Illinois LGBT Group Criticizes State Of The Union Speech

Feb 12, 2013 | Posted by: Sei | Full story: lezgetreal.com

Not all LGBT groups were overly happy with President Barack Obamaís State of the Union Speech. While he did make mention of LGB service members and their families, he is being criticized for his lack of focus on other LGBT issues such as the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, the repeal of Donít Ask, Donít Tell, and helping binational couples.
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“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#1 Feb 12, 2013
I do wish the President had mentioned and endorsed ENDA in his SOTUA but I think he'll wait till at least after the SCOTUS rulings before he plays that political card. Probably next year as long as the Equality movement continues it's momentum.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Peoples Bushes, Arizona

#4 Feb 12, 2013
The Obamaniac is Profoundly Evil.

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“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#5 Feb 12, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
The Obamaniac is Profoundly Evil.
with all "due" respect:
SirAndrew

Honolulu, HI

#6 Feb 12, 2013
Goddess, get over it already. He can't include every single thing in every single speech. This was about the economy, primarily, and guns secondarily. He gave us several shout outs, but right now these gay issues, while important to us, are insignificant when placed next to the problems with the economy. And the economy is also a gay issue, just as it is an issue for most other Americans.

It is fairly petty to be complaining about the president's failure to mention these things when he had bigger things that affect us all to deal with.

And Foxy, please know that this name for the president you like to use is so annoying that it turns people off to anything else you want to say. You're shooting yourself in the paw. It's also stupid and nowhere near as clever as you think it is.

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“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#7 Feb 12, 2013
SirAndrew wrote:
Goddess, get over it already. He can't include every single thing in every single speech. This was about the economy, primarily, and guns secondarily. He gave us several shout outs, but right now these gay issues, while important to us, are insignificant when placed next to the problems with the economy. And the economy is also a gay issue, just as it is an issue for most other Americans.
It is fairly petty to be complaining about the president's failure to mention these things when he had bigger things that affect us all to deal with.
And Foxy, please know that this name for the president you like to use is so annoying that it turns people off to anything else you want to say. You're shooting yourself in the paw. It's also stupid and nowhere near as clever as you think it is.
Bravo!
faithman

United States

#8 Feb 12, 2013
Well spoken! And some really good advice at the end, too!

Since: Jan 12

Port Richey, FL

#9 Feb 13, 2013
SirAndrew wrote:
Goddess, get over it already. He can't include every single thing in every single speech. This was about the economy, primarily, and guns secondarily. He gave us several shout outs, but right now these gay issues, while important to us, are insignificant when placed next to the problems with the economy. And the economy is also a gay issue, just as it is an issue for most other Americans.
It is fairly petty to be complaining about the president's failure to mention these things when he had bigger things that affect us all to deal with.
And Foxy, please know that this name for the president you like to use is so annoying that it turns people off to anything else you want to say. You're shooting yourself in the paw. It's also stupid and nowhere near as clever as you think it is.
our own Foxie just loves putting his paw in his mouth might be that there's a lack of something better

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#10 Feb 13, 2013
Perhaps a little perspective is needed in Illinois. The entire speech can't be about gay rights. This president has said more- and DONE more- to advance equality than any president in our history.
Chuck

Czech Republic

#11 Feb 13, 2013
SirAndrew wrote:
right now these gay issues, while important to us, are insignificant when placed next to the problems with the economy.
Thank you ! Thank you! Thank you!

VERY WELL SAID!

