Radical/Progressive Queer News and Commentary
from Memphis, Tennessee
Monday, January 03, 2011
LGBT Equal Rights: The Next Step
Now that we are over the hump of repealing the military's anti-gay "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, it's time to refocus on equality for LGBT people in the workplace, housing, and marriage. President Obama has said that he supports overturning the Defense of Marriage Act, which denies federal recognition of same-sex marriages. While V.P. Biden says gay marriage is "inevitable," President Obama says his views are "evolving."
It's time for liberal politicians to quit pretending they do not support marriage equality and get behind the next civil rights struggle-- marriage equality of gay and lesbian couples.