Przecież te haniebne wypowiedzi, komentarze i projekty ustaw jakie dzisiaj padają będą za kilka, kilkanaście lat bezlitośnie wyciągane. Będą puszczane w mediach dla przypomnienia co dany człowiek kiedyś kłapał.
@The_Orz: Niedawna historia USA pokazuje, że niekoniecznie tak będzie. Wszystko zależy od bieżących potrzeb politycznych.
Joe Biden entered the Senate in 1979, the year after America’s first elected gay official, Harvey Milk, was assassinated. Homosexuality was still criminalised in many states and discrimination protections were few and far between.
Like many of this era Biden was staunchly opposed to gay rights, and in his very first year as senator he declared that gay people should not receive security clearances because they would be a “security risk”.
In 1992 he voted to block an amendment that would implement a system for cohabiting same-sex partners, extending rights and benefits that were traditionally reserved for matrimony.
The following year he voted to block the immigration of HIV positive people into the United States. Around this time he also voted for “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”, which deemed homosexuality “incompatible” with military life.
In 1994 he voted for an amendment to cut off federal funding for schools that taught “acceptance of homosexuality as a lifestyle”.
And in 1996 he was among the many Democrats who voted for the Defence of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defined marriage as between a man and a woman – a considerable setback for LGBT+ equality. pokaż całość