Saturday, November 03, 2012

Obama vs. Romney on Gay Rights

The choice for LGBT Americans SHOULD be pretty clear in this Presidential election

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Obama vs. Romney: 4 Ways they differ on Gay Issues

Obama vs. Romney on Gay Rights:

From Romney’s official campaign website:

  • As president, Romney will appoint an attorney general who will defend the Defense of Marriage Act – a law that defines marriage as the union between a man and a woman.

  • Romney will also champion a federal marriage amendment to the Constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman.

  • Romney Pledges Opposition to Gay Marriage

    From Obama’s official campaign website:

    • First sitting president to publicly announce his support for marriage for same-sex couples.

    • Believes LGBT Americans should be treated fairly and equally.

    • Obama repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” so that gay and lesbian service members no longer have to lie about who they are to serve the country their country.

    • Endorsed the Respect for Marriage Act, a proposed bill that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and require the federal government to recognize gay marriages.

    • Signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, expanding the U.S. hate-crime law to include crimes motivated by a victim's actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

    • Extended hospital visitation and medical decision-making rights to LGBT couples.

    • Obama: Progress for LGBT Americans

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