Sara Whitman

The Right Side of History

Filed By Sara Whitman | May 08, 2009 12:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics, Politics, The Movement
Tags: Barack Obama, gay marriage, Maine, marriage equality, New Hampshire, Obama is silent, same-sex marriage

I went to a concert this morning for my son Jake. They sang the song, Nifty Fifty United States...

I kept thinking, oh, win, win, gonna win, gonna win... long time for that one.

The truth is, we are making huge headway on the marriage equality front. I wonder why Obama continues to be silent. If he says he believes in "traditional" marriage one more time, I'm going to scream.

I don't believe it. I don't believe he is against marriage equality. Simply does not fit the rest of who he presents himself to be. Enough, President Obama. Time to have some courage.

Time to stand on the right side of history.

Now.

Maine's Governor, who had been a long time "one man one woman" rhetoric spouter, changed his tune yesterday and signed the law. Immediately signed the law. New Hampshire's Governor is being hard pressed to do the same.

It's time. Like I said when Iowa approved marriage equality, the war is over. While there are still battles to be fought, it's over. One word for all those politicians out there- there will be another election. And your soundbites will be used.

Careful. You wouldn't want to sound like a bigot.

I love Maine. I can guarantee there will be a ballot question but, you know, Mainers are a special breed. There is a whole lot of common sense up there.

Mostly? It's time for Obama to take a stand. Stop the bullshit.


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I am 54 and we sang Nifty Fifty United States...from 13 orignial colonies.....

I can't believe I remember that!

Yes, times they are a changin'. Now it is time for President Obama to support those that supported and worked our asses off to get him elected.

Even after 30 years as an adult, I'm still surprised at how selfish the public are.
We don't understand why Obama is dodging this issue?
The public aren't on our side yet. They support domestic partnership, which is what we should be pushing for as a strategic first step. Obama has a few other things on his plate, and he can't afford to waste political capital on bouquet tossing.
It's only hard to understand for people who think about themselves twenty four hours a day.

Wilberforce: I hardly think demanding equality is selfish. That whole rigamaroll about too much on his plate is no different than voting for the best of the worst.

I also feel that the more we demand our president to address inequality, the more we are viewed as possessing great citizenship. Doing the right thing and representing all of us is not only something i expect from an elected US president; it is in the job description. Walking and chewing gum at the same time is not difficult.

think about myself 24 hours a day because I want my rights?

um... I respectfully disagree. it's about me, my kids, LGBT youth in general, seniors, everyone- and to be honest, it would be an awful mark on Obama's presidency if he stays with the current language.

that's not about me. that's about him. just sayin'...