I’m a vocal supporter of gay marriage.
And in the very near future gay marriage will not be an issue that divides instead it will be viewed as a basic legal right for all men and women regardless of their sexual orientation-this is inevitable. Frankly because of the social changes that have occurred over the past 30 years and due to zealous efforts undertaken by lesbian and gay organizations and activists.
Anyway, an article I recently read is suggesting, in the future, the American government (us. the people) should consider paying reparations to gay and lesbian people due to economic loss and the pain and suffering many have had to endure before the were granted full rights as citizens.
While I fully understand the premise Jacob Appel is asserting reparations do and can serve two distinct purposes-’monetary restitution and expression of moral opprobrium‘ however I don’t believe that this is an issue the gay community should discuss or embrace with any fervency.
Currently gay people have not been allowed to exercise their full rights as American citizens and that is where the focus and energy should remain. The agenda should not be changed or amended to reflect possible future issues.
It’s all about priorities.
1.The granting of full citizenship rights and the ability to exercise those rights
2. An end to and consequences for those who discriminate against gay people
3. More social programs to assist and serve the members of the gay community
In the future the American government might consider paying monetary compensation and/or issuing an apology to gay Americans for their mistreatment but that’s an the issue for the future.
But I wouldn’t hold my breathe, if i were them, hell we black people are still waiting for our 40 acres and a mule!