The Hillary Clinton and Ellen DeGeneres love fest continues next Monday, when Clinton makes her second appearance on the funny lesbian’s talk show. Thanks to the power of the publicist – er, we mean the Associated Press – we can tell you that DeGeneres asked Clinton about gay rights, and Clinton passed the test:
[Clinton] told Ellen DeGeneres that she will work to ensure that same-sex couples such as the talk show host and her partner Portia de Rossi are treated fairly.
“I’m going to do everything I can to make sure that people like you and Portia and others have a chance to have, you know, rights to be able to go to the hospital, to inherit property, to make sure that you can list somebody as a beneficiary on an insurance policy,” Clinton said…
“That’s all we want is to be fair,” DeGeneres responded. “I like it. I like it.”
This is the second time this year that the girls have shared the spotlight: DeGeneres “surprised” Clinton at a campaign stop earlier this year and declared that the Senator “has solutions.”
Tom D Frog
Fair is not EQUAL Ellen. I like Hillary, but until I hear the word Equal in terms of our rights, it is all political pandering.
Don’t know who I am voting for. Won’t know until November. An open mind is a required tool for voting.
treated fairly? what does that mean? how patronizing! treat me however you want, but i want EQUAL rights, bitch!
Yeah, I’m sure.
Queers were set back incredibly under the Clintons, who did an incredible job institutionalizing homophobia: DOMA, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, Solomon Amendment….
talk talk talk
still ain’t gonna vote for her.
Blacky, are you one of those dizzy queens who actually think that gays were allowed INTO the military before DADT? Wrong! Over a 100,000 had been discharged since WWII. In the early 60s the Navy ALONE discharged hundreds more each year than all the services combined in the highest discharge yr. under DADT.
And, no DADT [which was NOT Clinton’s idea] is not worse than the antigay policies that came before. Just ask any gay man who was forced into a military psych ward simply for being gay. Should it still be repealed. Of course.
DOMA took away NO rights that gays had before. And it NEVER prevented any state from recognizing a gay union that wanted to. Neither were gay couples allowed to, e.g., file joint IRS returns before DOMA. Repeal it? Of course. But it’s going to take PROactive legislation to get gay couples those 1100 some federal benefits that BOTH H & O support.
Before Bill Clinton there was no executive order prohibiting discrimination against federal gay employees.
Before Bill Clinton there was not a single out federal judge.
Before Bill Clinton there was not a single out US Ambassador.
Before Bill Clinton no President’s administration had dozens of out appointees such as Asst. Secty of HUD Roberta Achtenberg whom Jesse Helms called “that damned lesbian.”
Before Bill Clinton there were no Supreme Court Justices as gay-friendly as Ginsberg and Breyer who voted for sodomy law repeal and for demanding the Boy Scouts admit out gay scouts and scout leaders.
Before Bill Clinton no President took fighting AIDS seriously. And St. Barack would only increase funding by $5 billion while Sen. Clinton wants $20 billion more.
Before Bill Clinton no President had invited a group of gay activists to meet with him in the White House.
Before Bill Clinton no President ever named June national gay pride month.
He failed at many things, but succeeded at enough that he left office the HIGHEST RATED President since WWII. Higher even than Reagan. Those bitching about what he did or did not do 15 yrs. ago forget that it was just six MONTHS ago that we were thrown under a bus driven by Donnie “gays are trying to kill our children” McClurkin paid for by Obama.
If Obama cares SOOOO much about DOMA and DADT why hasn’t he introduced bills to repeal them in his four years as US Senator? HC hasn’t either but what’s good for the goose is good for the phony Messiah for the Gays.
And, PS, before Hillary Clinton no First Lady ever marched for the whole world to see in a gay pride parade as she did in 2000 [and repeatedly as Sen.]â€”knowing full well that Repugs would use it against her someday.
“hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers gathered yesterday to celebrate a year of concrete progress in the gay rights movement…Mrs. Clinton happened to be behind a group called the Radical Faeries, which featured a man on skates who wore nothing but a silver cape, a tiara and a jockstrap, was so popular the police had difficulty controlling the crowd. Some pressed against barriers to try to get close to her, and others threw confetti from fire escapes and windows. Together, thousands applauded and at times even chanted her name as she passed, smiling and waving.” – NY Times
Remember Obamagay refused to even be photographed with SF’s gay marriage equality activist Mayor Newsomâ€”and that was AFTER Newsom had raised money for O’s Senate campaign.
Remember Obama claimed to have been a “chief cosponsor” of and “passed” the gay rights bill in Illinois when not only was he not a cosponsor of any kind but he was no longer even IN the ILL senate when the bill was voted on. That lie and that INaction speak louder than how many times he can simply drop the G-word in his speeches.
If more realized how stupid Obama’s played us he could get an entire bread factory named after him for all the crumbs he’s thrown us.
And, tell us again, please, why Obama keeps refusing to sit down and answer questions one-on-one with gay papers like “The Washington Blade” and “The Philadelphia Gay News” and Ohio’s gay paper and with LOGO News while Sen. Clinton has faced their fire?
leland francis good for you…..People seem to poop on Bill Clinton and forget what his administration did for us. I am voting for Hillary because she stands up against bigotry and hate consistantly…. Obama runs in the closet. The reason he doesn’t stand up for gay and lesbians is because he is afraid of a backlash. Thank you Ellan and thank you Hillary
Quoting a great blog post about Obama’s courage in speaking up for GLBT folk: (http://loldarian.blogspot.com/2008/01/obamas-speech-at-ebenezer-baptist.html)
“Barack Obama continues to impress and inspire me. This past Sunday he gave a stirring speech to the congregation at Martin Luther King Jr’s former church Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Obama’s position on gay rights and his desire to see Dr. King’s dream come into fruition for everyone,including same gender loving people, isn’t limited to gay and lesbian audiences. Obama took his message to the black church, an institution that has been less than friendly towards the gay community.
‘We have scorned our gay brothers and sisters instead of embracing them,’ Obama stated during his speech to light applause.
Some people may see this as a small step in the fight to eradicate homophobia in the black church, but I see it as a massive step by a brave leader who has been consistent about all of God’s people enjoying the rights and privileges of being an American regardless of sexual orientation.”
And check out Clinton’s latest interview with the gay press in Philly. She says she will now march in gay pride parades as long as security can be assured. Well, does she think the U.S. has suddenly become Moscow? She is laying the ground work for another flip flop.
The Clintons will say anything to get elected.
YOU MIGHT BE AN IDIOT:-)
If you think Barack Obama with little or no experience would be better than Hillary Clinton with 35 years experience.
You Might Be An Idiot!
If you think that Obama with no experience can fix an economy on the verge of collapse better than Hillary Clinton. Whose 😉 husband (Bill Clinton) led the greatest economic expansion, and prosperity in American history.
You Might Be An Idiot!
If you think that Obama with no experience fighting for universal health care can get it for you better than Hillary Clinton. Who anticipated this current health care crisis back in 1993, and fought a pitched battle against overwhelming odds to get universal health care for all the American people.
You Might Be An Idiot!
If you think that Obama with no experience can manage, and get us out of two wars better than Hillary Clinton. Whose 😉 husband (Bill Clinton) went to war only when he was convinced that he absolutely had to. Then completed the mission in record time against a nuclear power. AND DID NOT LOSE THE LIFE OF A SINGLE AMERICAN SOLDIER. NOT ONE!
You Might Be An Idiot!
If you think that Obama with no experience saving the environment is better than Hillary Clinton. Whose 😉 husband (Bill Clinton) left office with the greatest amount of environmental cleanup, and protections in American history.
You Might Be An Idiot!
If you think that Obama with little or no education experience is better than Hillary Clinton. Whose 😉 husband (Bill Clinton) made higher education affordable for every American. And created higher job demand and starting salary’s than they had ever been before or since.
You Might Be An Idiot!
