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Guilty gay rights activist thoughts--

Is it really worth the legal battle *right now* to overthrow Prop 8? It was just passed. Granted, it's a typically odious law that might not have passed without millions of dollars being pumped into it from out of state. But is immediately following the passage of a law *by popular vote* with legal challenges the best idea? It'd be nice to find someone who was well-informed, but didn't have an agenda on this one, and talk to them.

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fenixraccoon
Mar. 7th, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
There’s also the question of why queers want to be married in the first place – specifically, there’s increased monetary and healthcare safety for married couples. While the symbolic gesture of having marriages legally recognized by a state is a particularly visible index of acceptance, I yearn for the privileges of marriage to not be privileges – the fight for marriage, in part, exposes problems of a larger system, and focusing upon the system, rather than fighting for a good position in that system, may lead to a transformation that’s less exclusionary.

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