Enough is enough – My rights NOW! June 18, 2009Posted by truthspew in Gay rights, marriage equality.
I’ve been watching President Obama do the old double speak routine for the past few weeks when it comes to rights for LGBTQI people. We still have no real action on Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell, and then DOJ’s (From what I hear, it’s a Mormon holdover from the Bush admin that wrote the brief) disgusting attempt to equate being gay with incest and pedophilia, all while defending the Defense of Marriage Act.
Then I hear that the big wigs in gay circles, you know em’ as HRC and the like, they’re saying we’d rather see hate crimes legislation, because it is easier.
I recall President Kennedy’s word on why we were going to the moon, “…Not because it easy, but because it is hard.” and think to myself that trying to get our rights in a piece meal fashion is detrimental in the long run.
There is a lot of anger in the gay community over this, I’m on of those who is very angry at the likes of our supposed allies and at our President.
So angry in fact that here is my open message to both President Obama and to the Democratic National Committee: You will not get a red hot dime from me until the day I have all the rights that a straight person has. That includes:
a) Hate crimes
b) Gender non-discrimination for the Trans community
c) Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell is rescinded
d) DOMA is rescinded
e) Marriage rights are recognized on a federal level, just like Loving v. Virginia.
Listen up before we take to the streets.