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President Obama has done more for gay rights in the last three years than anyone thought possible. However, that is somewhat irrelevant!

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The next President of the United States will nominate two or three justices of the supreme court     maybe more. Our next President could shape the court for decades to come. For example, Clarence Thomas has been an Associate Justice for more than 20 years. He could serve for another ten to 20 years. Assuming that he is the nominee, Romney would likely nominate more people like Thomas, Scalia and Alito. He has signed a written pledge to the National Organization for Marriage to do just that.

We cannot take that chance. Our very liberty is at risk. Marriage equality as well as all of the accomplishments of the Obama administration could be in peril.

Every LGBT citizen needs to take 2012 very seriously. Don’t procrastinate.

  1. Find out what the requirements are to vote in your state.
  2. If you need photo ID to vote, start the process. It can take considerable time to obtain.
  3. Register to vote. The national mail registration form is here.

The prospect of more justices like Thomas scares the hell out of me. If you are LGBT or the loved one of an LGBT citizen, it should  scare the hell out of you too. If we all do our part, we can make a substantial difference. You must know that people like Tony Perkins, Maggie Gallagher, Harry Jackson and Jim Daly are going to use the pulpit to get their people to the polls.

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.