As we gather this Valentine's Day to celebrate our love and our newly granted equal right to love under the law, we should remember that despite all the progress we've made, efforts are underway to chip away at the rights we've already been granted and to block those we have yet to secure. So let's love today and continue to fight tomorrow so we can one day achieve full equality.
When did we shift from celebrating our diversity to enshrining who we, the queer community, are in such a cookie-cutter definition? Further, when did we, as a democratic society, become unable to deal with differing viewpoints, where anything other than the gospel of what one person dictates becomes an attack?
That Bob McDermott is so focused on sex, primarily of the gay kind, while his district's residents are worried about crime, skyrocketing housing costs, inadequate school funding, and other pressing local issues, raises the kind of red flags we've seen so many times before with rabidly anti-gay, moralizing political figures.