The Over-Under on The Number of People Who Both Helped Ramrod Gay Marriage Through in New York AND Who Will Now Lift Even a Finger To Pass GENDA?

In your heart, you know what the answer is – and you’ve known it since December of 2002.

I wonder if Tom Duane will be able to be bothered to show up for all of the partying tonight?

In your heart, you know what the answer is to that – and you’ve known it for 54 weeks or so.

Now…

Seen recently on Facebook:

I wonder if Tom Duane will be able to be bothered to show up for all of the partying tonight?

Seen recently on the NY TImes website:

Just one lawmaker rose to speak against the measure: Rubén Díaz, Sr. of the Bronx, the only Democratic senator to cast a no vote.

“God, not Albany, has settled the definition of marriage, a long time ago,” Mr. Diaz said.

And Gay, Inc. settled the definition of equality a long time ago – you know, roughly 8 1/2 years ago – and that means gays being able to get married while having legal superiority over trans people in employment, housing and public accommodations.

The legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States is a relatively recent goal of the gay-rights movement, but over the last few years, gay-rights organizers have placed it at the center of their agenda, steering money and muscle into dozens of state capitals in an often uphill effort to persuade lawmakers.

Of course.

Anything to avoid actually lowering themselves to being equal to trans people.

Supporters of the measure described the victory in New York as especially symbolic — and poignant — because of its rich place in the history of gay rights: the movement’s foundational moment, in June of 1969, was a riot against police inside the Stonewall Inn, a bar in the West Village.

Funny thing, though…

Some of the people who were at Stonewall in 1969 gained substantive economic equality from the government of New York in 2002.

While others….

On the streets where police beat gay men in 1969, on Friday crowds cheered, as police quietly stood watch.

…see history revise them out of existence.

And, of course, if you don’t exist, why would you need things like anti-discrimination protections?

I wonder if Tom Duane will be able to be bothered to show up for all of the partying tonight?

We’ve all been on the losing side too many times. Winning is way, way, way more fun.

I hope I’m not the only one that notices that Joe Sudbay‘s ejaculation sounds eerily like what Richard Nixon had to say at a press conference shortly after winning the 1968 presidential election. (Sorry, I couldn’t find a link; but I saw a clip of it once.)

I trust New York’s marriage-endowed gays of 2011 to rectify the anti-trans hate crime of 2002 (sometimes referred to as SONDA) about as much as…

well, about as much as I trusted New York’s SONDA-endowed gays of 2002 to do so.

I wonder if Tom Duane will be able to be bothered to show up for all of the partying tonight?

4 Responses to The Over-Under on The Number of People Who Both Helped Ramrod Gay Marriage Through in New York AND Who Will Now Lift Even a Finger To Pass GENDA?

  1. Nikki Hatch says:

    It does seem completely absurd to place gay marriage and ending DADT ahead of civil rights protections for gender identity and expression. Trans people are not the only ones discriminated against for gender variant presentation. Effeminate gay men and butch lesbians all quality and there are a ton of both. When gays and lesbians are discriminated against it’s typically due to their non gender normative appearance and behavior. Gender identity protections protect gays and lesbians as much as they do Trans folks. How many GLBT people care about joining the military or getting married? I sure don’t. I do care about being able to be employed, have a place to live, and be able to use public facilities like every other American citizen. If you ask me, the Gay Inc, HRC, and the Gay political leaders and activists have their priorities seriously screwed up.

    • Katrina Rose says:

      How many GLBT people care about joining the military

      Wanna have some fun? Scour the internet to find all of the instances of gay (inc.) men justifying not spending any gay (inc.) time, energy, money or political capital on trans-inclusion because there are so few trans people as compared to the hordes of homosexually-pure gays…

      and then think about what the real numbers are.

      What are there actually fewer of: trans people or gays who want to be in the military?

      John Aravosis would rather kill himself than give an honest answer to that one.

      Probably Dan ‘fifteenth minute in his rearview mirror’ Choi too, for that matter.

      or getting married?.

      This part of it goes way beyond gay, inc’s hatred of trans people (particularly trans women), to society’s hatred of single people.

      Now, I happen to be partnered now and I don’t want that to change. But, I’ve lived the vast majority of my adult life not-partnered – and being partnered has not erased the memory of all of the disgusting icing that law and society heaps on the cake of partnered (legally married or not) people to the exclusion of and open insult to single people.

      If HRC is the gay Wal-Mart (and it is), then Freedom to Marry is nothing more than the gay Club for Growth – greed embodied.

  2. femme says:

    “It does seem completely absurd to place gay marriage and ending DADT ahead of civil rights protections…”
    So it would seem to me that equal marriage rights would be a civil human rights issue.

    Anyway that aside why aren’t people born with transsexualism and those who are transgender start doing what the great L/G communities have been doing? Not relying on others to make their case.

    I mean it’s only been since 69 or so that they have been doing the same thing over and over again. Saying one thing and doing the other. (fool me once shame on you….) Just how many more times do you all plan to continue to be fooled?

    Just because they have more in numbers doesn’t mean they are smarter so start effectively using those great brains and make the rights happen. Start pushing those in media who claim to say they support by shaming them in public with their own words of so called supporting.

    Take pages out of the L/G play books and get yourselves /friends/family to make the calls and write the letters to the politicians, their fav celebrities etc. Start having your own march and events around that march.

    L/G understood that the greater straight communities were not going to do the work for them and even if they did they wouldn’t do things right. So they did it themselves and along the way co opted the issues for people born with transsexualism, people who are transgender, people bisexual, people born with intersex condition, people who are two spirited etc.

    In doing so they made it look, to the unaware, that they were fighting for many communities by adding the listing of letters within the L/G.

    Stop being so bloody passive and expecting it to happen without doing the work.

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