Former President Bill Clinton on DOMA & DADT

  • metta

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    Aug 15, 2009 5:53 AM GMT


    Former President Bill Clinton on DOMA & DADT



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uciy6G_1t0w




    Clinton Blames the Gays for DADT?
    http://www.advocate.com/news_detail_ektid105175.asp




  • coolarmydude

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    Aug 15, 2009 3:30 PM GMT
    I completely agree! If anyone doesn't agree, then they need to look no further at how man gays today don't care about California's Prop 8 that banned gay marriage and about gay marriage altogether. If anyone doesn't agree, then we need to look at all the apologists who claim that gay rights should take a back seat to "more important issues." We're not a one-track nation, folks. Much can be done simultaneously.
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    Aug 15, 2009 4:02 PM GMT
    He is right there are more gay supporters then there was back when he was in Office the world is diifferent now.

    When he was in office i was still in grade school gay but couldn't do anything about it. I wasn't old enoigh to vote.

    Just like how California plans on waiting in 2012 to repeal prop 8. By that time there be more younger Voters.. Some will be Gay and Some will be supporters. That way we will when.
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    Aug 15, 2009 4:20 PM GMT
    The Advocate (big shock) sensationalized the headline to get more people to read the story.

    Clinton didn't blame the gays for DADT or DOMA, but the political climate 16 years ago.

    Many gay people have a really hard time understanding that simply voting for someone to be President doesn't make all their dreams come true. There are grassroots fights to be fought (CA/Prop 8 is a perfect example) and hundreds of members of Congress to constantly lean on. The President can't wave magic wands to fix all of our problems, nor can he tell Congress what to do.

    His beef with the gay community was that WE didn't do our end of the work required to repeal the ban on gays in the military (as identified above) and if you read the whole article or - even bettter - watch the video so you're not listening to the Advocate's whiny/sensationalistic bent on the story, you'll hear the full story. And I tend to agree with him.