Friday, January 27, 2006

Federal Marriage Amendment Back?

I really hope not. I really really hope not, but Raw Story is saying it's a likelyhood. What, the GOP didn't get enough votes off of the backs of gay people last go around?

There are some good takes in the article, including the idea that this isn't as much to get votes out as it is to take pressure away from the falling popularity of members of Congress (basically a distraction with me as the victim).

I've said it once, and I'll keep saying it--the idea that being gay is a moral issue exists almost exclusively in the minds of people that aren't gay and have no idea what it's like to be gay. So, they pretend this is an issue of choice or that gay people aren't moral enough to resist being gay, and they sell it to the public like that.

Gay civil unions aren't about two people making lives together, they become being about two people that aren't moral enough to be straight. Think about it. What an absurd but effective way to spin an argument. It's not truthful, but it works.

They never look at this issue as if they were themselves gay, to try and see what the issue is really about, and I hate that.


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