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  •  Obama has pledged to repeal (2+ / 0-)
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    KentuckyKat, sethtriggs

    DOMA and Don't Ask Don't Tell. He's been very consistent about it. As for marriage equality, I honestly believe that, as a constitutional laywer, he trusts the courts to do the right thing and doesn;t think the issue should be legislated. But that last part is only, as I said, my own exrapolation on how he has presented his position so far.

    "Your silence will not protect you" -Audre Lorde

    by LaKathie on Mon Nov 03, 2008 at 09:46:18 AM PST

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    •  He also pledged not to vote for a FISA bill (2+ / 0-)
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      4kedtongue, atg

      that had telecom immunity.  So I hope he follows through on this pledge if he's elected.

      Also, he can't repeal DOMA.  He can only work to get a new law through Congress and then sign it.

    •  Well, he's said he SUPPORTS a repeal of DOMA. (1+ / 0-)
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      KentuckyKat

      We'll see if he'll actually do anything about it. The more I listen to him on gay issues -- particularly his tepid back-against-the-wall rejection of Prop 8, the more I think he'll ignore us as soon as he's in office.

      I'd love to be proven wrong.

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