Obama's embrace of gay marriage makes for a spiritual Mother's Day

When President Obama threw his support behind same-sex marriage , he did something much more than please the members of the LGBT community and the people who love them. Full Story
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Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#1 May 11, 2012
Oh, so when the President says something is OK, even if, in the minds of some, even if it is contrary to the bible, it must be OK, because the President says it is!!

That is the goofiest thing I have ever heard!!

So 'Orwellian', yes??
Truthy Ruthy

Brooklyn, NY

#2 May 11, 2012
Eleanor wrote:
Oh, so when the President says something is OK, even if, in the minds of some, even if it is contrary to the bible, it must be OK, because the President says it is!!
That is the goofiest thing I have ever heard!!
So 'Orwellian', yes??
Obama's tepid support for same-sex marriage has no impact on current law and should further frustrate the gay community ... By leaving the issue up to individual states, he reinforces the current law and shows he isn't serious about resolving the issue by Federal mandate ... The move was purely political as Obama defined marriage as "between a man and a woman" in 2008 and is merely designed to set up Republicans as straw men.

Obama will say anything for personal political gain and is the ultimate Washington insider. He has no real convictions regarding anything except growing the size of government in your life.

Sorry, gay Americans, but Obama gave you FALSE HOPE and NO CHANGE.
Not a Poofster

Sparta, NJ

#3 May 11, 2012
Normally I would say KMA, but I'm afraid you poofsters would.

... and Obama ... go to hell.

“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#4 May 11, 2012
Truthy Ruthy wrote:
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Obama's tepid support for same-sex marriage has no impact on current law and should further frustrate the gay community ... By leaving the issue up to individual states, he reinforces the current law and shows he isn't serious about resolving the issue by Federal mandate ... The move was purely political as Obama defined marriage as "between a man and a woman" in 2008 and is merely designed to set up Republicans as straw men.
Obama will say anything for personal political gain and is the ultimate Washington insider. He has no real convictions regarding anything except growing the size of government in your life.
Sorry, gay Americans, but Obama gave you FALSE HOPE and NO CHANGE.
I agree. This changes nothing for gay and lesbian Americans. It MAY however tip the balance in the swing states to the Republicans. In less than 6 months, we shall know.
nope

Santa Fe, NM

#5 May 11, 2012
Eleanor wrote:
Oh, so when the President says something is OK, even if, in the minds of some, even if it is contrary to the bible, it must be OK, because the President says it is!!
That is the goofiest thing I have ever heard!!
So 'Orwellian', yes??
much goofier is the idea that the bible applies to anything being discussed here with regard to civil rights in the USA. Orwellian is putting your misinterpretation of a book over people.
How

Santa Fe, NM

#6 May 11, 2012
Truthy Ruthy wrote:
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many times will you post this spam?

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#7 May 11, 2012
Truthy Ruthy wrote:
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Obama's tepid support for same-sex marriage has no impact on current law and should further frustrate the gay community ... By leaving the issue up to individual states, he reinforces the current law and shows he isn't serious about resolving the issue by Federal mandate ... The move was purely political as Obama defined marriage as "between a man and a woman" in 2008 and is merely designed to set up Republicans as straw men.
Obama will say anything for personal political gain and is the ultimate Washington insider. He has no real convictions regarding anything except growing the size of government in your life.
Sorry, gay Americans, but Obama gave you FALSE HOPE and NO CHANGE.
"Sorry, gay Americans, but Obama gave you FALSE HOPE and NO CHANGE"

For starters he has done more for the gay community than any Pres, certainly more than the GOP would have done which is nothing.

You can now serve openly in the military and he has given us a greater say in his administration..

On the other hand Romney ..........

Since: Sep 09

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#8 May 11, 2012
FaFoxy wrote:
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I agree. This changes nothing for gay and lesbian Americans. It MAY however tip the balance in the swing states to the Republicans. In less than 6 months, we shall know.
Let me know what the GOP plans to do for us ?

"LGBT Equality: Accomplishments of the Obama Administration"

Signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, expanding federal hate crime law to include crimes motivated by gender, sexual orientation or gender identity
• Signed the Affordable Care Act of 2010, a comprehensive overhaul of America’s health care system that will hold insurance companies accountable, lower health care costs, guarantee greater patient choice, and enhance the quality of care for all Americans; LGBT Americans are disproportionately uninsured, and this law will provide access to affordable coverage and protection from insurance companies that deny coverage for pre-existing conditions
• Lifted the discriminatory ban on entry to the United States based on HIV status
• Ordered the Department of Health and Human Services to guarantee medical decision making and visitation rights to LGBT couples
• Signed into law the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010
• Directed the Department of Justice to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in court and declared Section 3 of DOMA unconstitutional
• Expanded the Family Medical Leave Act to ensure that LGBT parents and partners can take leave from work to care for their child, parent, or spouse—a right afforded to any other family
• Removed a common barrier to safe housing by adding gender identity and expression in the Fair Housing Act
• Led a successful international effort to gain recognition of LGBT organizations at the United Nations
• Reversed an inexcusable U.S. position by signing the United Nations Declaration on Gay Rights, which condemns violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity worldwide
• Signed the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act
• Changed State Department policy so that transgender Americans can more easily obtain passports that reflect their true gender and ensure that same-sex married couples can use their legally married name on official State Department documents
• Banned job discrimination based on gender identity throughout the federal government
• Endorsed the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act of 2009 to provide full partnership benefits to federal employees
• Formed the Interagency Council on Bullying Prevention and convened the first White House Conference on Bullying Prevention and launched Stopbullying.gov , a website with resources designed to assist bullied youth and their advocates—including specific information regarding LGBT bullying
• Eliminated the discriminatory Census Bureau policy that kept LGBT relationships from being counted, encouraging couples who consider themselves married to file that way and urging transgender Americans to identify their true gender
• Hired and appointed a record number of qualified LGBT Americans, including several transgender appointees— the first president ever to do so
• Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Billie Jean King and the late Harvey Milk
• Department of Health and Human Services announces an award to Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) to establish the nation’s first LGBT seniors resource center
• Sent an administration official to the Senate to testify in favor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, the first time any official of any administration has done so
• Hosted the first LGBT Pride Month Celebration in White House history, and after eight years of silence under the Bush administration, resumed the tradition of issuing Presidential Pride proclamations

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#9 May 11, 2012
• Department of Health and Human Services awards largest grant ever to an LGBT organization, the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center—funds go toward combating discrimination against LGBT youth in the foster care system
• President Obama, Vice President Biden, DNC, and White House staffs record “It Gets Better” videos
• Department of Labor clarified definition of “son and daughter” under the Family and Medical Leave Act to ensure that same-sex parents can receive parental rights to family leave regardless of legal or biological relationship
•President Obama’s FY 2012 Budget increases funding for LGBT community priorities including anti-bullying and safe schools, suicide prevention, and HIV/AIDS education, prevention, and access to medication

http://www.democrats.org/people/lgbt_communit...

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#10 May 11, 2012
The list is to long to list

LGBT Equality: Accomplishments of the Obama Administration

http://www.democrats.org/people/lgbt_communit...

“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#11 May 11, 2012
The Obamaniac is Evil. This is a FACT simple enough for EVEYONE to understand and agree with.

I won't vote for him.

I'm a Libertarian and will vote for the Libertarian Party candidate for POTUS

“Winchester Model 1894”

Since: Apr 07

Roy, Washington

#12 May 11, 2012
Who marries who is nobodys busines but the two parties involved. Obama should have passed on this subject, I think he was set up, it's "no win".

“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#13 May 11, 2012
MPMARTIN wrote:
Who marries who is nobodys busines but the two parties involved. Obama should have passed on this subject, I think he was set up, it's "no win".
How exactly was he "set up" and who "set him up " ?
Philip Hoppe

Columbus, NE

#14 May 11, 2012
My thoughts on how Obama and others become pro-gay marriage: http://ihoppe.com/blog/...
It Is

Greenfield, MA

#15 May 11, 2012
MPMARTIN wrote:
Who marries who is nobodys busines but the two parties involved. Obama should have passed on this subject, I think he was set up, it's "no win".
Our business when you teach it to schoolchildren, good for the mind and future I guess.
Nancy

Wheaton, IL

#16 May 11, 2012
What hypocrites you all are. He stated is personal opinion, it is called "freedom of speech", agree with him or not, he has every right to state it. You are right, he is not pushing it on a federal level, and if he was, you all would be howling, so you can at least be grateful for that. And if we are going to use the BIBLE as our guidelines, then we had better start condemning our mothers, fathers, brothers, sister, ourselves for living in sin and having sex outside the boundries of marriage and Divorce, my gosh, how many people out there are divorced (50%)is the number I have heard of marriages that end in divorce nowadays. Divorce according to the Bible is also a sin, but where is your outrage for that. If gay people want to get married, please, please ,please tell me how that affects you personally, I know it offends your morals, but too bad, lots of things offend my personal sense of morals,(like bigots and racists) but that is life....try getting one!!!

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#17 May 11, 2012
Another fawning load of crap from the Washington Compost Pile.

“Winchester Model 1894”

Since: Apr 07

Roy, Washington

#18 May 11, 2012
FaFoxy wrote:
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How exactly was he "set up" and who "set him up " ?
He was "set up" because no matter how he answered it was bound to piss somebody off, and the person who posed the question knew damn well what the outcome would be. Like I said earlier, it's nobodys business.

“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#19 May 11, 2012
MPMARTIN wrote:
<quoted text> He was "set up" because no matter how he answered it was bound to piss somebody off, and the person who posed the question knew damn well what the outcome would be. Like I said earlier, it's nobodys business.
Wasn't it Stumblebum Biden who "mentioned it" and "set him up" ?

:)

Since: Mar 09

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#20 May 11, 2012
FaFoxy wrote:
The Obamaniac is Evil. This is a FACT simple enough for EVEYONE to understand and agree with.
I won't vote for him.
I'm a Libertarian and will vote for the Libertarian Party candidate for POTUS
Well, my vote for anyone else cancels out yours.

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