BCN editor’s note: This article first appeared at Western Journalism.
June, which is now celebrated by some Americans as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, gives Barack Obama a chance to take part in two activities he has proven to be quite fond of: championing the gay movement and dividing the nation.
He recently acknowledged LGBT Pride Month in a White House proclamation. In it, he chastised those who dare object to the sexual deviancy celebrated by this community.
“As progress spreads from State to State,” the proclamation stated, “as justice is delivered in the courtroom, and as more of our fellow Americans are treated with dignity and respect – our Nation becomes not only more accepting, but more equal as well.”
Obama went on to complain, however, that we have yet to do enough to placate this particular minority group.
“Despite this progress,” he wrote, “LGBT workers in too many States can be fired just because of their sexual orientation or gender identity; I continue to call on the Congress to correct this injustice by passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.”
Furthermore, he expressed his passion to devote even more taxpayer money to fighting diseases members of the gay community regularly pass along to one another.
“And in the years ahead,” he promised, “we will remain dedicated to addressing health disparities within the LGBT community by implementing the Affordable Care Act and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.”
He concluded by urging “each of us” to “speak for tolerance, justice and dignity,” suggesting that “if hearts and minds continue to change over time, laws will too.”
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