Lesbian activist says gay marriage is a lie to destroy marriage

A 2012 video of a speech made by a gay and lesbian activist is just starting to gain some legs, and is in fact confirming what many opponents of same-sex marriage have been saying all along — that gay marriage diminishes and even destroys the concept of marriage.


Mesha Gessio photo credit www.openlettersmonthly.com

Masha Gessen, author and LGBT activist, delivered her remarks almost a year ago at the Sydney Writer’s Festival while participating on a panel titled, “Why Get Married When You Can Be Happy?”

Gessen shot out of the gate by stating that “it’s a no-brainer” that gays and lesbians should be allowed to marry. But then she immediately followed this up with, “I also think equally it’s a no-brainer that the institution of marriage should not exist.”

This received prolonged, spirited applause.

“Fighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we’re going to do with marriage when we get there,” she continued.

Gessen’s thoughts mirror those of another gay activist, Doug Mainwaring. Speaking on behalf of the National Capitol Tea Party Patriots at the National Mall when the Supreme Court was hearing oral arguments on the Defense of Marriage Act, Mainwaring said, “Same sex marriage will not redefine marriage — it will un-define it, and unravel it, and in so doing will un-define children.”

Michael Bronski is another gay who recently argued against the concept of gay marriage in a column on Belief.com.

But what distinguishes Gessen’s remarks from the others is the fact that although she supports gay marriage, she nonetheless admits that the concept is a lie.

H/T The Blaze.


  • Erika Moureau

    The only people who will get great benefits from making gay marriage legal will be the divorce lawyers!!!

  • Tyler T.

    This is ridiculous. There are gay people (like me) who truly do think of marriage as something powerful and meaningful, and we've been working for years to achieve it. For these people to turn around and spit on the blood, sweat and tears shed around the world fighting for this simple right, it really bothers and disgusts me. This is NOT the agenda of most activists pushing for the ability to marry for gay couples.

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  • terra

    What people neglect to realize is that we are not all the same. We may all be Hunan but that only dictates that our humanity and our choices be respected no matter how dumb or agenst your ways they are. Some people are just not designed to be in the perfect nuculsr family but also there are some people who can't conceive of anything else. One way is not superior to the other

  • Jean-Jacques Burlama

    All members of society are interested in the due observance of the Laws of Nature, hence they have all a right to praise or condemn another man's actions according as they are conformable or contrary to these laws. They have even a kind of obligation in this respect, lest men be wanting in their duty to society and to individuals, were they not to testify, at least by their approbation or censure, the esteem they have for probity and virtue, and their aversion, on the contrary, to iniquity and vice.

    1) Same-sex marriage is not a useful law, as it does not tend to the preservation and perfection of man.

    2) Same-sex marriage is not a just law, as it does not conform to the will of the supreme legislator; whether that be called “God” or “Evolution”.

    3) Same-sex marriage is not an honest law, as it is not: conformable to the maxims of right reason, agreeable to the dignity of our nature, nor deserving of the approbation of man.

    Those who take part in same-sex marriage are well acquainted with the Laws of Nature which they ought to follow, but they see themselves as their own judges leaving their whims and passions left unchecked, and they understand no obligation to contain themselves within the limits of that regard and respect which they owe to civil society, the tranquility of families, and the happiness of children. They deem themselves the arbiter of their own actions, pridefully announcing the right to being the judge themselves, both of Natural and Civil Laws, and of the manner in which they ought to apply them. This independence and excessive liberty must only be productive of disorder and confusion anytime there happens to be a clashing of their interests and passions with civil society.

    Under a just and beneficent jurisprudence, followers of Natural Law are accordingly administered invincible liberty in both actions and speech; while concomitant to vice and confusion, liberty is necessarily oppressed. The height of felicity and prudence is to know how to guard against vice and confusion; as to banish licentiousness, and yet be no way introductive to tyranny. What is most evident with the legislation of same-sex marriage is that debauchery has become sovereign, the Laws of Nature perverted, the virtuous condemned, and the true felicity of mankind hampered by a quagmire of evil and ignorance; rendering the “Blessings of Liberty” a curse, and in time, reducing the “Land of the Free” to the most abject slavery.

