終於等到這一天,既歐洲對同志人權平權運動成功後,美國可望也在歐巴馬總統的鼓吹下,一步一步的給予保障。

真的有總淚含在眼眶裡打轉的感覺,在上任第一天,宣布施政方針,有關同志公民權及同志社群支持,便占了公民權項目一半的篇幅。而且,明明擺擺的表明,先前美國部分州通過的婚姻保護法等違反平等原則的爛法案,未來將推對廢止,並通過相關法律保障。

聰明的台灣人,身為亞洲觀念先進、開放的國家,希望我們是下一個。馬老師,拜託你了。希望在位期間,能找個好時機登高一呼。或是公開為哪個同志立委站台,表明力挺到底,用你先進的眼光和態度,說服其他觀念閉塞、思想未開化的民眾。

個人認為,總統本來就不是做事的,而是喊口號,推動民眾、社會正確的觀念。請永遠記得,總統就是講政策要酷要帥。我也要來每件歐巴馬的衣服來穿。呵呵!

US President Obama's Agenda

Civil RIghts

  • Combat Employment Discrimination
  • Expand Hate Crimes Statutes
  • End Deceptive Voting Practices
  • End Racial Profiling
  • Reduce Crime Recidivism by Providing Ex-Offender Support
  • Expand Use of Drug Courts

Support for the LGBT Community

"While we have come a long way since the Stonewall riots in 1969, we still have a lot of work to do. Too often, the issue of LGBT rights is exploited by those seeking to divide us. But at its core, this issue is about who we are as Americans. It's about whether this nation is going to live up to its founding promise of equality by treating all its citizens with dignity and respect."

-- Barack Obama, June 1, 2007

  • Expand Hate Crimes Statutes: In 2004, crimes against LGBT Americans constituted the third-highest category of hate crime reported and made up more than 15 percent of such crimes. President Obama cosponsored legislation that would expand federal jurisdiction to include violent hate crimes perpetrated because of race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or physical disability. As a state senator, President Obama passed tough legislation that made hate crimes and conspiracy to commit them against the law.
  • Fight Workplace Discrimination: President Obama supports the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and believes that our anti-discrimination employment laws should be expanded to include sexual orientation and gender identity. While an increasing number of employers have extended benefits to their employees' domestic partners, discrimination based on sexual orientation in the workplace occurs with no federal legal remedy. The President also sponsored legislation in the Illinois State Senate that would ban employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
  • Support Full Civil Unions and Federal Rights for LGBT Couples: President Obama supports full civil unions that give same-sex couples legal rights and privileges equal to those of married couples. Obama also believes we need to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and enact legislation that would ensure that the 1,100+ federal legal rights and benefits currently provided on the basis of marital status are extended to same-sex couples in civil unions and other legally-recognized unions. These rights and benefits include the right to assist a loved one in times of emergency, the right to equal health insurance and other employment benefits, and property rights.
  • Oppose a Constitutional Ban on Same-Sex Marriage: President Obama voted against the Federal Marriage Amendment in 2006 which would have defined marriage as between a man and a woman and prevented judicial extension of marriage-like rights to same-sex or other unmarried couples.
  • Repeal Don't Ask-Don't Tell: President Obama agrees with former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff John Shalikashvili and other military experts that we need to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. The key test for military service should be patriotism, a sense of duty, and a willingness to serve. Discrimination should be prohibited. The U.S. government has spent millions of dollars replacing troops kicked out of the military because of their sexual orientation. Additionally, more than 300 language experts have been fired under this policy, including more than 50 who are fluent in Arabic. The President will work with military leaders to repeal the current policy and ensure it helps accomplish our national defense goals.
  • Expand Adoption Rights: President Obama believes that we must ensure adoption rights for all couples and individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation. He thinks that a child will benefit from a healthy and loving home, whether the parents are gay or not.
  • Promote AIDS Prevention: In the first year of his presidency, President Obama will develop and begin to implement a comprehensive national HIV/AIDS strategy that includes all federal agencies. The strategy will be designed to reduce HIV infections, increase access to care and reduce HIV-related health disparities. The President will support common sense approaches including age-appropriate sex education that includes information about contraception, combating infection within our prison population through education and contraception, and distributing contraceptives through our public health system. The President also supports lifting the federal ban on needle exchange, which could dramatically reduce rates of infection among drug users. President Obama has also been willing to confront the stigma -- too often tied to homophobia -- that continues to surround HIV/AIDS.
  • Empower Women to Prevent HIV/AIDS: In the United States, the percentage of women diagnosed with AIDS has quadrupled over the last 20 years. Today, women account for more than one quarter of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses. President Obama introduced the Microbicide Development Act, which will accelerate the development of products that empower women in the battle against AIDS. Microbicides are a class of products currently under development that women apply topically to prevent transmission of HIV and other infections.


光看到歐巴買總統點名要通過最具指標性的反仇恨法、工作場所歧視法及推翻【婚姻保障法】,一整個心情大好。覺得先前自己努力參加遊行、支持各項運動,也算是為整個社群出到力。


(Comment: 最左邊這位帥哥,請問你這件Tank Top去哪買的,我也想要買一件。)

 

下面這個遊行標語是我花了一個晚上,用兩個紙箱和蠟筆,東湊西湊做出來的。不但做到三更半夜,還是路上走了舉了四、五個小時,現在想想力氣一點都沒有白費。(台灣呀~要趕快學起來,台灣的男同志,不要只記得的天天再比較誰比要優,和練身體、買衣服,要努力保護爭自己的權力呀!)

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