8 Principles for Long-Term Cultural Change

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  1. Here is an update on the gay rights’ attacks on marriage.

    THE RADICAL MS. POLIKOFF?

    Nancy Polikoff’s propaganda/brainwashing approach to gays, judges, and the law is by no means the most radical part of her thinking. Her ultimate goal is to end the legal status of marriage. In a legal article called “ENDING MARRIAGE AS WE KNOW IT,” she admits, “Elsewhere I have argued for the abolition of marriage as a legal category, joining other distinguished legal scholars.” See footnote 7 on page 202 of the HOFSTRA LAW REVIEW [Vol. 32:201; “Recommended Citation: Polikoff, Nancy D. (2003) “Ending Marriage as We Know It,” Hofstra Law Review: Vol. 32: Iss. 1, Article 9. Available at:

    http://scholarlycommons.law.hofstra.edu/hlr/vol32/iss1/9 “]

    Nancy Polikoff is a radical lesbian feminist and:

    “Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law where she teaches Family Law and a seminar on Children of LGBT Parents. From Fall 2011 through Fall 2012, she was the Visiting McDonald/Wright Chair of Law at UCLA School of Law and Faculty Chair of the Williams Institute, a national think tank on sexual orientation law and public policy at UCLA Law. In 1976, Prof. Polikoff co-authored one of the first law review articles on custody rights of lesbian mothers. For almost 40 years, she has been writing about, teaching about, and working on litigation and legislation about LGBT families. Her book, Beyond (Straight and Gay) Marriage: Valuing All Families under the Law, was published by Beacon Press in 2008, the inaugural volume in its Queer Ideas series…Before joining full time academia in 1987, Prof. Polikoff co-founded the Washington, DC Feminist Law Collective…”

    https://www.wcl.american.edu/faculty/polikoff/

    Polikoff’s story of becoming a lesbian is told in an interview with Serena Freewomyn, a feminist writer.

    “First I became a feminist in the early 1970’s. In that context I realized how I had been channeled into heterosexuality. It took about a year for me to find a woman I wanted to be with.”

    Polikoff tells how, in her early career, “Feminists were rebelling against marriage as male-dominated…” and she “was among the many feminist lawyers who believed as far as back as the 1980’s that marriage was the wrong fight, and part of what was wrong with it was that it failed to value the diverse family forms in which gay and straight people live.”

    http://www.bilerico.com/2008/07/better_know_a_contributor_nancy_polikoff.php#gvAUBFeAxLMem3KO.99

    One can easily see that Polikoff has embodied the radical feminist notions that marriage was, and is, an invention of patriarchy to enslave and oppress women; these radicals appear to be marriage-haters and male-haters!

    “ENDING MARRIAGE AS WE KNOW IT” is a law article by Polikoff written for the Hofstra Law Review. She begins her article with the words:

    “Marriage as we know it is a status unlike any other, conferring benefits and responsibilities unavailable to those in other close personal relationships.” (Page 1, dated 3/30/2004) On Page 2, footnote 7, she takes her feminist view to the limits:

    “Elsewhere I have argued for the abolition of marriage as a legal category, joining other distinguished legal scholars…”

    In Polikoff’s radical definition of a family, even:

    “In addition to family units consisting of three siblings or other relatives, three or more individuals may be in a polyamorous relationship and may wish to assume obligations towards one another and obtain legal recognition of their family for some purposes.”(Page 22. footnote 119)

    http://www.hofstra.edu/pdf/law_lawrev_polikoff_vol32no1.pdf

    http://scholarlycommons.law.hofstra.edu/hlr/vol32/iss1/9

    In the Santa Clara University “Law Review,” Polikoff calls for an even more radical idea, “The Deliberate Construction of Families Without Fathers: Is it an Option for Lesbian and Heterosexual Mothers?”

