January 11, 2011
Thank you, Madame Secretary
Feel free to disagree with me, and I welcome any discussion, but Secretary Clinton's words in this article (which, is a great article and you should read it if you're interested) definitely hit home for me:
"Just as I was very proud to say the obvious more than 15 years ago in Beijing - that human rights are women's rights, and women's rights are human rights - well, let me say today that human rights are gay rights, and gay rights are human rights, once and for all."
I hate to do this, because I know that many people have different views than I do on touchy subjects like this one, but it's one that I happen to feel particularly strong about. I am not a Democrat, but I am not a Republican either. And I know that Secretary Clinton does not agree with gay marriage (only civil unions, according to this article), but it is a step in the right direction. She is helping to make strides for protection of human rights against violence and discrimination for everyone, which is also admirable. There is definitely a little bit of hope in this article. Now I will rarely ever bring up political opinions on this forum, but I strongly believe that if I am so lucky as to be able to marry, commit, and have spousal rights with the love of my life, that everyone should have that right. That is all :)
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