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Subject: About Rights, Not Role Models
Date Posted: 8/21/2007 11:08 AM ET
Member Since: 1/11/2006
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This could be a step!

Date Posted: 8/25/2007 7:32 PM ET
Member Since: 11/17/2006
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Good for them! I am glad they got clean. Straights need to stay out of our business. We aren't allowed to do joint tax returns, living wills have to be made in case of poor health. People need to take their heads out of the butts and let us live our lives and be who we are.



Date Posted: 8/28/2007 10:38 PM ET
Member Since: 12/6/2006
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Jessie, thank you for posting this story.

I am hoping for a bright and happy fiuture for both men, and including staying out of trouble by not dealing drugs.

Come to think of it, the case that ruled sodomy laws unconstitutional, weren't the two men (also) arrested on drug charges the same time as they were arrested on sodomy charges?

Edited due to error after fact checking...


Last Edited on: 8/30/07 9:33 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/30/2007 9:43 PM ET
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My post regarding the plaintiffs in the 2003 Supreme Court Decision, which overturned sodomy laws as being unconstitutional, were actually not arrested for any additional charges than sodomy.

I apologize for this error.

Additionally, sadly one of the heroes had passed away, and I wish to remember him as being a fighter for having the courage to stand up against discrimination.

Here is a link to Tyron Garner's Obituary in the NY Times:   http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/14/obituaries/14garner.html?ex=1315886400&en=7038671bccc7da64&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss


Mr. Garner took quiet pride in his place in history.

“I don’t really want to be a hero,” he said in an interview with The Houston Chronicle in 2004. “But I want to tell other gay people, ‘Be who you are, and don’t be afraid.’ ”