    “I start this paper with the premise that it is no tragedy, either on a national scale or in an individual family, for children to be raised without fathers…the recent book Fatherless America 3 blames virtually all social ills on father absence…it is terrifying because it furthers social control of women by degrading the families that women form without men. 4”

    ………………………

    “Contrary to the ideology that simultaneously glorifies fathers and vilifies mothers, I want women to have the option to form families in which their children have no fathers…What I envision as a method of liberating women and children from the control of men and of recognizing the legitimacy of deliberate childrearing without fathers…”

    …………………….

    “The choice to raise a child without a father is a legitimate choice, and the family thereby created is a legitimate family. Planned lesbian families exemplify the construction of parenthood as a process distinct from biology, and the initial impetus for the analysis developed in this paper was my desire to develop a framework within which to safeguard planned lesbian families. But I do not want to limit the availability of raising children without fathers to lesbians. Rather, I like to think of lesbian and heterosexual women as sisters in a struggle against the relentless propaganda of women-hating associated with the glorification of fathers.

    ……………….

    “Targeting single motherhood, therefore, serves the dual purpose of perpetuating patriarchal ideology and exonerating the state from its obligation to provide children with at least minimally adequate financial well-being, health care, education and physical safety.”

    http://www.scu.edu/ethics/publications/other/lawreview/deliberate.html

    This appears to be the real, radical reason Polikoff has specialized “on custody rights of lesbian mothers”!

    In an interview with Salon online magazine, Polikoff adds more details to her ideological evolution.

    Salon: Can you talk a little about your background opposing marriage?

    Polikoff: I’d have to trace it to feminism in the 1970s and a critique of the institution of marriage. There are these two essays by Tom Stoddard and Paula Ettelbrick that are relatively short and have gotten this iconic status over the years. Tom was executive director of Lambda Legal and Paula was legal director and they wrote this pair of essays, published in 1989. Paula and I were buddies and I was one of the people who worked on that piece with her. [Ettelbrick took an anti-marriage view with an essay titled “Since When Is Marriage a Path to Liberation?”]

    My critique of marriage stems from the 1970s. As gay people began talking about this more, there were these questions about using the resources of fledgling legal groups on marriage. There was a significant contingent of people who identified as feminists who said, “This is the wrong approach, this isn’t what we should be doing.” That viewpoint carried the day for a long time. My point of view dates back to long before where we are now.

    http://www.salon.com/2013/03/27/gay_marriages_gay_holdouts_the_progressive_who_thinks_this_is_the_wrong_fight/

    In Polikoff’s speaking of “other distinguished legal scholars” could she be thinking of the other radical gay and lesbian lawyers who, with Ms. Polikoff, signed the radical statement “BEYOND SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: A NEW STRATEGIC VISION FOR ALL OUR FAMILIES & RELATIONSHIPS”.

    http://www.beyondmarriage.org/signatories.html

    http://www.beyondmarriage.org/full_statement.html
    Polikoff carried this idea forward in a full-length book, “Beyond (Straight and Gay) Marriage: Valuing All Families Under the Law”.

    She repeats the words of the radical “Beyond Same-Sex Marriage” document, including the words “…a new vision …of diverse kinds of partnerships, households, kinship, relationships and families…”

    http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Straight-Gay-Marriage-Families/dp/0807044334

    This statement includes many radical ideas about families. “The struggle for same-sex marriage rights is only one part of a larger effort to strengthen the security and stability of diverse households and families. LGBT communities have ample reason to recognize that families and relationships know no borders and will never slot narrowly into a single existing template…Many other types of relationships should be made legally equal to marriage.”

    These “other types” include “Committed, loving households in which there is more than one conjugal partner…[polygamous or polyamorous]… Queer couples who decide to jointly create and raise a child with another queer person or couple, in two households…Close friends and siblings who live together in long-term, committed, non-conjugal relationships, serving as each other’s primary support and caregivers…Marriage is not the only worthy form of family or relationship, and it should not be legally and economically privileged above all others…LGBT movement strategies must never secure privilege for some while at the same time foreclosing options for many” This is why Polikoff desires and works for her ultimate goal–“abolition of marriage as a legal category.”

