In a reflection of the new administration’s acceptance and furthering of the homosexual agenda, President Obama proclaimed the month of June to be LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) pride month in the United States. According to the President’s press release posted on WhiteHouse.gov, “the principles upon which our Nation was founded” should include equality for the LGBT community, extending to include such laws as hate crimes, civil unions, and rescinding the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”. View the full press release on the WhiteHouse.gov site here.
Also, the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary heard testimony yesterday on how our current immigration standards do not account for American homosexuals whose partners live in other countries and want to move to the U.S. As it stands, the U.S. does not provide protections for homosexuals whose partners wish to be married and have the same legal rights as immigrants who marry American citizens. There is now legislation sponsored by 102 Representatives and 17 Senators that would change all that. If this legislation is passed, it would violate the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) because the federal government would recognize same-sex couples and require all states to do the same.
What do you think about these two issues? Are they assaults on marriage or do we have to “keep up with the times”?