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March 18, 2004

Gay Equality Rights

Heterosexuals Demand Right To Be Gay

"Equality for Gay Heterosexuals" met yesterday to organize their first ever Gay Pride Parade. George MacRae, 47 and his wife, Janice spoke for their organization. Pushing back his baseball cap to reveal a tanlined forehead, George explained,

"All we're asking is for society to allow us to stand up and say "We're gay!". Not all the time, of course, but most of the time. We have a heck of a lot of fun at poker rallies and fishing derbies, but we can never be gay. For years we've been forced to say we were 'delirious' or 'ecstatic'".

"They say only homosexuals can be gay. We can be 'happy' if we like, with all the same protections of happiness that homosexual people have. But 'happy' isn't the same thing as 'gay', you know? It's close, but it's not the real thing. We just want to be equal and to live our lives as gay people in peace. Being a heterosexual and gay does nothing to dimish homosexual gayness. We think it strengthens it."


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MacRae's wife has opened a dance club where members have a place to meet and socialize with other gays. Friday was the ribbon cutting, followed by a whist tournament and barn dance.

"Homosexuals don't have to give up anything up to allow heterosexuals the right to be 'gay'. Homosexual culture and traditions aren't going to come crashing down because a man and woman want to be recognized fully as a gay couple."

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Posted by Kate at March 18, 2004 10:56 PM
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That is not funny. It is not humorous to ridicule oppressed minority groups. Excuse me, but I have to go to the PETGA rally now.

Posted by: The Commissar at March 19, 2004 12:11 AM

You appear to have an open italics coding somewhere. The remainder of the page is in italics...

Posted by: James Joyner at March 19, 2004 4:23 PM

Thanks - I use Opera, and it seems to close off tags automatically. Checked it in Mozilla and found the culprit.

Posted by: Kate at March 19, 2004 5:36 PM
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