The LGBT community is the only community that's ever had its fundamental rights put to a vote. To date, twenty-six states have enacted constitutional amendments defining marriage as between a man and a woman.
On Tuesday, November 4, LGBT citizens will again face the possibility of having their civil rights taken away in California, Florida, Arizona, and Arkansas.
At the same time, a contentious Presidential election is prompting anti-gay forces to try and divide Americans along racial, class and sexual identity lines with "wedge" issues - like marriage equality and adoption rights of gays and lesbians.
In this exclusive footage, NAACP Chair Julian Bond and Washington Post writer Jonathan Capehart discuss the common ties of the civil rights and LGBT civil rights movements. Bond speaks of the divisive tactics used in the 2004 election and offers a stirring reminder of all Americans' common humanity.
What hangs in the balance Tuesday, November 4th, is nothing short of whether this nation is going to live up to its founding promise of equality for all.
Every vote counts this Election Day. For that reason, it's crucial that you know your rights and that you exercise them and vote!
With so much riding on this election, you can be sure that partisan efforts to prevent Americans from voting through deception, fraud, and bullying will be ferocious. In The Life Media encourages you to visit these nonpartisan voter education and protection sites to learn more about and ensure your right to vote.