“‘Ethan Greene’ a romantic comedy
I found it difficult to understand Cullen Connery’s letter (Dallas Voice, May 26th) discussing “The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green.” I haven’t seen the film. But Connery said he left “when the movie started trashing Log Cabin Republicans in the most vulgar language possible.”
What exactly was said? Maybe it also trashed Stonewall Democrats. It’s my understanding that the film is a romantic comedy. I expect comedy to poke fun at all sorts of people and things. Can’t we laugh at ourselves?
Moviegoers from Austin to New York described the film as a lightweight comedy true to gay life which portrays a variety of problems common to all people. None described an attack on Log Cabin Republicans. I saw reviews describing audience laughter.
Finally, Connery says, “I do not look for progress in our movement anytime soon.” Is he speaking of progress in the movement for gay and lesbian civil rights?
How would Log Cabin Republicans define progress? Their mission is “to work within the Republican Party to advocate equal rights for all Americans, including gays and lesbians.” I would have hoped that Connery would have countered the “trashing” of Log Cabin with a record of their accomplishments and successes.
Amendment a major mistake
I am ashamed of our leaders and my country. I am an openly gay man with a partner of five years. I am a college graduate, war veteran, taxpayer, and neighborhood leader.
Writing discrimination into the United States Contitution is a major mistake.
The right wing speaks of a homosexual agenda. The only agenda I see comes from the right wing and their need to eliminate the threat of the equal protection and full faith and credit clauses of the United States Constitution to their discriminatory agenda.
My governor said last year that if I didn’t like the laws here I should move somewhere else. I choose to stay and fight these evil men and women. This is my country, too.
Richard D. Carter
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This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition, June 09, 2006.