Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Does Our Country Love Us, Too?

With Don't Ask Don't Tell being repealed, the question comes up about the Gay/Lesbian Soldiers who are in love with someone who is not a US citizen: When will they be able to bring home their spouses?

We have been fighting for years to get the Uniting American Families Act to even be mentioned on the Congress floor. For over ten years, they have been able to bury it in committee. Will they still be able to ignore our Men and Women in uniform? Those who are willing to put their lives on the line for their country are still not able to bring home to that country the love of their lives.

This is certain to become an issue as the reality of the repeal of DADT becomes a reality in the Armed Forces. These people love their country. These people want to serve their country, however, their country still wants to hold to ancient prejudices of society.

We must fight for the right of all homosexual to be able to have the freedoms that the heterosexual people take for granted. We are not asking for special treatment, only equal treatment.

I am in love with a woman from the Netherlands. There are no immigration avenues that are open to us at this time; and believe me we have done the research. We either need for the Uniting American Families Act to pass or we need to have homosexual marriages recognized by the Federal government.

So tonight, when you pray for our soldiers that love our country, realize that some of them are gay and they love our country. Ask yourself is it too much to ask that our country love them too?

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