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(RealClear)   Congratulations states without gay marriage, you are now officially more backwards and repressive than Myanmar   (realclear.com) divider line 78
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2014-03-03 01:05:52 PM
It's Burma.
 
2014-03-03 01:06:58 PM
Now?!
 
2014-03-03 01:08:56 PM
tympanogram.com
 
2014-03-03 01:09:48 PM
From the article

"The marriage does not enjoy any legal status"

So it is the same level of backwards and repressive.
 
2014-03-03 01:10:44 PM
FTFA:  "The marriage does not enjoy any legal status but followed the customs of other Myanmar weddings, with the two men arriving in solemn procession followed by six groomsmen in front of some two hundred guests."

How does the fact that a couple performed a wedding that is not legally recognized suddenly make this country more progressive than, say, Oregon, where gay marriages are not performed (but are actually legally recognized from other jurisdictions)?
 
2014-03-03 01:11:06 PM
The marriage does not enjoy any legal status but followed the customs of other Myanmar weddings


You shouldn't lie, Subby.Those states are  as backwards as Myanmar, not more
 
2014-03-03 01:11:07 PM
FTA :

The marriage does not enjoy any legal status

People can play House in Mississippi too, subs.
 
2014-03-03 01:11:57 PM
Peace and Freedom to the People of Burma motherfarker!

...mommy what does motherfarker mean? ...oh! SORRY!

/obscure?
 
2014-03-03 01:12:05 PM
Aung San Suu Kyi might see things a little differently.
 
2014-03-03 01:14:16 PM

JesusJuice: It's Burma.


This.
 
2014-03-03 01:16:21 PM

veedeevadeevoodee: JesusJuice: It's Burma.

This.


Sorry, I panicked.
 
2014-03-03 01:16:59 PM
Let's ship all the gays to Myanmar then... Seems like a win/win
 
2014-03-03 01:18:41 PM
And 99% of the people in the world don't give a shiat about the gay marriage issue.  It's mostly the far, far right or the gays.  The rest of us have bigger issues to worry about.
 
2014-03-03 01:19:07 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Let's ship all the gays to Myanmar then... Seems like a win/win


only if we send the closeted anti-gay gays as well, and then sneakily let the proud gays come back home.
 
2014-03-03 01:19:17 PM
Meh. I went to a commitment ceremony 5 years ago in Georgia, held in a church. Georgia's backwardness doesn't exceed that of Burma. At least not by much.
 
2014-03-03 01:19:21 PM

veedeevadeevoodee: JesusJuice: It's Burma.

This.


Yes.www.digitaldeliftp.com
 
2014-03-03 01:19:30 PM
I think the more backward and repressive place is the one where I'm most likely to get the hell out of me, but we all have different standards.
 
2014-03-03 01:21:52 PM
Sad to hear about that latest that's going on in Myanmar. I was there less than a year ago and the locals I met were some of the nicest, happiest and most genuine people you could hope to meet. It was hard to wrap your head around the fact that they lived under an oppressive military dictatorship.
 
2014-03-03 01:22:02 PM

crzytxn: And 99% of the people in the world don't give a shiat about the gay marriage issue.  It's mostly the far, far right or the gays.  The rest of us have bigger issues to worry about.


I think your number is not very accurate. I'm not gay. And I'm definitely not far, far right. But I do give a shiat about it. I'm not alone.
 
2014-03-03 01:22:42 PM
Mallomars were served at the reception..
 
2014-03-03 01:23:25 PM
 
2014-03-03 01:24:21 PM

Gary-L: veedeevadeevoodee: JesusJuice: It's Burma.

This.

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Gah. 15 for a quarter? Today they have a markup of about 5000%.

What was this thread about?
 
2014-03-03 01:24:41 PM

Rashnu: Sad to hear about that latest that's going on in Myanmar. I was there less than a year ago and the locals I met were some of the nicest, happiest and most genuine people you could hope to meet. It was hard to wrap your head around the fact that they lived under an oppressive military dictatorship.


Well, they are making moves towards democracy.  The transistion is not complete, but it seems to be genuine and is, all things considered, going as smoothly as such is possible.
 
2014-03-03 01:24:42 PM

crzytxn: And 99% of the people in the world don't give a shiat about the gay marriage issue.  It's mostly the far, far right or the gays.   The rest of us have bigger issues to worry about.


like ensuring equality for everyone regardless of race religion or sexual preference.
 
