Posts Tagged "obama"
LGBT Youth: We Need You
Posted: 05/15/2012 12:44 pm
I was very pleased last week when President Obama announced his support of marriage equality for gays and lesbians. The president’s words — though historic — came after North Carolina (following many other states) passed laws to restrict marriage rights and legislate inequality. The fight for our nation’s founding promise of equal rights for all continues.
It has long troubled me when any population is marginalized and we don’t benefit from their full, authentic participation and leadership in society. We need their skills, talents, and leadership, and we should fight against all forms of discrimination and harassment that limit any individual’s potential. Recent advances in equal rights for our LGBT citizens are only a beginning.