Through this whole gay marriage thing I’m just kind of sitting here like,
Okay. Now talk about the recent proposition in Arizona to jail transgender people for using the bathroom of their gender. Now talk about the homelessness of queer youth, and the suicide rates, and the fact that the average age for a transgender person is around 23 years. Now talk about the violence, and the murder rates, and the hate crimes. Now talk about the lack of protection in the work place. Talk about how homophobia and transphobia are being taught to kids as young as five. Talk about how a queer person will live their lives getting slurs thrown at them, and how that’s perfectly okay, apparently. Talk about how people get disowned by their families when they come out, and how underage kids have to fight to live on the streets because of this. Talk about how trans* women can’t even take advantage of women’s shelters. Talk about how gay men and lesbians have almost achieved better lives by shitting on everyone else.
Then you can come talk to me about gay marriage.
I say fuck your marriage until I feel safe taking a piss in public.
This is a huge step in the right direction for LGBTQ rights as a whole. 60 years ago, gay people could be thrown in insane asylums, and today there is such support for gay marriage that it has a real shot at becoming nationally legalized. Do you understand how amazing that is? Transgender rights and protections in this country are abysmal but the fact this legislation even made it as far as it did is a momentous occasion in American history and a clear sign that we are progressing. This is a huge milestone in our history and could pave the way for a flood of new legislature in the same vein. Obviously gay marriage isn’t the be all, end all of LGBTQ civil rights and we have an awful long way to go, but we can work towards our goals without begrudging the success of others.
“Crab theory” is something that’s talked about in the Deaf community a lot. It is the idea that in a hypothetical bucket of crabs, the crabs toward the bottom will hold onto the crabs at the top, preventing any crab from escaping. No one progresses or “wins” by holding each other back. You can continue to fight for trans rights and at the same time marvel at what a few decades of activism and dedication have done.
one of my favourite posts on tumblr
Schools have already begun teaching kids about same sex intercourse? I could be wrong, since I saw it at least a year ago, but I’m pretty sure they’re already doing that?
They teach about safe sex regardless of orientation, but that has nothing to do with gay marriage being legal.
Yes, I didn’t mean to imply it had anything to do with gay marriage. It’s pretty clear that none of the “other options” for the chart has anything to do with marriage.
You know what disgusts me? Liberals who claim to support gay rights and then turn around and profess support for Hamas.
The only ‘rights’ you support are gay marriage and you couldn’t care less about gay people outside your own country. (Unless you are talking about Uganda, because that fits your narrative of Christian’s being homophobes.)
I couldn’t care about ANY topic any fucking less than I do gay marriage.
Why don’t you check out the people who you are supporting and what THEIR view of gay people is.
Palestinian gays and lesbians frequently seek refuge in Israel because of anti-gay persecution in the disputed West Bank territory and the Gaza Strip. The Hamas-controlled Gaza strip has declared lethal homophobia to be its policy. Hamas cofounder Mahmoud Zahar has said, “You in the West do not live like human beings. You do not even live like animals. You accept homosexuality. And now you criticize us?”
In an April broadcast on Hamas’s Al-Aksa TV, which was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Syrian academic Muhammad Rateb al- Nabulsi said, “Homosexuality involves a filthy place, and does not generate offspring. Homosexuality leads to the destruction of the homosexual. That is why, brothers, homosexuality carries the death penalty.”
Dr Mahmoud Zahar (pictured), the groups leader in Gaza, in an article on an Arabic website condemned the rights that gays have in Israel and made it clear that he thinks that gays are perverts. “Are these the laws for which the Palestinian street is waiting? For us to give rights to homosexuals and to lesbians, a minority of perverts and the mentally and morally sick?” He asked on the Elaph website.
Despite the impression that Dr Zahar made, homosexuality is officially illegal in the Palestinian Authority and can result in long prison sentences or a death sentence if authorised by the President.
Israel remains the only country in the Middle East to declare homosexuality as legal and is reportedly moving towards a civil partnership scheme that will benefit gay couples.
Homosexuals would fare no better. This past September 14, when the PLO ambassador to the U.S. was asked directly whether homosexuality would be legal in the Palestinian state, he dodged the question: “This is beyond my authority,” he answered. But homosexuality is a crime in Hamas-governed Gaza, and 82% of Palestinians support making homosexuality illegal, according to a July 2011 poll by the respected polling firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research.
Chik-Fil-A doesn’t support gay marriage, but they sure as hell don’t support the death penalty for homosexuals.
You should feel like a moron for boycotting the first and supporting the second.
So piss off.
Isn’t love universal? Isn’t that the point? That you can watch a straight couple in love or a lesbian couple in love and what you see and feel is the LOVE? How is that pandering? Maybe I’ve been pandering to straight couples all this time.
I don’t understand why people are so against gay marriage. Their main argument is that it’s tearing away at our social fabric. You really think gays would do anything to harm fabric?