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  •  I don't use "gay marriage" (11+ / 0-)

    though I sometimes use "same sex" because my lesbian sister has convinced me that most people hearing the word "gay" think "male/male".  It makes her feel a bit erased or invisible.

    I don't disagree with you about humanizing the movement though.   But I don't have a problem doing that by talking about "marriage equality."  To my family what marriage equality means is that my sister's wife is as legit as my brother's -- they're both my sisters-in-law.  I'd actually like to see some more of that -- people like my parents talking about their straight and gay / lesbian children and how they want the same rights and freedoms for all of us.

    I also think calling it "equality" highlights that this is a human / civil rights issue.

    the third eye does not weep. it knows. Political compass: -9.75 / -8.72

    by mijita on Fri Nov 21, 2008 at 10:39:42 PM PST

    •  Your sister is right (1+ / 0-)
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      craigkg

      This may be generational.  Gay in more recent time has really taken the connotation to mean men only.  

      I prefer marriage equality.  And tell about the couples affected/show them in ads.

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      by sberel on Sat Nov 22, 2008 at 06:28:33 AM PST

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