President Obama, Stand Up And Demand Equality!
Two strongly worded court orders place President Obama in an awkward position on the issue of whether the government must provide health insurance benefits to the same-sex partners of federal employees, The New York Times reports.
In separate instances of employee grievance resolution, judges of the federal appeals court in California said that the same-sex partners of their employees were entitled to health benefits. This position challenges the federal Office of Personnel Management, which has directed insurers not to provide the benefits, citing the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act that defines the word "spouse" as a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or wife.
Obama must decide whether to support the personnel office, and risk disappointing the liberal base that helped elect him, or support the judges, and court conservative anger at a time he needs them to help advance his daunting domestic agenda.
President Obama, as an American who believes in FREEDOM OF RELIGION, SEPARATION OF CHURCH/STATE, a disaster volunteer during 9/11, a community volunteer that helps everyone (never discriminating against others for being heterosexual even though they often discriminate against our LGBT community), a taxpayer and supporter of many of your causes including your election and someone who is queer, I ask you to DO THE RIGHT THING AND STAND UP AGAINST THE BULLIES OF THE RIGHT AND EXTREMIST OF THE PULPITS.
Sign an order barring discrimination (as well as abolishing DOMA) against our community as enough is enough and say government stands for and demands change for fairness and equality for ALL AMERICANS. It is not just the right thing to do, it is also the best thing to do!!
Keep a smile on your face and love in your heart!