Thursday, August 28, 2008
Sen. Obama's Shout-Out to LGBTQ People
We were all gathered around the television--Philip, Jason, Dean, Wayne, and I--and the shout-out came from Sen. Obama:
“I know there are differences on same-sex marriage, but surely we can agree that our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters deserve to visit the person they love in a hospital and to live lives free of discrimination.”
He said it! He included us! While we would all have liked him to say more about same-sex marriage, affirming it of course because this is the 21st century, and LBTGQ relationships--be it civil union, domestic partnership, or marriage--are here to stay, that he mentioned us was truly amazing.
You guy, Barack!