Palin is such a maverick…

20 October, 2008 at 5:19 pm (2008 Election, Politics, SuperGay)

…that she, unlike John McCain, supports the Federal Marriage Amendment (i.e., the nationwide ban on gay marriage).

At least this is one point where McCain is a ‘real’ Republican – he holds to the old-school, states’ rights view. He wants states to be able to choose whether to discriminate (or not). But Palin – she holds a good ol’, G.W. stance on this. Keep the gays from getting married, no matter where they live!

Maverick, indeed. Can we PLEASE keep her out of the White House? Please??

Oh, and lest I be accused of being anti-Them and not pro-Dem (ha! just made that up!), here’s Obama’s views on gay rights issues:

Expand Hate Crimes Statutes: In 2004, crimes against LGBT Americans constituted the third-highest category of hate crime reported and made up more than 15 percent of such crimes. Barack Obama cosponsored legislation that would expand federal jurisdiction to reach violent hate crimes perpetrated because of race, color,
religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or physical disability. As a state senator, Obama passed tough legislation that made hate crimes and conspiracy to commit them against the law.

Fight Workplace Discrimination: Barack Obama supports the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and believes that our anti-discrimination employment laws should be expanded to include sexual orientation and gender identity. While an increasing number of employers have extended benefits to their employees’ domestic
partners, discrimination based on sexual orientation in the workplace occurs with no federal legal remedy. Obama also sponsored legislation in the Illinois State Senate that would ban employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Promote LGBT Rights: Barack Obama supported legislation in the Illinois State Senate to prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation in housing and public accommodations.

Support Full Civil Unions and Federal Rights for LGBT Couples
: Barack Obama supports full civil unions that give same-sex couples equal legal rights and privileges as married couples. Obama also believes we need to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and enact legislation that would ensure that the 1,100+ federal legal rights and benefits currently provided on the basis of marital status are extended to same-sex couples in civil unions and other legally-recognized unions. These rights and benefits include the right to assist a loved one in times of emergency, the right to equal health insurance and other employment benefits, and property rights.

Oppose a Constitutional Ban on Same-Sex Marriage: Barack Obama voted against the Federal Marriage Amendment in 2006 which would have defined marriage as between a man and a woman and prevented judicial extension of marriage-like rights to same-sex or other unmarried couples. “We are better than this. And we
certainly owe the American people more than this. I know that this amendment will fail, and when it does, I hope we can start discussing issues and offering proposals that will actually improve the lives of most Americans.” (Barack Obama on the Senate floor regarding the Federal Marriage Amendment, June 5, 2006)

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2 Comments

  1. Robert said,

    You are going to have to come up with something other than OBAMA to talk about on here… you could tell us about keeping me out last night until after 2am. lush.

  2. adayinthelyfe said,

    Yeah, yeah – I meant to blog about that! I got stuck working! Such a pain. And to be fair, I haven’t yet blogged about SF…the story blogs take so much work; blogs linking to stories are so easy…

    However, I will blog. Tomorrow. About you being a drunkass.

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