    Some other people to sign this radical statement are lesbian law professors Nan Hunter and Chai Feldblum. And what do these three radical law professors have in common? They have all been part of the “Williams Institute” which “trains” judges on gay issues.

    Nancy Polikoff is a member of the advisory committee for the Williams Institute. She was also a “Faculty Chair” of the Williams Institute.

    http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/faculty-advisory-committee/

    http://beyondstraightandgaymarriage.blogspot.com/

    Another signee of “Beyond Same Sex Marriage”, Nan Hunter, is also a member of the advisory committee for the Williams Institute, and is the Legal Scholarship Director for the Williams Institute.
    http://www.beyondmarriage.org/signatories.html

    http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/faculty-advisory-committee/

    https://law.ucla.edu/centers/social-policy/williams-institute-on-sexual-orientation-and-gender-identity-law-and-public-policy/who-we-are/

    Hunter was one of the authors of a brief in the recent “same-sex marriage” case before the Supreme Court, brazenly citing her own radical article, “Marriage, Law, and Gender: A Feminist Inquiry”

    See this article on pages 105-118 in the book below.

    https://books.google.com/books?id=cMO2AgAAQBAJ&pg=PA99&lpg=PA99&dq=%22Sexual+Dissent+and+the+Family%22&source=bl&ots=TFPn8OlWWF&sig=AQcizk3M7d1j3MUaRR4uOeoK9A8&hl=en&sa=X&ei=KaZTVa38FMmxsATsnIGADA&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=%22Sexual%20Dissent%20and%20the%20Family%22&f=false

    Chai Feldblum, a third signee of “Beyond Same Sex Marriage” has been appointed by President Obama to be an EEOC commissioner. In the past, Feldblum was also involved with the Williams Institute’s judicial training program.

    http://www.beyondmarriage.org/signatories.html

    http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/judicial-training-program/

    Have these radical law professors been working through the Williams Institute’s judicial training program for the “abolition of marriage as legal category?”
    TODD BROWER–RADICAL JUDICAL TRAINING DIRECTOR?

    Todd Brower is the Judicial Training Director for the Williams Institute.

    https://law.ucla.edu/centers/social-policy/williams-institute-on-sexual-orientation-and-gender-identity-law-and-public-policy/who-we-are/

    Nancy Polikoff has direct connections to the members of the Williams Institute.

    “In addition to research, the Williams Institute offers courses at the UCLA Law and Policy schools. Nancy Polikoff, the McDonald Wright visiting chair of law, is currently teaching courses in family law and on LGBT families with children at the UCLA School of Law…Apart from teaching, Polikoff does her own research and writing on the subject of LGBT families, often providing feedback for and consulting with members of the Williams Institute.”

    http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/events/past-events/2012-13/annual-update-12-apr-2013/#sthash.968tSdKf.dpuf

    http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/events/past-events/2012-13/annual-update-12-apr-2013/#sthash.968tSdKf.dpuf

    Todd Brower referenced Polikoff’s book in a law article for ” Journal of Gender, Social Policy& the Law, Vol. 17, Iss. 1 [2009], Art. 1″ (Page 34). Brower then follows Polikoff’s idea that laws changed by cases involving gay marriage will result in gender equity which will apply to everyone, including maternity leave for men!

    “…the biggest effect that lesbians and gay men and same-sex couples can have on family law: the opportunity to review and reevaluate existing solutions and doctrine…” (Page 35)

    “Once we recognize that same-sex families… diverge from our stereotypes…that data can not only inform family law, it can help transform it. ”

    http://digitalcommons.wcl.american.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1012&context=jgspl

    The abstract of this study concludes, as does Polikoff, that as a result of gay marriage legal advocacy:

    “…family law may more accurately reflect the diversity of family structures in modern life.”

    http://works.bepress.com/todd_brower/1/

    Gay marriage was not the end of Satan’s perversion of male, female, sexuality, family and his attacks on religious freedom. It appears that the worst is yet to come!

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