Wednesday, December 05, 2018
How George Bush Mellowed on Gay Rights. (NY Times)
Forgiveness is like a muscle -- if you don't exercise it, it atrophies. While President George H.W. Bush allowed himself to ally with some of the darker forces in American politics -- the Monster Raving Looney Party of Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson and the like -- he mellowed after his presidency.
Likewise, St. Johns County's all-Republican Commission once proposed twice in 2008 a starter County Charter that omitted sexual orientation and gender identity from its nondiscrimination provision, section 10.06. When the County enacts a charter proposal to present to the voters in 2020, we expect both to included in the nondiscrimination provision. Yes we can!