Wolfboy, a lot of us are working our asses off for equality. But we don't have the power that Obama has to get things rolling in Washington. We are writing, calling, rallying, demanding, outreaching, etc. But until someone in Washington writes up some bills to get these things done, it ain't gonna happen.
I would be happy to write a bill to repeal DADT and DOMA. It wouldn't take me long. But whatever I came up with wouldn't be a consideration for Congress or the President. It's time to stop putting GLBT issues on the back burner. It is time for Obama to stand up against discrimination. He was silent on election day when Prop 8 barely passed, stopping marriage equality. He was silent when the CA Supremes chose to uphold Prop 8 and thereby keep discrimination in the constitution. He has come out and said DADT will probably be on hold for a couple years. He hasn't addressed DOMA. ENDA and a hate crimes bill I think may be in the works but the process is certainly no ball of fire.
I appreciate that Obama has a lot to do. More than we can comprehend. But I for one am done with being put on the back burner until kindgdom comes, because there are too many other priorities. So, we have a month. I'm elated. But I'll believe in real change when I see real change happening. Don't get me wrong, I'm still behind the man I voted for (after Hillary was out). But I'm waiting for change that I still have yet to see much of. At least in many issues that are important to me.
"Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation."
Coretta Scott King
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