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Louis Marinelli Calls It Quits

(This spring, Louis Marinelli came out for marriage equality after driving the bus for the anti-gay marriage tour last year.)

After Just a Few Months, Louis Marinelli Quits As a Public Advocate For Marriage Equality

Everything is political. That's what I've learned, Louis. Unfortunately, civil rights in this country IS a political issue because the parties make it so. Politicians are about preserving their jobs first and foremost, from the local mayor to the state legislators to congress to the President. This issue gets votes on both sides. When that fails to work, the LGBT community will get ALL of their rights. Unless you're supporting Fred Karger for President, there isn't anyone on the Republican side who gives a shit about lgbt people, and there are some who clearly hate them. Meanwhile, there is President Obama who - as you correctly stated - Does. Not. Lead. All change that has happened in his Presidency has happened because of Get Equal and other aggressive gay rights groups. But when we look at our alternatives, we are left with no choice but the one who is "evolving" as opposed to the ones who do not support lgbt people at all. It may be a secondary concern to you when you go to the polls, but for most in the lgbt community and those of us who PASSIONATELY SUPPORT THEM, there is only one party from which to choose.

Good luck in your future, Louis. As someone in a small town, I know what it feels like to be alone in my fight. The difference is that I've been in this for what is still a relatively short time (3 years), but I actually care. The change will happen. I just want to help make it happen sooner.

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mishlai
Aug. 15th, 2011 04:28 pm (UTC)
His posts on NOM were quite the revelation.
bonnie_halfelvn
Aug. 16th, 2011 12:07 am (UTC)
Yes, they were. Those who've been paying attention for awhile suspected much of what Marinelli confirmed.
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