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The final frontier of human rights?
DON'T BET YOUR LIFE ON IT
SHOULD THE STATE BE IN BED WITH YOU?
SHOULD YOUR RIGHTS DEPEND ON YOUR SEX LIFE?
g o b e y o n d / g e t f r e e
& IDEAS FOR ACTION TO GET BEYOND
THE TEDIOUS ISSUE
TO THE REAL ISSUES AFFECTING OUR LIVES
ONGOING (& IRREVERENT) INTERACTIVE AGIT-PROP
Sacred cause? Or savvy con-job?
A brief overview of key points, with links to a few "Quck Leads."
What's here, ever growing, listed in logical order.
(Not that we have to get linear about it.) Some links
lead to pieces grouped by theme.
From "same-sex-benefit" battles to the "gay marriage" slog,
we've asked stupid questions (& got stupid answers)
-- losing sight of the right one:
What role do we want the state to play in our intimate relationships?
The Law Commission of Canada asks the right question
& comes up with better answers, respecting a varied range of intimate connections.
That's way beyond the media frame of "Gay Marriage Yes or No"
(which is why you likely never got to hear about it).
A brief look, with a link to further details.
Equality? Dignity? Choice? Don't bet on it. Put Bette on it!
And your Bullshit Detector. A look behind the mask of sanctimony:
"Equality" as mere sameness; "Dignity" as My Dignity! -- fuck yours;
& "Choice" limited to Marital Status or No Status. Or no choice at all:
Mandatory Matrimony in common-law.
What do erstwhile gay radicals gone mainstream
have in common with Sally Field? Like us! Love us! Dump us?... "Acceptance":
Rights played as a numbers game. (You bet your life!)
Gay marriage: Yes? No? Maybe?
Toronto's Xtra! can't get beyond dither.
A look at its working solitudes, with an extensive record
of its editorial disconnentions, 1999-2002.
Thoughts, going way back, on the wisdom
(or folly) of gay wedding bells.
And a cause without rebels
Lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, whatever....
Who are we? Is there a "we"? Does it matter?
Reflections on the world we want.
And the worlds we make.
Ways to hear, & ways to get heard.
Contact information & events as I uncover them,
on this site using any link on this page.
To begin at the Introduction click on
"Go Beyond" just above.
Rick Bébout © 2002 / 2003
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