Oct 27, 2010

Why Gays Should Vote Green

From Daniel W.K. Lee at the Advocate:
But can GPDs expect more than what the Democratic Party says it stands for? According to its platform, it is committed to:
  • Repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell” in a sensible way that strengthens our armed forces and our national security
  • Ensuring civil unions and equal federal rights for LGBT couples as well as fully repealing the Defense of Marriage Act
That’s it. Nowhere does it connect LGBT concerns with immigration reform or health care. As a party, Democrats are not “committed” to marriage equality outside of guaranteeing equal federal rights to LGBT couples. As a party, its collective understanding of “gay civil equality” is only a matter of civil unions and military, and yet GPDs’ faith in their captors remain in part because they believe there is no alternative.  And that’s simply not true.

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