- Posted May 12, 2012 by
Brooklyn, New York
This iReport is part of an assignment:
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- Aaron Hernandez Pleads Not Guilty and May Well Beat This Rap
- Hank Williams' Words, As True Today Amidst the World's Sadness
- Rodriguez, Weiner, Spitzer---Have They No Shame? Apparently Not!
Gay Equality Has Become Pivotal Campaign Issue
Gay Equality and Protection Under the Law are Campaign 2012 Hotbuttons
We've got wars; we've got economic problems; we've got blue and red states that seem almost bent on civil war. But the issues that have somehow found their way to the center of the debate platform are whether gays should be offered the same rights as any American, principally LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS.
Mitt Romney says he would make a good president and some people may still believe him. But the latest Romney claim that he doesn't recall what his fellow students have no trouble remembering --- Mitt Romney at the age of 18 holding down a classmate with another student so they could forcibly cut off his long hair while the boy sobbed; Mitt Romney calling out in class "Atta, Girl" when a second, purportedly effeminate boy at school spoke in class; Romney escaping punishment by the authorities at the Cranbrook School (possibly because his father was then a powerful man in national government) ...... well Romney's denial just doesn't ring true to me.
You know as well as I how easy it is to get away with abusing someone who people are putting down --- be he black, yellow, the "wrong" religion ...or gay. Yes, the Limbaugh right, of course, is denying all of this --- but how one treats the defenseless among us is a great test of one's character. It's not what one says, but rather what one does.
Gays have contributed so much to the quality of our lives, it is only right that their full protection under the law is becoming one of the central focus points of this election, as it deserves to be.