- Category: LGBT Issues
- Published on Wednesday, 09 May 2012 21:29
- Written by Lara Landis
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Politicians make many announcements during an election year. President Obama came out in favor of same-sex marriage earlier this week. Several states in the South and in other areas throughout the country have passed marriages defining marriage as being between one man and one woman. Same-sex marriage will not be the key issue this election. Economic issues will take precedence over social issues.
Even LGBT and Asexual people who do not support President Obama must give him credit for the repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, even if they criticize the administration for economic policies that have prolonged the recession.
Asexuals are as deeply divided on the issue as people who are socially liberal and socially conservative. The same-sex marriage and gay rights issue is no longer a matter of Democrat versus Republican, despite what media pundits want many people to believe.
Asexuals are currently busy fighting their own battles against pathologization. Many may support gay marriage, but a casual survey may find that there are many people who neither strongly support nor strongly oppose what the president referred to as full marriage equality.
The political ploy does not matter as much to some Asexuals as it does to their allies. It may not even achieve its stated goal of recapturing the energy that drove younger voters to the polls in the 2008 presidential race. No candidate is courting Aces, and there is a good reason for it. The issues supported by AVEN are generally not politically driven.
Aces support or oppose the issue based on their moral views. The US residents who take their ability to vote seriously will vote based on the most important issues to them. Fortunately, no politician is trying to court the voting block of Asexuals.