Sunday, July 8, 2012

Congratulations, Messrs. Frank and Ready

I'm aware of the arguments against the focus and emphasis on marriage equality -- that not all gay and queer people want to get married, that marriage as a social and economic institution has some bad history, that the rights and privileges that come through marriage should be available to everyone, that marriage isn't the only kind of valuable relationship, and most importantly that the focus on marriage equality draws attention away from more basic equal rights and more radical possibilities alike.

People who do believe in marriage and want to acknowledge their love in this way -- whoever they are and however many of them there are, provided everyone involved wants to -- should be able to go for it, and so I was glad to read this morning of Congressman Barney Frank's marriage to his partner.

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