Bil Browning

The Dichotomy Makes It Personal

Filed By Bil Browning | May 10, 2012 11:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Quote of the Day
Tags: Doug Masson, gay marriage, marriage, marriage equality, same-sex marriage

"The President's statement today made me feel a little better about what happened in North Carolina yesterday. The primary voters of North Carolina decided they wanted a constitutional ban on marriage equality. One of my good friends from elementary school is gay... He is in a committed relationship with his significant other in North Carolina. That the people of North Carolina would rebuke my friend because of who he loves made me angry on a personal level. That the President of the United States would take a political risk by publicly expressing his personal opinion that 'same-sex couples should be able to get married' helps diminish that anger somewhat. "

-- Hoosier blogger Doug Masson writing about the dichotomy between President Obama's statement on marriage equality and North Carolina's vote to pass a marriage amendment. He also talks about his own evolution on marriage equality - from anti-gay homophobe to proud LGBT supporter.


Recent Entries Filed under Quote of the Day:

Leave a comment

We want to know your opinion on this issue! While arguing about an opinion or idea is encouraged, personal attacks will not be tolerated. Please be respectful of others.

The editorial team will delete a comment that is off-topic, abusive, exceptionally incoherent, includes a slur or is soliciting and/or advertising. Repeated violations of the policy will result in revocation of your user account. Please keep in mind that this is our online home; ill-mannered house guests will be shown the door.