Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Victory For Our LGBT Community

Our LGBT community celebrated an overwhelming victory in this crucial election. President Obama has been reelected, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin has been elected the first Gay U.S. Senator & voters in Maine & Maryland passed marriage equality for gay & lesbian couples, which is the first time that voters in any state voted in favor of gay marriage. It also appears that gay marriage has passed in Washington State but still too close to call & in Minnesota the constitutional amendment to ban marriage equality appears to be defeated. Herndon Graddick President of GLAAD stated, "Visibility & progress for LGBT people have grown under President Obama & now that momentum must continue. LGBT people deserve full equality in every aspect of American life & President Obama, in his second term, should take every concrete step within his power to make it so." In his acceptance speech Obama stated, “America, I believe we can build on the progress we've made and continue to fight for new jobs & new opportunity & new security for the middle class. I believe we can keep the promise of our founders, the idea that if you're willing to work hard, it doesn't matter who you are or where you come from or what you look like or who you love. It doesn't matter whether you're black or white or Hispanic or Asian or Native American or young or old or rich or poor, able, disabled, gay or straight, you can make it here in America if you're willing to try….”
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