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1 week ago @ Equality on Trial - SCOTUS not likely to a... · 1 reply · +2 points

The idiocy isn't even that sane. The actual talking point is that Gays don't reproduce, so if allowed, the human race would die out.

This line of course seems to presume that being gay is sooooo compellingly appealing that an overwhelming majority of otherwise straight, child-bearing people would go gay if they only knew.

The same argument (unable to reproduce to fill new gay ranks "naturally") is pushed to explain that obviously new gays can only occur through "recruitment" of innocent children by molestation or propaganda.

2 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread and SCOTUS... · 0 replies · +4 points

So he didn't challenge the system he participated in until he lost.

Surely he is genuine enough that we believe that he would have challenged in the case of his victory as well.

In a pig's eye.

12 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread and news 9/17 · 1 reply · +3 points

While I appreciate your enthusiasm, identity documents have value in identifying. And while gender definitions can be ambiguous in some cases, on the whole they validly describe. Just as race, hair color, eye color, height, weight, age can individually fail to be appropriate descriptors in individual cases. Actually, gender neutral as a descriptor is a valid identifying aspect that increases accuracy of the identification.

Whether in a police search or finding a child's parent at a park, it would not benefit anyone to be unable to describe the missing person, and gender remains the most primary sorting characteristic. And NEUTRAL as an option helps that sort's validity. Removal of the field entirely would not serve the purpose of identity documentation.

16 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread 8/21 · 0 replies · +5 points

It does to this former Michigander and current Californicator.

16 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread 8/21 · 2 replies · +5 points

They call them Michiganders like all the rest of us. Since 1850 or so. Attributed to President Lincoln for origination. Said to have been Abe poking fun at Lewis Cass, but long since common use and even in the State Law. Of course, the north folk are proudly called YOOPERS. As in Upper Penninsula (UP).

Are women from Texas called "Texettes"? How do gender-fluid Texanians identify themselves?

18 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread 8/6 with b... · 0 replies · +7 points

And now Kavanaugh wants to join the ACTUAL NAMED BRANCH of our government whose exclusive charge is Constitutional review. Odd that he sees any need for the Supreme Court at all since he has ceded those duties to the Executive branch in his fantasy of America.

Checks and balances not required?
His version sounds like a dictatorship to me.

19 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread and news u... · 1 reply · +3 points

Rick.... I'm neither humorless nor a killjoy... but presenting this with the only hint that it isn't real being the word ONION in the URL is just... not... helping. In my opinion.
This is the sort of thing that gets PIZZAGATE and "Michelle Obama is really a trans" and other "funny" stories into the minds of the wackos.
I hate to read "satire" articles sprinkled straight-faced in with news and serious diaries on KOS for the same reasons. People read 2 paragraphs, then go and quote it and say they read it on KOS... or EQUALITY ON TRIAL.... which they trust.

27 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - BREAKING: Supreme Cour... · 0 replies · +5 points

That story and image truly have made my weekend light up with unbreakable pride. Thank you for sharing!

29 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread UPDATE 5/2... · 1 reply · +5 points

My first "real" boyfriend was ex-seminary, where he had gone to find escape from his temptations. He quit when he found it was, in his words, "a rampant breeding ground" of gay men. With active breeding.

29 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread UPDATE 5/2... · 3 replies · +2 points

And perhaps THAT is because their clergy's ranks are so full of us.