Thank You For LGBTIQ and How it Effects Every Heterosexual including Me

If you are NOT associated in any way with any person, any member of any family, any friend, any church member, any student in a class room, any patron at your cafe or work place who might be associated with someone that associates with LGBTIQ community members, go back to your own island and go to sleep.

This blog ain’t for you.

Okay folks, this ain’t about some mamby pamby tolerance! It’s about acceptance and social survival!

As a heterosexual woman who has been married many times (my government actually permits this kind of marriage defamation among heterosexuals as long as the divorce from the previous marriage is paid for and final), I am very confused about our fellow human beings who are denied the right to marry— even once.

The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution took care of the miscegenation laws that banned interracial marriage but they forgot the part about the LGBTIQ couples.

I’m sure this was just an oversight and had nothing to do with polygamists or fat white guys who sat naked in saunas together after smoking big cigars.

If you do not know what the above acronym represents, then you are probably a victim of our undermined educational system or you may be a hostage in a Christian Right Cult that is trying to erase all evidence of homosexuality from our puritanical, love crushing, biology book burning, hate inducing, yet righteous society with a hot poker through the heart of love and equality for all human beings.

If you are not Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex or Queer, don’t feel left out. I know them to be a very friendly bunch and they would gladly invite you to a wedding if you would dare to put separatist fears aside long enough to educate yourself on the fundamentals of biology instead of the fundamentals of extremism and behave like a fellow human being and don’t go smokin’ those fat cigars in their lovely home.

We heterosexuals go on and on about civil unions, domestic partners, yada yada yada “You got the same rights as everybody else! You can buy insurance, can’t ya? You can pay taxes can’t ya? Geez! we let you in the military! Waddya want?”

We heterosexuals are in no position to be condescending, self righteous, matrimonial withholding, or sanctimoniously ignorant about this issue any more!

If you think withholding marriage rights (or any rights) from others does not affect your own life, that this issue is about “them” and “they” have nothing to do with you, if you are hiding under the muddy rock of “It’s a personal religious issue, not a government issue”

Please, please, educate yourself on societies.

Please look into history to shed a little light on what happens when cultures fall into divisiveness of rights and elitism. Hey, you can even look into recent history and check out what happens when one group decides they are a Moral majority over another group. It gets messy.

If you are one of those super nice, evolved humans who send thirty bucks a month to “Save the Children” and have bumper stickers on your car about world peace, and cry when you see images of Darfur, and scream at whale killers from the beach, if you are one of those heterosexual people who think you are really aware and totally get the “gay thing” and it’s all right with you… where are you?

There are  families and children who need saving. And the best way to save them is to know they are us, our families, our children, our friends, neighbors, and loved ones.

Spread the word…

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~ by leakelley on November 16, 2008.

7 Responses to “Thank You For LGBTIQ and How it Effects Every Heterosexual including Me”

  1. To all LGBTIQ Americans,

    YOU WERE ALREADY AS GOOD AS EVERYONE ELSE WHEN YOU WERE BORN.

    ACT LIKE IT.

    = = = Equality Is Simple When You Simply Include Everybody = = =

  2. Thank you Lea Kelley for saying so well what so many are thinking.

  3. Oh, and 1 more teeny, tiny thing –

    The U.S. government crossed a VERY serious line with PROP 8.

    This “proposition” threatened children’s sense of safety and belongingness in California. Children’s safety.

    Regardless of THIS particular fight, there are way too many fights on way too many fronts for us to conquer piecemeal. The Time is Now – DRAW A NEW LINE in the sand and demand from President Obama and our representatives FULL EQUALITY.

    Equality Is Simple When You Simply Include Everybody.

    What? Not detailed enough for the lawyers?

    OK, we can list repealing DOMA, repealing DADT, include transgender in the ENDA Bill, allow adoption of abandoned children, equality in immigration issues, recognize our hate crimes as such, equal family/children rights……….whew! See what I mean?

    We are EQUAL SOULS in HUMAN BODIES. Could we please STOP discriminating due to the genitalia attached? Plumbing will determine each civil right?! Any separation from the pack is ultimately due to gender (and/or gender roles & stereotyping), and that is SEXISM. I cannot marry Bob because I am the “wrong” gender; if I were a woman I could marry Bob. SEXISM.

    And I cannot stress ENOUGH how my own suffering from Marriage Inequality is NOT the reason for wanting or needing equality. I am not something to focus on. But my story, and the stories of countless other Americans desperately need to be addressed in this civil rights struggle. Marriage laws were put in place many years ago in order to PROTECT individuals and their FAMILIES; if they were NOT necessary they would not exist (for heterosexuals). When these laws are NOT in place for ALL OF US, horrible, horrible suffering occurs. My WEBSITE has many examples.

    So Americans want to continue denying us what they have already deemed as essential. And many people want us to WAIT…2….5……10…….20……..30 YEARS, depending on the “civil right”, for what WAS and IS our birthright.

    I personally have a HUGE problem with that. I cannot wait. I will not wait.

    Will you join me on Wednesday, April 15th, 2009, and help me inform the government that WE are eager to be included in the federal tax base as soon as THEY include us in society’s laws? My 5-year-old students could understand this concept: EQUAL = EQUAL

    As Americans can’t we agree that there are MANY other important issues to address (like the Economy, Education, Health Care, Poverty & Homelessness, Iraq/Afghanistan…all of these are related), and solving THOSE problems is more urgent than having “Equality Issues” TIE UP THE COURTS for another 30+ years? We will NOT go away.

    You keep procreating; we keep popping out. Sorry.

    Our representatives have spent years inventing 4-letter words (DOMA, DADT) to restrict us, deny us, demoralize us, and harm our beloved families and children. Enough is enough.

    NO MORE. NO MORE.

    ==================================
    The National Equality Tax Protest
    – Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 –
    ==================================

  4. This is a needed & well fashioned blog, Ms. Kelley.

    Anyone who missed Keith Olbermann’s brief, impassioned commentary upon the passage of proposition 8 will find his words & feelings rewarding, & perhaps he proves that TV is not altogether worthless: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVUecPhQPqY

    ###

  5. Thank you, thank you, a hundred times thank you. Just the other day in a discussion with my father about Prop 8, he turned to me and said point blank, “Why do you care? It doesn’t affect you.”

    Implying that as a heterosexual woman I should not be at all concerned with the fact that a segment of our population is being denied rights freely given to everyone else for no legitimate reason whatsoever, none.

    But this post has made me realize that for all of my complaining and empathy, I have done nothing to really help. I guess part of me has felt as thought I should not take such an active stance because I am not so personally invested, but you are so incredibly right. It has nothing to do with the fact that I am heterosexual, it’s about equality, and when you break it down like you did in the terms above, it not only just makes sense, it feels so absolutely wrong.

  6. Thanks to YOU for this beautiful post! Wonderful! Well said. I love this line… “this ain’t about some mamby pamby tolerance…” YES!! Tell it like it is girl!!!

    Wendy

  7. Once again, you are a righteous lady, Lea.

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