Are you gay or okay with gays? Should gay marriage be allowed?

@fjgamer (543)
United States
May 31, 2008 11:33am CST
I heard on the radio that people still can't distinguish a difference between tolerance and acceptance. This issue was brought up by a caller who said he wasn't sure if he should support gay marriage. I was curious what your views on homosexuality are. Are you gay? If so, would you care to get married? If you're straight (and male), are you more attracted to lesbians than any other women? If so, can you explain why?
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@zeroflashx2 (2491)
• Philippines
31 May 08
I'm straight and I am one of those who "accept" them as part of the society. I get attracted to women in general, no preference either way. I just see them as just trying to express themselves in a way that they have no choice but to be. It wasn't their choice to either be a man or a woman, but it can be their choice to act as either. I respect them for that. However, as you have mentioned, there may be a very fine line between tolerance and acceptance. Same gender relationship, emotionally speaking that's fine with me if they want to. However, naturally, it doesn't follow suit what nature has implored. Man and woman. They can have relationships but should not go beyond what is natural until everyone, I do mean everyone, has accepted it. Just a thought.
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
31 May 08
"They can have relationships but should not go beyond what is natural until everyone, I do mean everyone, has accepted it." But just curious...why should people live their lives just to please others? Maybe if more people did as they wanted to do the others would see that it isn't some horrible thing to be avoided and then their would be more acceptance.
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• Philippines
31 May 08
That's exactly my point. If not everyone can accept it, this issue won't end and most of them would be hard pressed to move on. If they want to do it, then fine, they can. I for one won't hinder anyone. But will everyone else condone it? Not exactly until everyone accepts it. It is hard to reach that point. But that would be ideal for them.
@feralcat (426)
• Canada
31 May 08
I have many gay friends and would liek to know exactly what you consider to be "natural"? They did not choose to be gay if they had a choice then they would have chosen to be straight since it seems to be easier to live without intolerance and I agree with them. They are who they are and "I" for one am not one to tell people what is "natural" and what is not. I did not create human life or how people are born and no one else did so why should we say what is "natural" Isn't a comment like that somewhat bigoted?
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
31 May 08
If I had a wonderful, loving woman in my life that I wanted to marry, I would without hesitation. Isn't that how it's supposed to be. I know if I had a wonderful, loving man in my life, I would want to marry h im,so what's the difference really? People should be able to marry who ever they want, whoever they love, gender should not matter.
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@fjgamer (543)
• United States
31 May 08
I'm on your side. It shouldn't make any difference to us what two other people decide to do with their lives, and who you like isn't my business unless you like me or I'm just jealous. If you like me, it's my business, because I may not like you. If you like someone else, it may be my business, because I could want you for myself, so I should have the right to make my love for you known.
• Malaysia
31 May 08
I'm not gay, but not disagree gay. They are human too, they have their right to choose who they love. We can't judge someone by our view.
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@fjgamer (543)
• United States
31 May 08
You don't disagree gay? That line didn't make any sense.
@kerriannc (4281)
• Jamaica
31 May 08
I am not gay. But I can distingush the diference between tolerance and acceptance. I will try and tolerate it but I will not accept it because it is against my up bringing. I am in a regular chatroom with is crowded with it. Personally it seems as if I am the only straight in there. I was talking to a gay person last night and I have to let him know that I have my own set of problems to deal with. What I dislike is that they want us to just shut up and accept their abnormal living. As I told him, it is his life style so what is in his bedroom should stay there.
@fjgamer (543)
• United States
31 May 08
Foxyfire is right in that sarcastic way of his, because I'm often offended by public displays of affection, even if it's what you deem natural, a man and a woman. I'm offended, because they flaunt themselves in front of me, against my will. I could be in a line at a grocery store or at Gamestop and two people would randomly start french kissing before my eyes. I don't bother them, though; they just bother me. I would like to just yell "Leave me alone, jerks!" but I'm too nervous about how everyone would respond, because I was almost arrested at Wal-Mart for something similar. The point is we need to accept sexuality in general as a natural activity. After all, we all seem to do our own thing, and it seems only natural that someone is totally different from you. Even Christians believe God created everyone to be unique, so they shouldn't force others to be like them, even just in public places.
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
31 May 08
Thanks foe appreciating my comment! (I'm female though lol)
@feralcat (426)
• Canada
31 May 08
By the way you're comment "I am in a regular chatroom with is crowded with it" is quite ignorant and ignorance is so often bliss. As for "abnormal" living Freud said that all humans were born deviant. So does the life you lead make you deviant? People are people and comments such as yours only create more intolerance and hate crimes.... Think about it or then again........... don't
@kingcrapper (1538)
• United States
1 Jun 08
I can't believe this is still even an issue. Look, there was a nation referendom on this issue and the popular vote came out in strong numbers and votes 'NO' to gay marriage. 'No'. Anyone want to look back at that vote. It came back 'No' to gay marriage. Then comes the politicians trying to get the gay vote and they bend and then state after state, judge after judge fall prey to it. Now it is legal and granted in some states. Some people will lable me a 'homophobic' or a dozen other names they can sling but the fact of the matter is (mind you I using the word 'fact' not 'how I feel') the people voted against it. It means that the majority were against it. For those of you who are Christians, you will know the Bible's stand on it. On a third level, at won't point with 'acceptablitity' and labeling '____-phobic' come to an end...when everyone gets what they want and makes it a right and privilge? Hmm. Is anyone out there attracted to very young children? I am sure a person like Micheal Jackson is foaming at the mouth the moment someone protest their free rights to gang rape young children. It is their right to do what they want. Look, I am not about to beat up a person who is gay. This issue is about where the word 'marriage' is used. I know gay people, I even hang out with them and they are good people but I am not about to allow something so important fall to people who can only sling the emotions and name calling back. Argue the facts. Or don't bother.
@jesbellaine (4157)
• Philippines
31 May 08
I am straight as well but I am a person who accept them in this world. They are lots of gay people who are really really nice and good people so I don't have any problems with them. Cheers!
@YoungInLove (1254)
• Canada
31 May 08
Im not gay but I do accept them. I personally dont want to be in public and have a couple showing wayyy to much PDA, but I would feel the same way as if it were a straight couple. I think that they are the one living with their decisions for the rest of their lives, so ultimately it should be their choice on how they live it, its not our place to say they cant do something, especially because in the end its not going to be affecting us or how were living.