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Author Topic: Rand Paul’s Solution for Workplace Discrimination Against Gays? Stay in the Closet.  (Read 2430 times)

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I think the headline sums this up so well, I'd not going to give a snippet quote, just go read the article.
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I think the headline sums this up so well, I'd not going to give a snippet quote, just go read the article.

 
I uh, I can't say this is surprising, but it is more than a little annoying. The article sums up very well what I would have said.
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I uh, I can't say this is surprising, but it is more than a little annoying. The article sums up very well what I would have said.

I don't get the his attitude, but then I've never got the opposition to gay marriage, let alone to gays in general. How is person X being gay supposed to negatively effect me so much that I would bother to be opposed?  I'm not a big fan of people who dye their hair weird colors, but people dying their hair weird colors doesn't negatively effect anything but my opinion so why on Earth would I make a fuss about it, let alone want to be able to discriminate against people with weird hair dyes? I just don't understand the desire to "punish" people for being different than me.
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I think the headline sums this up so well, I'd not going to give a snippet quote, just go read the article.


Lovely.

With any luck, not only will his presidential hopes continue to tank, but he'll lose his senate seat as well.
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just go read the article.

 
That's a very well reasoned and written dissection from Slate writer Mark Joseph Stern.
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I just don't understand the desire to "punish" people for being different than me.

 
Some people have an irrational need to control everything around them. When something is outside one's control, one tends to get scared and scrambles to get it back under control. Punishment is usually the quickest way to do so.
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but people dying their hair weird colors doesn't negatively effect anything

 
You're not an engineer on a ship.  People with hair dye tend to make our job more time consuming. we have to more closely regulate the bromine level so that it still kills the bugs, but not so much that it turns their hair green.

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You're not an engineer on a ship.  People with hair dye tend to make our job more time consuming. we have to more closely regulate the bromine level so that it still kills the bugs, but not so much that it turns their hair green.

::snort:: I can see how that would make your job harder.  I imagine this would be really critical on a passenger liner too. Having passengers' hair turn green would not help attract passengers.
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::snort:: I can see how that would make your job harder.  I imagine this would be really critical on a passenger liner too. Having passengers' hair turn green would not help attract passengers.

 
Although we did have on mate who was a real b****.  Our 2nd engineer, she got back at the mate by upping the chemical level, knowing that the dye she used in her hair wasn't going to affected by just a bit more chemical.

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