I have always wondered about the origin of certain words because I believe words should be descriptive and important.
This article uses the word "gay" several times. I have noticed that boys who prefer boys over girls and girls who prefer girls over boys have been successful in getting the public to accept this word into the everyday language of our country.
These people avoid the use of the word "homosexual" as if it were the plague but, to my knowledge, have not found an acceptable replacement for the word "lesbian" in the American vocabulary.
They have also been successful in replacing the word "hetrosexual" with the word "straight".
I raise the questions because the author of this article is concerned with the words "equal" and "rights" and how they appy or do not apply to those of her sexual persuasion.
Does the U S Constitution define marriage or give the "right" to marry to a certain group of humans? I can't find such a "right" and Does the U S Constitution declare all persons "equal" in all matters? I can't find such equality.
It is important to consider the origin of words and why they are used to replace other words and who or what group started using these 'words' to convey a different meaning. I am David Turner.
David Turner, Joplin Globe 63 Comments
[6/4/2012 3:44:55 AM]
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Submitted By: Missouri1988