As Borat sayeth, "in Kazakhstan, woman pull plow and is below rat but above cocroach." And "you like Kazakhstan? I like US of A. We want your President, George Walter Bush and his father Barbra to crush Iraq."
Thanks for the text. Some quotes from the Supreme Court Decision"
It should be noted, however, that there is no longstanding history in this country of laws directed at homosexual conduct as a distinct matter...
Moreover, early sodomy laws seem not to have been enforced against consenting adults acting in private. Instead, sodomy prosecutions often involved predatory acts against those who could not or did not consent: relations between men and minor girls or boys, between adults involving force, between adults implicating disparity in status, or between men and animals...
Far from possessing "ancient roots," ibid., American laws targeting same-sex couples did not develop until the last third of the 20th century. ...
The 25 States with laws prohibiting the conduct referenced in Bowers are reduced now to 13, of which 4 enforce their laws only against homosexual conduct. In those States, including Texas, that still proscribe sodomy (whether for same-sex or heterosexual conduct), there is a pattern of nonenforcement with respect to consenting adults acting in private.
So while there was a brief period during the late 20th century when such laws were put on the books, they never seemed to be really enforced. And in the few cases that they did get enforced, the sentences were never so severe as death or long prison sentences.
So N1120A implication that the US is guilty of the same treatment of gays as many Muslim countries is false at worst, and a gross exaggeration at best.
N1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 25974 posts, RR: 78 Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 8564 times:
Quoting MDorBust (Reply 15): Also, failing to put forth the given bond, you can be held in custodial detention until such time as your trial.
Of course you can
Quoting Cfalk (Reply 16): So N1120A implication that the US is guilty of the same treatment of gays as many Muslim countries is false at worst, and a gross exaggeration at best.
Read my quote. I said that it was legal to ban homosexuality and jail people for being gay in the US until 2003, which it was. Oh, and if you want some accurate information on your favorite whipping country, try a gay website. Make sure to read the part on the realities of being gay too, not just your pre-thought outcome.
I don't think the religion of the country has got anything to do with it. My point is the sheer hypocrisy in supporting a nation with such a dubious human rights record, whilst attacking other nations for theirs (apparently).
You know, when you write a post for the sole purpose of bashing a belief that a billion people have, it might be time to take a breath and step back from the computer.
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 8395 times:
Quoting 777236ER (Reply 18): I don't think the religion of the country has got anything to do with it. My point is the sheer hypocrisy in supporting a nation with such a dubious human rights record, whilst attacking other nations for theirs (apparently).
Quoting Jaysit (Reply 19): Now it appears that the Mullahs are crying foul that these ostensibly progressive rape laws are a secular plot to destroy Islamic Pakistan.
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 8334 times:
Quoting 777236ER (Reply 22): You do? A 'secular plot'? That sounds more like Christian fundamentalists in the US rather than Islamic fundamentalists in Pakistan. Maybe they're learning.
My point being that Muslim nations behave differently from the rest of the world. As much as we'd like to, we can't force them to give up their 13th century thinking overnight. At the same time, we live in a world where we have to work together, even if we don't particularly like each other.
Jaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 8310 times:
I doubt if anyone has been put to death (legally that is) for being gay in the West (except for those infamous Nazi years in Germany) for several decades at least. That having been said, arrests of men engaging in gay sex even in their homes was rampant right through the early 1970s in many parts of the US.
The problem with the sodomy and especially the gay sodomy laws being on the books was that it served as a catch-all accusation of criminal doing or intent for gay men and women in all sorts of situations - employment, housing, child custody, etc. And for that reason, many social conservatives insisted that such laws stayed on the books. When GWB was Governor of Texas, he was presented with the opportunity of stripping these statutes from the books, but refused to do so on "moral" grounds.
At the end of the day, the discrimination that anti-sodomy laws created was more insidious and affected gay Americans in ways that they couldn't imagine. Yes, you weren't trotted off to chop chop square and beheaded or stoned like in some Islamic backwater, but I'd like to think that our standards of civil rights and social progress are centuries ahead of the Saudis or the flea bitten Mullahs who haunt Mullah-stan everywhere. Comparisons with Mullah-world are, thus, odious at best.
25 SATX: The US doesn't put gays in jail or kill them, but we've been through our own dark ages as well. In fact previous generations used to burn folks at the
26 HAWK21M: That way the General is doing something to sort out these problems. regds MEL
27 JGPH1A: Hehe - put to death with chocolate eggs ! What a way to go. As for these changes, it's hardly earth-shattering. Might as well just adjust the size of
28 N1120A: The point is the legality, not the sentence.
29 Cfalk: Did you know that in Canada, it's illegal to climb trees? Or that in Switzerland, it is illegal for a man to pee in a toilet standing up after 10 PM?
30 JGPH1A: I thought it was also illegal to flush the toilet in Switzerland after 10pm. I heard anecdotally that the law in Switzerland is enforced, if you have