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02/11/2013

Brian Brown pushes It Gets Better–co-opting message

by Jeremy Hooper

It Gets Better, as you surely know, is all about giving LGBT and allied kids an inspiring message that cuts through the discrimination, inequitable treatment, bullying, harsh rhetoric, and everything else that still makes life more difficult for certain kinds of kids. So there's something particularly nauseating about a six-figure–compensated head of an organization that exists solely to push relationship discrimination onto LGBT couples retweeting a message that attempts to co-opt #IGB for the cause of marriage limitation:

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Uh huh. Because the long-suffering supporters of man/woman marriage (which includes most LGBT people, btw) really need your support. You've all seen the news reports filled with the young boys who are bullied because they attended their straight cousin's engagement parties, right? Or what about the kids who are scared to talk about their dream weddings or showoff their aptitude for the chicken dance, lest they lose their placement at the cool lunch room table? Oh, and who can forget the young girls who, at the mere mention of their brothers' prior weekend bachelor parties, are cruelly teased for their support for sibling silliness? Public schools are simply teeming with "I do"-based pitfalls!!

So yeah, way to take a bold stand for America's youth, Brian. All of the young'uns who go to school today fearing someone might learn their secret desire to catch the bouquet are surely in your debt.


Or to translate for those who aren't fluent in snark: UGH!

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