My bigotry? What are you talking about? I'm not backing away from any position, I simply do not know what the rules are, or if there are any rules in place for ANY other team/sport. That isn't backing away, that is admitting that I just don't know about those details.
"I would guess your response would be (excuse me for putting words in your mouth) that this rule might be - by the standards you've been defending - legitimate, but it would be contrary to elementary common sense. Players wouldn't stand for it, parents would howl. It couldn't be enforced, and it would be ridiculous to try. "
That is pretty spot-on.
And I fully understand where you are coming from, and thank you for not resorting to name calling and insults when I think I've been pretty straight forward, and not insulting to other commenters who seem to have taken special exception to my post(s).
As for how this rule is applied to any other sport at the school: I don't know. I simply do not know what the rule is for any other team. I didn't get the impression that this was from the AD, but from the coach.
Should this rule, if the AD feels it's necessary, be applied to all athletics? Yes.
Unintended consequences? Yes.
Coming from a place of hate, or as a means to simply punish gay players? No.
Right. How clear it is. By explaining that the rule was applied for no other reason than to mitigate relationship drama on the team, but because that team is all female, it ends up only applying to gay couples, because the straight girls don't date girls, and it would be literally impossible to apply this rule to straight couples on the ALL GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM, I must clearly support segregation. I'm a regular George Wallace over here.
It's not a perfect rule, I'm just saying it didn't come from a place of hate. Misguided, ill conceived, whatever. Fine. The AD should make this a rule for all team sports, or none at all. That way when it comes to the 1 coed team, we can all look and say "ahhh, equality".
You don't actually think my comments, the one you directly replied to were serious, do you?
I'm not saying it is the best way to handle teenage-emotion-fueled craziness that could come with teammate relationships gone sour, but I AM saying that it was not put in place in an effort to discriminate against gay couples.
No. I said I don't know what the rule is on the golf team.
I feel pretty certain that I have been fairly civil here. You have repeatedly resorted to just calling me names.
I understand we have a difference of agreement, but I don't think I've said anything that is insulting, or all that outrageous.
The blog I have updated 1 time in the last 3 years?
Where have I mentioned you? The post about the pint-sized George Washington impersonator where I clearly made fun of him for being so upset over Wonkette making fun of him?
Not that I really have to defend myself here, but but what in the world are you even talking about? I've been reading Wonkette for years. I'm a fan of Wonkette. My post was just an effort to clarify one detail in the story concerning the coach.
You've looked at my "intensedebate profile" you can see I've been a commenter for as long as this new commenting system has been in place. I've been a reader and commenters since the early Gawker days.
I'm not arguing the merits of the law she's being charged under and I don't have an easy resource to look up 18 year olds who were basketball stars and have been arrested for having sex with a 15 year old in Florida. It's a little bit too specific. I can tell you that 18/19 year old guys have been arrested in Florida for sexual contact with someone that was 14/15 years old at the time. So, saying it has happens "zero" times is unlikely to be true.
I'm not really sure why you're being such a dick to me about this.