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5 reasons to vote for Dr. Jill Stein

Dr. Jill Stein in Madison, WI 12-16-2011 299.jpg

I get that a lot of people in the GLBT community love Obama right now, but we shouldn’t be so shortsighted that we don’t consider Jill Stein for President.

So here are my 5 top reasons to vote for Jill Stein:

5. The Green Party has long supported gay rights, and same-sex marriage before either of the major parties.

4. Is there really much of a difference between Obama and Romney?

3. Feel good about who you’re voting for.

2. Dr. Stein regularly is out protesting and connected with the people.

Mass. first state to sue feds over marriage law

Just in case you didn’t know. I still cannot believe this is happening. It’s very good news, IMHO.

Cheers,

Phoenix
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BOSTON (Reuters) – Massachusetts sued the U.S. government on Wednesday to seek federal marriage benefits for about 16,000 gay and lesbian couples who have wed since the state became the nation’s first to legalize same-sex marriage.

The state is challenging the constitutionality of the federal 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, saying it denies “essential rights and protections” to married gay couples.

Obama’s an ass

Alright, I don’t like Obama. I never did. Now he just continues to break promise, after promise. But this isn’t a blog post to preach. It’s just a collection of articles I wanted to share. Right now even Dick Cheney has a better record than Obama.

Cheers.

HRC criticizes Obama over DOMA brief

President Obama betrays the gay community

Group: Gay bias killings highest since 1999

Gay groups grow impatient with Obama

Gay rights activist calls for march on Washington

It’s May, almost June!

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve updated my blog.

The California Supreme Court released their ruling on Proposition 8. Their ruling was unsurprising, uninspired, and lacked any originality.

There’s a video at the end of this post that appropriately anchors my feelings.

Then there are whackjobs who want to go to the local U.S. consulate or Embassy to protest. Really… will that actually do anything? No! The court won’t change its mind. And if Canada had done something like this, no one would be protesting at our Embassies or Consulates. Protests are so 1998. Try something more creative, like YouTube.

the Change

Wow, could the world have gone more topsy-turvey or what?

First Iowa, and then Vermont legalized same-sex marriage. Vermont being the first U.S. state to do so by their legislature. Hopefully New York will be the second. New Hampshire is also considering a bill to legalize marriage. Let’s not forget that D.C. voted to recognize marriages performed elsewhere.

So what changed?

What changed between Proposition 8 in California, and the ruling in Iowa? What happened in Vermont that lead to them not only passing a bill to legalize, but to also miraculously override the Governor’s veto?

Vermont is my toilet paper

So in the U.S. state of Vermont, the state senate has passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. It was quite a large number in favour. Now it must still pass the House, and there’s no idea if they’ll have enough votes to overturn a veto from the Governor.

It’s not so bad, at least they’re trying, right? It’s the thought that counts… right?

Wrong.

the Value of Gay Money

Gays have money.

And lots of it.

Apparently innkeepers in Maine want the state to legalize same-sex marriage. Why? Because of the money that gays & lesbians would spend in the state getting married. Gay money has political clout all of a sudden.

Places like Toronto, and Maine target the gay market already. But as a gay person, I purposely try not to travel anywhere that isn’t at least gay-friendly, and as more jurisdictions legalize same-sex marriage, it’ll be easier to only spend my money where it is wanted.

And that’s the bottom line.

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