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Michael Hardner
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posted 05 June 2008 09:39 AM      Profile for Michael Hardner   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Because... well... because we're homophobic...

CNN

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"We have a strict non-discrimination policy at the Seattle Mariners and at Safeco Field, and when we do enforce the code of conduct it is based on behavior, not on the identity of those involved," Hale said.

The code of conduct -- announced before each game -- specifically mentions public displays of affection that are "not appropriate in a public, family setting." Hale said those standards are based on what a "reasonable person" would find inappropriate.



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It's Me D
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posted 05 June 2008 09:54 AM      Profile for It's Me D     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
The usher, Guerrero said, told them he had received a complaint from a woman nearby who said that there were kids in the crowd of nearly 36,000 and that parents would have to explain why two women were kissing.

"I would be uncomfortable" seeing public displays of affection between lesbians or gay men, said Jim Ridneour, a 54-year-old taxi driver. "I don't think it's right seeing women kissing in public. If I had my family there, I'd have to explain what's going on."


Jeez, it sure is hard to explain why people would show affection for each other... its so unnatural...

Maybe these folks are just worried about having to explain to their kids why they hate homosexuals. That WOULD be hard to explain


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posted 05 June 2008 11:18 AM      Profile for bigcitygal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Interesting that background info has been dug up on Sibrina Guerrero....
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Since the incident, Guerrero's job and her past have come under scrutiny. She works at a bar known for scantily clad women and was a contestant on the MTV reality show "A Shot at Love With Tila Tequila," in which women and men compete for the affection of a bisexual Internet celebrity.

...but not on the woman who complained about the two women kissing, who's name isn't mentioned in the link.

quote:

After the story broke, the Mariners were blasted by the sex-advice columnist Dan Savage, who wrote about the incident on the blog of the Stranger, an alternative weekly paper.

"I constantly see people making out," Savage said. "My son has noticed and asked, 'Do they show the ballgame on women's foreheads?'"

Savage called for a "kiss-in" to protest against the Mariners.



Yay!

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It's Me D
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posted 05 June 2008 02:18 PM      Profile for It's Me D     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Interesting that background info has been dug up on Sibrina Guerrero....

You know this has been pissing me off lately too, how the media provides these selective backstories as a kind of guide to the reader to help them "understand" the facts of the story. The provincial paper here seems to love selectively mentioning that people have some history with drugs as a way of diminishing their worth to the public, where it has absolutely nothing to do with the facts of the story. Just tell me what happened okay, I will decide how I understand it! Of course that is way to much to ask


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Fleabitn
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posted 05 June 2008 06:46 PM      Profile for Fleabitn     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by It's Me D:

You know this has been pissing me off lately too, how the media provides these selective backstories as a kind of guide to the reader to help them "understand" the facts of the story. The provincial paper here seems to love selectively mentioning that people have some history with drugs as a way of diminishing their worth to the public, where it has absolutely nothing to do with the facts of the story. Just tell me what happened okay, I will decide how I understand it! Of course that is way to much to ask


indeed. consider too the well worn media phrase "known to police".


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posted 05 June 2008 07:03 PM      Profile for bigcitygal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Fleabitn:

indeed. consider too the well worn media phrase "known to police".


Ha! Yeah, exactly.

But back to homophobia in the ballpark. I forgot to mention earlier that I tip my hat to the two women for their bravery and enjoyment of themselves in a clearly non-lesbian-friendly place. Yay women!

And, um, don't people, ie the mostly straight people who attend baseball games and hate kissing, don't they SWEAR and SCREAM at the ballplayers when they fuck up? Don't they also openly drink beer, and sometimes spill it all over?? And don't they do all this in front of children?!? How is that a "family environment" that's "suitable for children"?

Why doesn't anyone think of the children??

[ 05 June 2008: Message edited by: bigcitygal ]


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