KCG: please stop MAKING THINGS UP! Youâ€™re not alone in believing that federal DOMA â€œprohibit[s] interstate recognition of gay marriagesâ€ but youâ€™re still 100% WRONG. The EXACT language of Section 2:
“No State, territory, or possession of the United States, or Indian tribe, SHALL BE REQUIRED to give effect to any public act, record, or
judicial proceeding of any other State, territory, possession, or tribe respecting a relationship between persons of the same sex that is treated as a marriage under the laws of such other State, territory, possession, or tribe, or a right or claim arising from such relationship.”. – http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=104_cong_public_laws&docid=f:publ199.104
Again, from the mouth of OBAMA’S OWN Constitution expert and supporter:
â€œOBAMA BELIEVES STATES SHOULD BE UNDER NO OBLIGATION to recognize same-sex marriages from other states. Obama believes a long-recognized public policy exception to the Constitutionâ€™s Full Faith and Credit Clause exempts a state from having to recognize a same-sex marriage from another state which runs counter to its own public policies. [In relation to state recognition] â€œSAME-SEX COUPLES â€¦ARE NEITHER BETTER NOR WORSE OFF WITH DOMA REPEALEDâ€¦.â€
Please DOCUMENT ONE TIME that Obama NOT YOU has suggested that he sees â€œcivil unionsâ€ as â€œincremental.â€ He may support the repeal of the federal definition of marriage as only between a man and a woman but he has REPEATED emphasized:
â€œI do believe that marriage is between a man and a woman.â€ – http://obama.senate.gov/speech/060605-floor_statement_5/
If Obama genuinely believes his version of civil unions would â€œgive same-sex couples equal legal rights and privileges as married couplesâ€ when can I expect him to trade my civil union for his marriage? If he does it before April 15th, income tax filing time, Iâ€™ll throw in a toaster.
The poor placement on Sen. Clintonâ€™s site of her support for gay rights doesnâ€™t mean it doesnâ€™t exist anymore than it changes the fact that both she and John Edwards had statements about their support on their sites months before Obama did.
Among other things it states that she:
â€¢ Supports civil unions. Hillary will work to ensure that all Americans in committed relationships have equal benefits — from health insurance to life insurance, property rights, and more.
– Throughout her Senate career, Hillary has been an original cosponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act….
– As Chair of the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee, she met with leaders of the LGBT community to come up with a smart strategy to stop FMA…..
– Hillary is an original co-sponsor of the Matthew Shepard Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act….
– Hillary is an original cosponsor of the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligation Act, which would grant the same benefits, including health insurance, to domestic partners of federal employees….
– Hillary wrote the Early Treatment for HIV Act, which expands access to vital treatment options for low-income individuals living with HIV…
– Hillary secured $500,000 for the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center in New York….
In addition to saying she will â€œEnd Donâ€™t Ask Donâ€™t Tell,â€ she DOESNâ€™T suggest consulting with the Pentagon about it as Obama ludicrously does. When would he meet with the foxes to discuss better conditions for the chickens?
Hillaryâ€™s policy statement on AIDS calls for at least $20 billion more in funding. Obamaâ€™s ONLY CALLS for FIVE billion more. WHY?
She criticized Col. Pace for calling gays â€œimmoralâ€ before Obama said anythingâ€”and when told some didnâ€™t think it strong enough, apologized and remphasized her disagreement while, for example, when Obama was begged to dump Donnie â€œgays are trying to kill our childrenâ€ McClurkin he refused.
She released a statement condemning the murder of Lawrence King before Obama did.
She was interviewed by LOGO TV News. Obama refused.
She was interviewed by â€œThe Washington Blade.â€ Obama refused.
She was interviewed by Ohioâ€™s â€œGay Peoples Chronicleâ€ before their primary. Obama refused but took out a pretty ad.
As for the continuing McClurkingate nonsense praising Obama for saying we should â€œlisten toâ€ our oppressors:
“I simply don’t believe that Obama would have the same reaction, be just as welcoming, if we were talking about racists or anti-Semites. He wouldn’t say that we’re all one big tent. He would kick the racist or the anti-Semite to the curb. I’ve never heard a politician invoke the big tent to mean racists and their victims. So the best way to promote tolerance is to tolerate and embrace intolerance?” – John Aravosis, AmericaBlog
Finally, IF WE ARE SO IMPORTANT TO OBAMA why can you find not one sentence, not one word, not one syllable about us in his official manifesto, the 64-page â€œBlueprint for Change-Barack Obamaâ€™s Plan for America.â€ Not even in the logical sections to look for us.
Not even under its â€œBarack Obamaâ€™s Plans to Strengthen Civil Rightsâ€ section.
Not even under its â€œExpand Hate Crimes Statutesâ€ section or its â€œBarack Obamaâ€™s Plan to Strengthen Our Militaryâ€ section.
Not even anything about AIDS under the â€œBarack Obamaâ€™s Plan for A Healthy Americaâ€ section.
Are WE not Americans, too?