Friday, May 19, 2006

Gay Rights: Democrats v. Republicans

Well the war over gay marriage and civil rights is heating up with battle lines being drawn between the Democratic and Republican Parties. DNC Chair Howard Dean has apologized for misstating the Democratic party's platform on marriage and will be speaking at the Stonewall Democrats national convention in a few months. Gay Republicans tried to score some pollitical points on Dean's misstatement of the party's platform, but they have no room to criticize Dean when THEIR party, the GOP, is the party behind the anti-gay Federal Marriage Amendment and the anti-gay marriage campaigns across the states. Sure, some Democrats don't have the spine to stand up to the conservative REPUBLICAN attacks on gay marriage, and the GOP will continue to use the issue to beat Democrats in the South. Gay Republicans need to read their party's platform, which opposed ANY legal civil rights for gays and lesbians, and compare it to the Democratic platform which explicitly supports EQUAL civil rights for gays and lesbians, including civil unions, domestic partnerships, and non-discrimination laws, all oppposed by the GOP!

Laura Bush spoke out against the FMA, sort of, she cautioned Republicans not to make it a major campaign issue, which they will. Not sure if she supports it or not. Like her husband, they probably don't really want to support it, but the Republican party has to give something to their Christo-fascist base to get them out to vote in 2006. They don't have much else to win elections with..

Just in time for the 2006 elections, the Republicans in Congress are reintroducing the Federal Marriage Amendment, to "save" marriage from us homos! The Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines 10-8 (Republican for it) to send the anti-gay amendment back to the Senate floor. Hurray, again, for Sen. Russ Feingold (WI) who got into a fight with the Republican chair of the committee, Arlene Spector, and stormed out of the committee meeting in protest. And hurray for the Democrats for voting AGAINST this REPUBLICAN attempt to write discrinination against gays into the U.S. Constitution!

VP Dick Cheney's lesbian daughter, Mary Cheney, has reluctantly began speaking out against the FMA and promoting her new Book, MY TURN. She says she supported G.W. Bush despite his push for the FMA because she thought the "war on terrorism" was more important. Most Uncle Tom Republicans use this issue, TERRORISM, as their excuse for supporting Bush and the GOP, despite the FACTS that Bush and Cheney FAILED to defend us against terrorism! Bush/Çheney IGNORED the intelligence warnings of a terrorist attack, including using planes to fly into buildings, and they MISLED Congress and the AMerican people into an ILLEGAL invasion of IRAQ (which did NOT attack us!), and now we have MORE terrorism and increasing anti-American sentiment throughout the world, especially the Muslim world, which will no doubt lead to MORE terrorist attacks against Americans. So much for this lame excuse for supporting Bush and the Republican Party!

And what about those "moderate" Republicans like John McCain? He's been making nice with the Christo-fascist he once called "intolerant", he met with Jerry Falwell and spoke at Liberty University, now he's campaigning for former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed in Georgia... The Republican Party is definitely NOT the party of Lincoln anymore.. it hasn't been since.. well, Lincoln !

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