19 April 2010

Obama: "We have to get this done"

"Don't ask, don't tell" is a policy that prohibits gay or bi-sexual people from disclosing their sexuallity while in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Obama: "I will end don't ask, don't tell."

The Defence of Marriage Act defines marriage as a legal union between a man and a woman at the federal level.

Obama: "...and I've called on Congress to repeal the so-called Defence of Marriage Act and to pass the Domestic Partners Benefit and Obligations Act."

The next day ...

150,000 people marched on Washington. Like the rest of the world, people in the march say he has the right words, but Obama says, "I'm with you". Participants say it's time for him to put his money where his mouth is, and Obama says, "but we've made progress".

I don't get it yet. On the one hand you have these upset conservatives that know body is talking about, sitting around waiting on the next Obamaism to disrupt their safety bubble, and on the there hand you have these gay rights activist complaining about how much isn't getting done. Why, why, why?

I got an idea. Lets meet in the middle. Someone be happy because the bill they hate hasn't been passed yet and someone be okay with the thought of having a president who is atleast working on making their dreams come true.

If I have to be that somebody I will. Atleast for now, or until Congress says its okay to let gay men use the same restroom as little girls. Will it happen? Hey, why not?