Homo-politico Barney Frank
and trans activist Mara Keisling
sat down with Logo yesterday to discuss
the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
Keisling, who heads the National Center for Transgender Equality calls the sexual orientation compromise “not acceptable”. Frank, of course, maintains that it’s better to get some rights than no rights.
HRC president Joe Solmonese also makes an appearance, telling Logo’s Jason Bellini what he told us: his organization needs to maintain relationships with politicians. Those relationships, of course, are more important than trans rights.
The quickest way to smell the stink, read hollowness, of anyone’s argument with another is the speed with which the first resorts to character assassination. Frank and his partner havenâ€™t chosen to marry? Shocking! Counter-revolutionary! He must be self-loathing! Of course, he is none of these, but how nice of you, Ms. Canada, to resist mentioning that Frank is also a Jew. By the way, you need to take a refresher course in the Party Line of the Gay Lunatic Fringe for, in lieu of throwing rice at Frank and his partner, you should be throwing roses: to the Luney Tunes [sic] â€œmarriageâ€ is â€œassimilationist.â€
Whether one accepts at two-faced value your descriptions of groups he allegedly belongs to doesnâ€™t mean heâ€™s wrong about ENDA. By the way, your tactic is known as McCarthyism.
But all the McCarthyism and name calling and histrionics with no sense of history wonâ€™t change the fact that, as AdamBlast courageously repeats, some protection for some now is better that no protection for anyone. Or are YOU, for example, prepared to tell the blue collar lesbian mom working an assembly line in Alabama or slinging hash at a greasy spoon owned by â€œChristofascistsâ€ that she has to celebrate giving up the opportunity for even minimum-wage job security and continuing to feed herself and her kids while you stuff your mouth with lies and your belly with self-righteousness?