Matt’s piece a big hit at The Advocate

— By Stephen Richer

The Advocate, one of the largest and oldest LGBT publications, today published a piece by The Purple Elephant co-founder Matt Barnum.  The piece — not yet 24 hours old — has already received 732 Facebook likes, and is currently the third most popular page on the website.

Click here to read the article in full.  Excerpt below.  Many thanks to The Advocate for running Matt’s piece.

The arguments against gay marriage have always been dumb. They’re getting dumber.

The hardest job in Washington has got to be antigay activist. It’s hard not to feel sorry for these people who wake up every morning, look in the mirror, and think “How can I work to deny gay people rights today?” It’s hard not to feel bad for these folks. (OK, it’s not that hard, actually.)

The arguments against marriage equality have never been good. But now that the opponents have lost so many battles, now that it’s clear the country has irreversibly turned in favor of same-sex marriage, the old arguments — you know, breakdown of the family, being gay’s a choice, sexual anarchy, blah blah blah – have to be discarded. Luckily, even dumber arguments — if that’s possible — are waiting to take their place.

Read the rest of Matt’s article at The Advocate here


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