The right-wing conservatives think it’s a decision 
And you can be cured with some treatment and religion 
Man-made, rewiring of a pre-disposition 
Playing God 
Ahh nah, here we go 
America the brave 
Still fears what we don’t know 
And God loves all His children 
Is somehow forgotten 
But we paraphrase a book written 
35 hundred years ago 
I don’t know

Gay is synonymous with the lesser 
It’s the same hate that’s caused wars from religion 
Gender and skin color 
Complexion of your pigment 
The same fight that lead people to walk-outs and sit-ins 
It’s human rights for everybody 
There is no difference 
Live on! And be yourself!

"I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married."

BREAKING: Obama Embraces Marriage Equality | ThinkProgress

Welcome, Mr. President. The mini-quiches have gone cold and the ice is all melted, but we’re glad you’re finally at the party.

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"The suffering that [the Defense of Marriage Act] DOMA causes and will cause is very real and it’s cruel. DOMA hurts people who love each other and want to make a commitment to each other for life. DOMA hurts people who want to have kids and adopt kids and raise them and take care of them. DOMA hurts people who want to save up money and retire and live the rest of their lives together with some degree of comfort. DOMA hurts families.

Mr. Chairman, we need to pass this bill. And when we do pass it, straight people aren’t suddenly going to become gay. Straight people aren’t going to stop getting married. We’re going to be just fine, really.

What will happen is that millions upon millions of lesbian and gay Americans aren’t going to suffer the indignity of having their own government tell them that their marriages are no good. What will happen is that it will be easier for those people to start and to protect their families."

Sen. Al Franken at today’s hearing on the Respect For Marriage Act.

Franken sums up the very real, human issues behind DOMA so well. Video here:

I feel Neil Patrick Harris cheering is appropriate.

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Perfect!

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An Open Letter to Anti-Gay Rights Advocates

I was going to write a clever little metaphorical story to illustrate my point, but then I decided I prefer the bluntly honest approach.

To the anti-gay rights advocates: Go fuck yourselves.

…I’m sorry. I don’t like being mean. But go fuck yourselves.

And please, let me say right now, feel free to respond to me and argue your case. I’d love nothing more than to verbally beat you down in public.

You know what I love? The “gay agenda.” I love it because it doesn’t exist, at least not in the way that it’s regularly talked about, and I think that’s hilarious.

And by “hilarious,” I mean deeply saddening.

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