Bill Foster on Queer issues?

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    Mar 09, 2008 4:17 AM GMT
    I am really happy that Bill Foster won the special election tonight to unseat republican Dennis Hastert. This is another seat for the democrats and a big loss for the republicans since this is a heavily republican district.

    Does anyone know where Bill Foster stands on LGBT issues?
  • GQjock

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    Mar 09, 2008 11:10 AM GMT
    Any good news like that makes me feel good
    'cause the sniping btw Hillary and Obama makes me very nervous
  • redheaded_dud...

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    Mar 09, 2008 4:03 PM GMT
    To contact Foster and ask him the question yourself, his contact information is:

    Bill Foster
    P.O. Box 703
    Geneva, IL 60134

    630-362-0096

    info@foster08.com

    Although I'm pretty conservative, I haven't been shy about contacting my own congressman and senators about issues (including glbt issues) that are important to me. I admit that I've made my republican congressman uncomfortable once or twice in asking those questions, but he has been responsive to me, including returning my phone calls himself. I'm polite but firm when I speak with him, and I basically have my message and STAY ON MESSAGE in the conversations.

    He and I may not always agree, but it gives me some satisfaction to know that he's going home at night realizing that not all his supporters are straight couples with 2.4 children. I hope that quietly, I'm making a difference, and that's something we all can do.


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    Mar 09, 2008 4:41 PM GMT
    To second what Red says, I once attended a training session for citizens who wanted to lobby state legislators individually on LGBT issues. We were told that sometimes legislators from rural areas would actually be surprised to learn that they had gay constituents; they simply didn't realize that their positions on gay rights actually affected people in their district.
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    Mar 09, 2008 5:46 PM GMT
    The number two google hit for "Bill Foster LGBT" is this thread. Then there are pages of disgusting legislation in southern states trying to keep us from being foster parents.

    But anything is better then Denny and I am really glad the RNCC spent 1/3 of their on hand money trying to keep this seat red.
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    Mar 10, 2008 1:02 PM GMT
    i like the new rainbow backdrop munching, nice choice.