The Illinois Family Institute is shouting from the rooftops that they finally have proof that the push for same-sex marriage is really a plot to destroy marriage completely because they found one lesbian activist who says that, while she supports marriage equality, she doesn’t think marriage should exist at all. They quote this from Masha Gessen:
“It’s a no-brainer that (homosexual activists) should have the right to marry, but I also think equally that it’s a no-brainer that the institution of marriage should not exist. …(F)ighting 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. And I don’t like taking part in creating fictions about my life. That’s sort of not what I had in mind when I came out thirty years ago.
I have three kids who have five parents, more or less, and I don’t see why they shouldn’t have five parents legally… I met my new partner, and she had just had a baby, and that baby’s biological father is my brother, and my daughter’s biological father is a man who lives in Russia, and my adopted son also considers him his father. So the five parents break down into two groups of three… And really, I would like to live in a legal system that is capable of reflecting that reality, and I don’t think that’s compatible with the institution of marriage.”
For quite some time, the defenders of natural marriage have attempted to point out that the true agenda behind the homosexual demands organizations is not marriage equality; it is the total unraveling of marriage and uprooting traditional values from society.
OMG! Proof! Except, of course, it’s nothing of the sort. This is standard-issue tribalism. Everyone they disagree with is on the other side of the fence and they all believe the same things — whatever the most extreme person placed in that category believes. Every gay person must think exactly alike. Yes, there are gay people who think marriage should not exist. Guess what? There are straight people who think the same thing, but that isn’t an argument against letting straight people get married. And the fact that large numbers of gay people are rushing to get married when it’s made legal kinda proves that this is bullshit, doesn’t it?