DrStorm saidLet's put a few things in perspective...there are a LOT more more pressing issues than our own right now........
How about putting your energies into getting PROP 8 repealed in California. We who live here would appreciate your help. It has far more reaching consequences than DADT, which too is abhorrent.
The problem with this stance is that the longer we wait for action on DOMA from Congress (they are also dragging their feet on this issue) and the White House the less likely it will happen. As the President's popularity erodes (and it's starting too) the less likely he will be willing to press Congress on these issues. And if it isn't an issue for the President, it's not and issue for Congress. Right now, the Democrats control Congress, do you think they'll have as much control after the mid-terms?
How about it not being all about California and Prop. 8?
When will Californians with the size and wealth of her communities turn around and work for equality in the rest of the US? Or is it as long as they have their workplace protections, their marriage advantages, etc. they don't care?
How about real support for ENDA?
I support equality in marriage but if LGBT people live in places, like most of the US, where they can be fired just for being gay, equality in the workplace and in public accommodations is a higher priority.
In extremely reactionary places, say like Oklahoma, this kind of change is only going to come from the federal level. And we'd have more success and fmore un in pissing on our own foot than in talking to our Congressional reps. who are known for the depth and breath of their anti-gay prejudice (our Tulsa Rep. is AWOL......out in California at Betty Ford drying out anyway).
We have majorities in both Houses of Congress. This will not last long. The time is NOW to introduce and pass at least ENDA, then a repeal to DADT, and lastly but least important to ALL LGBT folk, DOMA. It's only a priority for those already living in places of privilege.