Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Because Al Says So

I had heard that the real winner of the 2000 US Presidential election had spoken out for equal marriage rights for GLBT people on the network he owns (Current TV), but I just found the video of his statement today & I wanted to share it here.

Please check out the man who should have been President tell it like it is...

http://current.com/items/88817757_gay_men_and_women_should_have_the_same_rights

Transcript:

I think it’s wrong for the government to discriminate against people because of that person’s sexual orientation.

I think that gay men and women ought to have the same rights as heterosexual men and women, to make contracts, to have hospital visiting rights, to join together in marriage, and I don’t understand why it is considered by some people to be a threat to heterosexual marriage to allow it by gays and lesbians.

Shouldn’t we be promoting that kind of faithfulness and loyalty to one’s partner regardless of sexual orientation? Because if you don’t do that then to that extent you are promoting promiscuity and you are promoting all the problems that can result from promiscuity.

And the loyalty and love that two people feel for one another when they fall in love ought to be celebrated and encouraged, and shouldn’t be prevented by any form of discrimination in the law.

2 comments:

Miss Britt said...

"Shouldn’t we be promoting that kind of faithfulness and loyalty to one’s partner regardless of sexual orientation? Because if you don’t do that then to that extent you are promoting promiscuity and you are promoting all the problems that can result from promiscuity."

EXACTLY!

~Deb said...

Truly inspiring to hear him say that!