Saturday, June 20, 2009

Demand the Democrats Treat LGBT Americans Equally!

The Democrats and President Obama have campaigned on change including civil rights for the LGBT community. Very little has changed, the administration continues to kick qualified service members out of the military based on sexual orientation, the Department of Justice defends the Defense of Marriage Act. Websites like Obama's Plan for Gay Right's have popped up to criticize the lack of action. The congress has not pushed any gay rights legislation and we are left with no hate crimes protections, no employment protections, no anti-bullying measures, no federal recognition, a continued ban on HIV + travelers, and no action to end Don't Ask Don't Tell.

The Democrats, the Administration, and politicians in general care about one thing; MONEY. Now that the community is pulling out on donations to the DNC they are concerned and trying to throw a few bones our way.

The administration is granting federal employees in domestic partnerships some limited rights and now also seeks to include gay marriages and civil unions in the 2010 census.

While these actions are certainly applauded, they are too little too late and do little to nothing to implement the rights and benefits millions of LGBT people rightfully deserve.

Take action by contacting the White House and the DNC. Let them know that donations will be withheld until the promises to the LGBT community are implemented.


Anonymous said...

Burn baby burn.

libhom said...

Thanks for posting the contact info. I emailed the White House.

Renee said...

I understand that these were campaign promises but the man has been in office five months. Let's not forget the mess he was handed on election day. While I agree DOMA and Don't Ask Don't Tell Need to go lets not forget that universal health care will benefit everyone.

Just as the GLBT community is upset so is the African American community at Obamas actions and I again believe we should focus on what he is trying to which is health care and the economy. Right now it is greatest good for the greatest amount of people time. If after a year he makes no attempt to follow through on his promises to both groups then yes call his ass out but in the meantime lets at least consider the task at hand.

Anonymous said...

AMEN!!!!! I am so very disapointed with NObama at this point!!

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