This week's book giveaways are in the Jython/Python and Object-Oriented programming forums. We're giving away four copies each of Machine Learning for Business: Using Amazon SageMaker and Jupyter and Object Design Style Guide and have the authors on-line! See this thread and this one for details.
I used to be against gay marriage - but not any more. I suppose the reason I changed my mind has been the slow realization that you encounter gays in every walk of life, and many of them are pillars of the community. So why not, if it makes them feel better? The real reason? Probably because I've come to think of gays as 'us' rather than 'them'. [ December 01, 2003: Message edited by: Alfred Neumann ]
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It's not that you're a bad person if you're not a breeder. It's that the need for breeding, and the challeges of it motivate marriage as a social institution. Otherwise, there would be no reason for public recognition and subsidy of anybody's sexual relationship.
posted 16 years ago
Originally posted by Thomas Paul: Why? 60% of Americans oppose gay marriage.
I suspect that 60% of Americans oppose class-action lawyers also. Some things aren't subject to a vote. What gets my back up is the kind of activism (and activist) who are usually behind this sort of thing, at least at the beginning. And the kind of argument that they tend to make. Such as 'Only uncivilized countries impose the death penalty. Therefore the US is uncivilized.'. I hear this kind of thiung all the time in the UK and am constantly tempted to challenge their premises, beginning with the assumption that this is the business of a national government at all. Or THEIR business at all! There are things about the UK which I dislike but would never attack. Perhaps a 'truly civilized' people would know not to attack others? What changed my mind about gay marriage was learning that many of the gay advocates were people like me sharing most of the same concerns as I do. And memories of all the 'maiden aunts' 'bachelor uncles' and such who have done a damned good job of raising kids over the years. Presumably these were often lesbian and gay. None of my business of course. I don't want people unable to tone down their lifestyle a bit raising kids. But it seems to me that is a heterosexual problem as much as a gay one.... [ December 01, 2003: Message edited by: Alfred Neumann ]
posted 16 years ago
Originally posted by Alfred Neumann: I suspect that 60% of Americans oppose class-action lawyers also. Some things aren't subject to a vote.
If not a vote then who decides? Some really smart person who gets to make the decisions for the rest of us? OK, I volunteer!