Back when I met lefty lesbian blogress Pam Spaulding on my cross country journey, we talked about doing regular Point-Counterpoint blog posts where one of us would address a topic of the day and another would respond.
Well, even though the editors of the Hill had little knowledge of our conversations, they did ask each of us to weigh in on whether or not “gay-rights issues are being adequately addressed by the Obama administration and this Congress.” Neither Pam nor I had seen each other’s pieces before they were posted.
Here is the beginning of my post (written in haste last Friday):
Unlike most gay activists, when it comes to politics, I have a very small “gay agenda.” I believe Congress needs to repeal Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell (DADT) and allow the Administration time (say no more than six months) to find a means to implement repeal without compromising unit cohesion or military effectiveness. And I believe the federal and state governments should recognize same-sex civil unions (or domestic partnerships or marriages or whatever they’re called) while granting same-sex partners of government employees the same benefits that different-sex spouses in traditional marriages currently receive.
Other than that, the government should leave us alone to live our lives as we please.
With this as background, let me address the question of the day: is the Obama Administration and the Pelosi-Reid Congress adequately addressing gay rights issue?
And the answer is well, sort of.
You can read the rest, including Pam’s piece, here.