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A- Oh, what could have been, Random Pixels.
B- Gun Free Zone posts an open letter (apparently) written by someone else who wants America separated into Republicans and Democrats.
––We’ll keep the SUV’s, pickup trucks and oversized luxury cars. You can take every Volt and Leaf you can find.C- Bark Bark Woof Woof on why marriage equality is gaining traction.
––You can give everyone healthcare if you can find any practicing doctors.
––We’ll continue to believe healthcare is a luxury and not a right.
This is the heart of the matter, and although it’s a bumper-sticker sentiment, it’s true: gay rights are human rights. If we don’t have them, then it harms everyone. Equality is not an Us vs. Them proposition, nor is it a zero-sum game. Me having the right to marry the one I love (as soon as I find him) or adopt a child in Florida, or get survivor and inheritance benefits from Social Security, or any of the other 1,100 things that are available to heterosexual couples only via that one little word — “married” — does not take something away from that nice straight couple next door with their kids.