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[–] Abe_Lincoln 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

What has happened in the past 24 hours specifically regarding the TPP that is more important than a major step in securing equal rights for gays and lesbians? Or are you expecting the media to ignore every other news event and just keep repeating the same stories about TPP?

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[–] Nationalist 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Think of it this way, it was only for the couple of states that hadn't already legalized it, and even then only for about the 2% of the population that wasn't straight. And that's assuming they all wanted to get married. Also it was pretty much bound to happen at some point anyway, even if gradually.

As for the TPP it effects everyone equally in multiple entire countries and will do so for a long time, and action now might actually hamper it since it has not actually occurred yet.

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[–] POOR_IMPULSE_CONTROL 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Let me answer your question with a question; tell me why something that only affects about 2% of the population should even be mentioned in the same sentence as something that affects the entirety of the populations of 12 different countries? (I say 2% because I live in SF and at most, maybe 30% of the gay people I know even ever want to get married anyways.

It is a hugely important issue for gay people and for allies of gay people, but it is about as important in relation to the TPP as the installation of a train connecting cheyenne wyoming to jackson hole would be compared to the eruption of Yellowstone.