Another over the top magazine cover

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This weeks Newsweek magazine features President Obama with something some people are referring to as a "gay-lo"

The cover also refers to him as the "First Gay President".

From the comments section, it doesn't seem like either side of the debate is too please with the cover.



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I wish we lived in a world where people would put a higher value on the country's fiscal well-being than whether or not our leader supports gay marriage. We have several states where it is legal, and no one is going to take that away or prevent gays from getting jobs, or not protect them from harm. Unfortunately, the gay people I know are so childish that they are choosing to vote for Obama on this issue alone and say it is their own personal biggest issue with our country today. And gays aren't the only group doing things like that.

That said, I do believe that the president came out on this issue to gain votes and campaign funding. Not to mention that it detracts from the real issues. I'm not convinced that these are his true feelings.
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Does anyone else get the feeling that magazines are in trouble? Is nobody buying them anymore so they have to resort to sensationalist covers? Really, it is going from bad to worse to absurd. I am not tempted by these stupid mag covers. Are you?
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I wish we lived in a world where people would put a higher value on the country's fiscal well-being than whether or not our leader supports gay marriage. We have several states where it is legal, and no one is going to take that away or prevent gays from getting jobs, or not protect them from harm. Unfortunately, the gay people I know are so childish that they are choosing to vote for Obama on this issue alone and say it is their own personal biggest issue with our country today. And gays aren't the only group doing things like that

That said, I do believe that the president came out on this issue to gain votes and campaign funding. Not to mention that it detracts from the real issues. I'm not convinced that these are his true feelings.
Originally Posted by slinky1
I do believe that these are the President's true feelings but I don't much care even though I totally support gay marriage. I care about the fiscal disaster in our country and I think that is 1000 times more important than anything to do with anyone's sexuality. As a nation, we are too prurient and prudish; that is my personal belief.

My sister is on medicaid and food stamps and people are losing their homes and going hungry - c'mon people!
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Lol @ the "first gay president." Obama's got this next election in the bag. He's got blacks, gays, asians, and women.

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no one is going to [...] prevent gays from getting jobs
Originally Posted by slinky1
No, this is legal in many federal jurisdictions. The Civil Rights Act provides a moderate level of protection against sex discrimination, which some sympathetic judges interpret as protecting people from job discrimination based on their sexual orientation. However, the federal government has no employment discrimination rule specifically protecting gay or trans people.


Unfortunately, the gay people I know are so childish that they are choosing to vote for Obama on this issue alone and say it is their own personal biggest issue with our country today.
Originally Posted by slinky1
You're right, it's pretty childish to want to have your civil rights recognized.
Obama has flipped the playing field. For years the GOP's play book has been about winning by talking about social issues (moral majority, anti-choice, guns, anti-gay, etc). Now Obama is talking about social issues and winning over the voters. Pro-choice, civil rights for ALL, better healthcare.

Maybe gay rights is not a big deal to you but it is to millions. And if you think people aren't trying to take away their rights, you are not paying attention. JMHO. There is still a move to amend the constitution.

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Roseannadana, I understand what your are saying. Just to clarify, I'm totally in favor of gay rights in every way and on every level. I'm just expressing consternation that it's an issue at all - but that's me being naive. Point taken.
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no one is going to [...] prevent gays from getting jobs
Originally Posted by slinky1
No, this is legal in many federal jurisdictions. The Civil Rights Act provides a moderate level of protection against sex discrimination, which some sympathetic judges interpret as protecting people from job discrimination based on their sexual orientation. However, the federal government has no employment discrimination rule specifically protecting gay or trans people.


Unfortunately, the gay people I know are so childish that they are choosing to vote for Obama on this issue alone and say it is their own personal biggest issue with our country today.
Originally Posted by slinky1
You're right, it's pretty childish to want to have your civil rights recognized.
Originally Posted by Eilonwy
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no one is going to [...] prevent gays from getting jobs
Originally Posted by slinky1
No, this is legal in many federal jurisdictions. The Civil Rights Act provides a moderate level of protection against sex discrimination, which some sympathetic judges interpret as protecting people from job discrimination based on their sexual orientation. However, the federal government has no employment discrimination rule specifically protecting gay or trans people.


Unfortunately, the gay people I know are so childish that they are choosing to vote for Obama on this issue alone and say it is their own personal biggest issue with our country today.
Originally Posted by slinky1
You're right, it's pretty childish to want to have your civil rights recognized.
Originally Posted by Eilonwy
People can refuse jobs to many different groups of people, for many reasons. The law does what it can to protect gays more than the general population when it comes to employment. Again, I live in NY, and I don't think I've worked anywhere that gays were absent. I'm from a rural area, and 20 years ago, I had very openly gay teachers in my school. Kissing partners on grounds, raising children and bringing them to school...

Other parts of the country are notably ignorant and lack education on a lot of issues. That can't be fixed by just forcing gay rights on them. If I were gay, I just wouldn't live in those places.

