Friday, February 14, 2014

ESPN Sports Analyst's Major Gaffe Shows How Backwards America Still Is on Gay Rights | Alternet

ESPN Sports Analyst's Major Gaffe Shows How Backwards America Still Is on Gay Rights | Alternet



"When projected first round NFL pick Manti Te’o told reporters about his ( apparently mythical) girlfriend, Herm Edwards didn’t accuse him of dragging his heterosexual baggage into the locker room. That’s the asymmetry at hand: Sam’s sexuality is noteworthy and suspect, while Te’o’s relationship only became baggage when it was revealed as a hoax. Similarly, Proposition 8 Judge Vaughn Walker was accused of being unable, as a gay man, to rule fairly on gay marriage, whereas heterosexuality (or whiteness, or U.S. citizenship) doesn’t get called out as a conflict of interest."
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