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06 June 2008

Human Rights Campaign Endorses Barack Obama

according to Bloggernista:

The Human Rights Campaign endorsed Barack Obama today for president of the United States. In making the announcement HRC President Joe Solmonese said:

"HRC is proud to throw our full support behind Senator Obama’s presidential campaign,” said HRC Senator Obama has consistently shown that he understands, as we do, that, GLBT rights are civil rights, and human rights. Senator Obama has said that embracing ‘our gay brothers and sisters’ is true to Martin Luther King’s vision; I know that Senator Obama’s vision is one of equality, fairness, and justice for all of us. We have just witnessed a historic primary contest in which two champions of our community demonstrated that they hear our voices and share our dreams. For millions across this country, their candidacies—as the first woman and the first African American to be top contenders for the nomination of a major party—have already been life-changing, inspiring, and groundbreaking. Senators Obama and Clinton both remained our allies whether they were campaigning in New Mexico or Nebraska; in California or Kansas. They are, quite simply, heroes to anyone fighting for equality."

The choice for supporters of LGBT equality is clear. Obama has gone on record as being in favor of full equality for LGBT people with the exception of marriage. McCain, on the other hand, has a clear record of opposition to LGBT civil rights.

i am so proud to be an American at this time - a gay one too!

8 comments:

Queers United said...

I wish they endorsed him a little earlier but nonetheless, a good move.

Miss Vicki said...

me too, but they danggone Hellary I mean Hillary Clinton.

Steven Bently said...

I take it, John Mcfart don't believe in equal human rights!

Michael Crawford said...

Barack is as committed to advancing LGBT civil rights as McCain is committed to opposing LGBT equality. Now that we have a Democratic nominee whom has been endorsed by HRC we must do everything within our power to elect Barack to the White House.

Miss Vicki said...

yes he is Mr. Crawford and he doesn't have to be in the limelight fighting for us. he just does it.

AskALesbian said...

Deep down, I'm pretty sure he would come around to gay marriage, if the issue were forced. (And not during an election.) We have to work to get him elected and things will fall into place.

ps I like the pink vespa too.

best regards!

Peg

Miss Vicki said...

Exactly Peg! I don't understand how the LGBT Folks can't get the gist of it. He's winking at us - before he silently says, 'You've Got To Give Me Time."

Heterosexuals can see it - they know Obama would try to change the face of marriage or should I say, grant us these equal civil and human right.

Isn't that pink vespar - hot!!

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You know the historical records of the Human Rights Campaign are maintained in a collection at the Cornell University Library