Wednesday, November 3, 2010

It's Good To Be Blue

So the country just shifted once again. This isn't new to me I mean over the past 22 years (since I've been able to vote) we have gone back and forth over and over again. Yesterday most of the country turned Red (Republican) but I'm happy to say that I still live in a true Blue state. Not only was Meg Whitman not able to buy a governorship, but Fiorina wasn't able to buy the Senate seat.

Being gay is who I am and doesn't define me but when it comes to elections it plays a bigger role in who and what I vote for. Of course there a lot of other issues but nothing is more important then my civil liberates to be able to live the life I was born to live. Now that the GOP has taken control of the House of Representatives many of the LGBT measures are in jeopardy, measures like the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, lifting the Defense of Marriage Act, or repealing of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, in the past Republican-controlled chamber has never passed a major piece of pro-LGBT legislation, and all three expected incoming leaders have terrible records on issues of gay and transgender rights. So the next two years look to be very bleak for the gay community.

Not all is bad for the Gay community, more openly LGBT candidates won election to public office in the U.S. in 2010 than in any year in America’s history. So you have to take the good with the bad and will continue to fight for our civil liberates.

1 comment:

  1. It's a shame :(

    wouldn't repealing "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" be a good thing? Most other civilized countries allow open gay people to serve in the military