2014-03-03 01:32:28 PM

JesusJuice: It's Burma.


Why'd you say Burma?
 
2014-03-03 01:34:47 PM
I too am pretty sure it's Burma.
 
2014-03-03 01:36:51 PM

Geotpf: Rashnu: Sad to hear about that latest that's going on in Myanmar. I was there less than a year ago and the locals I met were some of the nicest, happiest and most genuine people you could hope to meet. It was hard to wrap your head around the fact that they lived under an oppressive military dictatorship.

Well, they are making moves towards democracy.  The transistion is not complete, but it seems to be genuine and is, all things considered, going as smoothly as such is possible.


Agreed and there were visible signs of that progress and loosening of restrictions (at least in the areas of the country where foreign tourists were permitted). The recent uptick in violence and ethnic/religious strife is unfortunate though. Damn violent Buddhists...
 
2014-03-03 01:43:11 PM
Yes but if we really cared about liberty and Jesus, we'd care more whether the baker of the heart shaped wedding cake had right to refuse to bake this symbol of this sinful union.
 
2014-03-03 01:44:52 PM
I'm no expert, but I'm thinking that one issue should not be the only deciding factor on backwardness.  I mean, for example.  What kind of alcohol does Myanmar produce?  Is it better than bourbon, or rum or beer?

How about the dental hygiene?

Are their women barefoot AND pregnant?

What is Myanmar's stance on snake handling?

And did Myanmar elect its current leaders?
 
2014-03-03 01:45:48 PM
Nothing says openness and tolerance like the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya, and other minority ethnic groups.
 
2014-03-03 01:46:55 PM
You know... given all the comparisons between Hitler and Putin, if we end up in WWIII we need to follow the example of creating Israel in middle East by creating "Gaylandia" in part of Uganda... or maybe i part of West Texas once Russia is defeated.

The LGBT community need their own nation. They could have the rainbow as their flag and have the worlds highest population density of hairdressers.

It would be a very nice country I'm sure.
 
2014-03-03 01:48:52 PM
Congrats to all the dumbshiats who bit on the troll.
 
2014-03-03 01:58:37 PM
Well if it's any consolation these states still are more progressives than most African nations where being gay can be a death sentence.
 
2014-03-03 02:00:01 PM
did someone say Gays in Miramar?


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2014-03-03 02:02:27 PM
Yeah it's totally not like that's the majority of the country.

Here's bad news for you...you live in a country that is predominantly worse than Myanmar with regards to gay marriage. Regardless of what state your ivory tower is in. So maybe don't hurt yourselves patting each other on the back for not living in one of "those" states.

/more bad news, there's plenty of folks in your superior states who oppose gay marriage, too, sorry to shatter your worldview that everyone in Cali or NY is a freedom fighting gay marriage loving liberal and everyone in Texas or Alabama is a backwards inbred gay hating hick
//the real world is not like Fark
 
2014-03-03 02:40:16 PM

veedeevadeevoodee: JesusJuice: It's Burma.

This.


No it isn't, any more than my saying your name is really voodeevoodeevoo.

Their current government says the name is "The Republic of the Union of Myanmar" no matter what the US likes to call them.
 
2014-03-03 02:41:53 PM
Today's moderator sponsored Gay propaganda in this thread, folks, get it right here.
 
2014-03-03 02:43:44 PM

Isitoveryet: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Let's ship all the gays to Myanmar then... Seems like a win/win

only if we send the closeted anti-gay gays as well, and then sneakily let the proud gays come back home.


If we shipped all the gays to Myanmar, all the closeted gays would be going to, no? Otherwise we wouldn't be shipping all the gays, only the gays we know about. Duh.

Plus, even if we shipped the "closeted anti-gay gays" as well, we'd still have kicking around the anti-gays that aren't gay, so "sneakily let[ting] the proud gays come back home" would only put things back exactly the way they were before we got into the whole shipping business.
 
2014-03-03 02:45:56 PM

ArcadianRefugee: veedeevadeevoodee: JesusJuice: It's Burma.

This.

No it isn't, any more than my saying your name is really voodeevoodeevoo.

Their current government says the name is "The Republic of the Union of Myanmar" no matter what the US likes to call them.


