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A Good Presentation…

Good morning, Netizens...

Perhaps we have discussed this issue in the recent past to exhaustion, but this link was presented in another conversation and upon watching the UTube video, as jaundiced as I might be from discussing gay marriage, I felt compelled to comment further on this particular video, primarily because of the age of the young man speaking, if not the faces of the people behind him in the crowd.

This 17 year-old kid did a commendable job of eloquently making his case. He has that “pretty boy” quality down pat and could be a choir boy for the gay-lesbian alliances, making speeches on a national basis. I cannot help but wonder how he will do as age and wisdom take over. After all, he is only 17 years old.

After I watched the video through the first time, I watched it again, primarily because of the woman on his left, as she seemed an unlikely enough person, in terms of her age, to support his agenda. Am I wrong here, or are most people in the demographic of 45-65 years of age unreceptive to making gay unions legal? Does that demographic change if you change the term to read “gay marriage”, which implies a church wedding, despite what the young man stated in this video?

I suppose if I were making a controversial presentation before an audience, particularly if the audience had that “reserve” so common in Vermont, I would hope that most of my audience would show the respect, if not the decency they gave this young man.

Is the right to a civil union one of the basic and essential human rights? What about marriage? That seems to be the unanswered question this young man adroitly mixes together. As such, it is a thought-provoking presentation by a kid barely out of high school. His mother should be proud of the job he did.


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