # 3
Bee
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

I saw this on FB this morning… so sad. 

His POS parents.. don’t even know what to say. 

The average straight person just doesn’t care about gay marriage, because it doesn’t affect them and they think it should be legal.  I feel like these hate-monger Christian types, like his parents, are all either really,really,really gay…. or they are just terrible people who have no chance in hell in making it to their heaven. 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper

I saw this yesterday and cried at that man’s pain.

It really made me wonder how Tom’s accident happened….

Post # 5
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382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Yeah, I shared it on facebook yesterday. While I hope it helps open people’s eyes to marriage equality, I also hope it helps prompt gay couples who can’t marry into writing wills and living wills, so they can best protect themselves until equality is realized.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Yes.  Yes, yes.  I saw this yesterday, my cousins parter posted in on Facebook.  I sobbed, and didn’t have adequate enough words to express how it made me feel.  It was just the thing I needed to see on my way to the polls here in NC to vote against amendment one.  Hours later, I cried again when I saw that it had passed, because I though of my cousin, his partner, and what the couple in that video went through and what the surviving partner must feel like.  I can’t quite put into words my feelings yesterday…seeing that, and voting with such conviction…and leaving the polls thinking “there’s no WAY this can pass.  why would people support it??” and then seeing the news….it was a very sad day.  I’m not often ashamed of my home state, but yesterday I was.  And still am.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Dang, its blocked for me but i’m posting so i can come back and watch later. I’m with you though, we just had the primary vote here yesterday and i’m disgusted that my state voted in favor of banning civil unions, domestic partnerships and agreeing that marriage is only between and man and women. This is 2012 people…and america! EVERYONE deserves EQUAL rights! I can’t believe this is even being talked about these days. ridiculous.

Post # 8
Bee
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

@Juliepants:  It made it look like he jumped. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

@eagle:  Funny you mention that…all over FB here were photos of churches using their sings to promote amendment one yesterday.  Calling on their congregation to vote for the amendment.  These are people that call themselves Christians.  They want to instill Christian values in their children.  If they are anti-gay marriage, that is one thing.  But our vote in NC here yesterday affected so many more couples and families than just gay people in a domestic partnership.  But these people and their churches called upon each other to vote for something just out of principle that it would take privledges away from same-sex couples.  Something that doesn’t affect them at all.  How does it affect them?  I am literally begging to know, because I can’t understand it and while it’s always made me upset and frustrated…yesterday it made me furious.  Why do we, almost as a whole country, continue to let RELIGION dictate what basic fucking human rights are?  Isn’t that exactly what we’re NOT supposed to do.  Why are there so many fearful, misguided, small-minded idiots that are convinced that leagalizing a marriage between two adults who love each other.  If they are so dead-set on teh fact that god says it’s wrong, shouldn’t they just put that behind them and worry about their own judgement from him?  IF they think gays go to hell…why would they care if they aren’t gay.  Won’t that just free up room in “heaven” for all of the god fearing straight people.  I love that phrase: “god fearing”.  That’s what these people are.  Fearful of judgement from something that may or may not exist, and they are willing to not protect the rights of others.  And this shouldn’t even be a right.  IT’S LOVE AND MARRIAGE.  why the fuck can we decide who should and shouldn’t get that right?  my god, i don’t understand it.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

So ridiculous! Marriage should be for everyone who wants it.

I couldn’t believe NC banned it! Soooo ridic.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I can’t believe it’s 2012 and this is still an issue.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

@totheislnds:  not sure if your area had the same map, but out of the 8 or so counties that had a “no” consensus, they were all densely populated, well educated areas.  Wake, Durham, Orange, Mecklenberg, Watauga, New Hanover…two Triad counties I can’t remember.  I was proud of Wake, but so sad that there is ignorance and lack of education in the rest of our state.  IT lumps us in with the stereotype people have of simple country hicks with no education, no forward-thinking, scared-of-homosexuality people from the south.

I promise..not all of us are like that.

Post # 16
Bee
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

All I have to say is that I’m glad I live in Canada, because I don’t deal with this AT ALL in my life.  

Gay Americans?  Come live in Alberta!  We’ve got a great economy and we love gays. 

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