The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

A Member of the Law Professor Blogs Network

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

How The Trans Crusade Made Me Rethink Support For Gay Marriage

Many of my fellow millennial conservatives, out of what they view as courtesy, use the preferred pronoun and name for individuals who identify as transgender. Here is why I won’t: We will be made to care.

The phrase is care of another great conservative thinker, Erick Erickson. He coined it in the midst of the gay marriage debate. During that debate, I was like many of these younger millennial conservatives. I naively thought the issue was merely about gay marriage, and thought “Hey, marriage is great, so let’s just give into the Left’s demands about the redefinition of a cornerstone of our society because not doing so would be bigoted.”


I don't receive these sort of tweets because I'm not on twitter. I don't get hostile facebook posts because I'm barely on facebook. Only or mostly simpatico folks visit this chere blog. I could have a larger social media "presence" if I tweeted or facebook posted, but why should I? I would reach more people with micro-thoughts, but in return I'd get volumes of hateful blowback. I like the illusion that people are mostly indifferent to what I think, which is no illusion, beyond the illusion that they do care, that would be brought on if I thrust myself into the social whirl. A lot of the interwebs commentary takes the form of "SWJs think THIS!" and then cite to a few tweets from idiot SWJs. Anybody with a phone can get sort of famous for 15 seconds. It's all illusion.

| Permalink


Personally I identify as noble: you should address me as Your Grace. I shall address you as Lord Smith. I am a Duke; you are but the humble Earl of Jamul.

If I identified as rich would someone have the duty to pay me heaps of money?

Posted by: dearieme | Sep 12, 2017 12:59:29 PM