Friday, June 26, 2015

Same-Sex Marriage Legalized Across the US

Source: Ryan Brennecke
About fucking time.

This is actually really great, and I know a lot of people out there are unbelievably happy right now. But I want to caution my fellow cishet people. There's going to be a tendency for us to feel like we've won, that the fight is over.

Marriage is one right out of many that LBGTQAIP+ people have been denied. They can still be refused jobs in many states. They're still barred from adopting kids. Some states are still working hard to literally legalize general discrimination against them.

And they still represent a huge chunk of our homeless population. They still get kicked out by their parents for being who they are. Trans people are still denied access to necessary healthcare. Homophobic and transphobic (especially transmisogynistic) violence are still massive problems.

Don't let people say "oh, they can get married now, they totally have equal rights and therefore no reason to complain about anything ever." They're still highly oppressed and marginalized. Do not slow down for them.

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