Last year, candidate Barack Obama opposed the referendum against marriage equality back in 2008. Now, as President, Obama has an opportunity to use the power of his office to weigh in against the discrimination wrought by Prop. 8.
Equality California has what should be a simple request — and you can add your name to it:
President Obama, I urge you to immediately file a brief in the federal court challenge to Prop 8 and ask the court to rule that it is unconstitutional to allow a majority to take away the rights of a minority.
One would hope that standing for equality and against the oppression of the minority wouldn’t be a heavy lift for the Obama administration.
Maybe the Department of Justice could pull one of its lawyers away from writing all the briefs against DOMA and actually side with us for a change.
The Obama crew never got what Prop. 8 meant to the LGBT community. Apparently, no one conveyed to them how devastating that loss was. There are no high ranking lgbt officials in the Obama inner circle — or even the outer circles — who explained the situation. Instead, just a few weeks after we lost, they kicked us all in the gut again by inviting leading homophobe/Prop. 8 supporter Rick Warren to speak at the inauguration.
Obama could rise to the occasion and join the Prop. 8 lawsuit. But, that won’t happen. This administration runs from anything that comes close to partnership recognition. But, sign Equality California’s petition. We need to keep up the pressure.
Then, sign Don’t Ask, Don’t Give if you haven’t already.