New head of Human Rights Campaign, Chad Griffin, aims to stop losing streak for gay marriage

  • metta

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    Jul 27, 2012 7:51 PM GMT
    New head of Human Rights Campaign aims to stop losing streak for gay marriage


    "“I have always gotten the most criticism from our own community,” said Dustin Lance Black, a Griffin friend who won an Oscar for his “Milk” screenplay."

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/new-head-of-human-rights-campaign-aims-to-stop-losing-streak-for-gay-marriage/2012/07/25/gJQARmNt9W_story.html
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    Jul 27, 2012 11:36 PM GMT
    metta8 saidNew head of Human Rights Campaign aims to stop losing streak for gay marriage


    "“I have always gotten the most criticism from our own community,” said Dustin Lance Black, a Griffin friend who won an Oscar for his “Milk” screenplay."

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/new-head-of-human-rights-campaign-aims-to-stop-losing-streak-for-gay-marriage/2012/07/25/gJQARmNt9W_story.html

    JackBlair69 saidHRC is appalling. Their philosophy is that the government grants us our rights.

    No thanks, that's fascism. I'd rather wait and have my rights recognized via the Rule of Law and basic constitutional principles, not on fraudulent "social justice" grounds.
    Thanks for proving his point.
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    Jul 28, 2012 12:10 AM GMT
    HRC has always struck me as a bunch of middle managers with their fingers gently placed in one anothers asses with no plans to accomplish anything but fundraising.
  • metta

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    Aug 20, 2012 9:28 PM GMT
    Chad Griffin, Human Rights Campaign President, Talks Obama, Chick-Fil-A And Gay Marriage


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/20/chad-griffin-human-rights-campaign-president-obama-gay-marriage_n_1810957.html
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    Aug 20, 2012 9:40 PM GMT
    JackBlair69 saidHRC is appalling. Their philosophy is that the government grants us our rights.

    No thanks, that's fascism. I'd rather wait and have my rights recognized via the Rule of Law and basic constitutional principles, not on fraudulent "social justice" grounds.


    You need to educate yourself about HRC. This is their mission statement:

    By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

    HRC seeks to improve the lives of LGBT Americans by advocating for equal rights and benefits in the workplace, ensuring families are treated equally under the law and increasing public support among all Americans through innovative advocacy, education and outreach programs. HRC works to secure equal rights for LGBT individuals and families at the federal and state levels by lobbying elected officials, mobilizing grassroots supporters, educating Americans, investing strategically to elect fair-minded officials and partnering with other LGBT organizations.


    The rights are recognized as already granted and the group seeks to have them fully recognized.
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    Aug 20, 2012 9:46 PM GMT
    coolarmydude said
    JackBlair69 saidHRC is appalling. Their philosophy is that the government grants us our rights.

    No thanks, that's fascism. I'd rather wait and have my rights recognized via the Rule of Law and basic constitutional principles, not on fraudulent "social justice" grounds.


    You need to educate yourself about HRC. This is their mission statement:

    By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

    HRC seeks to improve the lives of LGBT Americans by advocating for equal rights and benefits in the workplace, ensuring families are treated equally under the law and increasing public support among all Americans through innovative advocacy, education and outreach programs. HRC works to secure equal rights for LGBT individuals and families at the federal and state levels by lobbying elected officials, mobilizing grassroots supporters, educating Americans, investing strategically to elect fair-minded officials and partnering with other LGBT organizations.


    The rights are recognized as already granted and the group seeks to have them fully recognized.


    You can't educate JackBlair. He doesn't understand who wrote the constitution, or that our government was created by the people, for the people. He confuses laws with dogma.
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    Aug 20, 2012 9:53 PM GMT
    coolarmydude said
    JackBlair69 saidHRC is appalling. Their philosophy is that the government grants** us our rights.

    No thanks, that's fascism. I'd rather wait and have my rights recognized via the Rule of Law** and basic constitutional principles, not on fraudulent "social justice" grounds.


    You need to educate yourself about HRC. This is their mission statement:

    By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

    HRC seeks to improve the lives of LGBT Americans by advocating for equal rights and benefits in the workplace, ensuring families are treated equally under the law and increasing public support among all Americans through innovative advocacy, education and outreach programs. HRC works to secure equal rights for LGBT individuals and families at the federal and state levels by lobbying elected officials, mobilizing grassroots supporters, educating Americans, investing strategically to elect fair-minded officials and partnering with other LGBT organizations.


    The rights are recognized as already granted and the group seeks to have them fully recognized.


    IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776
    The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed...


    If saying "recognized via the Rule of Law and basic constitutional principles" means this ought to be fought in the courts, then I have no issue with the government granting our rights and then lets see someone try to take them away in the courts. Hey, if it's fair one way, then it'd be fair the other, right?

    Why are we always painted as the offensive side of this? Never mind that the courts are a branch of government, duh**!