President Obama comes out in support of same sex marriage
Lots of news in the gay marriage front. Yes, in North Carolina, the anti-marriage equality folks won with 61% of the vote. But, remember, in Wisconsin in 2006 the same kind of anti-gay actvists got 59% of the vote. That means in six short years North Carolina has become as tolerant to gay rights, as Wisconsin was in 2006. Wisconsin of course, being much less religious than North Carolina.
Ron Baity, a pastor at a far right-wing church in North Carolina, had stated during a sermon in support of the state constitutional ban in that state, "For 300 years, we had laws that would prosecute that lifestyle. We've gone down the wrong path. We've become so dumb that we have accepted a lie for the truth, and we've...discarded the truth on the shoals of shipwreck!"
No surprise at his comments, a lot of marriage equality opponents support imprisoning gay men for their sex lives. In fact, the Texas and Montana Republican parties features support for anti-sodomy laws on their platform.
President Obama has come out finally in support of same sex marriage. Good. He says it is a state issue, but was the right of couples to enter into interracial marriages, a state issue? Of course not, the U.S. Supreme Court struck such discrimination down. The U.S. Supreme Court should, but it won't, strike down state bans on same sex marriages.
Anti-gay folks say gays are forcing same sex marriage on the rest of America. But now, according to recent polls starting in 2011, a majority of Americans support gay rights and marriage equality. So, who is forcing their beliefs on others? It is the anti-gay folks of course. Gays and gay rights supporters aren't trying to stop them from marrying of course, only anti-gay activists are doing just that.
In a related issue, Darnell Young, a gay high schooler, has been bullied and threatened with physical violence in Indiana. So, he brought a stun gun to school during one of the times he was confronted. Well, he brought out the stun gun and fired it in the air, as a warning. Well, he was arrested. It seems schools can arrest gay students who stand up for themselves, but not stop bullying.