Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Inevitable Is Coming To America



Living in Canada we, the LGBT community, no longer have to deal/worry/feel like second-class citizens any longer. It has become a 'non-issue'.



It always takes me by surprise that the progressive, powerful nation of the United States of America is still trying to figure this out.


If this man has anything to do with it, he will make the American people realize that gays/lesbians/bisexuals/transgendered people are first class citizens like everyone else.


I wish I could vote for him!!





If the Mayor of Newark, New Jersey wasn't convincing enough, here is another look at the 'debate' of whether homosexuals should be classified as first class citizens in the U.S.A.

32 comments:

  1. A sensible, truthful and decent politician. Whatever next?

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    1. Yes, surprise surprise! Not many of those creatures around nowadays. Unless of course WE change that!

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  2. Beautifully put!
    It isn't something that should be voted on.
    No more so than anyone's marriage being voted on.
    I'm proud to say that I am leagally married by the laws of the great province of Ontario. And I don't choose to recognize Michigan law.

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    1. You are so correct Stew! It is NOT a voting issue , it is a constitutional one. So by voting for the people that will support this issue will definitely move the individual States forward.

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  3. It's unfortunate that in the US marriage is a state power, so each one of the 50 states has to pass same-sex marriage legislation. That makes the debate really slow and tortuous as each state hashes it out. Here in Canada, the definition of marriage is a federal power so we just needed one piece of legislation from Ottawa and voila! Same-sex marriage is legal right across Canada!

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    1. Thanks for the clarification Debra. It will take a while then and you know I'd hate to be a resident of a state that holds out....those unfortunate people who will continue to be secand class citizens.

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  4. I know it's coming. I feel it in my bones.
    m.

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    1. I know it's coming too mark. And I'm not even an American. It's a matter of time.....patience.

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  5. I enjoyed the two wonderful people, who spoke. They have it "right", the subject is simply a non-issue. I wish everyone thought the way, that these very smart people do.
    It's time.

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  6. I was raised in a very large loving family and for us we were taught by the example of my parents (who are awesome people) that everyone should be treated with respect and dignity.

    Jim- those video's were SO moving, especially Mrs Walsh- heck I'm a mom, and she is so right. I think more and more people are just following their hearts and speaking out when they wouldn't have before because it's right. American's are listening, I promise you that!

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    1. So good to hear Jen! I know there are Americans trying to get their point across. You are very fortunate to have the parents you have.

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    2. things are getting there jim!
      we're getting everywhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      poofs all over the place x

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    3. LOL! Out of the closets...now watch out, John!

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  7. Wonderful speakers! How can you legislate love?

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  8. I was raised in a very, very Catholic home..much like the uber Christians of today. It never made sense to me that we should have different laws for different people. I/my hubby have always felt it a non-issue and I still shake my head at those who rally against marriage equality. I was so proud of our Governor last week when she signed the marriage equality act in our state...tell everyone you know to come to our beautiful state and get married!!!! Change is coming, slowly but surely.

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    1. I KNEW we had something in common, Jojo! I was raised in a very very very very very....you get it.
      I can see that you would be proud of your Governor....I'll spread the word from Canada!

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  9. Thanks for the support from our northern comrades. It is an unfortunate state of affairs in the US. We both could go on and on about injustice, but no, we won't! The time has come for justice! Thank you for a wonderful post and the eloquent video clips. We will persevere!

    ~Bobby & Eric

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    1. Hi you guys. I know you will persevere! Yes I think changes are coming to our neighbour to the south.

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  10. Hear hear! Ms. Walsh made me tear up too!

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    1. Me too Terry! I could feel and see her passion. I'd vote for her in a flash too! How many times can you vote in the US anyway? lol

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  11. We live in one of the best countries in the world, don't we? Oh, how I love being a Canuck! The state has no business in matters of the heart.

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    1. We sure do Martha! What was it Pierre Trudeau said? "...no business in the bedrooms of the nation!"

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  12. It's it's everything here now. Did you hear about the law they are trying to pass in Virginia. Women seeking an abortion must undergo an ultrasound where the doctor uses an internal probe?!!! I guess so the woman can see the fetus they want to abort! Against their will and the will of their doctor! This is a law pending in Virginia. So far silent protests outside the State House has prevented the signing of this bill. Then there's race, so many can't stand having a black president. Not to speak of religion -- these same people still think our president is a Muslim. Nothing wrong with being a Muslim, but our President is not one. And they want to ban birth control, the pill to be more specific. Jim, I am so disturbed. I'm glad I live way out in the country where I can find some peace no matter what happens. I am glad I was born in Sweden so none of this craziness was instilled into my brain, as you can be glad you were born in Canada. Phew.....I am really, really upset. Thanks for listening.

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  13. And I totally understand why Inger! Our Prime Minister has a tendency to copy certain right wing American politicians.....much to my concern.
    That's why the 'power of our vote' is so important. Are you aware of a web site that is quite progressive (and right up your alley) called Avaaz? Here is the link, you may be interested:


    http://www.avaaz.org/en/arrest_syrias_torturers_h/?tta

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  14. Thanks, Jim, I copied it and will check it later today. I'm glad you're my friend. Give Sophie a hug from me, I miss her.

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  15. Jim- I don't even waste my time on anyone who thinks gays are second class citizens. That is just so lame. Some of my very best friends are gay. I love my husband-- but if my life ever directs me to be living with another guy--- he's going to be gay! Just think how gorgeous my house will be!!

    Love you guys!
    Vicki

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  16. america may be a progressive country, but it is also puritan based, and there is where the problem starts. but like you, jim, i feel that the inevitable is coming. the right is getting louder because they know they are going to lose--the building has already started to topple. they are relics of a past that they imagine existed but never did. go back to the way it used to be, sarah palin? you mean the time when you would have been blocked from having a career or even voting? where your unwed daughter would have been shunned by society and future suitors for having a child out of wedlock? i mean, really. the times, they are a-changing. and the exciting part is living here during the change. -tony

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    1. Tony, I keep forgetting the puritan part of it. 'The right is getting louder because they know they are going to lose....' it all makes sense! Thansk for the input from 'inside'.

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