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2014-02-26 04:22:06 PM  

nakago: QueenMamaBee: Geoff Peterson: I'm happy about the ruling, but I feel the headline is in poor taste and not up to FARK standards. Although a headline celebrating outlawing discrimination that refers to a derogatory epithet for said oppressed minority is pretty snarky.

I'm gonna give this one a pass.

LGBTQ  Some of them like that label....although none of my gay friends can explain to me what's the difference between G and Q.

Q = Questioning, not Queer.


There is some dispute of what letters past "T" mean. Queer is valid, but so is questioning. A for asexual, though some think it's for allies, which really defies rational explanation. (NAACP isn't National Association of Allies and Colored People. Nor would it occur to anyone to ever consider including allies in that context.) Frankly, given the alphabet soup, I think Queer makes more sense.
 
2014-02-26 04:22:25 PM  
And the amount of golf balls coming out of garden hoses increases dramatically.
 
2014-02-26 04:22:46 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: CountryClubRepublican: NkThrasher: Quelle surprise.  The 14th amendment exists.

In terms of marriage, homosexuals are not equal to heterosexuals because it is impossible for homosexuals to procreate, which is the main purpose of marriage.

By that "reasoning", you can forbid the elderly and infertile from marrying.
Now with bonus bannination of contraceptives!

Marriage is a civil contract, einstien, and it's mostly about property, inheritance, with a side of financial and legal responsibility for the care of children.


Ask any doctor, there is no 100% reliable test for fertility.

Yes, marriage is a civil contract and is about the things you mention, but you would have none of those without procreation.
 
2014-02-26 04:22:49 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: CountryClubRepublican: NkThrasher: Quelle surprise.  The 14th amendment exists.

In terms of marriage, homosexuals are not equal to heterosexuals because it is impossible for homosexuals to procreate, which is the main purpose of marriage.

By that "reasoning", you can forbid the elderly and infertile from marrying.
Now with bonus bannination of contraceptives!

Marriage is a civil contract, einstien, and it's mostly about property, inheritance, with a side of financial and legal responsibility for the care of children.


And I procreated without marriage, so HA!

/yes, I know...I sound slutty
 
2014-02-26 04:22:53 PM  
So, that's seven dominoes in mid-topple for Virginia, Oklahoma, Ohio, Utah, Kentucky, Nevada, and Texas, plus the 17 where it's outright legal already? Plus the case in Michigan that will probably behave similarly; almost to the halfway mark.
 
2014-02-26 04:22:55 PM  

Hobodeluxe: lets just get this to the SCOTUS and get it over with already.


No shiat. I'm Texan, conservative and straight and have no idea why it is such big deal to let same sex couples get married. It doesn't have any negative impact on anyone. You might as well be making abitrary laws about people who like cabbage can't get married to each other.

One a side note, i'd never enter the home of 2 people who eat a lot cabbage.
 
2014-02-26 04:23:20 PM  

CountryClubRepublican: NkThrasher: Quelle surprise.  The 14th amendment exists.

In terms of marriage, homosexuals are not equal to heterosexuals because it is impossible for homosexuals to procreate, which is the main purpose of marriage.


Is the hat on your head about two sizes too small?
 
2014-02-26 04:23:39 PM  

QueenMamaBee: Geoff Peterson: I'm happy about the ruling, but I feel the headline is in poor taste and not up to FARK standards. Although a headline celebrating outlawing discrimination that refers to a derogatory epithet for said oppressed minority is pretty snarky.

I'm gonna give this one a pass.

LGBTQ  Some of them like that label....although none of my gay friends can explain to me what's the difference between G and Q.


Genderqueer people generally fall more into the T category than any other: it's a catch-all term for those who are considered outside the gender binary, whether that be multiple genders, a mix of genders, gender fluid, or lacking gender.

I have a friend who considers hirself neutrois and prefers to be referred to as "ze" or "they." I can't say I completely understand it, but I try my best to be supportive.
 
2014-02-26 04:24:09 PM  

CountryClubRepublican: NkThrasher: Quelle surprise.  The 14th amendment exists.

In terms of marriage, homosexuals are not equal to heterosexuals because it is impossible for homosexuals to procreate, which is the main purpose of marriage.


Good troll, lots of bites.
 
2014-02-26 04:24:37 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: vygramul: demaL-demaL-yeH: vygramul: demaL-demaL-yeH: Tenga: It's pending appeal, so don't start sucking each others dicks yet.

Wait.
No: They can do that thanks to another Texass case.

This one is about marriage, which the Supreme Court has called a fundamental, basic civil right over and over.

