Skip to comments.Our journey with the Clintons on gay rights
Posted on 03/27/2013 10:11:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Sometimes, a First Family remains a first family -- a mirror of our times -- even after the president leaves office. So it is with the Clintons.
This week, the United States Supreme Court will hear two landmark cases about marriage equality. One is a challenge to California's Proposition 8, a law passed in 2008 that bans same-sex marriage in the country's most populous state. The other is about a federal law, the Defense of Marriage Act, which prevents all legally married gay and lesbian couples from receiving the more than 1,000 federal rights, benefits and obligations that come from marriage. That means no joint tax returns, no joint Social Security and no military survivor benefits for gay and lesbian military families, just to name a few.
These are huge cases. We're at one of those decisive national moments that you read about in textbooks as a kidmoments where we come together as a country and never fail to rise to the occasion to build a more perfect union.
The moment is made even more historic by the long journey we've traveled as a country to get to this point. Today, 58% of Americans support marriage equality, and that number jumps to 81% when you only count people under 30. But support wasn't always that decisive. As recently as 2004, the Republican Party actively exploited divided public opinion on the issue and focused President George W. Bush's re-election campaign on fiddling with our Constitution to explicitly define marriage as between a man and a woman.....
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“and that number jumps to 81% when you only count people under 30”
LOL, the numbers the lib media grab out of their ass..
The Clintons, as well as CNN are pathetic!
And that number jumps to 98% if you survey people at Man’s Country in Chicago or the Castro District in San Francisco.....
When they meant gay, they were talking about Hillary, right?
I believe that gays and lesbians have the same rights as heterosexuals.. Any gay man may marry any woman he chooses and any Lesbian may marry any man she chooses! So what the beef????
Is Donna Brazile a Lesbian also??? OMG.....we are SWIMMING in gays.
They’ve been readying this fight for nearly a half century. Think of the language - marriage equality.
Who could be against that?