Someone who is against "gay marriage" is certainly not necessarily against civil unions or "gay rights" or the right to share health insurance, etc. I think those who are against all of the above are in the minority...Well, when we're talking about anyone who has a snowball's chance of becoming president at the very least.

That said, gays can get married in many states...and they are an extreme minority. Why would they want to live in a place where the culture was non gay-friendly at this point in time, anyway? Right now, our country is in turmoil. We need everyone to talk about ALL of the issues and what their intentions are, what has been done so far, etc...and make a decison based on ALL of that. NOT just making "gay marriage" national. I am not going to vote democrat every time just because I'm poor and ugly and they're probably most likely to make sure I get taken care of for the rest of my life. I have to think about what is best for EVERYONE.
I think magazines/tabloids are desperate for readers.

I don't think the President has said he himself is gay.

What's next?

If the President supports treatment programs for drug addicts, Newsweak might put him on their cover with a caption "the first drug-addicted president."

No sense. Nonsense.
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I think magazines/tabloids are desperate for readers.

I don't think the President has said he himself is gay.

What's next?

If the President supports treatment programs for drug addicts, Newsweak might put him on their cover with a caption "the first drug-addicted president."

No sense. Nonsense.
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They are desperate. I have a three year sub to Shape magazine that I bought from a girl selling subs for money for college. It is about to end. Those people have been blowing up my phone.

I also subbed to the local paper, and after ridiculous delivery (I should say non-delivery) issues, I cancelled. I get an email or phone call or letter regularly asking me to come back.

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no one is going to [...] prevent gays from getting jobs
Originally Posted by slinky1
No, this is legal in many federal jurisdictions. The Civil Rights Act provides a moderate level of protection against sex discrimination, which some sympathetic judges interpret as protecting people from job discrimination based on their sexual orientation. However, the federal government has no employment discrimination rule specifically protecting gay or trans people.


Unfortunately, the gay people I know are so childish that they are choosing to vote for Obama on this issue alone and say it is their own personal biggest issue with our country today.
Originally Posted by slinky1
You're right, it's pretty childish to want to have your civil rights recognized.
Originally Posted by Eilonwy
LOL seriously. I don't see how that would not be the most important issue if you are denied such an important right!

Also not sure about other states, but gays do not fall under a protected class in Georgia, unlike women, people of color, etc.
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What da hell?
Originally Posted by sleepymeko
LOL. Seriously.

And what da hell at some of the posts in this thread!
I can't believe people really don't understand why a group of people would be most preoccupied with making sure they aren't denied rights that everyone else can have. I care about the economy because it damn sure affects me, but if people were trying to make laws that effectively told me I was a lesser human being not deserving of the same rights as everyone else, the economy could go to hell in a hand basket for all I care.
You don't have to agree with homosexuality (though you should still be for gay rights), but to be puzzled as to why it's of such importance to the people affected? Really?

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As someone whose family escaped the place where they weren't given rights less than 100 years ago... and anyone left behind was likely killed for existing... Yeah, I have trouble figuring it out, too. I mean, gosh, why wouldn't you just go to one of the few places you're allowed? It certainly wouldn't affect you if those places became fewer and fewer, and never possibly even maybe cause a risk to your safety.

Certainly no one has ever been hurt by someone else for being "different"!


I find it interesting - I wouldn't vote for someone because that person was pro-choice or pro-life personally, but definitely would if they were pro-elimination of abortion rights. Because there's a point where it changes from "I happen to believe abortion is murder, but understand that the law doesn't see it that way" to "I want to keep women down." We already limit rights too much in my mind.
The acts of the Obama administration using the Patriot Act as foundation make me almost want to vote Libertarian... except for the amount I believe Libertarian ideology ends up trying to keep the poor down.

Why can't we go for a more Josh Groban philosophy? "You raise me up" instead of living in a more Chumbawamba way "I get knocked down, but I get up again." Why not stop the knocking down already?!

(Sorry, that was frustrated, mostly unrelated tubthumping!)
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What da hell?
Originally Posted by sleepymeko
LOL. Seriously.

And what da hell at some of the posts in this thread!
I can't believe people really don't understand why a group of people would be most preoccupied with making sure they aren't denied rights that everyone else can have. I care about the economy because it damn sure affects me, but if people were trying to make laws that effectively told me I was a lesser human being not deserving of the same rights as everyone else, the economy could go to hell in a hand basket for all I care.
You don't have to agree with homosexuality (though you should still be for gay rights), but to be puzzled as to why it's of such importance to the people affected? Really?
Originally Posted by Saria
Yea, seriously. People of color were and still are the minority in this country. Should most voters have ignored ensuring rights for the minority? If my basic rights are being denied you better believe that is the ONLY issue I'm voting on. WTF am I gonna do with economics when my basics aren't even in order.
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