Friday, June 20, 2008


James Kirchick, in the Advocate, has a beautiful refutation of Jasmyne Cannick's racially myopic piece, Jasmyne Cannick Doesn't Give a Fig About Gay Marriage:

Cannick fails to understand that supporting comprehensive immigration reform and gay rights is not mutually exclusive. The same goes for supporting gay marriage as well as the nebulous “Black agenda for civil rights” which Cannick, in her free-floating hostility, claims we’re all ignoring. By insisting that her issues be made a priority and that her opinions come first, Cannick is the one with the “superiority complex.”

Cannick, among other idiocies, bemoaned the adoption of civil rights language for the gay rights movement, while using a gay media platform to turn the marriage discussion into one of race. I wonder if she's ever heard of irony.

Do yourself a favor and go read the whole thing.

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