Gay Rights and the U.S. Federal Government|
First of all, thank you for your analysis. It is far more coherent than what I’m able to come up with before I begin frothing at the mouth and am forced to take a little blue happy pill.
I think Obama made it perfectly clear during the election that he had no intention of helping us queer folks out when he said his religion says gay marriage is wrong, but he was a strong advocate for equal rights, and blah, blah, blah, domestic partnerships/civil unions, blah, blah, blah…(I tend to zone out when a politician becomes gutless and starts spewing P.C. crap to get votes.) The unfortunate truth is that no one in Washington has the guts to be an actual advocate for change in national policy when it comes to DOMA and DADT. They’re quite happy to pay lip service to us, but have yet to come through when it comes to doing something about it. But then, I’ve grown more cynical over the past eight years…and 100 days or so.
So, bully for foreign diplomats! With their home countries legalizing gay marriage or country was kind of forced into actually recognizing those marriages. It’s not very “diplomatic” to say, “yeah, we know your married in YOUR country but in America, your just really close friends. Got it!” It’s a tiny step forward for people who already had wealth and influence on their side, I’ll be impressed when average people get the same rights, as the other average people.
I’m just tired of being thrown the scraps when there is a whole meal on the table.
|Date:||May 28th, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)|| |
It's not the foreign diplomats marriages that are now being recognized. I have no idea how that works, actually. It's American diplomats being sent overseas that has changed. Or will change once it's implemented.
Ooooooooooh... *head desk* That's what I get for skimming the headlines.
The rest I think still stands, foreign or domestic if someone is being appointed a diplomatic post they have some influence and probably wealth to boot. There are, of course, exceptions to that rule; but not many.