Monday, April 29, 2013

The Lie To Destroy Marriage

“Lesbian Activist’s Surprisingly Candid Speech: Gay Marriage Fight Is a ‘Lie’ to Destroy Marriage” | protein wisdom: "But I’ve also pointed out for years that the true objective of the movement — as it has been repeatedly laid out by queer theorists and activists, back before they believed anyone was listening, and back before they changed their tactics of denouncing traditional marriage — is to deconstruct the institution of marriage by pretending to embrace it as a “civil right,” then opening it up until it becomes legally non-exclusionary.  At which point our social desire to differentiate will be trumped by the legal prohibition to do so — a move that portends widespread legal changes.  Fundamental transformation, if you will.

And I know this because they’ve told me that’s what the plan is — even though many of them have since tried to walk that back now that they’ve achieved the kinds of mainstream gains they couldn’t foresee in the heady days of angry queer theory and in-your-face existential protest."
All one can say anymore is "Du'O", isn't it?