Love, Family, Friendship, and the Voting Booth

Basile, Vic
September 2008
Outlook Weekly;9/11/2008, Vol. 13 Issue 11, p31
The author reflects on preventing friends and family to vote for U.S. candidates in the November 2008 election who oppose equality for GLBT people. He says that friends and families must be made to comprehend that when they vote for homophobes, they destroy the shared bonds of love, trust and friendship. According to him, the reality is that friends and family members of GLBT people cannot truly love or respect them, and consciously vote for candidates who would disallow these people the same equality and freedom they enjoy.


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