Skip to main content

View Diary: Let's Not Ban Gay Marriage... Let's DESTROY it (82 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  I think that is what the religious right fears (12+ / 0-)

    Once it becomes common, it it no longer scary. To most people that is, there are some who are afraid of everything that is not old, white and male.

    Once something loses its power to scare, it's much harder to get money out of their supporters.

    That's why I was always in favor of incremental change, even though it was less than what I wanted. Once we had domestic partnerships here in Washington, I often heard comments like "I thought you were already married", when the full Marriage Equality referendum was being debated. And that made it much harder for those people to see it as foreign. They couldn't see a difference so "why not".

    geography is only physics slowed down and with a few trees stuck on it ~ Terry Pratchett

    by RandySeattle on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 12:28:01 PM PDT

    •  Agree that even the separate-but-not-quite-equal (3+ / 0-)

      statuses, like "domestic partnership" and "civil union" have a familiarizing effect.  They're not sufficient, but they pave the way -- as our opponents well know, and fear.

      "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

      by lgmcp on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 03:16:50 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site