Forward Equality Supports President Barack Obama!
Forward Equality’s purpose is to work with the LGBTQA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied) youths/adults to promote equality and respect. We feel that a way to bring about equality is through our government, and our elected officials.
Forward Equality has decided to back Barack Obama for President in 2012. The reasons are many. President Obama is the first sitting President to state publicly his support of marriage equality. This type of open support is what Forward Equality feels will bring about true change in the laws and society of this country. However, as the saying goes “Actions speak louder than words.”
President Obama’s actions have backed up his verbal support. He has taken many steps to make sure everybody has a level playing field; not only the LGBT community but women and the disabled as well. One of the major accomplishments has been the ending of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”. This has been a long fought battle, and President Obama brought an end to this discriminatory practice. The Obama administration has declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and called for its repeal. He enacted the Hate Crimes Prevention Act, and ensured hospital visitation rights for gay and lesbian patients, he has called out foreign nations that are involved in human rights violations against LGBT persons, as well as making it easier for those suffering from persecution based on sexual orientation and gender identity to seek asylum in the United States.
These are just a few of the actions of President Obama that show the LGBTQA community that he has our back, and that is why Forward Equality has decided to have his back in 2012.
By Amber Tracy
Info from http://www.barackobama.com
Posted on August 12, 2012, in Barack H Obama, Hate Crimes, LGBTQ, Nondiscrimination, President of the United States and tagged Barack H. Obama, forward equality, hate crimes, lgbt issues, lgbtq, President Obama, President of the United States. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.