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Sunday Rant: Our Bi-Racial President Believes in LGBT Equality, The Repeal of DOMA (Suppossedly) But Not In Gay Marriage. (WTF?)

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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3 Responses

  1. NG says:

    Here's the thing: Gays and lesbians like to have it both ways when it comes to issues such as DOMA, DADT, and ENDA too. In fact, many (of us) were against the Prop 8 case before we were for it, DADT was actually defended by a gay activist when he worked for Clinton, and alot were for a seperate but equal ENDA. Wouldn't this be case of hypocrisy, a case of the pot calling the kettle black (no pun)?

    And it's not like we all should be surprised here; after all, we knew this before the election that Obama was for civil rights and that he seemed adamant about wanting to please the religious community. And still, guys like Aravosis and Signorile gave the all clear sign.

  2. Will (Wolf) says:

    This is true. But it's not all only about Gay Marriage. Look at the compromise thats happened on DADT, or the fact that ENDA has disappearred off the radar. And where Obama may not be personally for Gay "marriage" but for "Civil Unions" then he should back that up and helpoush for a law to be written that extends the exact same benefits and coverage under the law that hetro's have in "marriage" so gays and lesbian's would have under "civil unions" the only problem with that is it would take many many decades to do so.

    The easiest way to support eqaulity despite your deinaition of marriage is to draw a line and and have civil marriage and religious marriage as the Frech do.

    If he believes DOMA is unconstitutional then it only goes hand in hand thaty not allowing gay mariage is unconstitutional and thus if you do not support gay marriage then you are not upholding the constitution which is something a President must do regardless of his personal beliefs.

    Its really fucked up.

  3. david says:

    Obama doesn't have personal opinions; he's a politician. Just like the vast majority of politicians he'll say whatever he has to to get into office. I hold no more respect for Obama than I did for Bush. Neither one of them care about the PEOPLE only about getting and staying in office.

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