Tuesday, October 20, 2009

PROTEST: Fri, Oct. 23rd – Demand Obama follow through on his LGBT rights promises!

One of the two hundred thousand people at the March for Equal Rights on October 11, 2009
Join the facebook event here! President Obama will be in Boston on Friday, Oct. 23rd for a fundraiser and it’s a great opportunity to keep the pressure on him to follow through on his LGBT rights promises. We will be there from 12:30pm-2:30pm and meet outside the Westin Copley Place Hotel (near the Copley T-Stop).

Specifically, our focus will be on actions that Pres. Obama has sole authority over and doesn’t have to wait on Congress to take action:

1. Sign a stop-loss order to stop firing openly gay members of the military due to the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

2. Pres. Obama is currently working against our community and against his promise to get rid of DOMA, the Defense Of Marriage Act, by defending this law in Court. He needs to direct his Department of Justice to stop defending this law in Court and allow a Congressionally appointed lawyer to defend it instead.

Further, he needs to speak out more forcefully and more often around specific legislation from repealing DADT and DOMA to passing ENDA and many other bills in between. Basically, being a “Fierce Advocate” means he has to actually do some advocating. That’s why we’re protesting.

Read Boston Globe article about this protest
Read Bay Windows article about this protest