August 4, 2007

FORCING THE CONTRADICTIONS:

Democrats embrace gay agenda (Ben Smith, Aug 2, 2007, Politico)

The 2004 election turned out to be the year, for Democrats, of gay panic.

It was a year in which Sen. John F. Kerry backed away from his longtime pro-gay record to support a state amendment banning gay marriage -- and in which former President Bill Clinton reportedly urged Kerry to go even further in standing against same-sex marriage.

But the mood among Democrats this election cycle seems closer to liberation. The party's leading presidential candidates will gather in Los Angeles on Aug. 9 for a forum sponsored by the gay rights group Human Rights Campaign and broadcast live on the gay cable channel Logo.

They're expected to reiterate their universal commitments to a broad range of gay rights in areas ranging from health care to immigration -- a substantive package that amounts to virtually everything short of the word "marriage."


Except that immigration is naturally anti-gay.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 4, 2007 12:00 AM
Comments

Such a great idea! Go to it, Democrats. Make sure that you also tell the people you stand behind teaching the queer agenda to grade-school children.

While you're at is, don't forget to come out for a new "assault" "weapons" "ban."

Posted by: Lou Gots at August 4, 2007 11:13 AM
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