Thursday, May 19, 2011

Equal rights

Mike Taylor for U.S. Congress TX-18

Equal rights


Thursday, May 19, 2011

I originally went into this release with the intent of slamming tons of statistics and studies before it hit me, rights shouldn't need stats and studies as rights are personal to everyone and truly needs to simply be understood by elected officials.

The Constitution of the United States was created to protect personal rights for each individual regardless of race, religion and yes, even sexual orientation. I don't recall reading an exception clause anywhere to prevent anyone from being granted equal public rights for any reason.

One thing I have heard from most Democratic supporters and also a surprising large number of self proclaimed conservatives is that equal rights for marriage is not something that should be banned. The GLBT community should not be ridiculed or denied their individual rights to maintain a marriage to show the world their love for one another. To be honest, it's none of the “worlds” business and should only be, as it is for anyone else, between the two parties involved.

Congress and presidents over the last several decades have made steps in the right direction to advance equal rights for a large number of people that have been disenfranchised by poorly designed laws. One group that has been lost in this fight for equality has been people have “different” sexual ideology than what others would see as “normal”. Who is to say what is “normal”?

One thing that people can count on is that Mike Taylor will never see that invisible 'exception clause' for equal rights that have prevented consenting adults from being married and spending their lives together as a legal couple sharing the same benefits as any other couple under the law.

Mike Taylor

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