The latest polls show that gay marriage is now supported by a majority of Americans with the exception of evangelical Christians, the backbone of the Republican party.
And that’s why only nine states have allowed gay marriage (or as they like to call it, “marriage”).
Once more, the people lead the politicians, who are afraid of doing anything that may alienate the loudest voters. The solution, clearly, is for us to be louder.
Posting on blogs and Facebook is good for getting the message out, but like all political action, you have to do more. You’ll be surprised how much politicians pay attention to emails and letters they get. Encourage them to sponsor a bill, and let them know how much you’ll work for and contribute to their future campaigns.
Hell, just get out and vote. For every election, including primaries. We outnumber them. We have the power. But if they vote and we don’t, they win.
That’s what the bigots do. They participate. That’s how they defeated propositions in California and other states that would have banned this discrimination.
So spread the word, let everyone know we won’t stand for discrimination, and then do something about it.