New York Legalizes Gay Marriage: Celebrate, But Remember Singles June 28, 2011Posted by Onely in Food for Thought, Heteronormativity.
Tags: Mark Grisanti, married rights for singles, New York marriage
Who am I to say that someone does not have the same rights that I have with my wife who I love or have the 1300 plus rights that I share with her? I vote in the affirmative.
This sentence could also easily apply to single people who are deprived of those same rights (caveat/clarification: the 1300 rights Grisanti mentioned are 1300 laws in the federal code that reference marital status, and not all of them favor married people, although the vast majority do).
I’m amazed how people can advocate for Rights and Social Justice while playing right into a system that inherently disparages (the single) half of the population. Actually, I shouldn’t be amazed, because until a few years ago I was one of those advocates.
We at Onely have said it before and we’ll say it again: yes, everyone should have the right to marry, but marriage should not be privileged over other lifestyles.
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