- I’m thinking that “gender-neutral marriage” may be the best term to use, better than either “marriage equality” or “same-sex marriage.” By “best,” I mean “most accurately describing what it is I advocate.” No matter what, the media is going to continue to call it “gay marriage,” of course.
- I’ve wasted far too much time in the last few days debating in the comments section of Family Scholars, particularly in this thread. There is absolutely no chance that I’ll change the mind of folks like Jose, On Lawn, and the other homophobes who hang out in the Family Scholar comment section. But I still get drawn into these arguments. I tell myself that I’m doing it in case any fence-sitting lurkers read the thread, or to help develop good arguments that can be used by me or other gender-neutral marriage advocates at a later date. But really, I’m probably just addicted to argumentation.
Anyhow, the thread is interesting for showing how many GNM (gender neutral marriage) opponents are opposed to the very concept of “homophobia”; peel their rationalizations away, and it’s clear that they’re real agenda is to erase the concept of “prejudice against homosexuals” from the language. It’s loathesome.
(There’s also one interesting post about the origins of the word “sexism” buried in there – it’s post number 83. If I do say so myself).
- Good article in The New Republic about the struggle for GNM in California. The writer, E. J. Graff, feels very confident about the future, and I somewhat-mostly agree.