October 15th, 2008

  • leswamp

Your thoughts? (slightly x-posted.)

I thought I'd get your feedback here.

On a friend's livejournal, a commenter pointed out that since gays aren't really all that oppressed anymore, (according to them, not me!) that gay rights should not be a priority right now because the economy has to come first. They also pointed out that pushing too hard for gay rights might alienate people and that would be bad for the economy. (I'm guessing they meant if Obama stood up for gay rights he'd alienate voters, lose the election and hence tank the economy with four more years of the same.)

I responded by telling them in essence that I believe human rights are never ever expendable.

Your thoughts?