Now there’s a thing!
“The President of the United States yesterday issued a proclamation in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans Pride month,” announces Pink News.
“Barack Obama called on ‘Congress, and the American people to work together to promote equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity’ and ‘turn back discrimination and prejudice everywhere it exists’ ”, the online source says.
Bit of a change from his predecessor. There’s hope yet.
But when you read on you get this:
“I continue to support measures to bring the full spectrum of equal rights to LGBT Americans,” says the President. OK so far. But . . .
“These measures include enhancing hate crimes laws, supporting civil unions and . . .” (my emphasis)
Hang on a minute! Since when did giving gay people civil unions while allowing marriage for straights amount to a “full spectrum” of equal rights?