While we’re on the topic of quick changes Republicans can’t make, let’s talk about gay rights. Gay Americans are a fairly small voting group, compared to the browns, so perhaps the Republican’s desire to deny gay Americans their rights might not seem consequential. But is there any question that Republican bigotry is hurting them with the youth vote? Here’s one example from the great site Straight Up Thanks:
This is my friend Whitney. We’ve known each other since we were 12 years old. We used to leave each other BFF-love notes in our lockers in high school, and hang out watching soap operas during the summer at her mom’s house. As you can see from the AP caption on this photo, she’s carrying a big-ass box of petitions to the Maine Secretary of State’s office. These petitions were the ones submitted to put marriage on the ballot this year. […]
This year, she and her adorable boyfriend worked tirelessly with Mainers United for Marriage, campaigning for my rights. I can safely say that now, in part because of her, I’m her legal equal. But I know that I’ve always been an equal in her eyes. I’m so lucky to have her as my friend. And the state of Maine is lucky to have her as a citizen. Thanks, Whitney.
Do you think Whitney, and the millions of young people like her who voted for gay rights for their friends, are going to vote for Republicans, the party that wants to deny their childhood friends the same rights they enjoy, anytime soon?