It seems that “some gay rights advocates who previously fought for ‘marriage or nothing’ are shifting strategies,” according to a report in the Boston Herald. Of course, the big organizations that claim to represent the interest of the GLBT community aren’t going to be changing their strategy, and so things will get much worse before they start to get better.
The Freedom to Marry group has stated that, “anything short of marriage relegates gays and lesbians to second-class status,” a position that is reflected by the Human Rights Campaign. Sadly, it is this attitude (in my view) that has been responsible for the vast amount of constitutional amendments across the United States that ban gay marriage, or anything that resembles it. It’s the main reason that I’m no longer a member of HRC.