DNC drops Obama's promise to repeal DOMA, fails to mention marriage, then gets all weasely on DADT repeal

  • metta

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    Sep 17, 2010 8:05 AM GMT
    DNC drops Obama's promise to repeal DOMA, fails to mention marriage, then gets all weasely on DADT repeal

    http://gay.americablog.com/2010/09/dnc-drops-obamas-promise-to-repeal-doma.html
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    Sep 17, 2010 8:40 AM GMT
    Another interesting link... I honestly hope that they are misreading the new promises or that the DNC just "forgot" to add a few of their promises in (though that would seem unlikely.) It could be that they are going after the majority while trying to appease the minority with promises to do "something" - eventually. It seems like this issue has been sitting there, ready to be acted on for quite a number of years but nobody really wants to touch it for fear of upsetting their supporters.

    I seem to recall that here in Canada it took the judiciary to force the government into changing a number of laws and rules (of course, the elected officials were happy to take credit when talking with some groups and quick to point out that their hands were tied when talking with others.)

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    Sep 17, 2010 1:08 PM GMT
    John Arovosi (author of Americablog) is an anti-Obama lunatic.

    Ensuring "full civil unions and federal rights" at the federal level IS marriage! Except the DNC is smart enough to not use the word. Since Obama sad he never supported gay marriage, this is a way to fight for the rights without giving "red meat" to the crazy right-wing fringe.

    The repeal of DADT is going into the next defense reauthorization bill, so there's that.

    I'm SO tired of people allegedly on our side starting internecine fighting so we can grab defeat from the jaws of victory. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Sep 17, 2010 1:26 PM GMT
    Christian73 saidJohn Arovosi (author of Americablog) is an anti-Obama lunatic.

    Ensuring "full civil unions and federal rights" at the federal level IS marriage! Except the DNC is smart enough to not use the word. Since Obama sad he never supported gay marriage, this is a way to fight for the rights without giving "red meat" to the crazy right-wing fringe.

    The repeal of DADT is going into the next defense reauthorization bill, so there's that.

    I'm SO tired of people allegedly on our side starting internecine fighting so we can grab defeat from the jaws of victory. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Nicely stated.
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    Sep 17, 2010 2:32 PM GMT
    I have dropped my promise to donate to the Dems. Did I fail to mention that. And I am even getting all weasely on voting for them.
  • Webster666

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    Sep 18, 2010 1:36 AM GMT
    You can't get re-elected President of the United States on a gay rights platform. Don't expect anything from the politicians until AFTER Obama's re-elected, if then.