Wallace Wylie

Lady Gaga thinks homosexuality is perverted

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I wanted to add a postscript. As many have probably seen, Lady Gaga made a video asking for the repeal of ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’. While humbly positioning herself as the voice of her generation, she also made this curious statement:

“We are not asking you to agree with or approve the moral implications of homosexuality”

Now, can someone tell me the moral implications of homosexuality? It seems like either she wanted to sound intelligent, and failed, or she is confusing gay rights with individual rights. She seems to think that being homosexual should be categorised with all libertarian causes, and not tied to basic human rights like the civil rights movement. Imagine, if you will, at the height of the civil rights movement, when many expressed open disgust with the idea of a black man and a white woman marrying, someone were to say, “We are not asking you to agree with or approve the moral implications of interracial marriage”. Yes, the legislator does not have to agree, but what would the moral implications be?

In the case of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’, nobody is asking for soldiers to have the right to engage in sexual acts that are categorised as gay, simply that they are allowed to BE gay, and not have to hide it. Again, I’m struggling to see any moral implications. It may seem like an insignificant point to raise, but I think it shows a muddled understanding of the issue at hand. Gay rights is a fight against discrimination, just as the civil rights movement was. It should not be something individual states get to decide, like drinking age. Being gay is a fundamental aspect of a persons being that nevertheless implies nothing other than what sex one is attracted to. Like being black or Jewish, there are certain cultural tendencies that are associated with being gay, but these cultural aspects cannot and should not be thought of as applying to all gay people. Homophobia should always be categorised alongside racism and anti-semitism, not with people who disapprove of smoking or owning guns. I find it a little unnerving that the voice of our generation doesn’t seem to get that.

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