Didn't you just say to keep it out of the Supreme Court? Seems like you just presented a far more compelling case for why they should.

Didn't the Supreme Court just hang the skinned corpse of Amendment IV out to dry yesterday?
Yes, yes they did.
/Rusty chainsaw. Sideways.

I'm going to have to disagree with you. Sure, the liberals on the Court wanted a higher standard. But that's hardly gutting. If some guy gets arrested for BS reasons in order to execute the search, this ruling doesn't protect it.

What was the exigent emergency that prevented them from getting a martherfarking warrant after being denied permission?
Was the nearest doughnut shop getting low on chocolate croissants?
/Lazy, lazy farkwits.
//If there were a hell, they'd be reserving a special place in it for Alito.


That's beside the point. The issue is whether this qualifies as a "complete gutting." It doesn't. It moved the line to make life more difficult for people who don't even deny their own arrestability.
 
2014-02-26 04:24:46 PM  

obenchainr: QueenMamaBee: LGBTQ  Some of them like that label....although none of my gay friends can explain to me what's the difference between G and Q.

That's kind of odd that they can't explain it.

Gay is a sexual orientation.  Queer is a gender descriptor (as used nowadays).  A heterosexual man who bends gender lines (either through dress or habits) could be queer, though generally it's a label that is self-identified.  So, like, a transgender person is someone who identifies as a gender opposite that of their sex, and a queer person is someone who "blurs the lines" but doesn't necessarily identify as the opposite gender.


Flamboyantly  Androgynous  Gay ?
 
2014-02-26 04:26:09 PM  

AugieDoggyDaddy: obenchainr: QueenMamaBee: LGBTQ  Some of them like that label....although none of my gay friends can explain to me what's the difference between G and Q.

That's kind of odd that they can't explain it.

Gay is a sexual orientation.  Queer is a gender descriptor (as used nowadays).  A heterosexual man who bends gender lines (either through dress or habits) could be queer, though generally it's a label that is self-identified.  So, like, a transgender person is someone who identifies as a gender opposite that of their sex, and a queer person is someone who "blurs the lines" but doesn't necessarily identify as the opposite gender.

Flamboyantly  Androgynous  Gay ?


Film Actor's Guild
 
2014-02-26 04:26:46 PM  
It will happen sooner or later.
Even here, where the joke goes:
If cancer was mostly a gay only disease, It would of been cures years ago too.
 
2014-02-26 04:27:07 PM  
Oh, oh, Domino
Roll me over, Romeo, there you go
Lord have mercy, I said
Oh, oh, Domino
Roll me over, Romeo, there you go
Yeah alright, say it again
Oh, oh, Domino
I said oh, oh, Domino
 
2014-02-26 04:28:24 PM  
Suck it, cons.  Suck it long and suck it hard.
 
2014-02-26 04:28:36 PM  

Magorn: //insist I inquire what your "preferred gender pronoun is and I will make it a point never to need to know because I will never speak to you
/// Tell me your PGP is "cis" or "hir" or god help me "Xi" and I will rip out your lungs and show them to you before you die


Just out of curiosity, do you get all bent out of shape when "Daniel" prefers you call him "Dan" or "Danny"? Do you refuse to have any contact with "Katherine" if she insists you call her "Kate" or "Kathy"? And heaven forbid someone use their middle name as the name they go by.

// just curious how far your irrationality extends, or if it's only about gender
 
2014-02-26 04:28:42 PM  

moeburn: I have no patience for people who take offence from somewhere it was not intended.  Just because you don't like it when I say "Wendy's new chicken burger is totally gay", doesn't mean I'm homophobic for saying it.  It just means I'm insensitive


or accurate.

cltampa.com
 
2014-02-26 04:29:03 PM  

Chakat: And from that wonderful source of unabated derp known as free republic -- Texas should secede if it intends to remain American.


i1222.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-26 04:29:48 PM  

CountryClubRepublican: NkThrasher: Quelle surprise.  The 14th amendment exists.

In terms of marriage, homosexuals are not equal to heterosexuals because it is impossible for homosexuals to procreate, which is the main purpose of marriage.


Tell that to my gay friend that fathered a child with a  woman (on purpose) and proceeded to raise his daughter with his gay partner over the last eighteen  years.

/Expanding your views is important.
 
2014-02-26 04:30:12 PM  

Carn: AugieDoggyDaddy: obenchainr: QueenMamaBee: LGBTQ  Some of them like that label....although none of my gay friends can explain to me what's the difference between G and Q.

That's kind of odd that they can't explain it.

