08 May 2009

Gay Rights Update

It is my belief that marginalized people need to be welcomed with open arms into the greater society. They should be encouraged to participate in all the social traditions, thereby enriching all involved. Today that struggle is most apparent in the attempt by homosexuals to marry and serve in the military:

Obama about to fire needed Arabic linguist because he is gay.

Obama should make a stand here. Read the article for a description of how he could do this with a simple Executive Order.

In happier news, Cleveland started a domestic partner registry.

Cleveland City Hall ... the first day that unmarried couples can sign up for the city's new domestic partner registry.

... The registry, Cimperman acknowledged, is mostly symbolic: It does not guarantee any rights, though it may encourage employers and hospitals to give unmarried couples the same rights usually reserved for the married.

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