New genders challenge UTEP community’s tolerance

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  1. Jack McGarvey

    This is a fine and hopeful piece, one that that makes me optimistic.

    But like some of the people quoted here, I reject the word “tolerance.”

    That’s the word mom used when I misbehaved: “How long do you think I’ll tolerate your nonsense?”

    It’s an ugly, patronizing word that stems from power.

    I prefer the word “acceptance.”

    Total, unconditional acceptance.

    Call me Cassandra, but I firmly believe that total acceptance of gays is arriving. (The banning of DADT is just a prelude as are 5 states validating same-gender marriage.)

    Discrimination against any group for any reason is simply not “The American Way!”

    So says the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution.

    I am optimistic that within the next few years, the Supreme Court will affirm that.

  2. Lourdes Cueva Chacón on

    Hi Jack,
    As webmaster I can moderate comments (such as remove spam) but that’s about it. Not only the content management system (WordPress) doesn’t allow me to move comments around, it is also our policy to do not intervene in our readers conversations.
    Apologies for the inconvenience. We greatly appreciate your comments.
    Lourdes

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