by Joy Brooke Fairfield, PhD candidate in Theatre and Performance Studies
I just got this email from HRC (of the “marriage equality sticker” fame) with the subject line “Drug users and polygamists.” The nation’s largest LGBT advocacy group (and lobbying organization) was asking me to give them money to help beat Mitt Romney because he’s such a jerk that someone on one of his committees just compared gay marriage to drug use and getting married to multiple people. The (now embarrassingly conservative) HRC is apparently horrified that this guy would put “gay marriage” (a GOOD thing) into the same category as drug use and multiple marriages (BAD things). They’re attempting to use this “shocking” comparison to rile up their base and of course, get donations.
This was not okay with me. Continue reading