If I got paid for blogging, I might do things a little differently. I would certainly attend more gatherings of left-wing gays as I would be compensated for hearing the same old jargon over and over again, in the hope I would hear some new twist amidst the same old rhetoric.
I say this because I had been considering attending the LA Gay and Lesbian Center’s “Town Hall on the Freedom to Marry” tonight. Indeed, it was anticipation of that meeting that I had penned, er, pixeled, this post on what, I believe to be, the best strategy to deal with a California Supreme Court ruling upholding Proposition 8. I intended to speak out and say what I have long been saying on this blog and which a reader echoes on his own blog, “present a much better campaign to win the hearts and minds of the California public,” i.e., make a better case for gay marriage.
When I read the list of organizations invited to address the gathering, I saw the usual suspects, the left-leaning gay interest groups in the Golden State. Now, I’m not disputing their inclusion. I’m wondering about the exclusion of Log Cabin or any other right-of-center groups.
I expect they would offer the same tired arguments I heard at the “Equality” Summit. A few people might make a good point or two, but it would have a general leftist slant. Now, maybe my hunch is wrong and maybe they’ll have a more balanced approach this time, but my experience has taught me not to expect inclusion of conservative ideas at such confabs.
So, I’m not going. I have better things to do with my time.