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Equal Campaign to Create a New Secretary of GLBT Affairs. Or, How To Silence Queers and Still Love the Idea

Oh, this is too amusing for words.

Following, perhaps, on the heels of Mary Frances Berry’s idea that we should just dump the Commission on Civil Rights in favour of a new organisation that will focus first on, yup, you guessed it, GLT (no B, no Q) issues comes this new group that you can find on Facebook.

And the Winner Is...Gay Marriage! Or: Why Milkand Sean Penn’s Acceptance Speech Do not Equal the Need for Gay Marriage [23 Febru

As expected, Milk received major 2008 Oscar awards, including the one for Best Original Screenplay (Dustin Lance Black) and Best Actor (Sean Penn).

And, as I expected, the success of Milk has become, in a bizarre fashion, some kind of emblem for the continued success of the gay marriage movement.

Dump Gay Marriage Now [2 July, 2009]

The popular and populist history of gays in the United States goes something like this: In the beginning, gay people were horribly oppressed.  Then came change in the 1970s, where gays like the men in the Village People were able to live openly and had a lot of sex.  Then, in the 1980s, many gay people died of AIDS, and that taught them that gay sex is bad.

Gay Immigration (and) Inequality [6 June, 2006]

What does immigration mean for queers?  A heterosexual U.S.  citizen/permanent resident (c/pr) can sponsor a spouse for immigration; a queer U.S. c/pr can’t sponsor a partner.  The Uniting American Families Act (UAFA) seeks to reverse this by substituting the phrase ‘permanent partner’ wherever the word ‘spouse’ appears in the Immigration and Nationality Act.

I Support Gay Marriage [1 April, 2009]

Note added June 24, 2009, on The Bilerico Project: Readers of this post are strongly advised to look closely at the date of publication.

As regular readers of Bilerico know, I’ve written a lot of posts critical of gay marriage.  I’ve received a great deal of criticism for my views and my knee-jerk, pseudo-lefty, wanna-be-feminist knee-jerk response has always been to sneer at them in disdain.

Nancy Polikoff's Beyond (Straight and Gay) Marriage: Valuing All Families under the Law [23 April, 2008]

By Nancy D.  Polikoff; Beacon Press; 259 pages

Vega, a lesbian, left her job to move with her partner, Mala, to Washington.  She remained uninsured for five months as she looked for employment; Mala’s job didn”t provide her any insurance because they weren’t married.

Gay marriage and queer immigration: Laboring over love [28 May, 2008]

The recent California decision on gay marriage fills me with dread—dread at the schlock I know is awaiting me during this Pride month and afterwards; dread about hearing all the triumphant rhetoric about “equality;” and dread that queers are going to speak about marriage as some kind of dream fulfilled.  Again.

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