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[Apr. 15th, 2012|02:21 pm]
Kate Nineteen
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Earlier this week, Obama refused to sign a executive order that would have prohibited federal contractors from discriminating on the bias of sexual orientation and gender identity. This prompted a very moving sermon by our minister today, including a call not to postpone the fight for equal rights. Since I hadn't heard about this until today and I thought other people on my friends list might care, I'm sharing this information.

One of the often unspoken, but very important, stories of my life is that I was deeply hurt by legal anti-gay discrimination that my family faced when I was a child. I am greatly disappointed that, for all the progress the U.S has made, that type of discrimination is still legal.

Also, during today's sermon was the first time I heard a public statement that discrimination against GBLT people also hurts people who are not in that community. As a primarily straight person, I never quite felt at home in the GBLT community, even though I was raised in it. So the acknowledgement that my story is real, the story of being hurt by discrimination against a community I do not consider myself a part of, was a great relief.
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[User Picture]From: oneagain
2012-04-15 11:32 pm (UTC)
Here's hoping he signs such an order if he's re-elected, having nothing left to fear about losing votes. That would be one of the beauties of only 2 terms...
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