A Challenge Around Marriage Equality

from Carl Dix

April 7, 2013 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


There’s been a lot going on around marriage equality lately. I want to issue a challenge around this, especially to Black people and other oppressed people, people this system beats down. That challenge is to get with the demand for marriage equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender (LGBT) people, and even more to demand full acceptance of LGBT people and the complete rejection of the bigotry and venom directed against them in this society. This is something that destroys lives, AND it strengthens the overall system which is our common enemy.

So if you’re somebody who has previously opposed this demand, get up off the things that have kept you from getting with this fight for justice. Whether it’s hatred of gay/lesbian people drawn from biblical verses or narrow nationalist objections to the struggle for rights for LGBT people that’s been holding you back, get up off it and get with this righteous fight.

If you’re somebody who’s already with this fight, now’s the time to go on the offensive around it. Reach out to those you know and struggle with them to get with it. Take on the backwardness that’s around you, and put it on the defensive.

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