Commentary: Obama absent on gay rights

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    Jun 10, 2009 3:24 PM GMT
    "The president would do well to define this moment by taking immediate action to repeal "don't ask, don't tell" or ensure adoption rights for homosexual, bisexual and transgender families. Kennedy believed that promoting civil rights would jeopardize other aspects of his domestic agenda during a national crisis. Barack Obama has a broader set of crises to resolve than any president in modern history, but that is not a rationale for inaction on this issue."

    "Ultimately, the gay rights movement will have to learn something that the civil rights movement learned again and again during the 20th century -- it is often necessary to force the hand of even your allies to achieve your goals."

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/06/10/cobb.obama.gays/index.html


    I sent this link off to my congressman, two senators, and the president. Hey, it cant hurt.

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    Jun 11, 2009 8:22 AM GMT
    Thank you, Caslon. I'm sending it to my city council board, board of county commissioners, my state senator, my state representative, my governor, my federal senators, my federal represenatives, the military branch secretaries, the vice president and the president as well as an open letter (video blog) to these same people. If more would take the time to load up the email boxes of these people, just as the conservatives and the right do, they just might take us seriously and look in our direction. Grassroots. It put them in office and it can be their undoing.