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President Barack Obama has done more to advance LGBTQ rights and marriage equality than all previous U.S. presidents combined.

odinsblog:

ednaisdrowning:

theskaldspeaks:

odinsblog:

Period.

And yet so much could have been done.

You expect me to give him kudos for doing almost nothing for LGBTQ rights simply because everyone before him did actually nothing? Yeah, naw.

How. typical.

People just can’t seem to admit that PBO ended DADT, successfully fought against & ended DOMA during a hotly contested election, made assaults against LGBTQ people a federal hate crime, is fighting for ENDA, was and still is a vocal advocate for marriage equality, spoke out against the discrimination of the Boyscouts of America, has tried to put the most number of *openly* lgbtq people into positions of political power…but somehow none of that counts because…? Why exactly?

Hmpf. I wonder

And claiming that the presidents before PBO have “done nothing” is highly disingenuous…because many of them actively fought AGAINST marriage equality and other LGBTQ rights

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FWIW, HERE’S what Obama doing “almost nothing” looks like

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Here’s the deal: PBO is not a king. There is a House of Representatives, a U.S. Senate and a Supreme Court of the United States who also get some say in the matter —unfortunately even when that means unprecedented obstruction

Just to recap: we now have one of the most partisan Republican congresses in recent American history, and the previous 43 presidents have either dragged their feet or outright fought against lgbtq rights…so no, I do not even remotely agree that we should somehow just go on about how it’s Barack Obama, and Obama alone, who “hasn’t done anything” or it’s only he who could have “done so much more”

"Here’s the deal: PBO is not a king.”

Preach!

BREAKING: Appeals court suspends same-sex marriages in Michigan until at least Wednesday, citing the injury to bigots and homophobes.

(via teapartycat)

How dare those homosexuals think “Liberty and Justice for All” pertains to them! :\

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I relocated to Florida a little over a year ago and were quickly welcomed into our new neighbors’ social whirl. Two couples in the neighborhood are gay — one male, one female. While they are nice enough, my husband and I did not include them when it was our turn to host because we do not approve of their lifestyle choices. Since then, we have been excluded from neighborhood gatherings, and someone even suggested that we are bigots!

Abby, we moved here from a conservative community where people were pretty much the same. If people were “different,” they apparently kept it to themselves. While I understand the phrase “when in Rome,” I don’t feel we should have to compromise our values just to win the approval of our neighbors. But really, who is the true bigot here? Would you like to weigh in? — UNHAPPY IN TAMPA

DEAR UNHAPPY: I sure would. The first thing I’d like to say is that regardless of what you were told in your previous community, a person’s sexual orientation isn’t a “lifestyle choice.” Gay people don’t choose to be gay; they are born that way. They can’t change being gay any more than you can change being heterosexual.

I find it interesting that you are unwilling to reciprocate the hospitality of people who welcomed you and opened their homes to you, and yet you complain because you are receiving similar treatment.

From where I sit, you may have chosen the wrong place to live because it appears you would be happier in a less integrated neighborhood surrounded by people who think the way you do. But if you interact only with people like yourselves, you will have missed a chance for growth, which is what you have been offered here. Please don’t blow it.

Dear Abby responding to a question about a conservative couple unable to accept same-sex couples as neighbors. NAILED IT. (via Yahoo)  (via gaywrites)

justbeencumberbatched:

algrenion:

the-lonely-scottish-guy:

GUYS SAME SEX MARRIAGE IS LEGAL IN SCOTLAND NOW CAN WE GET A HOORAY!!!!!!

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WHY IS NO ONE TALKING ABOUT THIS ITS SOME PRETTY BIT SHIT THAT JUST HAPPENED
NOT EVERYTHING IS ABOUT AMERICA WE CAN HAVE OUR OWN LITTLE VICTORIES TOO

The next to last sentance. “It’s not ALWAYS about America.”

BREAKING: Marriage equality in New Jersey starting Monday!

gaywrites:

The highest court in New Jersey just ruled that same-sex marriages will be legal in the state as of Monday.

Gov. Chris Christie had requested a stay on a lower court decision to embrace marriage equality right away, but it was denied. Same-sex couples can marry in New Jersey starting Monday.

Updates to come. YES!!!

gaywrites:

In which a gay couple are told they’ve won a promotion to come onstage after a production of Broadway’s Cinderella, but it’s actually a marriage proposal in disguise. Brb, crying. (via Out.com)