Musician, husband, father. That's all that really matters.
I often wonder if any of the people who make disparaging and often hateful comments about the gay community have ever met a gay person or have had taken time enough to truly get to know a gay man or woman. My wife and I brought up our two girls to be open to all religions (although we are not religious ourselves) and points of view. My girls do not tell "faggot" jokes or use racial slurs. That kind of thing is for cheap individuals who think they are being funny or who strive to be accepted by the bigots who may surround them at certain moments.
Sadly, racism and bigotry will always be with us, but at least it is now seen as low class and revolting. More importantly it is no longer tolerated in our laws (segregation for example). It is good that our fine country is on a path to tolerance and acceptance of diversity. We have a black president and first family (unfortunately, that is a sore point with some people). Bleak right-wingers have coagulated into a loud, hateful group (tea anyone?) and have, under the guise of being "true Americans," forced moderate people out of one of our major political parties. Thus, the GOP has lost the ability to press their thoughts on small government and fiscal sanity to the American voter. Instead we hear about "legitimate" rape, single women using contraceptives described as "sluts," Islam taking over the world, the earth being no more than six thousand years old, and on and on.
The Republican Party will not die out but it will most definately change. Drastically. The crackpots will have to find another hole to crawl in.
@gast. AIDS does not define gay citizens of our country. San Francisco, like all - ALL - cities and towns in our country, has a gay population. Gays are normal, everyday, people who happen to be in love with someone of their own sex. Just like hetrosexual folks, Gays are nasty or they are nice. That's it! The fact is that they are here to stay and, as American citizens, they should have the right to marry anyone they please. It is only the good, kind, god-fearing christian folk, especially the ones who are always whining about government intrusion into our lives, who stand in their way. God is good! Yes, she is!!
Lets face it, many, many, many conservative republican families have one or more quite gay members among their ranks. I have been married for over 40 years and I cannot see how gay marriage will affect my promise to my lady. In a truly free country, people in love should be able to get married - whether they are gay or not. It is religion (of course) that stands in the way of their happiness.
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