basically gay marriage should be legal but it’s basically the least pressing queer issue there is. coincidentally it’s the one that allies care most about. haha ok come back to me when you care about the rates of homelessness and violence and suicide among queer youth
I’m going to try to write a cohesive response bear with me.
Marriage is no where near as important as keeping people alive. Homelessness, violence, and suicide among queer youth IS a super major important issue - marriage equality ain’t nothin’ without people to marry, right?
But I don’t think the movement to gain marriage rights is something to scoff at. It’s trying to meet people where they are, which I know is tedious and, like, UGH why do we have to KEEP catering to idiots who don’t give a shit about anyone outside of their patriarchal bubble? It is because oops they run the world and oops one step at a time and by making marriage something for everyone, we would slightly change the culture. There is less backing for those people who want to hate on LGBTQ* folks. The grain has started to change, and by making this institution more open and more accepting, bigots might have to actually think about this issue and how it literally has nothing to do with them, and being gay will be less of a warrant for violence. (obvz not that it IS in the first place but hey, people suck)
I guess what I’m trying to say is gaining marriage rights bends heteronormativity a bit, and might (will???) lessen the hate that drives the issues of violence, homelessness, suicide, bullying, etc. of LGBTQ* in general, including youth.