Monday, June 18, 2012

The Secret Gay Agenda... An Excellent TED Talk by LZ Granderson

LZ Granderson was named Journalist of the Year by the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, and this speech is GREAT!

He covers the "Super Duper Evil Gay Lifestyle" and the reveals the actual "Gay Agenda"... and gave this talk at TEDx Grand Rapids in May 2012.


You can follow LZ on Twitter: @locs_n_laughs.


1 comment:

Angie said...

That was a great talk. And he was absolutely right that GLBT people only want the rights everyone else has. Every time I hear someone whine that "those people" want "special rights," I want to slap a few brain cells loose. :/

Another thing no one talks about is that the the "full faith and credit" clause of the Constitution says that states have to recognize legal arrangements of other states. That's why you can incorporate in a state that gives you good terms, and other states with more onerous terms have to recognize your corporation. You can get married (if you're straight) in a state that doesn't require blood tests, and states that do require blood tests have to recognize your marriage anyway, if you later move there.

If two men or two women get married in a state where that's legal, the other states should have to recognize that, under the Constitution. DOMA says they don't, but DOMA is only a law, and does not trump the Constitution. The people who passed DOMA, and who lean on it now, must no it won't withstand a constitutional challenge in the Supreme Court. (Or if it does, there's something gravely wrong.)

But like Mr. Granderson said, everything GLBT people want is already in the Constitution. It's disgraceful that there's even a question about it.