Sunday, January 15, 2012
Politics and Homosexuality
During such an era, gay life is inevitably touched by the politics that surround it, but has it been overly influenced by it?
And we have done more in the two and a half years that I've been in here than the previous 43 Presidents to uphold that principle, whether it's ending "don't ask, don't tell," making sure that gay and lesbian partners can visit each other in hospitals, making sure that federal benefits can be provided to same-sex couples.
We must make it clear that a platform of 'I hate gay men and women' is not a way to become president of the United States.
From a religious point of view, if God had thought homosexuality is a sin, he would not have created gay people.
There is so much work to be done to treat gays and lesbians and gay and lesbian couples with the respect that they're entitled to. They deserve, in my judgment, partnership benefits. They deserve to be treated fairly when it comes to adoption and immigration.
I'm used to being in the minority. I'm a left-handed gay Jew. I've never felt, automatically, a member of any majority.