Thursday, April 26, 2012

Either Gay People Are Full Humans, Or They Aren't

I've been growing increasingly tired of this Obama Administration dance whenever a gay rights issue comes up:
The White House says President Barack Obama does not plan to issue a ban on discrimination against gay federal contractors sought by gay rights groups. The decision disappoints a constituency that has been an important source of support for him.

White House press secretary Jay Carney says Obama is committed to gay rights and would support legislation that would protect gay, bisexual and transgender employees of federal contractors.

But he ruled out a special presidential order that would accomplish the same thing now. Gay rights groups say that Congress won’t act to pass such a law and that the White House should step in with an executive order.

Carney denies the White House is trying to avoid a politically sensitive issue in this election year.
If he were king, would Barack Obama do all the awesome gay rights things we all hope for? Maybe. Or maybe he wouldn't. Since none of us can look deep into his soul the way Bush did with Putin, we really have no idea. So we judge him based on his actions.

Have there been successes under this administration's watch, like the repeal of don't ask dont tell? Absolutely. Yet, there are things like this, that are 1000% in Obama's control, and he chooses to give shelter to those who discriminate. Either gay people are human beings, or they aren't. There isn't room for political maneuvering on these issues. You're either with us or against us.

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