Election Day

A rare serious post today.

Tomorrow is election day in America. I'm voting for Barack Obama, and I strongly urge you to do the same if you're eligible to vote.

Chances are you're a gay or bisexual man if you're reading this blog. Think about what Obama has done for our community and then think about what it would mean to have Mitt Romney as President.

Romney signed the National Organization for Marriage's pledge against marriage equality. He has vowed to appoint Supreme Court justices who would oppose marriage equality. He supports an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would block the federal government from ever recognizing marriages for gays and lesbians. He would recind hospital visitation rights for gay couples. He would return discrimination against gays in the military. He would repeal hate crime legislation. He would repeal civil rights laws protecting gay Americans in the workplace. And the list goes on and on and on.

Romney courted gay voters in the past and then turned against them when he no longer needed them. He once crowed that he would be better than Ted Kennedy for gay voters when he was running for senator in Massachusetts. But now that he no longer needs gay voters -- he needs those who oppose gay rights, a larger number -- so gays and lesbians are thrown under the bus. That proves he can never be trusted.

If you're a woman -- and I know some of you readers are -- think of what a Romney presidency would mean for you. He has vowed to appoint Supreme Court justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade. He wants to crush Planned Parenthood. He wants to make your womb the property of the US government. He wants to overturn laws ensuring equality for women in all aspects of life, including the workplace. And as a religious leader, he was particularly hostile to women and their rights.

A vote for Romney is a vote to take our country backwards a half century and to trample the rights of tens of millions of Americans' in the process.

Don't allow that to happen. You don't want to wake up two or three years from now, when your rights are being taken away by a President Romney, and say to yourself, "if only I had voted for Obama."

Instead, you can vote to move forward. Vote Obama. It's the right thing to do. For all of us.


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