Beyond Selma to Stonewall

Barack_Obama_by_JediKnight1401282013_0546There’s is no doubt in my mind, that when President Obama presented to the country his Inaugural  Address, I was elated with the inclusion of the LBG community. That being said, it’s also when it fell short, of any visible action, to the statement he made.  A week ago, I mentioned, that my two wishes for him were, 1) To be more vocal on Prop 8 and DOMA in regards to SCOTUS, and 2) Get off the “Up to the Individual States” motto in regards to Marriage Equality. I haven’t seen or heard anything yet as to any action coming from the White House.  Hence, as a community, it looks as though we’re going to have to push him into action, get him to take a stand, and be the President we elected him to be.

In my mail box this morning, there was an alert from The New York Times, regarding the very thing I’m writing about now, and no doubt, what prompted me to write it.  The editorial can be seen here.

I only hope something happens soon. There are too many issues at stake, held in the hands of the Justices of the Supreme Court, that could either move us forward, or take us back to a place I’m sure none of us want to go. With a little help from The President, we just might get to the place we want to be.

One thought on “Beyond Selma to Stonewall”

  1. Even though he’s done more than any other President in history to advance the cause of LGBT rights in the US, he’s not been the “fierce advocate” he initially promised. My only hope with the current status is that there is movement behind the scenes, where work is being done to bring equality to all of us.

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