Quote(s) of the Day – Gay Marriage Edition

“The gay movement, whether we acknowledge it or not, is not a civil rights movement, not even a sexual liberation movement, but a moral revolution aimed at changing people’s view of homosexuality.”

Paul Varnell.

Yes, but many of us already knew that.

“Being queer means pushing the parameters of sex and family, and in the process, transforming the very fabric of society. … We must keep our eyes on the goal … of radically reordering society’s views of reality.”

Paula Ettelbridge

See I thought that being “queer” meant that you attracted to members of the same-sex.  Silly me.

“… fighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we are going to do with marriage when we get there—because we lie that the institution of marriage is not going to change, and that is a lie. The institution of marriage is going to change, and it should change. And again, I don’t think it should exist.”

Masha Gessen

Ding, ding, ding.  I fully understand that there are honest people who want nothing more than the same rights afforded under our tax codes and legal protections for themselves that heterosexual married people get.  But that doesn’t change the fact that is not the goal here.  If it were, this problem would be long since solved.  I know very few that would be against giving those benefits to committed couples that live together, regardless of gender and sexual orientation.  Most agree on that.  This is about forcing your views that my beliefs are bad, outdated, and somehow harmful to society.

H/T to Iain’s Wife