On gay rights, keep fighting (against us) or adapt?

  • metta

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    Feb 16, 2011 6:29 PM GMT
    On gay rights, keep fighting or adapt?

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/2011-02-14-column14_ST_N.htm
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    Feb 16, 2011 7:08 PM GMT
    Nice thoughts, But there are those, nearly 50 years after the Civil Rights Act was passed, who still oppose it. I think the tide on gay rights may be turning, but we need a strong leader, like Lyndon Johnson (for all his many flaws) to make things really happen. And even afterwards, if such pro-gay laws pass over Republican opposition, the resistance will linger for many decades, just as it has against Blacks.

    Obama is floundering. Because he is not a leader, he is a speaker. Better for us gays than the anti-gay Republicans who would take his place, but still not a forceful leader.

    I recognized this when he opposed Hillary Clinton in the primaries, and said so here. Now there's a lady with balls, that Obama desperately needs. Still, Obama is better for us gays than any hostile Republican alternative. Those who would sign an anti-gay US Constitutional amendment, as most of the Republican contenders have pledged, and the current House is eager to do.

    I see a lot of gay setbacks in the short term ahead. I would like to think the long term will be more favorable. I'm not sure I'll live to see and end enjoy that, and I'm kinda disappointed in the younger guys here who take a laid back "whatever" approach to it all.

    I wish I could take their names, and say "You don't get these gay benefits, because you didn't work for them" when we finally get them. But that's not the way the world works, and the guys who stood on the sidelines will be the first to get in line for the benies, when we finally win gay rights.

    As far as adapting, I merely fall back, and adapt to my opponents weapons, And I never lose. Not ever.