Wednesday, January 14, 2009

It is time!

I sense from my reading that, along with people like Barney Frank, we are in for some changes in the way people who are LGBTQ are treated by the government, especially at the federal level, and hopefully the state and more local area governments.


Here's the reason: Given that Mr. Obama has, in the past, supported the rights of LGBTQ people to marry, and given that Mr. Obama has started to hire many LGBTQ people in his administration outside of places and offices like AIDS issues, e.g., including State Department, etc., and given that Mr. Obama has Rev. Robinson praying along with Rick Warren, it appears that it is time for the following:

* Overturning the DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act), foolishly passed by Congress and signed by President Clinton;

* Overturning DADT (Don't Ask Don't Tell) in the military services;

* Signing a hate-crime bill that includes and covers people who are LGBTQ;

* Signing a non-discrimination in employment bill that protects LGBTQ people;

And last but not least: gay marriage. It is time for the federal government to follow up and do what state governments are starting to do, especially in New England and the West Coast areas: provide LGBTQ couples the right to marry or be in civil union.

Busy time.

But it is time.

Long past time.

It is time.



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