The Republic of T.

Black. Gay. Father. Vegetarian. Buddhist. Liberal.


I’ve been getting the Victory Fund’s Gay & Lesbian Leadership SmartBrief via email for a while now, but this is the first time I think my blog has been featured in it.

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Nice. The discussion of which rights same-sex couples should or shouldn’t have has spread out beyond this blog as I hoped it would. It’s been picked up by the Washington Blade’s blogwatch and most of the rest of the Window Media gay papers, and gotten some discussion on Daily Kos as well.

For the record, I’m not sure I’m advocating reciprocal beneficiaries so much as exploring how they might be a means to an and in terms of winning rights and protections for our families, and how they might dovetail with increased support for marriage equality in the future. It remains to be seen, as far as I’m concerned, how broadly or narrowly that kind of legal status will be constructed and how secure it is from attack and attempts to scale it back when and where it is established.

That said, I hope I contributed to the discussion if nothing else. It’ll be interesting to watch how it unfolds.

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