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 :)

1 comment:

  1. Agree. We are going to have some sort of statement of marriage equality in our wedding ceremony. It will probably be subtle enough to go over my conservative grandma's head, but out there enough that anyone in the loop should know what we are saying.