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!

3 comments:

  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.

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  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.

    http://wockner.blogspot.com/

    Great reading!

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  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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