I write about the hatred of LGBT people in Eastern Europe by religious and governmental authorities. I write about Jamaica where hating gays is a popular topic for music lyrics and where murders are escalating. Pride and persecution are both real. We rejoice in the good and confront the evil.
I have decided I don't need a contract to declare or define my relationship. I understand and respect that others see it as more than that, but right now I am not interested. But I deserve the right to make that choice for myself and not have someone else make it for me.
I personally haven't "just concluded" that gay and lesbian Americans should be treated fairly and equally. I concluded this a very long time ago, when the most loved person in the world to my wife and myself, our young son, told us that he was gay.
Recently my wife and I realized that while our older son could recite the egg/sperm/donor story at age 2, we're not sure what our younger son knows about his beginnings. We decided to wait for a teachable moment to arrive, which happened one morning last week.
Sen. Roy Blunt has introduced an amendment that would severely restrict the ability of insured employees to get health care services if an employer or insurance company objects on the basis of religious beliefs or moral convictions. His attack has dire implications for LGBT people.
This year, GOProud isn't going to be in attendance at CPAC. To me this is a problem, not so much because of what it says about individual conservatives' attitudes toward gay Americans but because what it says about the direction of the conservative movement.
Children are routinely cited as the beneficiaries of the ideas politicians suggest, whether tax cuts or hikes, increased spending or less of it. But it's hard to recall a single instance of a candidate advocating a specific programmatic initiative with children at its core.