Thursday, May 10, 2012

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

I remember sixteen years ago nearly falling off the couch - in my decrepit apartment, living off student loans in Austin, Texas, still feeling like I was halfway in the closet - when President Bill Clinton said at the Democratic National Convention:
So look around here, look around here: Old or young, healthy as a horse or a person with a disability that hasn't kept you down, man or woman, Native American, native born, immigrant, straight or gay, whatever, the test ought to be I believe in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence.
Less than one month later, he signed the Defense of Marriage Act.

So I suppose it's better that Obama said he supports gay marriage rather than not, but he also said he'd close Guantanamo, so ....