In 1996 then candidate Obama did fill out a form that showed he supported same-gender marriage. Now President Obama appears to be playing politics with our equality, because he mixes religion with matters of the State. While claiming he has not yet evolved to accept marriage equality due to religion.
While Governor Cuomo of NY proactively pursued marriage equality in his state. He successfully worked with both major parties to accomplish this. Now people throughout the nation recognize him as a potential candidate for President in 2016.
Meanwhile Fred Karger is an openly gay candidate for President that fully supports marriage equality, but his party is apparently segregating him from participation in the debates. Why and what are they afraid of? Most Americans support marriage equality so why not have a fair debate during the run up to being selected as the candidate?
Give Fred a chance or appear forever ignorant and prejudice to the majority of Americans.
Then there is Governor of Arkansas Beebe told a crowd of nearly 200 Stonewall Democrats that he does not support same-sex marriage. "I think that marriage is between a man and a woman," Beebe said, adding that he also was opposed to civil unions, a provision allowed by a recently enacted New York law.” NJ’s Governor Cristie made a similarly prejudice statement about marriage equality.
Yet in a recent poll Americans think that 25% of the population is LGBT. We have no way of validating the poll since the US Census intentionally barely counts LGBT and also lumps us all as the “H” word or just L&G.
Most importantly we as a community have political capital that was tapped into during the recent win for same-gender marriage in NY. That capital is that the LGBT fund raisers in both major parties are a very significant resource for each of these “Un-evolved” parties.
What if all the LGBT said, “Enough we are creating our own party the Equality party?” We then took all our resources from each of these parties and started fund raising and running candidates that pushed for the “Equality of all.” Build bridges with the other American oppressed groups; women 52% of the population, Latinos (soon the majority), Asians, African Americans, Middle Easterners, disabled, and the list goes on.
Perhaps then the present two major parties would get a true sense of reality.
That inequality is a big time loser for both them and “Us.”
In the mean time it is important for all of us to stand together and be obstacles’ to those cowards that continue to use prejudice as a tool to obtain; power, prestige, profit, and privilege.