The fact is even though Hillary Clinton is the presumptive Democratic nominee for president and has had an increasingly good record on LGBT issues, including a landmark speech to the UN in Geneva in December 2011 while she was Secretary of State, she is not yet the nominee. There are still other potential candidates for that nomination and the election is over a year away. In Virginia, there are hundreds of positions up for election this year. Every day, LGBT people and their allies should be focusing on all of these elections from school board to president.
Our journey was never about awards or accolades. As plaintiffs in one of the cases for marriage equality in Virginia, we simply wanted to stand up for our family and for the families of those represented under the class-action case. We know that it is through the sharing of our stories that we inch closer to realizing more fully the promise of equality made by our country’s Founders. I am very humbled to have been able to share my story with hundreds, if not thousands, of people in Virginia and beyond.
There will be a General Membership Meeting for the LGBT Democrats as part of the Democratic Party of Virginia Central […]
President Obama becomes the first President to use the words “lesbian”, “bisexual”, and “transgender” in a State of the Union Address. He also gives a few other nods to the LGBT community while attempting to inspire Americans to lead the world economically, academically, and in acting on climate change.
As the General Assembly begins its short session this year, I wanted to write to make you aware of some bills that have been introduced. As is true every year, some of our elected representatives are hoping to make an even stronger Virginia where all citizens will be treated equally, while some want to promote discrimination. I hope that you will join with equality minded individuals across the state and contact your Delegate or Senator to let them know that you support EQUALITY for all LGBT persons.