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#12 Feb 13, 2013
Personally, I wish there wasn't a Constitutional stricture against him running for a third term. But then, we could elect Michelle. And if she doesn't want it, I'll go for Hillary.
Wallace

United States

#14 Feb 13, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Perhaps a little perspective is needed in Illinois. The entire speech can't be about gay rights. This president has said more- and DONE more- to advance equality than any president in our history.
He hasn't advanced equality, he's advanced the homosexual agenda. At least be honest and tell it like it is.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#15 Feb 13, 2013
While I wish the president would do more about binational couples (I might still be in the US had something been done before he started his first term), I don't think that would be politically wise to put in a state of the Union address. The problem is that this is an issue which has to fight TWO prejudices - homophobia and xenopobia. And as we all know from Mr. FaFaFaFaFoxy, even our community is hardly free from the latter. The best way to address this would be part of the overall immigration reform.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#16 Feb 13, 2013
yep wrote:
<quoted text>
Get your fill cause when he's gone, you all are done.
No worry; President Hillary will take over where President Obama leaves off.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#17 Feb 13, 2013
Wallace wrote:
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He hasn't advanced equality, he's advanced the homosexual agenda. At least be honest and tell it like it is.
Yes, the "homosexual agenda" is equality.

The real question is why isn't the "heterosexual agenda" equality as well?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#18 Feb 13, 2013
JohnInToronto wrote:
While I wish the president would do more about binational couples (I might still be in the US had something been done before he started his first term), I don't think that would be politically wise to put in a state of the Union address. The problem is that this is an issue which has to fight TWO prejudices - homophobia and xenopobia. And as we all know from Mr. FaFaFaFaFoxy, even our community is hardly free from the latter. The best way to address this would be part of the overall immigration reform.
When DOMA is overturned by the SCOTUS in Jun, the issue of binational couples will be moot. Same-sex spouses will be treated the same way opposite-sex spouses are.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Peoples Bushes, Arizona

#20 Feb 13, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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When DOMA is overturned by the SCOTUS in Jun, the issue of binational couples will be moot. Same-sex spouses will be treated the same way opposite-sex spouses are.
There should be no immigration allowed into the U.S. by ANYONE at ANYTIME for ANY reason.

If they want to come to the Americas, then let them go to ne of the "Workers' Paradise"es called Cuba or The People's Demokratik Socialist Republik Of Kanada.

I approach the issue of immigration into the U.S. from a PURELY ENVIRONMENTALIST viewpoint. We do NOT have enough land, nor resources for any more people ! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH !

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“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#21 Feb 13, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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There should be no immigration allowed into the U.S. by ANYONE at ANYTIME for ANY reason.
If they want to come to the Americas, then let them go to ne of the "Workers' Paradise"es called Cuba or The People's Demokratik Socialist Republik Of Kanada.
I approach the issue of immigration into the U.S. from a PURELY ENVIRONMENTALIST viewpoint. We do NOT have enough land, nor resources for any more people ! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH !
And how did your family get here?

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“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#22 Feb 13, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
<quoted text>
There should be no immigration allowed into the U.S. by ANYONE at ANYTIME for ANY reason.
If they want to come to the Americas, then let them go to ne of the "Workers' Paradise"es called Cuba or The People's Demokratik Socialist Republik Of Kanada.
I approach the issue of immigration into the U.S. from a PURELY ENVIRONMENTALIST viewpoint. We do NOT have enough land, nor resources for any more people ! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH !
Fafoolio strikes again.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Peoples Bushes, Arizona

#23 Feb 13, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>And how did your family get here?
My ancestors immigrated into the U.S. from England in the 17th century, from Germany in the 18th century, and from Ireland in the 19th century, BEFORE there were ANY immigration laws in the U.S.

Since: Jan 12

Port Richey, FL

#24 Feb 13, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
<quoted text>
There should be no immigration allowed into the U.S. by ANYONE at ANYTIME for ANY reason.
If they want to come to the Americas, then let them go to ne of the "Workers' Paradise"es called Cuba or The People's Demokratik Socialist Republik Of Kanada.
I approach the issue of immigration into the U.S. from a PURELY ENVIRONMENTALIST viewpoint. We do NOT have enough land, nor resources for any more people ! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH !
Foxie being that good Conservative that you are and most likely own a gun I have a hell of a idea! Why don't you give it a blo-job

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