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Defending Prop 8: Someone’s Got To Do It

The research and clinical literature demonstrate that same-sex sexual and romantic attractions, feelings, and behaviors are normal and positive variations of human sexuality.

http://www.apa.org/pi/lgbt/resources/...

The longstanding consensus of the behavioral and social sciences and the health and mental health professions is that homosexuality per se is a normal and positive variation of human sexual orientation.

http://www.apa.org/about/governance/c...

December 10, 2010 at 11:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Defending Prop 8: Someone’s Got To Do It

The American Psychological Association, the American Psychiatric Association, and the National Association of Social Workers state:

"There is no scientific basis for distinguishing between same-sex couples and heterosexual couples with respect to the legal rights, obligations, benefits, and burdens conferred by civil marriage."

http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/courts/su...

Thus, mental health professionals and researchers have long recognized that being homosexual poses no inherent obstacle to leading a happy, healthy, and productive life, and that the vast majority of gay and lesbian people function well in the full array of social institutions and interpersonal relationships.

http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/courts/su...

December 10, 2010 at 11:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Defending Prop 8: Someone’s Got To Do It

This was taken from another poster that shows why we need to legalize gay marriage. If you don't feel for this person after reading it, you simply aren't human.

"I am not sure what our President thinks of this dicission but coming from a poor family and knowing what discrimination is all about I would assume he would not care if "Gays" have equal rights. The whole reason why they are asking for rights to be considered married is from the same reason why I would be for it. My own life partner commited suicide in our home with a gun to his heart. After a 28 year union I was deprived to even go his funeral. We had two plots next to each other. But because we did not have a marriage cirtificate "(Legal Document)" of our union his mother had him cremated and his ashes taken back to Missouri where we came from. That is only one example how painful it is. His suicide tramatized me so much and her disregard for my feelings only added to my heartach. That happened on March 21 of 2007 and I still cannot type this without crying for the trauma I have to endure each day. Oh did I mention I am in an electric wheelchair for life? Yes I am and it is very diffacult to find another mate when you are 58 and in a wheelchair. "

December 10, 2010 at 11:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Defending Prop 8: Someone’s Got To Do It

The National Library of Medicine pubs confirm that sexual orientation is natural, biologically induced in the first trimester of pregnancy, morally neutral, immutable, neither contagious nor learned, bearing no relation to an individuals ability to form deep and lasting relationships, to parent children, to work or to contribute to society.

From the American Psychological Association: homosexuality is normal; homosexual relationships are normal.

The American Academy of Pediatrics, American Psychological Asociation and American Psychiatric Asociation have endorsed civil marriage for same-sex couples because marriage strengthens mental and physical health and longevity of couples, and provides greater legal and financial security for children, parents and seniors.

America's premier child/mental health associations endorse marriage equality.

December 10, 2010 at 11:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Defending Prop 8: Someone’s Got To Do It

And it should also be noted that:
"It is worth noting that many medical and scientific organizations do believe it is impossible to change a person's sexual orientation and this is displayed in a statement by American Academy of Pediatrics, American Counseling Association, American Association of School Administrators, American Federation of Teachers, American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, American School Health Association, Interfaith Alliance Foundation, National Association of School Psychologists, National Association of Social Workers, and National Education Association."

December 10, 2010 at 11:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Defending Prop 8: Someone’s Got To Do It

For those of you claiming homosexuality is a "lifestyle", that is a false and ignorant statement. Homosexuality is not a choice. Just like you don't choose the color of your skin, you cannot choose whom you are sexually attracted to. If you can, sorry, but you are not heterosexual, you are bi-sexual. Virtually all major psychological and medical experts agree that sexual orientation is NOT a choice. Most gay people will tell you its not a choice. Common sense will tell you its not a choice. While science is relatively new to studying homosexuality, studies tend to indicate that its biological.

http://www-news.uchicago.edu/releases...
http://www.newscientist.com/channel/s...
Gay, Straight Men's Brain Responses Differ
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,1...
http://www.livescience.com/health/060...
http://www.springerlink.com/content/w...
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80b...

December 10, 2010 at 11:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Defending Prop 8: Someone’s Got To Do It

fromrooftop: Lol, you conservatives are funny. The "will of the people" argument only applies if it benefits you. Let's examine what just happened to "don't ask don't tell." Majority of Americans have proven to support repeal, with all polls showing 50-75% support. Majority of military people support repeal, with the military poll showing over 60% support. Majority of our government supports repeal (Senate vote 50+ vs 40). Yet republicans filibuster the repeal of "don't ask don't tell" going against the will of the people. What happened to that argument now?

Oh yeah, Republicans prove that it only applies for them. It also proves that they never really cared about the "will of the people", they only care about their anti-gay agenda. Stop falling for anti-gay tricks, and start taking a stand. Don't let these people tell you how to vote or run your life. And don't let these people keep tricking you and lying to you to advance their agenda.

My organization is working to expose all of your lies and bigotry. And as past history of civil rights shows, bigotry never wins in the end.

December 10, 2010 at 10:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )