Cross-posted from the Huffington Post.
Oftentimes in an election season, you hear the familiar cry from disillusioned voters that there really is no substantial difference between the two main candidates. In this election, that isn't the problem we face. A read-through of the platforms of the two parties and the policy proposals of the candidates quickly calls out their starkly different beliefs of where this nation should head. In particular, on the topic of LGBT Rights, the difference between the candidates could not be more stark.
It should be noted that I am writing this piece from the perspective of someone who works at the National Campaign to Restore Civil Rights. Perhaps due to that fact, and the fact that I am a lesbian, you may not be surprised to know that I volunteer with the Obama Campaign. The information that follows is a rundown of the policies and positions presented by the candidates themselves. The facts in this situation more than speak for themselves.