Friday, February 13, 2004


Not all homosexuals are supportive of 'gay marriage' says the Christian Science Monitor:
"I don't want to be a part of it," [activist Tommi Avicolli] says. "In some senses, it feels like the whole gay marriage thing is like getting a little house with a white picket fence in the suburbs with a dog."...

Many gays and lesbians plan to wed. Many others will not. Some want to marry as a legal protection or as the only nondiscriminatory way to validate their love. But marriage is also seen as a flawed institution, as a conservative step backward, unwinding years of work to redefine notions of family.

"There is a difference between liberation and equality," says Joan Tronto, a professor of political science at Hunter College who was active in the women's liberation movement and has no intention of marrying her partner of 10 years. "Politically it is easier to say, 'Let us in. We're just like you.' But it takes away some of the radical edge."

It's something that often happens: the radicals get mainstreamed out of their own movement. But no assimilation for these swingers.

[Thanks to Jen for the link.]

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