It was just a couple of weeks ago that President Obama once again made history in regards to the LGBT community when he became the first president to mention us, all of us, in a State Of The Union address:
“As Americans, we respect human dignity, even when we’re threatened, which is why I’ve prohibited torture, and worked to make sure our use of new technology like drones is properly constrained," the President told Congress. "It’s why we speak out against the deplorable anti-Semitism that has resurfaced in certain parts of the world. It’s why we continue to reject offensive stereotypes of Muslims – the vast majority of whom share our commitment to peace. That’s why we defend free speech, and advocate for political prisoners, and condemn the persecution of women, or religious minorities, or people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. We do these things not only because they’re right, but because they make us safer."
Because he stands by us, and for us, and with us, as do most in the Democratic party, and I don’t see many, or any, Republicans willing to do the same.