Gay is a sexual orientation.  Queer is a gender descriptor (as used nowadays).  A heterosexual man who bends gender lines (either through dress or habits) could be queer, though generally it's a label that is self-identified.  So, like, a transgender person is someone who identifies as a gender opposite that of their sex, and a queer person is someone who "blurs the lines" but doesn't necessarily identify as the opposite gender.

Flamboyantly  Androgynous  Gay ?

Film Actor's Guild


What kind of films?  Never mind,  I'm scared of the answer.
 
2014-02-26 04:30:13 PM  
Dang, Smitty! I thought Rick Perry was finally leaving.
 
2014-02-26 04:30:56 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: scamp-dun-emer: HaywoodJablonski: I eagerly await the flood of butthurt Facebook friends plotting their move to Australia, since they don't have gay marriage or national healthcare

You'd better warn them off then. We definitely have national healthcare.

That's the joke. I thought you'd have gay marriage by now too


No! We have a conservative government & our leader is a rampant & vocal homophobe.
 
2014-02-26 04:33:31 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Magorn: //insist I inquire what your "preferred gender pronoun is and I will make it a point never to need to know because I will never speak to you
/// Tell me your PGP is "cis" or "hir" or god help me "Xi" and I will rip out your lungs and show them to you before you die

Just out of curiosity, do you get all bent out of shape when "Daniel" prefers you call him "Dan" or "Danny"? Do you refuse to have any contact with "Katherine" if she insists you call her "Kate" or "Kathy"? And heaven forbid someone use their middle name as the name they go by.

// just curious how far your irrationality extends, or if it's only about gender


When I posted on my Facebook account about their extending possible gender responses to be more inclusive, a friend criticized them and said that we shouldn't care what people say their gender is. The ironic thing? He lists his gender on his Facebook profile.
 
2014-02-26 04:33:56 PM  
QueenMamaBee:
LGBTQ  Some of them like that label....although none of my gay friends can explain to me what's the difference between G and Q.

It was discussed in a thread a while back and the only explanation I heard was that queer meant people who are gay but don't want to be labeled as gay because they feel they don't fit peoples' perceptions about gay people. So basically, queer is hipster gay.
 
2014-02-26 04:34:27 PM  

obenchainr: Gay is a sexual orientation.  Queer is a gender descriptor (as used nowadays).  A heterosexual man who bends gender lines (either through dress or habits) could be queer, though generally it's a label that is self-identified.  So, like, a transgender person is someone who identifies as a gender opposite that of their sex, and a queer person is someone who "blurs the lines" but doesn't necessarily identify as the opposite gender.


images.amcnetworks.com
"Not funny ha-ha."

 
2014-02-26 04:34:29 PM  

Corvus: JerseyTim: 'It is not the role of the federal government to overturn the will of our citizens.' - Texas Gov. Rick Perry on same-sex marriage ruling- Dan Linden (@DanLinden) February 26, 2014

[www.quickmeme.com image 625x468]

I would love to ask them does that mean he thinks state's should be able to once again make anti-inter-racial marriage laws.


No you wouldn't and no they don't.
 
2014-02-26 04:34:30 PM  

AugieDoggyDaddy: Carn: AugieDoggyDaddy: obenchainr: QueenMamaBee: LGBTQ  Some of them like that label....although none of my gay friends can explain to me what's the difference between G and Q.

That's kind of odd that they can't explain it.

Gay is a sexual orientation.  Queer is a gender descriptor (as used nowadays).  A heterosexual man who bends gender lines (either through dress or habits) could be queer, though generally it's a label that is self-identified.  So, like, a transgender person is someone who identifies as a gender opposite that of their sex, and a queer person is someone who "blurs the lines" but doesn't necessarily identify as the opposite gender.

Flamboyantly  Androgynous  Gay ?

Film Actor's Guild

What kind of films?  Never mind,  I'm scared of the answer.


Only one that I know of

i61.tinypic.com

/Team America
//F*ck Yeah!
 
2014-02-26 04:35:03 PM  
I honestly did not believe this when I saw it. Good!
 
2014-02-26 04:35:54 PM  

riverwalk barfly: CountryClubRepublican: NkThrasher: Quelle surprise.  The 14th amendment exists.

In terms of marriage, homosexuals are not equal to heterosexuals because it is impossible for homosexuals to procreate, which is the main purpose of marriage.

Tell that to my gay friend that fathered a child with a  woman (on purpose) and proceeded to raise his daughter with his gay partner over the last eighteen  years.

/Expanding your views is important.



