Holly Cairns said...
Okay, yep, it's that all or nothing thought that will slow down the gay movement. Good luck on that.
I think: Use the courts, allow Americans to become more familiar with certain thought and action-- set the frame-- (and then they will become more accepting), and ask for civil unions instead of using the golden word "marriage."
Asking a legislator to support something only a smaller percentage of the pop agrees with goes against 'majority rule' concept and will get you more Minnesota Republicans (IMO).
I'm not one who has as a goal getting more Democrats, and also don't think democrats pass gay friendly legislation when they are in power. President Clinton gave us DADT and DOMA. Gay individuals and gay groups have to hold politicians accountable, and only give money and time to those politicians who are supportive.
Margaret Anderson Kelliher, house speaker, quashed a very minimal goal - comprehensive sex ed - because she didn't want to force the governor to veto an education bill over this issue. She allowed the Minnesota Family Council to bully her. Kelliher has continually taken the position of doing the least for the gay community possible.
My question is where is the ROI (return on investment) for gays with democratic politicians?