Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Will GayPatriots Be Attending The Equal Taxes Equal Rights Protests Too?

Another protest happening today is the “Equal Taxes. Equal Rights” protests happening around the country highlighting the financial inequality to same-sex couples denied of marriage rights.

As the website states:

As LGBT Americans, we work hard, take care of our families, and pay our taxes every year. Yet, our families are not included in the very policies we help fund. Our loved ones are treated like legal strangers and denied the economic protections given to our heterosexual counterparts.

Will GayPatriots, so concerned about financial injury of the current economic crisis, likely attend these rallies?

One would hazard that would be a major “no” as on their own blog and reports from other sources regarding the new GOProud organization stress their belief that marriage should be strictly reserved for heterosexual couples. To be fair, it should be noted that GayPatriot does seem to support the separate-but-equal notion of civil unions, applauding Connecticut’s initial step toward gay marriage there, but immediately doomed the efforts of other states when Connecticut’s supreme court ruled that civil unions were separate-but-not equal instituting gay marriage by “judicial activism.”

It just shows another reason why GayPatriot’s rhetoric will always first and foremost support conservative causes over the concerns of the LGBT community, but yet be presented in a way to convince the reader of the greater gay good. The rambling musings there make it apparent that these are people unhappy about the circumstance of their sexuality (“struggling with their feelings for men”) and are resigned to the personal suffering they advocate for themselves in the guise of good conservative politics.

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