Friday, February 25, 2005

The queer unborn

Maine State Representative Brian Duprey, a Republican, submitted a bill to make it a crime to abort an unborn child if that child has a hypothetical "gay gene." His motivation? "I heard Rush saying that the day the 'gay gene' is determined to be real, that overnight gays would become pro-life." What kind of twisted shit is this? Technoprogressive prosthetic-queer secular post-humanist radical social democratic advocate of rights-culture and morphological freedom Dale Carrico put it nicely:
If you thought the vile "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy of the American military was nonsensical, Duprey's proposal pretzels the paranoid conservative discernment of queerness into unprecedented convolutions. "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" has the effect of turning the declaration "I am gay" into the quintessential "act" of homosexuality itself, an act for which a soldier is queered and expelled dishonorably even if they haven't had a chance yet to engage in such key homosexual acts (to my mind) as buttfucking, giving a blowjob, or even watching an episode of Strangers With Candy and getting the jokes. But in this latest efflorescence from the conservative mindset a fetus can already manage to "come out" in the womb by exhibiting a genetic marker that predisposes it to develop into a homosexual should it be lucky enough to grow to such an age as to get dishonorably discharged for saying "I am gay" to the wrong person in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Trying to sneak in anti-choice propaganda disguised as gay rights legislation is a bizaare tactic for a Republican. And it wouldn't exactly be great for the unaborted homosexuals who get to grow up with parents who hated the idea of their sexuality enough to wish them never to live.

[via Amor Mundi]


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