Hello, Handle readers! Thanks for clicking on my face (or however else you reached my blog)!
Since this is my first blog post, I thought I’d introduce myself somewhat and perhaps leave you with some political thoughts trailing in my brain today.
I’m a sophomore at Auburn University, majoring in psychology at the moment — but that isn’t set in stone — and raised in Northwest Alabama. I’m involved in a few things around campus, including the Chamber Choir, Auburn University College Democrats, and Spectrum: The Auburn Gay Straight Alliance. And now I’m lucky enough to be involved with The Handle as a writer and as Communications Director!
Seeing as now it’s summer, I’m hoping to write many more interesting articles and blog posts for you all. Speaking of blog posts, just what will this blog consist of? Well, to be perfectly honest, I don’t really know! Whatever tickles my fancy, whether it be political, musical, literary, or… well, anything else. I’m particularly interested in LGBT rights, many different genres of music, health, and psychology. So, I imagine you could expect that, along with anything else funny/interesting the internet has to offer.
However, today I’d like to focus on politics. It is a momentous day in my book! I’m sure that you’ve heard that President Obama has announced his backing of same-sex marriage. Excellent! Obama is the first president in office to proclaim such a stance.
Of course, I’ve heard backlash. Not only from conservatives who oppose LGBT rights (oh, what my grandmother will say…) but also from those who support them. This baffles me in some ways — how can you be against someone of such high political office supporting you? At the same time, though, the claims do seem warranted: he’s just doing it for politics, he’s just doing it in light of North Carolina’s amendment, why did it take him so long, etc. My opinion is that, well, he’s a politician. Isn’t that what politicians do: politics? And he’s pushed other laws for the LGBT–repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, right?
I say just be happy the President of the United States is supporting the Civil Rights fight of our generation. It could be a lot worse, after all.
Until next time!