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  •  Marriage equality is (2+ / 0-)
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    bruh1, alexforgue

    the issue sine qua non for middle class white gay men. While marriage is an important issue for all the other people who live under the LGBT umbrella, it is by no means the only one. For many getting food on the table is more important than having a Martha Stewart wedding.

    •  Agree (2+ / 0-)
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      alexforgue, Richard Lyon

      for the person who doesn't get married and is relying on the income that they made for their Social Security contribution, if they are losing their job due to discrimination over orientation then issues like ENDA are critical.

      Same with immigration being critical in non marriage context for people seeking asylum from countries that will kill,injure or inprison gays whether in the law or in fact

      For them, marriage would not be the solution

      It doesn't mean we shouldn't fight for marriage, but we should underestand that in framing it as the end of all (as you know people like Dan Savage and Andrew Sullivan have done) most straights are not going to care once this over to hear about other issues, and will ask because of the mixed messages "didn't you get what you want? Why are you bothering me with things other htings now?"

    •  Wow. (0+ / 0-)

      "middle class white gay men". "Martha Stewart wedding".  Way to minimize what should be, at its heart, a basic human right.

      Minority rights should never be subject to majority vote.

      by lostboyjim on Tue May 07, 2013 at 07:40:32 AM PDT

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