Thursday, April 10, 2008

We interrupt regularly scheduled blogging for this political message:

Politics is something I usually stay out of, but Barack Obama's interview with The Advocate is worth sharing.

Among things I was glad to see in the article:
"I reasonably can see "don't ask, don't tell" eliminated."

(On what Obama can get done for the LGBTQ community)
I hate DADT with a vengeance. I don't support the war, but I do support the people fighting it, and not allowing gays in the military to BE gays in the military is reprehensible.

"I have been clear about my interest in including gender identity in
legislation, but I've also been honest with the groups that I've met with
that it is a heavy lift through Congress."

(On an Employment Non-Discrimination Act being transgender-inclusive)
I'm glad he's being honest (or, as much as a politician can be) here. He's not making promises for the sake of getting votes, and that means a lot to me.

"You always want to be careful comparing groups that have been discriminated
against because each group's experiences are different."

(On comparing the struggle for gay rights to the African-American civil rights movement)
Soooo many people do this - compare each culture's struggle to every other culture's struggle - but they are all so much different. It's good to see someone who wants to run our country that knows the difference.

So, that's all. Read the full article here. And vote. It's important, whatever you believe.

1 comment:

Christina said...

This election is a toughie for me. I'm not a fan of any of the candidates. Alas, I'll still vote.