I know this has been pointed out before, but can I just add my voice to the swaths of people questioning the painful psychic dissonance going on in the heads of folks who just a year and a half ago were saying that transgender people should be happy with "incrementalism" and were pointing to the fact that the gains made in the Civil Rights Movement took time are now many of the same people who have found "full equality now" to be the best rallying cry they can muster in response to Obama's "feet in the mud" position on LGBT issues? If now is the best time to push for marriage through a federal court case that will eventually be argued in front of Scalia, Thomas, Roberts, and Alito, then how could a year and a half ago have been too early to push for a Democratic Congress to even vote on a trans-inclusive ENDA we were sure was never going to be signed into law?
And am I the only one who thinks that "full equality now" doesn't even make sense, since even if hate crimes legislation, ENDA, and same-sex marriage were all passed nationally, and DOMA and DADT were repealed, we'd still be unequal and discriminated against? Especially within our population - some people who are L, G, B, or T have it better off than others now, and they'll have it better off than others in the future. Are we really convinced that that list of legislation will make us completely equal, that we'll be able to pack up our bags and leave the world of LGBT organizing after it's all signed and delivered?