From the Department of About Fucking Time comes news that 260 gay scholars, writers and activists have co-signed a document saying that too much emphasis is being placed on the fight for gay marriage at the expense of other worthy causes important to the gay community. Longtime readers of this blog know it’s always been my position that ENDA should come first. The right to marry seems little compensation when you can still lose your home and your job for being gay in most of the United States.
Naturally the gay organizations that this document is aimed at, Lambda Legal, the Human Rights Campaign, etc, are all blustering that they already work hard on the issues raised in this new document, which is called “Beyond Same-Sex Marriage: A New Strategic Vision for All Our Families & Relationships”. They should have titled it “First Things First!”