Saturday, March 02, 2013

‘Let’s treat everybody fairly’

In this video, President Obama talks about how the fight for marriage equality is based on the ideas on which the USA is founded. He talks further about his personal views and how that relates to his administration’s brief on California’s Proposition 8.

What I find remarkable about this is that the President of the United States is talking about ME and my rights. The president is talking about my human rights and, basically, my humanity. I can honestly say that 20 years ago—hell, TEN years ago—I couldn’t have imagined a US President arguing that the equal protection provisions of the US Constitution apply to GLBT people and our human right to marry.

I still find this absolutely extraordinary.

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