I enjoyed the recent Day by Day mentioning my Russian Jewish descent brother, Oleg Volk. Today's DbD is even better, and
makes a hell of a point.
On a related note, I HATE bullies. I logically, therefore, want equal rights for Every Damn Body: straight, gay, male, female, intersex or indeterminate, red, yellow, black, white, pink and purple polka-dotted, I care not. As long as you follow the laws and only have consensual partners who are of age, I don't care who you have sex with. I further don't care who, what or even if you worship, as long as you don't feel the need to force your beliefs on others (and if you feel the need to cut pieces of your young children, I will be Most Displeased with you). And as long as you do your job, well, I could care less which shade of the rainbow you most closely resemble.
No country is perfect, but it appears to me that the US is one of the countries closest to this ideal. I would like to believe we can one day make it so, for all people, as I also understand that most people are too busy being afraid to allow others to choose their destiny without interference.
Did I mention that I HATE bullies?