“How Many Laws”, I asked in October 2010, “Do We Need To Achieve ‘Full Equality’?”
That question crossed my mind again yesterday when I read Paul Bedard’s post in the Washington Examiner:
President Obama’s campaign website lists 41 achievements on behalf of gay voters–a White House record–making him the hero of the community. But for some that’s not enough as he is about to find out during a star-studded Miami fundraiser Tuesday featuring singer Marc Anthony.
As donors gather at the Jackie Gleason Theater three blocks from the oceanfront to fete the president at a Latinos for Obama event, vocal members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community plan to protest for an executive order barring workplace discrimination, the last major gay initiative awaiting action by the president.
No matter how much society changes, it will always pose certain challenges to be different, even the most tolerant environments.
Government will never be able to solve all (or even most of) our problems. Indeed, more often than not, state solutions exacerbate problems they were designed to rectify.
Let us continue to push for federal recognition of our unions and then once we’ve secured those privileges, look out for our fellows and turn to private associations for social improvement.