Irregular Times puts it this way: ” For gays and lesbians to vote for a presidential candidate who won’t support their legal equality as American citizens is nothing more than a form of self loathing.”
It’s been years that people have waited for Barack Obama to join the 21st century and acknowledge that there’s nothing wrong if a pair of women want to get married. Still, Obama refuses to say the words: I support the right of same sex couples to get married.
Barack Obama doesn’t have to support ALL same sex marriages. That would be stupid. There are good homosexual marriages and bad homosexual marriages, just as there are good heterosexual marriages and bad heterosexual marriages. The point is that homosexuals have an equal right to make mistakes as everyone else – and an equal right to find profound happiness in marriage.
Unlike Obama, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein supports marriage equality for all Americans, regardless of sexual orientation. it’s a consistent position that she’s held for years, not just a pose of convenience to fir this historical moment. That’s why Lesbians support Jill Stein for President – and don’t let anyone tell you that’s a constituency that doesn’t matter.