Screw Evolution. How about a little bit of revolution?
It is unconscionable to tell LGBT/TQ people that they have to wait for an evolution on the part of politicians before they can have equality. Substitute the name of any ethnic or racial minority group for LGBT/TQ and it becomes clear as to why it is unconscionable.
In a question and answer session with progressive bloggers on Wednesday, President Obama said that his opinion on same-sex marriage was evolving, and that “the arc of history” was leading towards increased acceptance of same-sex marriage, reports The Hill.
Obama, who has been an advocate of civil unions but not of same-sex marriage, said that he was not prepared to change his position, but said that his position on the issue was “evolving”. “I have been to this point unwilling to sign on to same-sex marriage primarily because of my understandings of the traditional definitions of marriage. But I also think you’re right that attitudes evolve, including mine,” said Obama, according to the official transcript published by AMERICAblog’s Joe Sudbay, who represented gay interests.
“It is an issue that I wrestle with and think about because I have a whole host of friends who are in gay partnerships. I have staff members who are in committed, monogamous relationships, who are raising children, who are wonderful parents.
And I care about them deeply. And so while I’m not prepared to reverse myself here, sitting in the Roosevelt Room at 3:30 in the afternoon, I think it’s fair to say that it’s something that I think a lot about.”
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