As apparently the home page for this is no longer accessible and I have a copy of the original entry, I will herein repost the DALLAS PRINCIPLES.
These were originally derived to Unite the Chaos of the Prop 8 loss. They may or may not have done a good enough job. I latched on real hard as did some major LGBT groups. Others seem not to even be aware they exist.
Specifically this is for Matthew Breen, ADVOCATE
In response to his editorial:
...and to be more specific. We don't need a new one Matthew the old one is just fine.
I have asked Pam Spaulding or one of the other originators to republish on a more broad and / or permanent site too.
'On May 15-17, 2009 in Dallas, Texas twenty-four thinkers, activists, and donors gathered to discuss the immediate need for full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender people in the United States. Collectively we prepared The Dallas Principles.'
The following eight guiding principles underlie our call to action.
In order to achieve full civil rights now, we avow:
1. Full civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals must be enacted now. Delay and excuses are no longer acceptable.
2. We will not leave any part of our community behind.
3. Separate is never equal.
4. Religious beliefs are not a basis upon which to affirm or deny civil rights.
5. The establishment and guardianship of full civil rights is a non-partisan issue.
6. Individual involvement and grassroots action are paramount to success and must be encouraged.
7. Success is measured by the civil rights we all achieve, not by words, access or money raised.
8. Those who seek our support are expected to commit to these principles.