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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Hillary's "Symbolic Insult" To Gays And Lesbians

Congratulations, Dan, on your successful participation in this year's Pines Biennial Art Exhibit. Dan sold four paintings, including this sensational beach scene.

I've been very critical of Hillary Clinton's refusal to call for the complete repeal of the hateful "Defense Of Marriage Act." Today I read that a respected advocate for gay rights, Professor Lawrence Tribe of Harvard, has also criticized Ms. Clinton for the same reason:

Sen. Hillary Clinton's, D-N.Y., opposition to completely repealing the Defense
of Marriage Act (DOMA) was painted as a "symbolic insult" to gays by a
top adviser to Sen. Barack Obama's, D-Ill., presidential campaign during a
Friday interview with ABC News.
"The federal statute books shouldn't be
filled with symbolic insults to part of the population," said Harvard law
professor Laurence Tribe. "I guess Hillary Clinton may have a complicated set of
agendas here because many people were troubled when her husband as president
signed DOMA."

Read the full article here.

You bet I was "troubled" when Bill Clinton signed DOMA. And I'm troubled that Hillary still supports parts of it. There is no way she deserves the support of the gay community until she completely renounces this homophobic piece of legislation.


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