Today is the anniversary of Krystallnacht, 71 years ago today.
German Nazis burned synagogues, smashed shops windows and properties belonging to Jews, and systematically an entire minority in their country.
We say “never again.”
But the truth is, we are letting it happen again. Here in the United States. Right now.
We won’t let an entire class of about 10% of the American population serve in the armed forces. We won’t let them marry legally. We allow their families to turn against them. We allow derogatory things to be said about them in schools.
Twenty years ago, we got the freedom our presidents asked for, for East Berlin.
So… If you’re a gay reader of this blog, or even if you’re not a gay reader but you know someone who is, please tell me, the clueless straight guy: How can I help you win your legitimate civil rights — to marry, to serve in the armed forces, to live in peace and without persecution? What can I do to help?