…especially when history has shown us that one way or another, when it comes to social issues like civil rights, women’s rights, and gay rights, the federal government has had to intervene because the “popular opinion” of those days were that not all men(and women) were created equal, and therefore are not deserving of certain fundamental rights. And I do consider marriage to be a fundamental right of ALL American citizens, a part of that whole “pursuit of happiness” thing from the Declaration of Independence. You know, the GOP’s favorite go-to document?
Anyway, I think we do a disservice to ourselves by leaving equality issues up to a popular vote instead of logic and reason. While people’s position on same sex marriage has changed over the years, for the Religious Right, it will NEVER change. And they have the numbers and the MONEY to ensure that those they deem inferior will NEVER been treated or seen as equals in the eyes of their own government and country. While I don’t condone forcing people to evolve to things on MY terms, when it comes to equal treatment of American citizens and fundamental rights for all UNDER THE LAW, there is no place for decisions based on popular vote and subjective feelings. And since the opponents of equality will do their best to appeal to the subjective feelings of the masses, we as pro-equality people and activists must take our case not to the people, but within the realm of the LAW, and focus on amending the LAW, not people’s feelings.
While I am SO Proud of my President for his evolution, it appears that there is room for more. As always LOL. Hopefully some day soon, he’ll see that marriage is a fundamental right of EVERY citizen—-gay, straight, bi, trans—-and will someday move to amend the Federal Constitution to include marriage equality.
"a report released this week by Marriage Equality USA, a nationwide grassroots group with chapters in 32 California counties, slammed the official campaign run against Prop. 8 and called for major changes in any new effort.”
So, naw. Get this “Black Homophobia” shit all the way the FUCK out my face. I’m not saying that homophobia isn’t an issue within the Black community, but last I checked, we don’t run the National Organization for Marriage or the Mormon church, which funneled $$$$$ into making sure Prop 8 got on the ballot and that people supported it. Same for Amendment 1 in NC. Maybe if you spent some time reaching OUT to us, and not alienate the BLGT PoC who would like to contribute to the cause, then we might become more cohesive.
The GOP refuses to raise taxes on millionaires to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling on July 1st and costing 7.4 million Americans an extra $1,000 annually.
That’s… just… they… ARRRRGGGGHHHHH. This November, PLEASE go vote and DESTROY THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.
Wow. Reblogging this because I’m a student depending on loans currently and this is just some bullshit. The GOP continue to prove how many fucks they DON’T give about the citizens of their own country. Get your asses to the polls in November and get RID of these fuckers! Let’s vote FOR our own interests instead of AGAINST them!
It hurts my heart to think of CeCe sitting in a cell for the next four years trying to reconcile being punished for not letting someone cause her bodily harm. Of her whiling away the hours, in a room the size of a shoebox, wondering how much worse it could have been had she gambled and taken her…
“Let me get this straight. Millions of outraged Americans are just credulous amateurs fooled by a cynical left wing ploy to stir up racial division? A man murders a kid. The police botch the investigation. Race appears to play a crucial role in both outcomes. Then a bunch of people find out about it and are outraged. And we’re the ones stirring up racial discord? This is the absurdity that the modern ideology of colorblindness will bring you to. Colorblindness has nothing to do with eradicating racism. It is about denying its existence and power. And so when faced with actual racism in such stark form, the colorblindness zealots must cast blame on those drawing attention to the racism. There is a significant segment of white opinion that continues to find efforts to combat racism more objectionable than the racism itself.”—