    Same-sex marriage proponents are the vicious oppressors of liberty. They are the malevolent bigots driven by their own prideful prejudices into seeking vengeance; whether it be by slandering anyone with whom they disagree by labeling them a “homophobe”, demanding the criminalization of anyone who refuses them service, mandatory indoctrination of our youth by the State, or the destruction of religious charities and institutions; their agenda violates the very maxims of Natural Law leaving them only the tyranny of legislative oppression as their ONLY justification.

  • billy wingartenson

    this seems to be another right wing website that has popped up as gays get equal rights and the bigots *** freak out.

    Bet she isnt gay, shes on the payroll of NOM, a hate group per the splc.

    take your garbage elsewhere bizspaac. When I sse Tea Party in the article we know what you are about – not just economic terrorism but hatred of gay people.

    BTW when NOM had a bunch of supposedly independent speakers at the capitol re the Scotus, Pix were taken and all were identified as paid NOM employees or volunteers

  • Inis Magrath

    Complete crap. No doubt there is no shortage of any number of gay lunatics who say outrageous things, just like there's no shortage of any number of straight lunatics who say outrageous things.

    The fact that 2 freaks say inflammatory things doesn't mean they speak for the VAST MAJORITY of LGBT Americans who want to marry for exactly the same reasons that straight people want to marry.

  • Emily

    You're going to take _one or two_ people's *opinions* of what the fight for gay marriage is "really" about and run with it, to validate your own argument?! Why, that would be like me deciding that all Christians believed the way that Fred Phelps does, just because I watched an interview with him. Get a grip on rational arguments and debates, folks. The reason our country is going down the toilet isn't because of gays or liberals, or conservatives or tea partiers, or Ann Coulter or Micheal Moore. It's because the voters and the politicians no longer recognize what it means to make rational arguments for or against _anything_. They no longer know how to disagree and debate. Hell, they don't even know how to agree with each other anymore. They couldn't compromise on a sound solution if it meant saving the world from certain destruction, because we are teaching our children (by example) that to agree with the other guy is basically high treason. Everybody needs to grow up. You don't believe in gay marriage? Fine. As an American citizen, that's your right. But, this article is a pile of horse feces, and the author is no journalist.

  • uma

    Jewess Masha Gessen. this is not an ideological battle of left vs right, GOP vs Dems, Socialism vs liberty. This is war against white people.

    Why do hostile globalist elite defend Israel as a Jewish ethnostate with Jewish only immigration, but ravage white majority Europe/North America into a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural Gulag with dystopian non-White colonization?

    East Asia is 99% yellow. Africa is 90% Black. West Asia is 99% Brown. But 3rd world colonizers, Muslims, Sikhs, Hispanics are aggressively advancing their agenda by annihilating gullible Whites, just as China annihilates Tibet.

    Why do gullible Whites cuckold for murderous anti-White elite, who confiscate White people's guns, infiltrate/subvert our banks & espionage agencies, indoctrinate White kids in academia/mass media, plunder White jobs/wages, & butcher White soldiers in bankrupting wars?

    "Native" Americans are not native. They invaded from East Asia. Yellow & Brown races committed 10-times more genocide, slavery, imperialism than Whites. Since Old-Testament, Whites have been victims of Jewish/Crypto-Jewish, Turkic, Muslim, N.African imperialism, slavery, genocide.

    Gullible Whites should reject subversive anti-White ideologies – libertarianism, feminism, liberalism, & reject hostile slanders of racism/collectivism. Love to all humanity, but White people must organize to advance their families, their fertility, their homelands, their interests. Spread this message. Reading list: goo.gl/iB777 , goo.gl/htyeq , amazon.com/dp/0759672229 , amazon.com/dp/1410792617

  • Brad

    Hey pillar of morality and tolerance. Maybe if you don't want marriage, DONT GET MARRIED!!! TA-DA!

    This person has no concept of respect and tolerance for others. He's a bigot and a pig.

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