North Carolina and Amendment 1
North Carolina just passed a law which bans gay marriage, in addition to civil partnerships and other rights that are par for the course for my straight friends and family in America.
With news of Joe Biden’s public support for equality this week and Obama’s continued stubbornness in claiming an “evolving” stance on E-Q-U-A-L-I-T-Y, I’m getting pretty tired of the way things are.
Amy Davidson writes in an op-ed in The New Yorker:
“There are families whose lives will now get worse. They, and we, have arrived at a moment when politicians—including the President—need to say what they believe, what risks they are willing to take, and what, in the end, is worth fighting for.”
*UPDATE! Well, I wrote this between North Carolina’s bigoted law approval and when Obama publicly announced his support for full equality. It seems he may have read Davidson’s op-ed after all, and for this I’m very grateful!