From: Spike Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Jan 14 2002 - 23:15:28 MST
Patrick Wilken wrote:
> I agree that allowing gay marriages in Vermont is a single instance
> of tolerance toward homosexual relationships from a largely rural
> community, but this is hardly a knockdown argument in favour of the
> equal or greater tolerance from rural versus urban communities...
I would expect rural communities to be more tolerant of homosexuals.
Society in general has some wacky notion that natural is good.
Rural communities are more likely to have come in contact with
wildlife and livestock on farms. Anyone who has spent a lot of
time with animals has likely seen homosexuality there. So rural
citizens should see homosexuality as natural. I dont understand
why it doesnt seem to work that way. Perhaps Vermonters are
not weighed down the with the notion that natural is necessarily
better than artificial. spike
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