Sooooo...I am following suite to Joerg Colberg in saying that I am cautiously optimistic about the future.
However one thing that majorly bugs me is President Obama's stance on gay marriage. I just don't get it. I know that politics exist, that matters are complex and that President Obama is probably wary of appearing "radical". But honestly how is gay marriage even considered a radical issue? Seriously, I just don't get it. Mind your own beeswax and let gay people marry. Extend ALL the same rights to gay couples.
This spring I am attending the (same sex) nuptials of two wonderful friends in the progressive state of Massachusetts. I am excited to witness these two accomplished and loving people make their commitment to one another and celebrate with our friends & their families.
I am a sucker for weddings. It's all about love, baby.
Anyway. I am a big believer in letter writing. I am one of those. And I was thinking that these dear friends of mine and other gay people should consider extending invitations to the President to attend their same sex weddings.
President Obama portrays himself as a kind & loving man. Civil Rights are on the forefront of his agenda. He appears so smart and thus I cannot help but think he would be affected by receiving these invitations. Or even better: Come around and change his position, if he were to experience & bear witness at a gay marriage.
So with HOPE I say: Invite the President & his family to your nuptials!
You can send his invitation to:
President Obama & Family
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
or if you want to invite him electronically, you can do this via this page: www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
PS: Tema also has a very good post titled "Milk" relating to this issue on her blog. Find it at: www.palmaire.blogspot.com
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
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courtesy Library of Congress/Trikosko, Marion S., photographer.
"We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not yet learned the simple art of living together as brothers."Martin Luther King, Jr. (tx M., for sending this very apropos quote around)