From anti-gay bigot Maggie Gallagher:
I personally still cherish the hope that we can as a society eliminate cruel homophobia without jettisoning heteronormativity — which is the need for social norms and institutions to be oriented strongly around the problem and the blessing that sex between men and women makes babies.
Jesus Christ, my eyes could roll from here to Istanbul and back after reading that. Does she think that the way to “eliminate cruel homophobia without jettisoning heteronormativity” (whatever that is) requires devoting one’s entire life to denying equal rights to gay people? Does she think that promoting the idea that allowing gay people to get married is some huge threat to God, apple pie and Lee Greenwood is helping to eliminate homophobia?
You can’t “cherish the hope” of eliminating cruel homophobia while working to deny equal rights to gay people. You’d either be lying or hopelessly deluded.