Well, he wouldn't have to worry about her 'step dad' molesting her.
I'll be in the corner.........
 
2014-02-26 04:36:58 PM  

CountryClubRepublican: demaL-demaL-yeH: CountryClubRepublican: NkThrasher: Quelle surprise.  The 14th amendment exists.

In terms of marriage, homosexuals are not equal to heterosexuals because it is impossible for homosexuals to procreate, which is the main purpose of marriage.

By that "reasoning", you can forbid the elderly and infertile from marrying.
Now with bonus bannination of contraceptives!

Marriage is a civil contract, einstien, and it's mostly about property, inheritance, with a side of financial and legal responsibility for the care of children.

Ask any doctor, there is no 100% reliable test for fertility.

Yes, marriage is a civil contract and is about the things you mention, but you would have none of those without procreation.


I assumed the first bit was tongue-in-cheek. Now it sounds like you're actually serious about the threat of zero procreation looming large. Don't worry, after the scary libs have forced all men to marry into a big gay santorum-leaking commune, all women will also be required to be unwed mothers of course.
 
2014-02-26 04:37:20 PM  

AugieDoggyDaddy: Carn: AugieDoggyDaddy: obenchainr: QueenMamaBee: LGBTQ  Some of them like that label....although none of my gay friends can explain to me what's the difference between G and Q.

That's kind of odd that they can't explain it.

Gay is a sexual orientation.  Queer is a gender descriptor (as used nowadays).  A heterosexual man who bends gender lines (either through dress or habits) could be queer, though generally it's a label that is self-identified.  So, like, a transgender person is someone who identifies as a gender opposite that of their sex, and a queer person is someone who "blurs the lines" but doesn't necessarily identify as the opposite gender.

Flamboyantly  Androgynous  Gay ?

Film Actor's Guild

What kind of films?  Never mind,  I'm scared of the answer.


The kind with long close ups of mustaches riding up and down glistening cocks.
 
2014-02-26 04:38:04 PM  

rockforever: Rick Perry blows his stack in 3...2...1...


i.imgur.com

...blows something.
 
2014-02-26 04:38:12 PM  

BinderWoman: Satanic_Hamster: Man.

Live in Texas.  Derpers in my office are going to go all herp and derp when they find out about this.

I live in the very-red suburbs of Houston. This will be fun to watch!


Yeah, it's gonna be fun here. I'm just not gonna socialize at work for a bit.
 
2014-02-26 04:38:46 PM  
I want to end all gay marriages.  But that's only because I'm a divorce attorney and I think the potential  income and entertainment values could be epic.
 
2014-02-26 04:39:08 PM  

jaybeezey: No shiat. I'm Texan, conservative and straight and have no idea why it is such big deal to let same sex couples get married. It doesn't have any negative impact on anyone. You might as well be making abitrary laws about people who like cabbage can't get married to each other.

One a side note, i'd never enter the home of 2 people who eat a lot cabbage.


You got somethin' against Germans?
 
2014-02-26 04:41:00 PM  

rwhamann: BinderWoman: Satanic_Hamster: Man.

Live in Texas.  Derpers in my office are going to go all herp and derp when they find out about this.

I live in the very-red suburbs of Houston. This will be fun to watch!

Yeah, it's gonna be fun here. I'm just not gonna socialize at work for a bit.


Yeah, but it's gonna fun in Montrose, too.
 
2014-02-26 04:41:17 PM  
I wonder what effect this will have on the governor's race, since the AG (R candidate for gov) is going to defend the law.  I can see it swinging both ways (*ahem*), but I don't know of any recent polls of marriage equality in Texas.
 
2014-02-26 04:41:50 PM  

UNC_Samurai: Soon, you phony "libertarian" wankstains! Soon, Amendment One will be in the dustbin of history.

/it pissed me off to NO GODDAMN END how many so-called libertarians, independents, moderates, and "fiscally conservative but socially liberal" people bought into that bullshiat
//NC was supposed to be making real progress, too


North Carolina was the second-to-last state to seceed from the Union.  They'll probably be the second-to-last to yield marriage rights, too.  NC is bit... slow.
 
2014-02-26 04:42:15 PM  
Will someone -- ANYONE -- explain to me why marriage equality is such a bad thing that it causes such apoplexy?
 
2014-02-26 04:43:56 PM  

eraser8: Will someone -- ANYONE -- explain to me why marriage equality is such a bad thing that it causes such apoplexy?


