Obama Sides With Gay Marriage: Brief Reaction
It has been forever since I got to write an actual post on my bog. I guess mostly because I’ve been pretty busy with work. It might also have resulted from my broken car radio, which is how I normally fill my ears with new. In any case, it feels good to get behind the keyboard and just “be.”
A few days ago Obama came out in favor of gay marriage. It would be too easy to accuse him of political calculations, but I’ll do it anyway. One headline talks of a significant influx of campaign cash from gay donors.
Another article talks about the ripples through South America, mentioning how countries with far less popular support for gay marriage have approved such measures.
My friend Toni shared on facebook, “keep on severing mothers and fathers from their children while you pretend to give a sh*t about equal rights for all types of families. Gays should have their human right to love who they please, so why is it so hard to see that also applies to immigrants? Coward for POTUS.” Wish I woulda thought of it first. Extra points for pointing out hypocrisy.
One of the things that is somewhat disappoint, albeit not surprising, is the scope of what gays are fighting for. Gays in the military? I was neither for nor against it, but rather for the reversal of military use for imperialist causes. I discourage all gays and straights from joining due to the uses of the US military and other reasons.
Gay marriage, it seeks approval from a government who has no right to legitimize or de-legitimize the meaning of any marriage. I understand certain rights are enjoyed by married couples that are not enjoyed by gays. My tendency would be to fight to have those rights recognized, not to be legitimized by the government. I am for recognizing gay marriage, but I wish the demands were broader, and more out of the box.