Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The Message is not Working on Marriage

The numbers do not lie. When it comes to state-wide ballot measures banning same-sex marriage, the equal rights movement (ERM) is spending just as much as radical right-wing groups and losing at almost every turn. Clearly this is not an issue that comes down to spending. We are not being out spent. We are losing on how we message the issue. If the ERM wants to make any progress, we had better start making a better case that marriage equality is morally right. As long as we skirt the moral issue, we will keep writing ourselves out of society at the ballot box.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why has no one ever mentioned how we're being cheated out of tax benefits? Financial equality is something that middle america can grudgingly admit everyone deserves. Guess what, HRC - no one gives a douche whether gays have equal civil rights. Money, though? THAT's serious.