If you think that Obama with no experience will be better than Hillary Clinton who spent 8 years at the right hand of President Bill Clinton. Who is already on record as one of the greatest Presidents in American history.
You Might Be An Idiot!
If you think that you can change the way Washington works with pretty speeches from Obama, rather than with the experience, and political expertise of two master politicians ON YOUR SIDE like Hillary and Bill Clinton..
You Might Be An Idiot!
If you think all those Republicans voting for Obama in the Democratic primaries, and caucuses are doing so because they think he is a stronger Democratic candidate than Hillary Clinton. 🙂
DON’T BE DUPED !!!
Large numbers of Republicans have been voting for Barack Obama in the DEMOCRATIC primaries, and caucuses from early on. Because they feel he would be a weaker opponent against John McCain. And because they feel that a Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama ticket would be unbeatable. And also because with a Clinton and Obama ticket you are almost 100% certain to get quality, affordable universal health care very soon.
But first, all of you have to make certain that Hillary Clinton takes the democratic nomination and then the Whitehouse. NOW! is the time. THIS! is the moment you have all been working, and waiting for. You can do this America. â€œCarpe diemâ€ (harvest the day).
I think Hillary Clinton seeâ€™s a beautiful world of plenty for all. She is a woman, and a mother. And itâ€™s time America. Do this for your-selves, and your childrenâ€™s future. You will have to work together on this and be aggressive, relentless, and creative. Americans face an even worse catastrophe ahead than the one you are living through now.
You see, the medical and insurance industry mostly support the republicans with the money they ripped off from you. And they donâ€™t want you to have quality, affordable universal health care. They want to be able to continue to rip you off, and kill you and your children by continuing to deny you life saving medical care that you have already paid for. So they can continue to make more immoral profits for them-selves.
Hillary Clinton has actually won by much larger margins than the vote totals showed. And lost by much smaller vote margins than the vote totals showed. Her delegate count is actually much higher than it shows. And higher than Obamaâ€™s. She also leads in the electoral college numbers that you must win to become President in the November national election. HILLARY CLINTON IS ALREADY THE TRUE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE!
As much as 30% of Obama’s primary, and caucus votes are Republicans trying to choose the weakest democratic candidate for McCain to run against. These Republicans have been gaming the caucuses where it is easier to vote cheat. This is why Obama has not been able to win the BIG! states primaries. Even with Republican vote cheating help.
Hillary Clinton has been OUT MANNED! OUT GUNNED! and OUT SPENT! 4 and 5 to 1. Yet Obama has only been able to manage a very tenuous, and questionable tie with Hillary Clinton.
If Obama is the democratic nominee for the national election in November he will be slaughtered. Because the Republican vote cheating help will suddenly evaporate. All of this vote fraud and republican manipulation has made Obama falsely look like a much stronger candidate than he really is. YOUNG PEOPLE. DONâ€™T BE DUPED! Think about it. You have the most to lose.
The democratic party needs to fix this outrage. I suggest a Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama ticket. Everyone needs to throw all your support to Hillary Clinton NOW! So you can end this outrage against YOU the voter, and against democracy.
I think Barack Obama has a once in a life time chance to make the ultimate historic gesture for unity, and change in America by accepting Hillary Clintonâ€™s offer as running mate. Such an act now would for ever seal Barack Obamaâ€™s place at the top of the list of Americas all time great leaders, and unifiers for all of history.
The democratic party, and the super-delegates have a decision to make. Are the democrats, and the democratic party going to choose the DEMOCRATIC party nominee to fight for the American people. Or are the republicans going to choose the DEMOCRATIC party nominee through vote fraud, and gaming the DEMOCRATIC party primaries, and caucuses.
Fortunately the Clintonâ€™s have been able to hold on against this fraudulent outrage with those repeated dramatic comebacks of Hillary Clintonâ€™s. Only the Clintonâ€™s are that resourceful, and strong. Hillary Clinton is your NOMINEE. They are the best I have ever seen.
