RightFaith says "According to this statement, same-sex marriage is only the beginning of the 'legal relationships' they seek. Additionally, they explicitly state that their push is not about equality (as they often say) it's all about money. The word 'economic' appear no less than 17 times in this short statement."
I've said it before, homosexuals, or at least the court case couples, are not marrying for love. That's the "official" media statement. What they really want is to get their fingers on the goody bag. Another thing I noticed about the signers of this statement. Out of the 250 who signed, fewer than seven are black. I don't want to suggest anything, but gay marriage seems to be more of an obsession for one particularly priveleged group of people.
As RightFaith notes, the homosexual community is a vortex of contradictory assertions about themselves. Generally, they play the game to either make themselves look powerful or to make themselves look poor, victimized and abused depending on what media outlet has the camera on them.
GLBTer's are inconsistent in how they portray their economic status. Attempting to appear victims of oppression by the big, bad, rich conservatives, Beyond Marriage attempts to portray GLBTer's as struggling to make ends meet. They do this to gain the sympathy and support of the gracious America people. BUT, when it comes to persuading corporations and influencing policy they pull out favorable statistics like this: "The GLBT community is estimated to possess $641 billion in purchasing power. When this number is multiplied by the similar spending patterns of our allies and supporters, this buying power increases exponentially." Both powerfully rich and oppressively poor--an impressive accomplishment indeed. Simply put, they can't have it both ways.Astonishing, simply depraved and astonishing. RightFaith's conclusion is one I wholeheartedly agree with: "Either this is the proverbial nail in the coffin for the same-sex marriage push in America, or it will be their grandest moment."