Sunday, March 6, 2011

Same-Sex Freedom to Marry and Broader LGBT Acceptance

Jos, a transgendered woman, notes the advancement of the same-sex freedom to marry, but worries about larger acceptance issues for LGBT people.

This graph shows a clear, steady victory for those who have been organizing for decades for gay marriage. I’m happy for their wins, but I’m ambivalent about what it means for broader social acceptance of queer and transgender folks.

She notes that those who choose not to marry should not be denied their rights. This is something I have said, too. Full marriage equality can only be so if the right to be unmarried and the right to divorce are included. Be sure to read the comments to see some balance to some of the points presented.
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