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Comment by Darren Taggart on August 12, 2011 at 9:15am
See, now you're arguing about toilet seats! Apparently this is what straight marriage is like!
Comment by Darren Taggart on August 12, 2011 at 9:03am
I like the self operating toilet seats however am concerned that we might be encouraging heterosexuality.
New Zealand is clearly not as toilet obsessed as the UK. That's probably a good thing.
Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on August 12, 2011 at 8:54am
There are now self-closing toilet seats.  There are even self-opening ones.  This is good technology, even if hetero-enabling.
Comment by Darren Taggart on August 12, 2011 at 8:46am
I'm amazed you don't know what it's about, or even met anyone who does! You obviously move in very polite circles! Growing up it was me and my bothers vs my sister and mother re leaving the seat up. We did tend to argue a lot mind.
Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on August 12, 2011 at 8:42am
Some of my best friends are straight. But I agree about the "better". That's really what it's all about - inferiority complex.
Comment by Darren Taggart on August 12, 2011 at 8:32am
Not that I'm in anyway hetrophobic; I've got lots of straight friends...
Comment by Darren Taggart on August 12, 2011 at 8:31am
Because it's better! Less likely to divorce, no arguments about toilet seats and furniture that matches throughout the house.
Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on August 12, 2011 at 8:21am
I wonder in what ways same sex marriage is not "in any way equal" to opposite sex marriage.
Comment by Darren Taggart on August 12, 2011 at 5:30am
Just read this on Pink News:

An MSP who believes that gay relationships are not in “any way equal” to straight ones says he has been upset by messages calling him a bigot.
Bill Walker, the MSP for Dunfermline, signed a motion stating that no one should be “forced to be involved with” gay marriages.
“The irony is I got married a few weeks ago. Needless to say it was to a woman!”
He added: “There are things called civil partnerships, which I accept, but I’m really concerned about the use of the term ‘gay marriage’ because to me it’s a contradiction in terms and anything that puts homosexual relationships as any way equal to male-female marriages is just not right.”

This is one of the more odd arguments where it seems to be based in the definition of words. I remember when someone at work, a naval officer, said that my husband couldn't be a husband since by definition, you can only be a husband to a wife.

Aside from it being small minded and bigoted, it does seem to be on the rise.

It's not much of an argument of course, since if the problem were the definition in the dictionary, no one would argue that words have supremacy over rights; we'd just amend the dictionary to reflect the current use of the words.

I do quite like this argument however since it signals the death throes of the anti-equality brigade. They now recognise they can't just get away with "I don't like it" and are now down to level of a blog troll, pointing out spelling mistakes.

If the words are the only thing preventing equality, we could always repeal the marriage act and extend civil partnerships to all. What's more important?
Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on August 7, 2011 at 5:10pm
Dr. Kellie, if there was a god, that would be typical for his behavior.  Bad god.  Bad.  Bad.  Go to your room.
 

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