The LGBT community has been blamed, cajoled, insulted, courted, and ignored depending on whether our votes and dollars are needed, yet when it comes time for real leadership on issues that matter to basic, day-to-day rights, we are told to wait.
Our poll found that people in the middle view marriage as an ideal, not a legal construct. To reach folks in the middle, marriage advocates must make clear that gay and lesbian couples are seeking to join in the true spirit of marriage, the way the middle sees it.
Thankfully it is now becoming clear that those countries that ensure basic women's rights of education, health care, childcare, safe childbirth practices, and a political vote, are more stable economically and far less likely to succumb to extremism.
We claim to be the freest, and the best, yet all of our citizens do not have equal rights. Tell the couple who have been together for 15 years that can't adopt a child that we live in the best country in the world.
If as providers of content, give me what I want, when I want it, at a reasonable price, I'll be happy to pay for it. If not, I'll be compelled -- when I really want something -- to find other ways to get it.