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An 'Anti Gay' epidemic we actually hope catches on

by Jeremy Hooper

NY state Senator Ruben Diaz may be the area's most vocal opponent of marriage equality. But we will give him credit in terms of how he frames his antipathy.

This is the headline of a new press release from Diaz' office:

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Hispanic Clergy To Conduct Anti Gay Marriage Rally [Diaz]

So where do we see praise? Well, unlike so many of this nation's anti-gays, Diaz isn't hiding his position behind a false "pro-family" or "traditional marriage" veil. He is coming out and admitting the truth: That rallies designed to keep gay folks from legally marrying are NOT Ruben-diaz"protect marriage" rallies -- they are ANTI GAY RALLIES!

It's an obvious point, but one that the vast majority of our opponents refuse to admit. And it's of particular note, since we firmly believe that if more 'mo foes had been admitting their foe-iness all these years, we in the shunned gay set would be even further ahead than we currently are. Because what our opposition has so cleverly done is to reframe their own hostile pushes so that they seem like nice, positive fetes of "protection." Had every last one of them been coming right out and calling their efforts ANTI GAY and their discrimination had therefore been laid bare, then we're convinced that fewer otherwise well-intentioned people would've been duped into pulling the lever in favor of bias.

So yea: Thanks, Sen. Diaz! If you can't come out and support our right as citizens of New York to have our civil partnerships recognized in the same way as our tax-paying hetero counterparts, then it's at least nice that you can admit that you're carrying a sword and not a shield!!

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Good one. I totally agree.

Posted by: Taylor Siluwé | May 11, 2009 6:31:34 PM

An honest homophobe. I may pass out.

Posted by: RainbowPhoenix | May 11, 2009 7:12:20 PM

I have yet to understand why straight people care if gay people get married. It's got nothing to do with them. Why don't they mind their own f*cking business?

Posted by: Jolie du Pre | May 12, 2009 1:08:48 AM

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