Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Bruce Springsteen Supports Marriage Equality
The LGBT community has support from an unlikely place, a straight rocker. Well, is it really an unlikely place? Probably not. Bruce Springsteen is well known for his support of Democratic candidates and his progressive political activism. Either way, it's great to have support from a place, which in my distant high school memories represented homophobia and oppression; I'm not speaking of Springsteen, but of my high school peers. Back in the 1980s the students who embraced rockers such as Springsteen, would have had more ignorant views on the topic. Today, however, Springsteen represents a more accepting, liberal, tolerant people.
On his website, Springsteen left this supportive statement on the subject of marriage equality in New Jersey: "Like many of you who live in New Jersey, I've been following the progress of the marriage-equality legislation currently being considered in Trenton," Springsteen wrote on his web page. "I've long believed in and have always spoken out for the rights of same sex couples and fully agree with Governor Corzine when he writes that 'The marriage-equality issue should be recognized for what it truly is -- a civil rights issue that must be approved to assure that every citizen is treated equally under the law.'"
Rock on Bruce!