Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Gay Marriage Debate Heats Up...

As we begin 2008, one of the most controversial issues is whether
LGBT citizens should be granted equal rights, benefits & protections
as heterosexual citizens. This is a 'no brainer'. Of course they should.
On the Gay Marriage scene there is a misconception that Civil Unions
provide the same protections as marriage. They do not. Civil Unions
provide about one third of the protections of marriage. You probably
heard that New Hampshire has been added to the few states that
allow Civil Unions. Worldwide Civil Union ceremonies have been on
the decline because the LGBT community wants the same protections
as their hetero counterparts. We live in a country dedicated to the
ideal that all citizens are created equal. What part of the word 'equal'
don't they get? :)
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4 Comments:

Blogger meanjean said...

The Trailer looks awesome. I just forwarded the link to several of my friends (gay and straight) to help express why I care so much about the gay marriage debate. I can't believe people in this nation are still pretending it doesn't matter.

January 4, 2008 at 5:03 PM  
Blogger Charlotte said...

Thanks meanjean. Keep spreading the word & link. Knowledge is power... :)

January 4, 2008 at 5:18 PM  
Blogger rainlillie said...

"What part of the word 'equal'
don't they get?"

I would like to see the top 3 Democrats address this issue. It's great to talk about human rights worldwide, but what about their fellow Americans being denied the same basic rights as their straight counterparts? I've written letters telling them how important this issue is, of course I didn't get a response. Do you remember a few months back when Mexican Americans marched about the immigration laws. I think we need to do something like that. Our voices aren't being heard.

January 17, 2008 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger Charlotte said...

The 3 Dems did address the issue on the Viacom/LOGO debate last August. All 3 said they were against gay marriage but for civil unions which provide about 1/3 the benefits of marriage. :( They're all playing this sort of cop-out that it's up to the states in accordance to DOMA.

January 17, 2008 at 9:31 AM  

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