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I don't know about you, but I don't remember this choice in my life


You have always had the choice


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You have always had the choice


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There are two basic factors at play with sexuality: physiological attraction (arousal and willingness/desire) and sexual capability (the ability to physically participate).

Arousal and desire can and do change over time due to various other factors other than anatomy. Many women get "turned on" (sexually aroused) by men due to factors unrelated to physical appearance. Strength, confidence, humor, financial stability, the ability to make 'dank memes', and other such characteristics can and do make men more or less attractive to women regardless of what they look like.

I've personally had attraction towards women that turned into repulsion after hearing them talk or express opinions that I didn't like. I've met some beautiful women that had bad odor which turned me off.

Familiarity also changes sexual attraction. Getting to know someone better can increase or decrease your desire to want to have sex with someone. Many marriages break down over time because one or both partners are too used to the other and don't have that same sexual desire that they used to have that they desperately want.

The other factor is sexual capability. Can a person physically be aroused by someone of either sex? The answer is undeniably "yes". All it requires is stimulation of your sex organs when it's all boiled down. It's why so many people in prison have consensual (and forced) sex with other prisoners with the same anatomy even if they wouldn't consider themselves homosexuals; they're just looking to "get off". If you can use warm fruit or a silicone sex toy, you can use another person, regardless of their sex/gender.

In that sense, anyone can have sex with anyone else. Physically, at least. The only obstacle to it would be the desire, and it's been shown that different factors influence desire or willingness.

It's far more complicated than just "I like girls" and "I like boys".


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JUSTICE KENNEDY: It's not their identity; it's what they're doing.

MR. COLE: Yeah.


His point being he’s not refusing to bake them a cake because they’re gay. He is refusing to bake them a custom wedding cake because he does not wish to participate in the event. Anyone that’s every been to a wedding, been in a wedding or gotten married knows that the cake designer is as much a participant in the event as the flower girls, the wedding planner or anyone else. The baker in this case is not some faceless entity that throws a cake together, drops it off and then peaces out. His argument is that he doesnt want to be part of the event because it is counter to his beliefs. The courts are now deciding whether or not a person can be compelled to participate despite their beliefs.


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re: Rush just mentioned Justice Kennedy's take on Gay Wedding cake case
I heard the same clip and interpreted it differently.

It sounded to me like he was saying the baker didn't refuse to bake a custom cake because they were gay (identity) but because of their action (gay wedding).

They were free to purchase anything else from the bakery he was just not going to make a custom cake for the wedding.

ETA: I see this has been addressed.
This post was edited on 12/7 at 3:07 pm


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Then the opposite is true. Being hetero itself is a choice, whether you act on it or not, but it is not an identity.
No, no heterosexual isn’t an identity. An identity only needs declared when you are choosing to be something you genetically are not


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The courts are now deciding whether or not a person can be compelled to participate despite their beliefs.




And when will they decide?


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Anyone that’s every been to a wedding, been in a wedding or gotten married knows that the cake designer is as much a participant in the event as the flower girls, the wedding planner or anyone else. The baker in this case is not some faceless entity that throws a cake together, drops it off and then peaces out.


Having seen a video of this particular baker's cake designs it is clear he is a artist, and as you have said the couple were trying to purchase his artistic input for their wedding, not just buying a cake.


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One zillion pages later...


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re: Rush just mentioned Justice Kennedy's take on Gay Wedding cake case
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His point being he’s not refusing to bake them a cake because they’re gay. He is refusing to bake them a custom wedding cake because he does not wish to participate in the event.


Everyone keeps saying this, but is that actually the case?

quote:

JUSTICE GINSBURG: Would that be true -- would that be true if what the message -­

the message, let's say Craig and Mullins said

we would like to have on this wedding cake of

ours these words: "God bless the union of

Craig and Mullins."

MR. COLE: So if he would not put that

message on any other cake, then he doesn't have

to put it on that cake.

JUSTICE GINSBURG: He would put -­
MR. COLE: If he -­
JUSTICE GINSBURG: -- that message on

a cake that said: God bless the union of Ruth

and Marty.

MR. COLE: Right. If he would -- if

he would say that, then he would have to say

God bless the union of Dave and Craig because

the only difference between those two cakes,

Your Honor, is the identity of the customer who

is seeking to purchase it.

It is the same cake otherwise. So -­
so, yes, if he -- but, again, in this case -­

JUSTICE KAGAN: Do we have to answer

that question, Mr. Cole?

MR. COLE: No, you don't, no, Justice

Kagan, you don't, because in this case, again,

the only thing the baker knew about these customers was that they were gay. And, as a

result, he refused to sell them any wedding

cake.

There was no request for a design.

There was no request for a message. He refused

to sell them any wedding cake.
And that's

identity-based discrimination. It is not a

decision to refuse to put particular words on

it.




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false


Im not sure whats false about it


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You actively chose your sexuality?
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Every day of my life I make the conscious decision to not suck a dick that day.

Got a nice little 30 year streak going for myself


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Having seen a video of this particular baker's cake designs it is clear he is a artist, and as you have said the couple were trying to purchase his artistic input for their wedding, not just buying a cake.


He was not denying them service. He denied them special accommodations.

And that is what the case is about: Special Accommodations.

He's being sued for NOT going above and beyond to put forth a special effort.


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Everyone keeps saying this, but is that actually the case?


Yes. As far as I know...every Wedding Cake is custom. They don't have a three tiered wedding cake just sitting out waiting to be bought.



So, regular old cakes...they have them ready for purchase and you can walk in a buy.


Wedding Cake...they make for the occasion. Even if not "custom words" or such. The cake itself is made FOR the wedding.

They are ordered weeks in advance, etc


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You actively chose your sexuality?


Lesbians do. Hell, the mayor of NYC's wife is a lesbian with children. I've worked with at least 10 lesbians who had children when they chose to be hetero.

Now, menz is a different thing. They born that way.


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He was not denying them service. He denied them special accommodations.

And that is what the case is about: Special Accommodations.

He's being sued for NOT going above and beyond to put forth a special effort.


Is it "Special Accommodations" when it's 40% of your business? Are you going "above and beyond" when it represents 40% of your business?


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s it "Special Accommodations" when it's 40% of your business? Are you going "above and beyond" when it represents 40% of your business?



I don't think percentages should matter. If a wedding planner happens to be a devout Christian and opposes gay marriage on that ground, I believe said planner should be able to decline the job.

Even if 100% of the business is in "weddings"


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You actively chose your sexuality?


Not sure why you think you didnt have the choice to change teams


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Not sure why you think you didnt have the choice to change teams


all that to set up a gay joke? kinda disappointed

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