Saturday, August 21, 2010

Bigotry Hurts

Polly has one of the best blogs on polyamory, because she lets the world see how prejudice against polyamory is hurtful to real, decent, normal people. Lately, she’s been writing about problems with the mother of her legal husband, like in this entry

I need to be who I am, and ultimately, she's going to have to deal with the fact that polyamory is a part of me. All I want to do is to love with integrity and trust, and to be able to do so openly. On a typical day, she doesn't have to think about Gabe or polyamory. But I am not being allowed to share an honest life with my partners when it comes to my extended family, and I think of almost nothing else.

She writes later in this entry...

She has been abusive and angry and deceptive and has continually fed anti-Polly (and anti-poly) propaganda to anyone else who will listen. I'm sure there are a good number of people out there who have never met me but are convinced of my evilness.

People should not treat other people this way. This is exactly why we need to raise awareness of the struggles of those who not only don’t have the freedom to marry, but who face discrimination on a daily basis.

We are your brothers, your sisters, your daughters, your sons, your neighbors, your customers. We pay our taxes and treat others with respect. Please give us respect in return. Hate is not a family value.
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