Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Barack Obama

Congratulations to our 44th President. It's been a long, long time since I've heard a president speak with such inspiring hope and determination. We've got a lot of work ahead of us, but it'll be a lot easier if we feel like we're headed on the right path.

This is certainly not the most pressing issue facing us, but...I just have to ask: If you truly believe that "...all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness," will you be actively supportive of marriage for all? Because that surely would be the full measure of my happiness.

I supported you...

Bon app├ętit, President Obama. See you at the office.

Mea culpa maxima: Flartus needs to do her research!! Thanks to Liz's heads-up to the Wockner blog (nice template, btw!), I found a very explicitly detailed list of LGBT issues which President Obama plans to act on. He does not support gay "marriage," but rather fully equal civil unions. Which becomes a matter of semantics--if it's the same thing, why don't we call it the same thing? But I will recognize that that may be a fight for another generation; if Miss Chef and I can enjoy the same rights, I won't quibble about names.

Wow, I feel so much better now! Thanks, Liz!


  1. Although I know you probably advocate free speech, I have learned from my sometime chafing political sparring with another dear blogging friend that It's better if I keep my mouth shut and my opinions to myself. But since you and I have not danced this particular dance yet... I would love to discuss your post privately sometime. Email me? AAHice@aol.com.

  2. I agree with you!

    Did you catch Wockner's blog? He got comments from 26 "gay VIP's" on their opinion of Obama annd his potential for GLBT people.


    Great reading!

  3. My fave part of that list is the bit about adoption. :) It's something near and dear to my heart for many reasons.

    Anyway- so glad I could help!!


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