Fear
 
2014-02-26 04:44:00 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Magorn: //insist I inquire what your "preferred gender pronoun is and I will make it a point never to need to know because I will never speak to you
/// Tell me your PGP is "cis" or "hir" or god help me "Xi" and I will rip out your lungs and show them to you before you die

Just out of curiosity, do you get all bent out of shape when "Daniel" prefers you call him "Dan" or "Danny"? Do you refuse to have any contact with "Katherine" if she insists you call her "Kate" or "Kathy"? And heaven forbid someone use their middle name as the name they go by.

// just curious how far your irrationality extends, or if it's only about gender


it's about putting words in the English language that do not exist, especially when they serve no point but to delineate how special a person perceives themselves to be .  The ironic thing is that in an attempt to defy fender steroeotyprs people that indulge in this sort of twaddle are actually REINFORCING them

You are a girl that likes to fix cars?  That doesn't make you a HIR that makes you a woman who fits nicely into the real spectrum of what woman are, despite cultural attempts to limit roles.

I;m 6'3 fat, balding hairy and straight, but I still admire Freddie Mercury and Dr. Frakenfurter as quasi role models- not because I am "strangely gendered" but just cause I like their swagger

We are ALL as Jung said, some mix of Animus and Anima, male and female essence, and the idea that if we are are anything put stereotypically male or female then we are a new "gender" needing its own pronoun is not merely ridiculous, but actually damaging
 
2014-02-26 04:44:32 PM  

scamp-dun-emer: HaywoodJablonski: scamp-dun-emer: HaywoodJablonski: I eagerly await the flood of butthurt Facebook friends plotting their move to Australia, since they don't have gay marriage or national healthcare

You'd better warn them off then. We definitely have national healthcare.

That's the joke. I thought you'd have gay marriage by now too

No! We have a conservative government & our leader is a rampant & vocal homophobe.


Hmm. I'll modify the joke to say Canada or Germany next time. Thanks.
 
2014-02-26 04:44:57 PM  

Bareefer Obonghit: However, number of queers coming in Texas skyrockets.

/Off I go to Freeper Land to watch the schadenfreude unfold in real time


Be sure to use protection.  And log off after an hour, for your own safety.
 
2014-02-26 04:45:30 PM  
And yet the Republican nominee will still run on a platform of adding a Constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. And he will lose badly because of it
 
2014-02-26 04:45:46 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: scamp-dun-emer: HaywoodJablonski: scamp-dun-emer: HaywoodJablonski: I eagerly await the flood of butthurt Facebook friends plotting their move to Australia, since they don't have gay marriage or national healthcare

You'd better warn them off then. We definitely have national healthcare.

That's the joke. I thought you'd have gay marriage by now too

No! We have a conservative government & our leader is a rampant & vocal homophobe.

Hmm. I'll modify the joke to say Canada or Germany next time. Thanks.


Don't you go sending those people up here.
 
2014-02-26 04:46:16 PM  

browntimmy: QueenMamaBee:
LGBTQ  Some of them like that label....although none of my gay friends can explain to me what's the difference between G and Q.

It was discussed in a thread a while back and the only explanation I heard was that queer meant people who are gay but don't want to be labeled as gay because they feel they don't fit peoples' perceptions about gay people. So basically, queer is hipster gay.


That would explain one friend's irritation with them.
 
2014-02-26 04:46:47 PM  
11 years ago it was illegal to commit homosexual acts in Texas. Think about that. Only 15 years ago a Texas man wen to jail for sleeping in the same bed as the person he loved.

Lawrence v. Texas was decided only 11 years ago.

Now, homosexual relationships are not only legal, but will very soon (as soon as SCOTUS gets off its ass and hears one of these cases) be legally recognized by the state of Texas.

This is social change at a ridiculous pace, from you're-going-to-prison to here's-your-official-document-recognizing-your-love-and-commitment-and -acknowledging-your-legal-rights in barely a decade.

It's a pretty cool time to be alive.
 
2014-02-26 04:47:25 PM  

technicolor-misfit: rockforever: Rick Perry blows his stack in 3...2...1...

He's gonna blow something.

[www.pensitoreview.com image 375x333]


lulz

That just made my f*cking day.
 
2014-02-26 04:48:33 PM  

Anderson's Pooper: I want to end all gay marriages.  But that's only because I'm a divorce attorney and I think the potential  income and entertainment values could be epic.


1. Befriend a lot of lesbians.
2. Convince them marriage is the new U-Haul.
3. Wait three weeks.
4. Profit.

You're welcome.
 
2014-02-26 04:49:59 PM  
As a San Antonian who doesn't really care if gays marry, and is still gonna vote for Greg Abbot, I am getting a kick...
 
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