Story #8: Steven is organizing to make sure we don't go back to the social policies of the 1960's.
"I was fortunate enough to have been raised by a fabulous mother who cared less about my sexuality and more that my room was clean. From her I learned acceptance and respect but encouraged me to be driven, to stand up for what I believe in. It's because of her that I have fought so tirelessly to preserve equality both here in New Hampshire and nationally. I'm a proud gay man and an even prouder Granite Stater. I've made it my life goal to preserve and fight for equality, which is why I’m working everyday to re-elect Barack Obama."
“In high school, I started a local chapter of a national organization that works to foster a positive and tolerant environment in our schools. I couldn't be prouder of President Obama for supporting that goal by publicly supporting marriage equality. To have a president willing to stand up and say same sex couples deserve the same rights as everybody else is a powerful force against the intolerance and hate directed toward the the LGBT community. So that's what's at stake in this election. We've worked so hard for equality and I would hate to have to lose all that we've gained in the last four years."
"The idea of a Romney presidency is actually terrifying in terms of equal rights. Romney's social policies are so backwards that it scares me. He would take us back to the 1950’s, and not just for LGBT folks. We don’t need someone in office who wants to reverse all of the progress that we’ve made not just in these past four years–but the past 60 years. We need to have a President who understands the world we live in and that is not Mitt Romney. It's the guy we have in office already–Barack Obama."
“Our future is at stake in this election. If we don't speak up and get involved then we are doing a disservice to our country and ourselves. I can't and won’t just sit and let this pass me by. We have to get involved.”