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Final Count…

The Democratic Party today released the final version of their 2008 platform. And, no, they didn’t add the words lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, as some would have liked. Sexuality, gender expression and gender identity are all mentioned in the platforms bit on ending discrimination, and the party pledges their support to ending “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Hillary Clinton’s referenced once, while Barack Obama’s name comes up nine times. Here’s a PDF. It’s great for the weekend! [via The Washington Note]

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Aug 15, 2008
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  • 2 Comments
    • DCRocket
      DCRocket

      The DNC took out the words “gay and lesbian”, not because of their fear of those words, but for the fear of the next step of adding “bisexual and transgender”. That is the real story, and the fight that our National LGBT leaders failed to win, and refuse to expose.

      Aug 15, 2008 at 4:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • seitan-on-a-stick
      seitan-on-a-stick

      I’m holding out for “Two-Spirit” and “Bovine Quadrapeds.” Gay would have been a start, though.

      Aug 15, 2008 at 5:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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