“Marriage equality” for queers doesn’t mean shit when you are punished for it because you happen to be a disabled queer.

If you are going to champion “marriage equality” as some sort of step forward for queers, the least you can do is be honest about the queers you’re stepping on to do it.

This is true here in canada as well. When people talk about “marriage equality”, and how awesome canada is because we apparently have it here, they are decidedly NOT talking about “equality” for all. They are talking about “some people having rights which are actively and consistently denied to other people”. And often some of those people being denied these “equal” rights are disabled folks. Disabled folks who also inhabit a huge range of other experiences and identities and perilous legal and financial situations. Most folks don’t want to hear how “marriage equality” negatively impacts us, because it is really fricken inconvenient and involves actually looking at the structures of privilege, and because it demands that those structures be dissolved altogether instead of handed out to a few more people at the expense of the rest.

Anytime the state legislates who/ how/ in what housing context i fuck and whether and to what extent i am extended state benefits based in that, i know that there is some fucked up shit in play.

http://saltfreeandsingle.tumblr.com/post/46633854551/what-i-fucking-hate-about-marriage-equality

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