Open Letter to Nancy Pelosi and Dianne Feinstein — 2 Comments

  1. Yeah, I go in posting spurts… I never remember that I can schedule post to spread things out more… 😉

    I love the idea of a petition from the AtMP website! I’ll let you know when (if) that happened. In the meantime, you can find out here if your Congressperson has spoken in favor of same-sex marriage.

    There are quite a few people in the LGBT community who argue against marriage starting with Paula L. Ettelbrick in the Ettelbrick-Stoddard debate, which might’ve been the first (and only?) public debate on marriage within the LGBT community. There is a statement Beyond Marriage that many such critics have signed. Imo, it’s the religious wrong’s influence and conservative forces within the LGBT community that propelled marriage to The Issue in the LGBT community.

  2. Wow, Rachel — you’ve been a posting Maniac recently! I missed about a week due to an ice-and-snow storm in KY but am just now catching up… Anyway, I love this letter. I wonder if you could get AtMP to post a letter/petition like on its Web site for multiple people to sign? Let us know over at Onely if this happens. We’d love to support this kind of an effort.

    Also, the letter’s argument reminds me, too, that many members of the LGBT community do not support same-sex marriage for similar reasons as what you list here: Making marriage legal doesn’t solve the problem of systemic inequality that lies underneath the debate. The whole reason there is a debate is because we can’t “agree” that all people should be treated equally.

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