â€œThis is not a gameâ€ (Hillary Clinton)
Leland and Jacksmith, thank you for using actual facts and logic built on facts. There has been a lot of that lacking on this website which is so clearly pro-Obama and anti-Clinton.
It’s easy to use facts when make them up…
HOLD YOUR HORSES!
In Texas and in Ohio. Hillary Clintonâ€™s win was in part due to Republicans voting for her, not Obama! Furthermore Obama attended a dinner with a high level Gay Org in NYC Wednesday evening.
So why the FUCK would he talk to the Washington Blade and PGN when Kevin Naff (Editor of the Blade) and Mark Segal (Editor of PGN) is ALREADY COURTING CLINTON.
If I were Obama I wouldn’t talk to them to then either. It would make no sense!
But I will say this! She and her team has taken Blacks for granted with vicious statements and will be expecting to KUM-BI-YAH us And I’m SORRY Girls. I am Black and I am Gay. But if her ass is going to get this nod from the DEMS. She will be toasted. And we will not vote for her to simply teach her ass a lesson. DON’T FUCKING HAVE YOUR PEOPLE (ED RENDELL, MARK PENN, ADFELA CALLEJO) Make fucking statements about our community and race and expect us to be there for you like we were during your husbandâ€™s presidency.
That is not happening and excuse me for this. There is not enough White Gays to close that GAP and she won’t FUCKING WIN NOTHING BUT HER SEAT BACK TO NY AND THE SENATE WHERE SHE BELONGS.
What the fuck do you call experience George W Bush? He had none but yet got elected twice. So because you all will accept her 35 years as a lawyer and first lady thatâ€™s experience?
OH I FORGOT theyâ€™re white so you all can excuse them for their experience.
But Barack OH NO. He has NO EXPERIENCE and also there is, JEREMIAH WRIGHT, and DONNIE MCCLURKIN ETC. and we canâ€™t forget he is Black. But actually he is BI-Racial.
BUT OH NO WE WON’T CONDEMN THE LATE JERRY FALWELL, PAT ROBERTSON, JOHN HAGEE, ROD PARSLEY, BILLY GRAHAM. No they made horrific statements also. But they’re ALL AMERICAN MEN (WHITE) We got angry but let it go in the process. Being spiritual advisors to the REPUBLICAN PARTY!
This will not work this time. Hillary ass is in the can!
You got Ed Rendell, Gov. of Penn making statements “He can’t win because whites will not elect him” (Pittsburgh Gazette) and he is courting her all around the state and she is loving every minute of it.
In Texas Adelfa Callejo said the problem with Barack here in Texas happens to be that he is BLACK? So he will not win? (Dallas Morning News) They were at TV station together in Dallas
OH NO MISS MOTHERFUCKING HILLARY. LET THE SUPERDELEGATES GIVE IT TO YOU. AND I GUARANTEE THAT IT’S A RAP! WE BLACKS GAY AND STRAIGHT DO COUNT!
And Iâ€™m not going to go there with McCain for nearly 20 yrs maybe more he has voted against the MLK holiday. Now he says today at a remembrance of the killing of MLK that he regrets it? Why, because you are now the Republican nomineeâ€¦YEAH RIGHT, FUCK YOU McCain!
So you all might as well get ready for John McCain and him not giving a fuck about the LGBT community because he will win!
Then what will you say?
Also you might be in idiot to be racist and consider anyone who supports Barack Obama an idiot.
This Gay community is FUCKED UP, BIAS, SEPERATE, AND RACIST!
SORRY HILLARY CHILDREN. SHE WILL NOT WIN,
THEN WHO WILL BE AN IDIOT?
AND FUCK YOU JACKSMITH RACIST ASS!
SINCERLY MR C
ONLINE AND OR IN PERSON IF YOU CHOOSE.
I’M NEVER SCARED!
YOU ALL WILL LEARN FROM MCCAIN!
Wow! After reading these comments I have nothing to offer that might even come close to what’s been said. Chuckles!
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