Monday, November 21, 2011

US SENATOR DR. TOM COBURN - Informed or uninformed? YOU DECIDE...

Dr. Tom Coburn is a US Senator from Oklahoma!  Do we trust those elected to that office are informed?  We would hope so!  Obviously that is not the case.  I sent the Senator some correspondence relating to LGBT Equality and Full Civil Rights for the LGBT; the following letter is the response I received:

November 21, 2011

Mr. Joe Knudson
(personal address left off for privacy reasons)

Dear Mr. Knudson,

Thank you for your letter concerning civil rights for people with diverse sexual orientations. It is good to hear from you, and I apologize for the delay in my response.

There are no federal laws and, to the best of my knowledge, no state laws, which single out persons on the basis of sexual orientation, which means that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual (LGBT) persons have the same avenues for protection of civil rights as everyone else.

This is as it should be. I am opposed to discrimination in the law based on sexual orientation and I believe that each of us has the right to be treated with dignity and respect.

I visited the Facebook page you included with your email, and I am unsure what specific action the page is requesting. If you would like to write me again regarding a specific issue or piece of legislation I would be happy to explain my views.

Thank you again for your email. Best wishes!


Tom A. Coburn, M.D.
United States Senator

With LGBT issues being in the media continually during his tenure as Senator, as well as the fact that we have a State Representative in Oklahoma, Sally Kern, who has made international news with her anti-gay agenda, you would think Dr. Tom Coburn would be more informed on LGBT issues.  HE IS NOT, OBVIOUSLY!

Let's all make the effort and EDUCATE & ENLIGHTEN not only our own Politicians, but Society as a whole, on just who and what the LGBT are and that we DEMAND and are ENTITLED to live within the same laws and guarantees all other segments of SOCIETY enjoy!

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  1. I live in OK too. I would write him in response and simply mention the Defense of Marriage Act, which violated homosexual's right to a State marriage certificate (since marriage, it turns out, is a State institution, and not a religious institution in the US). If he does not support this administration's effort to repeal that law, then he very obviously favors laws that limit the Constitutional rights of homosexuals.


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