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  •  No, I think you're mistaken (16+ / 0-)

    Obama has always said he was against gay marriage, but he has been a strong supporter of hate crime legislation, and supported legislation in Illinois that banned discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. He wants to repeal DODA and even though he is against gay marriage, he did not support the DOMA in 1996 and voted against the Federal Marriage Amendment.

    •  Massachusetts is the model, and Obama isn't (10+ / 0-)

      going to reverse the will of the people of the state.

      Likewise, Prop. 8 was a California issue, he can't send the national guard in to protect anything, it is in the hands of the California gov't, still on going.

      California has to get the ducks in a row, all Obama can do is add advocates to his cabinet and impose equal treatment/rights in any federal programs.

      We face Winter in a depression, shelter, food and clothing for ALL is the priority.

      I agree that Don't Ask Don't Tell will end in a quiet way, and not in 2009, especially while the economy is driving enlistments now.  

      That Navy Department appointment may give a clue (or not).

      Tues. a.m. on Motorized Bikes Diaries What does "one one, one two, one three" stand for?

      by bamabikeguy on Sun Dec 21, 2008 at 05:27:07 AM PST

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    •  he's also for civil unions (3+ / 0-)
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      that exactly mirror the rights and privileges of marriage.

      Now we can get into the "separate but equal" isn't equal argument (and I think in NJ and CT, that's exactly what they've done, and found civil unions wanting, and said you have to go with marriage).  But if the rights and privileges are identical, is separate-but-equal NOT equal?

      Words mean a lot, I know.  They symbolize what our culture thinks of institutions of all kinds.  But I cannot equate this position with anything the right-wing Christians posit.  It's light years beyond it.

      Article 6: " religious test shall *ever* be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the U.S."

      by billlaurelMD on Sun Dec 21, 2008 at 08:24:04 AM PST

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