This oughta be in CE&P Loki but you won't get much traction there either.
Obama has slowly won me over with the inclusion and visibility of GLBT in his administration and in his policy. I am a little farther left (or alot) than most Democrats and initially Obama was too conservative for me ...and I still think he is too conservative (or centrist..whatever that is) on alot of his policy but he seemed to want to highlight a more liberal agenda versus the "centrist" one he usually portrays...so I am happy.
Oh, and I'll just put this up here...
After a two-year campaign urging the Obama administration to stop the deportations of spouses of gay and lesbian Americans, we welcome the announcement by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that it will formally recognize same-sex marriages as part of its year-old ‘prosecutorial discretion’ deportation policy. By articulating the first federal policy to recognize marriages of gay and lesbian couples, the administration signals to deportations officers, Immigration Judges, and Immigration & Customs Enforcement prosecutors that our marriages must be considered when determining whether a case is deemed low priority for deportation.
That we are capable only of being what we are, remains our unforgivable sin.
- Gene Wolfe
^^ I actually agree with this comment, oddly enough. ^^ Most people have a false impression of what powers the president actually has and unrealistic expectations accordingly.
" For all there is to feel, let it be felt"
― Emeli Sande
Given that Stonewall was a seminal moment in North American homo rights history....in Canada it led to the fight back after the bath house raids which subsequently led to homos achieving all their rights under law......this was a moment of particular resonance and satisfaction for me.