Friends. . . .Perhaps when you get past this photo, you may care to read what the Justices had to say. . . .a least a BIT of what they were saying.
On a personal level, I try to be tolerant but I really do object to our lives as GLBTQ people personified by exhibitions such as this. Maybe I am a snob, , ,so be it. . .some of us New Englanders tend in that direction, it has been said. . LOL. .
but a characterization such as this, to the eyes of those who do not understand us, and. . ..well you know the prejudice. . . This kind of stuff does not make me proud; perhaps - I don't know yet totally. . .what to think of this kind of exhibition. Qween Amar does not personify what it means to be GL. . .and certainly I'd say the majority of us do not identify with this. . .We do not want our lives to be thought of and classified as this kind of disrespect and disparagement of Women. I do not want those who are against us. . .and legislators in African countries who are trying to pass and enforce the death penalty against any form of homosexuality to use performances like this to support and help pass their evil intents. They will see this and use this performance on the steps of the Supreme Court of our country potentially to do Gay and Lesbian men and women a great deal of harm.
This kind of exhibitionism does not portray the essence and struggle of being Gay or Lesbian. This is not the aim and goal of Transgendered People in all they suffer and endure in their efforts to be who they are in the deepest part of their being.
Maybe, just maybe, this is not the time for "Marriage Equality". Why not? Could it be that WE are not ready for Marriage Equality. The People of Vermont started this ball rolling for Marriage Equality with their first-in-the Nation passage into law of Civil Unions. That was hard-fought for victory of Gay People. And even that victory was covered over by a governor who missed an opportunity to really Celebrate Our Existence. He chose a private signing of this Bill into Law in an almost-closet in the State House, with one or two people as witnesses.
I hope no one is offended by or takes any of what I say personally. My intent is never to hurt anyone. I am a few weeks from defending my dissertation thesis before the faculty of the College of Medicine and the Department of Psychology.
The first principle in the healing profession and Hippocratic Oath is "Primun non nocere aliquem. . . First never to hurt or injure anyone." I hope to be true to my Oath.
~ justin o'shea