I was disheartened by President Obama’s reasoning for why Congress should do great things for women: “We know our economy is stronger when our wives, mothers, and daughters can live their lives free from discrimination in the workplace, and free from the fear of domestic violence.”
Today, as Barack Obama takes the oath of office, I am reminded of Eleanor Roosevelt, who stated: "The destiny of human rights is in the hands of all our citizens in all our communities." Let’s heed this call to action and make universal human rights real for all people.
Along with the rest of the country eagerly anticipating the inauguration of Barack Obama, the majority of American women will be reveling in the fact that those who wanted to curb a woman’s right to choose didn’t make it to the Oval Office.
Roe v. Wade’s 36th anniversary will be marked by a thoughtful discussion on RH Reality Check, a March for Life in Washington DC post-inauguration and, yes, a “Personhood Conference.”
I’ll see your Pastor Rick Warren and raise you a Bishop Gene Robinson. The high-stakes symbolism of the Obama Inauguration.
Most of the public debate on Obama’s selection of Rick Warren for the inauguration has centered on his opposition to gay rights, his “good works” on poverty and global AIDS, and Obama’s promise to “disagree without being disagreeable.” This advocate struggles with “getting to yes.”
During this Holy Season for every faith, many are up in arms over a prayer Rick Warren will offer, some planning to disrupt it, which will only cede the moral authority progressives now have.