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    No and I'm female
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    41.12%
    No and I'm male
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    46.45%
    Yes and I'm female
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    3.85%
    Yes and I'm male
    29
    8.58%

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    Polls like this don't really prove much.

    Some of the most insulting stuff comes out of the mouths of people who have no idea that what they're saying is wrong, ie. the people who vote "not homophobic".

    Also, I've known girls who claim to love gay people, by which they mean effeminate gay men, and only then as long as they don't talk about their sex lives. Not exactly the opposite of homophobic.
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    I find camp feminine men, be they straight or gay, irritating, it just so happens, more gays are camp then straight.
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    (Original post by Terryw)
    I also dislike gays grabbing my tackle in Gay bars... long story resulting in my ejaculation :o:
    I fixed that for you.



    Nope, I'm not homophobiccccc, but I am slightly biased though. I also couldn't give a monkeys foreskin what homophobic peeps think about LGBT rights. They can shove their holier than thou views right up their self-righteous arse.
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    (Original post by necessarily benevolent)
    Because marriage is traditionally an institution between a man and a woman with the purpose to produce offspring. It kind of makes a mockery of the institution of marriage because, and I'll say what I think, homosexuality is not a compatible sexual (genital incompatibility) and spiritual (Yin and Yang) relationship as heterosexuality is. I think also that once when we have gay marriage is opens up a slippery slope to other, less desirable, forms of marriage (e.g. zoophilia and necrophilia).

    It's not saying that I hate gays however.

    Erm, I'm sorry, but last time I checked, animals and dead people couldn't sign a marriage licence.


    Genital incompatibility? I rather think my genitals fit well in many places, thank you =]

    And as for the spirituality nonsense, have you ever looked up the word pseudo-science?

    Marriage is not intended to make children. Consensual sex without a condom between a man and a woman, and IVF treatments, are both just a few of many ways in which people "intend" to create children. Marriage - in mine and in probably most people's opinion - is intended to bring together two people who love each other - something that same-sex couples are just as capable of as opposite-sex couples.
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    (Original post by Spanghew)
    Polls like this don't really prove much.

    Some of the most insulting stuff comes out of the mouths of people who have no idea that what they're saying is wrong, ie. the people who vote "not homophobic".

    Also, I've known girls who claim to love gay people, by which they mean effeminate gay men, and only then as long as they don't talk about their sex lives. Not exactly the opposite of homophobic.
    There's little point to the poll, except to confirm a theory I have.
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    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    There's little point to the poll, except to confirm a theory I have.
    Care to share your theory?
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    (Original post by LPK)
    I fixed that for you.



    Nope, I'm not homophobiccccc, but I am slightly biased though. I also couldn't give a monkeys foreskin what homophobic peeps think about LGBT rights. They can shove their holier than thou views right up their self-righteous arse.
    :rofl:

    Nice fix. :five:
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    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    There's little point to the poll, except to confirm a theory I have.
    Yeah, I understand that. It's just that asking people if they're homophobic will be problematic, because loads of people don't think they are when really they can be quite intolerant.

    (Just thinking of the time some people shrieked homophobe at me for using the word queer. In the sentence "I am queer", of all things :confused: . These same people referred to lesbians as being disgusting and unnatural all the time)
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    (Original post by Spanghew)
    Yeah, I understand that. It's just that asking people if they're homophobic will be problematic, because loads of people don't think they are when really they can be quite intolerant.

    (Just thinking of the time some people shrieked homophobe at me for using the word queer. In the sentence "I am queer", of all things :confused: . These same people referred to lesbians as being disgusting and unnatural all the time)
    I should have worded the poll's headline slightly differently, in retrospect.
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    From my, and some of my LGBTQ friends', experiences it seems that males tend to be more homophobic than females. It's not easy being from the LGBTQ community on a college course geared towards a male dominated industry.
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    (Original post by Reaver)
    Care to share your theory?
    My hypothesis is that males are more intolerant of homosexuality than females. I'm waiting for a larger response before drawing conclusions, however.
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    Put it this way - if I was high up in a company I would never employ an explicitly gay man (or a Muslim, for that matter).
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    I don't really care if someones Gay ,in terms of working with them or being friends.But I do find the thought of two men having sex, holding hands or even kissing frankly nasty. And the funny thing is while I do enjoy watching two 'lesbians' go at it in the porn films, when I very ocassionally see two women holding hands it weirds the hell out of me.

    Although it doesn't make me angry like it does some , like the gang of chav girls I saw giving these ladies abuse.One even made a big show of covering her kids eyes. Which I thought was laughable considering the language they were using. I don't really think more women are less homophobic than men, but like many things women have a different way of communicating certain things.A more subtle underlying way unless they are ignorant chavs. I just think women appear more tolerant because of the liking camp Gay men thing a subject frequently used by the media and that lipstick lesbians are somewhat fashionable at the moment.
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    (Original post by LurkerintheDark)
    Put it this way - if I was high up in a company I would never employ an explicitly gay man (or a Muslim, for that matter).
    Yeah... you'd be heading here with an attitude like that:

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    Im not... Female and no btw.
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    I'm homophobic.

    Oh well.
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    (Original post by MancStudent098)
    Secondly why should we give a damn about Christian beliefs? If they want to have weird beliefs in the privacy of their own home I'm fine with that, but I don't see why said weird beliefs should influence legislation.
    I'm sorry but I whilst not being homophobic or religious I do have to ask why is it that you can call religious practice a 'weird belief' but it is abhorrently wrong for a relgious person to refer to homosexuality as a 'weird belief/practice.'
    Therefore from a legal point of view I am just wondering why you believe that a homosexuals opinion should carry more weight than that of a religious person?
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    (Original post by meskell)
    I'm sorry but I whilst not being homophobic or religious I do have to ask why is it that you can call religious practice a 'weird belief' but it is abhorrently wrong for a relgious person to refer to homosexuality as a 'weird belief/practice.'
    Therefore from a legal point of view I am just wondering why you believe that a homosexuals opinion should carry more weight than that of a religious person?
    I have a feeling that I may be in the minority here, but think that people should be allowed to think that homosexuality is weird, especially when it conflicts with so many traditional/religious values.

    There's no harm in disagreeing with someone, as long as you don't take it too far.
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    (Original post by Spanghew)
    I have a feeling that I may be in the minority here, but think that people should be allowed to think that homosexuality is weird, especially when it conflicts with so many traditional/religious values.

    There's no harm in disagreeing with someone, as long as you don't take it too far.
    Thanks for your answer

    Nice to see some people can be asked questions about their opinions and answer like a human being instead of an animal who has figured out that smashing the thing in front of them creates funny movements on the big square thing.

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    Despise homophobes (and racists).
 
 
 
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