Friday, November 22, 2013

I am not throwing in the towel just yet

SS'M' will soon be recognized in all fifty states. My side has lost. But here's my hope. "Marriage equality" is part of a larger goal and that is the complete abolition of all public sanctions of heterosexism and heteronormativity. For the arguments for "marriage equality" are all premised upon equality among the sexual orientations. Heteronormativity is premised upon the idea that there is only one normal sexual orientation, that being heterosexuality. Thus, a society cannot logically accept same-sex "marriage" and also be heteronormative. The two things directly contradict each other. If a society accepts one, it must reject the other.

Thus, a society that accepts the arguments for "marriage equality" must reject all public sanctions of heterosexism, and this, of course, includes sexually segregated public restrooms and locker rooms. But this will lead to popular resistance, especially among mothers with teenage daughters. And when the angry mobs protesting the desexing of restrooms and locker rooms are told that this is simply the logical consequence of "marriage equality", it is my fondest hope that they will all respond with a loud roar, "Well, fuck 'marriage equality' then!" And then finally normality and sanity will be restored.

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