Obama Backs Gay Boy Scout Inclusion, But Still No SCOTUS Amicus Brief Supporting The Overturning of DOMA or Prop 8


See the shiny pretty Gay Boy Scout crumb. (Gay Inc. applauds, swoons and gets distracted)

While its nice to say something unlike some,  it’s not going to placate me and distract me from the REAL issues Mr. President.

So fierce advocate how about an Amicus brief supporting the overturning of DOMA and Prop 8.   Or some actual work on YOUR part of getting ENDA passed or even an Executive Order protecting LGBT workers of businesses that hold Federal contracts.  The SAME type of EO that Lyndon Johnson signed that protected black workers of businesses that held Federal Contracts in in 1965.  There is Presidential precedent.  So may I ask whats your problem?

Unlike some I WILL NOT get distracted and swoon over every little thing you do.

I will keep pushing.  I will keep fighting.

No more crumbs for me.  I want the entire cake.

And I want it now!

About Will Kohler

Will Kohler is one of America's best known LGBT historians, He is also a a accredited journalist and the owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced on such notable media venues as BBC News, CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The Daily Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story. Back2Stonewall has been recently added to the Library of Congress' LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive. Mr. Kohler is available for comment, interviews and lectures on LGBT History. Contact: Will@Back2Stonewall.com

3 thoughts on “Obama Backs Gay Boy Scout Inclusion, But Still No SCOTUS Amicus Brief Supporting The Overturning of DOMA or Prop 8

  1. Will, it’s more accurate to say that the White House hasn’t said whether or not they will produce an amicus brief. The fact that there isn’t one yet means nothing, as there aren’t /any/ amici briefs yet from the pro-equality side; the date for those briefs to be submitted to the Court is February 28. The only amici briefs published so far are from the anti-equality on behalf of DOMA and Prop 8, as those briefs were due last week.

  2. The Boy Scouts operate under a Congressional charter. At the very least he could pledge his administration to put its weight behind a lobbying effort to rescind the charter if the Scouts don’t drop their policy of discrimination. But expecting anything but words from Obama is expecting way too much.

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