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Zach Wahls, a 19-year-old University of Iowa student spoke about the strength of his family during a public forum on House Joint Resolution 6 in the Iowa House of Representatives. Wahls has two mothers, and came to oppose House Joint Resolution 6 which would end civil unions in Iowa.

The fight to to keep marriage equality in Iowa continues, help to support Iowans like Zach.

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Totally agree.

A man escapes from a prison where he had been kept for 15 years. As he runs away, he finds a house and breaks into it, looking for money and guns, but only finds a young couple in bed.

He orders the guy out of bed and ties him up in a chair. While tying the girl up to the bed, he gets on top of her, kisses her on the neck, then gets up, and goes to the bathroom.

While he’s in there, the husband tells his wife, “Listen, this guy is an escaped prisoner, look at his clothes! He probably spent lots of time in jail, and hasn’t seen a woman in years. I saw how he kissed your neck. If he wants sex, don’t resist, don’t complain, just do what he tells you, just give him satisfaction. This guy must be dangerous, if he gets angry, he’ll kill us. Be strong, honey. I love you.”, to which the wife responds, “He was not kissing my neck. He was whispering in my ear. He told me he was gay, thought you were cute, and asked if we kept any Vaseline in the bathroom. Be strong, honey, I love you, too.

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‘Intolerance is a threat’, Associate Professor Koo Tsai Kee (Tanjong Pagar GRC) warned in Parliament yesterday.

After what happened with the big hoo-ha of the AWARE saga, the newest threat to Singapore is no longer the economic crisis, but religious and racial bigotry.

While Singapore has done fairly well in maintaining racial harmony for the past 3-4 decades, we must not forget what happened in 1964 when color and differences threatened to tear us apart.

With all the current global problems arising from human errs, why do we still need to deal with sensitive issues like that so close to home?

Homophobia, xenophobia, bigotry… All these ‘problems’ stem from ignorance and intolerance.

Singapore is a small small place, with some others describing us a ‘insignificant’ red dot.

But we are a country full of diversities, with all the different cultures and religions coming together in a melting pot.

If we allow ourselves to fall prey to discrimination and exclusivity, this may as well be Singapore’s downfall.

No matter you are a Malay, Chinese or Indian; atheist or non-atheist; straight or gay, we are just folks trying to lead our own lives.

Some others are out there attempting to impose their self-righteous beliefs on everyone, thinking they will make a difference to the world.

But why fix things when they are not broken?