Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Close, But Still No Cigar

On Tuesday, I blogged about how President Obama should stop "constantly evolving" on the issue of marriage equality and evolve already. Well, I have to take a minute out of my stressful day and blog via thumb typing on my mobile phone (trust me, that indicates a strong desire to blog!) to give him credit, for today he came out in favor of marriage equality. He is the first President of the United States to do so. As Vice President Biden said a while back on another issue, "It's a big BLEEPING deal."

That said, it is not enough. President Obama still says it is up to each individual state to decide the issue for itself. That is incorrect. Marriage equality, the right to marry who you love, is a constitutional issue. It's as federal as it gets. When it was determined that "separate but equal" was really not equal, it was not left up to the states to decide. Everybody can drink from the same water fountains, sit anywhere they want on the bus, etc., IN ALL THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

The constitution grants equal rights for all. This means equal marriage rights no matter the gender or sexual orientation of those seeking to marry. Thank you for stating that you support equal marriage rights, President Obama. Now we just need you to say that it isn't just your newly-evolved personal opinion, it is a constitutional civil right that should be the law of the land.

2 comments:

  1. I totally agree that it is a constitutional civil right and should be protected federally as so. That is what our country was found on and to exclude anyone from their dreams who just want to love is so wrong.

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  2. Exactly, and thanks for your comment, Sarah!

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