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Just postedthis discussion in the main forums, but as it touches on a number of gay-related issues, I'd be grateful if members from this forum could take a look.
available for high school educators on diversity
Video released Nov 22, 2010 Reteaching Gender and Sexualityby PUT THIS ON THE MAP http://vimeo.com/17101589 also find more info by googling < Rethinking Gender >
Where does Goldberg, a staunch conservative, fall on the topic of gay marriage? His feelings may surprise you. Read "As gay becomes bourgeois."
"So now openly gay soldiers get to fight and die in neocon-imperialist wars too?"David Brooks saw such ironic progressive victories coming. In his book "Bobos in Paradise," he wrote that everything 'transgressive' gets 'digested by the mainstream bourgeois order, and all the cultural weapons that once were used to undermine middle-class morality ... are drained of their subversive content.' "
http://latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-goldberg-gays-2010... latimes.comOp-EdAs gay becomes bourgeoisWith 'don't ask, don't tell' repealed and gays seeking marriage equality, the homosexual bourgeoisie is emerging — a concept subversive to both liberals and conservatives.Jonah GoldbergDecember 28, 2010
@ Sentient Biped
And of course you are right, any end to discriminatory practices is to be welcomed.
My post was pointed more towards the irony contained within the Law of Unintended Consequences
(i.e Vote for Gay Marriage, get Gay-Mother-in-Laws)
DADT may be limited to knowing or disclosing.But what about actual acts of sodomy under US Uniform Military Code?Uniform Code of Military JusticeART. 125 of the UCMJ-SODOMY(a) Any person subject to this chapter who engages in unnatural carnal copulation with another person of thesame or opposite sex or with an animal is guilty of sodomy. Penetration , however slight, is sufficient tocomplete the offense.(b) Any person found guilty of sodomy shall be punished as a court-martial may direct. -- -- -- Panel urges ending UCMJ's sodomy ban - News - StripesOct 27, 2009... sodomy as a crime punishable under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, ... to end a ban on gays serving openly in the U.S. military. ... http://www.stripes.com/news/panel-urges-ending-ucmj-s-sodomy-ban-1....
woo -hoo! Now we can be blown up needlessly in someone else's country for spectacularly little reason... wait... what?
Why These Are Times of Crisis for Global LGBT Equality -- And How Activists Are Fighting the HateDispatches from an international conference of activists fighting for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex equality. Joseph Huff-Hannon / AlterNet December 9, 2010 | Welcome to the 25th annual conference of the International Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), which drew up to 300 activists from dozens of countries to a hotel in Sao Paolo this week. ... the theme this year is “Building the way forward in times of crisis.” And times of crisis these are indeed for LGBT people around the world.Last month a committee of the United Nations General Assembly voted to remove a reference to sexual orientation from a resolution on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions—essentially giving a green light for governments to kill LGBT people at their whim. ... READ MORE http://www.alternet.org/story/149127/
@ Sentient Biped, great video. Nice to see some sanity in legislators. Have been a little pissed about today DADT outcome.
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