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Lesbian Activist’s Surprisingly Candid Speech: Gay Marriage Fight Is a ‘Lie’ to Destroy Marriage

Posted by on Apr. 30, 2013 at 2:07 PM
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A 2012 speech by Masha Gessen, an author and outspoken activist for the LGBT community, is just now going viral and it includes a theory that many supporters of traditional marriage have speculated about for years: The push for gay marriage has less to do with the right to marry – it is about diminishing and eventually destroying the institution of marriage and redefining the “traditional family.”

The subject of gay marriage stirs powerful reactions on both sides of the argument. There are those who argue that legalizing it would diminish traditional marriage. And those advocating for gay marriage have long stated that the issue will not harm traditional marriage. Ms. Gessen’s comments on the subject seem to contradict the pro-gay-marriage party lines.

Gessen shared her views on the subject and very specifically stated;

  • “Gay marriage is a lie.”
  • “Fighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we’re going to do with marriage when we get there.”
  • “It’s a no-brainer that the institution of marriage should not exist.” (This statement is met with very loud applause.)

As mentioned above, Gessen also talked about redefining the traditional family. This may have something to do with the fact that she has “three children with five parents”:

“I don’t see why they (her children) shouldn’t have five parents legally. I don’t see why we should choose two of those parents and make them a sanctioned couple.”

The entire presentation is here, but the most curious portion starts about six minutes into the the audio:

The excerpt above was recorded on May 19, 2012 when Ms. Gessen appeared at the Sydney Writer’s Festival on a panel titled, “Why Get Married When You Can Be Happy?”  She has been speaking on the subject of gay marriage, gay divorce, her curious custody situation and more for many years.

 

by on Apr. 30, 2013 at 2:07 PM
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kailu1835
by Ruby Member on Apr. 30, 2013 at 2:09 PM
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One person's beliefs does not translate to a hundred thousand peoples' beliefs.

autodidact
by Platinum Member on Apr. 30, 2013 at 2:10 PM
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this is moronic. the homosexual community is not the Borg, and have as many varied reasons for marrying as do straight couples. 

this woman doesn't speak for everyone. 

your big breathless revelation: FAIL

Autodidact, Feckless Heathen

Erinelizz
by Bronze Member on Apr. 30, 2013 at 2:18 PM
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This is one woman's opinion. She does not speak for the entire LGTB community.

I also know some heterosexual people who do not believe in marriage and think the institution of marriage should not exist. Do they speak for you?
12hellokitty
by Platinum Member on Apr. 30, 2013 at 2:19 PM

 


Quoting kailu1835:

One person's beliefs does not translate to a hundred thousand peoples' beliefs.


 I couldn't tell how many people were applauding in agreement, but I doubt it was hundreds of thousands....

ashleyrenee24
by Ashley on Apr. 30, 2013 at 2:21 PM
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Marriage was "destryoed" when it became only one man and one woman in love.

Goodwoman614
by Satan on Apr. 30, 2013 at 2:23 PM
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Oh look what the cat dragged in

looks like another hair ball coughed up

bad kitty

bad bad kitty

TranquilMind
by Platinum Member on Apr. 30, 2013 at 2:26 PM
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 This is no surprise at all to anyone who has been paying attention.  The extremist agenda has been very clear for years. 

TranquilMind
by Platinum Member on Apr. 30, 2013 at 2:28 PM
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 Sure, it's one woman's opinion, but it is the opinion of an activist considered important enough to engage to speak at a gay event.  So it carries more weight with the community. 

Quoting Erinelizz:

This is one woman's opinion. She does not speak for the entire LGTB community.

I also know some heterosexual people who do not believe in marriage and think the institution of marriage should not exist. Do they speak for you?

 

jjchick75
by Bronze Member on Apr. 30, 2013 at 2:30 PM
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Funny to me there are countries all over the world with legal same sex marriage and would you believe it has yet to destory anybody elses marriage? The dumbest thing I've heard in a long long time! Also seems to me her problem is not with gay marriage, but marriage in general. There are alot of people gay and straight who feel that way, doesn't mean other people should be denied the right to get married because one person or even a group of people feel that way. If that was the case marriages would have ended long ago! I know of a number of straight people who have chosen not to get married and don't see a need or anyone to get married and that is their opinion and they are entitled to it but their opinion shouldn't get in the way of my rights and my desires. I have no desire to be someones girlfriend my whole life, to each their own I say.

romalove
by Roma on Apr. 30, 2013 at 2:30 PM
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Quoting TranquilMind:

 Sure, it's one woman's opinion, but it is the opinion of an activist considered important enough to engage to speak at a gay event.  So it carries more weight with the community. 

Quoting Erinelizz:

This is one woman's opinion. She does not speak for the entire LGTB community.

I also know some heterosexual people who do not believe in marriage and think the institution of marriage should not exist. Do they speak for you?

 

But it doesn't make her right, either.

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