Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I agree with David Mixner. Mixner writes the time is now for President Obama to speak out on the battle over gay marriage equality underway in Maine. State lawmakers took the bold and courageous step to bring marriage equality to gay and lesbian residents only to suffer a viciously homophobic assault from the Catholic church and the Maggie Gallagher brigade.
Now, Maine voters will be asked to vote for a proposition that will deny basic human rights to gay and lesbian couples.
During his years in local Chicago politics, and the U.S. Senate and later, as a presidential candidate, Mr. Obama made it abundantly clear he opposed measures such as the one ion the ballot n Maine. Despite his personal opposition to gay marriage equality, this is his opportunity to reaffirm to the millions of LGBT Americans who voted for him that he is indeed, our “fiercest advocate.”