It's spelled "The Republic of the Union of Myanmar" but...

www.cardinalfang.net

/you're very silly
 
2014-03-03 02:56:53 PM

ArcadianRefugee: veedeevadeevoodee: JesusJuice: It's Burma.

This.

No it isn't, any more than my saying your name is really voodeevoodeevoo.

Their current government says the name is "The Republic of the Union of Myanmar" no matter what the US likes to call them.


What do the officials in Peking call them?

Burma or Myanmar?

Anyone know?
 
2014-03-03 03:00:32 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Isitoveryet:

If we shipped all the gays to Myanmar, all the closeted gays would be going to, no? Otherwise we wouldn't be shipping all the gays, only the gays we know about. Duh.

Plus, even if we shipped the "closeted anti-gay gays" as well, we'd still have kicking around the anti-gays that aren't gay, so "sneakily let[ting] the proud gays come back home" would only put things back exactly the way they were before we got into the whole shipping business.


alright, that does it, nobody is going anywhere until we can get a better deal on shipping costs!
 
2014-03-03 03:04:18 PM
The official name is MyanmarformallyknownasBurma
 
2014-03-03 03:08:20 PM

CleanAndPure: ArcadianRefugee: veedeevadeevoodee: JesusJuice: It's Burma.

This.

No it isn't, any more than my saying your name is really voodeevoodeevoo.

Their current government says the name is "The Republic of the Union of Myanmar" no matter what the US likes to call them.

What do the officials in Peking call them?

Burma or Myanmar?

Anyone know?


缅甸
 
2014-03-03 03:08:32 PM
Man if they go metric, we'll really be lapped.
 
2014-03-03 03:13:21 PM
Unfortunately this currently includes my home state Oregon.  For whatever reason, just enough people were convinced more than a decade ago to vote to amend the state constitution to "protect the sanctity of marriage".  It's a black eye on an otherwise great state and place to live.

Granted, I fully expect legalized gay marriage in Oregon within the next year or two.  But it pains me to see Washington making us look bad.
 
2014-03-03 03:22:58 PM

Kevin Lomax: Yeah it's totally not like that's the majority of the country.

Here's bad news for you...you live in a country that is predominantly worse than Myanmar with regards to gay marriage. Regardless of what state your ivory tower is in. So maybe don't hurt yourselves patting each other on the back for not living in one of "those" states.

/more bad news, there's plenty of folks in your superior states who oppose gay marriage, too, sorry to shatter your worldview that everyone in Cali or NY is a freedom fighting gay marriage loving liberal and everyone in Texas or Alabama is a backwards inbred gay hating hick
//the real world is not like Fark


So my state is no better than the ones with constitutional amendments banning gay marriage, because some people in my state are opposed to marriage equality?
 
2014-03-03 03:27:27 PM

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Man if they go metric, we'll really be lapped.


How many foot pounds of gay is there in a millihomosexual?
 
2014-03-03 03:30:17 PM

JesusJuice: It's Burma.


it will always be Burma to me.
 
2014-03-03 03:30:47 PM

Pincy: Unfortunately this currently includes my home state Oregon.  For whatever reason, just enough people were convinced more than a decade ago to vote to amend the state constitution to "protect the sanctity of marriage".  It's a black eye on an otherwise great state and place to live.

Granted, I fully expect legalized gay marriage in Oregon within the next year or two.  But it pains me to see Washington making us look bad.


That's nice. I live in Oregon too. I am all for gay marriage but I think gay divorce is a right to be earned. In other words I wouldn't bake you a cake for all the filthy lucre in Sam Adams' campaign trust.
 
2014-03-03 03:47:43 PM

Kevin Lomax: Yeah it's totally not like that's the majority of the country.

Here's bad news for you...you live in a country that is predominantly worse than Myanmar with regards to gay marriage. Regardless of what state your ivory tower is in. So maybe don't hurt yourselves patting each other on the back for not living in one of "those" states.

/more bad news, there's plenty of folks in your superior states who oppose gay marriage, too, sorry to shatter your worldview that everyone in Cali or NY is a freedom fighting gay marriage loving liberal and everyone in Texas or Alabama is a backwards inbred gay hating hick
//the real world is not like Fark


Sorry, can't really make out your post through the haze of the legal Cannabis being smoked in my Ivory Tower.
i257.photobucket.com
 
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