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With that in mind, I began to think about the exchange of pleasures and what a nice thing it was that all of these people were getting their little wishes fulfilled and needs met. We relate closely to some of the central challenges of our era. Most people don’t usally want men or women in this or that occupation. One of the great causes of the Secular Humanists is to support same-sex marriage and give homosexuality equal status with heterosexuality in society.

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Publisher: Lexington Books (November 17, 2011)

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