Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

I know you're looking for more critiques of gay marriage...

Filed By Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | January 12, 2010 1:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Media
Tags: assimilation, LGBT movement, marriage, Prop. 8, queer

And yes, there's a brilliant one-hour radio program over at Women's Magazine on KPFA-Pacifica. Listen and learn...

And wait -- I'm a bit late linking to "Queer Kids of Queer Parents Against Gay Marriage," another smart critique... "


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Thanks for posting this, Mattilda. I'd seen the queer kids post, but the interview is new to me. The latter is quite illuminating, with some interesting and vital bits of history that are always worth repeating as the "movement" gets lost in the drama of gay marriage.

Thanks, Yasmin -- and yes yes, the interview just aired yesterday, so I believe it's new to all of us -- yay for those "vital bits of history that are always worth repeating" against the drama of it all!

Yay! Bookmarked for later reading.

The 'queer kids' piece was new to me, and I found it to be rather brilliantly written. I dare say it should be required reading for all gays with an opinion on gay marriage. {Honestly? I was expecting to find a spoof or satirical piece - not a legitimate one!} If it ever comes to a ballot box near me, I'll invariably be recorded as 'for' gay marriage - but only on Constitutional grounds. In my heart, I'm against gay AND straight marriage for all the usual reasons: It co-ops a straight model that is a dismal failure already, it siphons $ and energy from much more important and noble causes, and because quite frankly I don't personally need 'marriage'. I don't want to see myself - or my peers - simply blend into the hetero American landscape with all it's boring pathos and spirit-crushing depression. The married heterosexuals I know are some of the most miserable people on Earth, and virtually every divorce results in bankruptcy for one or both parties. But I digress a bit. Simply put, this was a great read, was thought-provoking, and thank you, Mattilda for providing it to your readers :)

The piece does not read as genuine to me but as perhaps planted. Why do some persons wish to oppress the gays and lesbians who wish to marry, and then get into a tizzy when their own community's agenda is not fully supported b gays and lesbians?

Jim, exactly -- against gay AND straight marriage, for sure!

And Xerxes, how interesting -- a plant?! Do you suspect CIA involvement?