It's when there's some couple that's been together for 10 or 20 or 30 or 40 years and they're constantly saying, I mean over and over again in the press -- whatever press it is, it's over and over again: finally... it's... legitimate! I mean, really, that kills me, just pulls my heart out and stomps on it with a two-by-four and throws the remnants into the compost; that really really kills me. Finally... it's... legitimate. I mean these people have been together for 10 or 20 or 30 or 40 years or I don't care if it's six months or three days or negative seven years, still, this is what they need to feel legitimate?
What I hate most about gay marriage
Then, of course, there's their need to feel legitimate in the first place, instead of defiantly creating something else, dreaming a different vision, building beauty on their own terms; oh, it just makes me sick. And sad - really, really, really sad.
Then I can't help ranting for a moment about "full citizens," because you know how all those gay marriage proponents must distinguish themselves from all those awful "half citizens," or -- gasp -- non-citizens! Not to mention citizens of other countries the US is bombing into oblivion -- forget about them, right? This is about the good old US of A, where white gay people with beach condos, country club memberships, and a few overgrown hedge funds that might just need trimming every now and then (oil futures anyone? platinum mining?) are pushing, pushing, pushing to get away from the rest of us, right? Into the loving arms of the powers that have denied them their birthright because of who they like to fuck. It may be true -- for a few of the most privileged, the right to get gay married might be the last thing standing in the way of full citizenship, but there are certainly a lot of other impediments for the rest of us!
Let's step back for a moment and wonder why on earth anyone would want to be a "full citizen" of the most monstrous colonial power busy exploiting the world's resources and ensuring the downfall of the planet. Oh, right -- to exploit the world's resources and ensure the downfall of the planet. That's right, of course.
Break out the bridal registries...
(Mattilda also blogs at nobodypasses.blogspot.com)