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Friday, November 11, 2016

Veterans Day


Today is the Veterans Day holiday in the US.

Fortunately, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” which prevented LGBT people who are open about their orientation from serving in the military, died a long-overdue death, and is cold and buried. A LGBT-friendly President serves in the White House. The Supreme Court, while not doing everything it could, has brought about the national limited monogamous same-gender freedom to marry. Binational LGBT couples are better off. Polyamory is out of the closet and the polyamorous freedom to marry is gaining support.

I can’t help but think of the men and women who risked their lives (and those who gave them) and endured so many things in service to their country, who weren’t and haven’t been free to be who they really are and share their lives openly with the person or persons they love.

Other problematic laws and policies remain, and, of course, the polyamorous and consanguinamorous still endure the the threat of prosecution, persecution, or discrimination. We're also facing a new Administration that may try to roll back rights.

Shouldn’t someone who risked their life for this county be able to marry more than one person, or a biological relative? Or at least share a life with the person(s) he or she loves without a fear that their own government will be against them? Is bravery and valor negated if a man loves more than one woman, or his long lost sister? Shouldn’t a woman who served be free to marry both of the women she loves?

Let’s thank our veterans, especially those who are still being treated as second class citizens.
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2 comments:

  1. Bleh, Obama may be LGBT friendly but he is every bit as bad as Bush, which was proved when he condoned the military intervention in Syria and continued or even expanded various surveillance programs implemented by the Bush administration. Thankfully he backed off and spared us another Libya, but it proved that he doesn't care really care for the plight of others, at home or abroad. He only cares about his public image, in fact I wouldn't be surprised if the only reason he supports LGBT rights is to maintain appearances. I wouldn't praise him really.
    As for veterans I truly feel sorry for them in general. Being sent out to murder and commit war crimes in the name of the US hawkish imperialism must be a horrible experience. Hopefully one day China will overtake us as the reigning superpower because we honestly don't deserve that title.

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    1. China doesn't have clean hands, either. But I get your meaning.

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