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Elizabeth Edwards as Federal Lobbyist? (For homosexuals)
The New York Observer ^ | August 9, 2007 | Jason Horowitz

Posted on 08/09/2007 8:48:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

I just got off a conference call with John Edwards' deputy campaign manager Jonathan Prince and two supporters in the LGBT community in which the campaign sought to portray Edwards as the Democratic field's best champion of gay rights ahead of tonight's debate on gay issues in Los Angeles.

Predictably, most questions focused on gay marriage. Edwards, like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, does not support gay marriage but backs civil unions.

For the most part, Prince ducked the question of why Edwards does not support marriage by emphasizing the candidate's advocacy for civil unions, which he called "an issue of fundamental equality and fairness."

When pushed by reporters as to why Edwards would not grant marriage rights as well, Prince said, "What he is talking about is making sure gay couples have equal benefits under the law."

Eric Stern, an Edwards supporter in the LGBT community, added that the community had a key ally in convincing Edwards to come around on the issue of gay marriage.

"The most effective way for us to win marriage equality is to appeal to the hearts and minds of our families and friends," said Stern. "Personally, I think our community should be very encouraged by the fact that, in that vein, we will have a first lady in Elizabeth who will be our personal lobbyist on this issue."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: beard; breckgirl; civilunions; demdebates; democrats; electionpresident; elections; elizabethedwards; gaymarriage; gayvote; glad; homosexualagenda; homosexuals; johnedwards; lgbt; marriage; pinksapphire; silkypony
Wink, wink, nudge, nudge...say no more, say no more...
1 posted on 08/09/2007 8:49:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A bunch of twisted, perverted queers who comprise a minuscule percentage of the population trying to make a really, really big noise.

Not happening.

Bump to the pubs for keeping these sexual deviants at arms length.

2 posted on 08/09/2007 8:54:27 PM PDT by upchuck (Today there are 10,000 more illegal aliens in yer country than there were yesterday. 10,000! THINK!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; monkapotamus; All

OMG Monk get in here I think it need good photoshop


3 posted on 08/09/2007 8:55:28 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Was this Gay Forum Debate tonite have Margaret Carlson as the interviewer??


4 posted on 08/09/2007 8:57:31 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Faabulousss daaahling!


5 posted on 08/09/2007 8:58:42 PM PDT by Uriah_lost ("build bridges where you can - but draw lines where you must." -Fred D Thompson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Elizabeth Edwards and Bill Clinton have a lot in common:

Crooked lawyers married to narcissistic bisexual crooked lawyers.


6 posted on 08/09/2007 9:02:22 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (The ideal tyranny is that which is ignorantly self-administered by its victims.)
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To: upchuck
"The most effective way for us to win marriage equality is to appeal to the hearts and minds of our families and friends," said Stern.

Right-- meaning family fights, emotional blackmail, and "you-don't-love-me" games.

We either support their foolish choices, or lose a relative. That's how gays appeal to hearts and minds.

7 posted on 08/09/2007 9:07:36 PM PDT by SteveMcKing
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wink, wink, nudge, nudge...say no more, say no more...

I would have thought she would support gay marriage considering Silky and all.

Regards

8 posted on 08/09/2007 9:23:39 PM PDT by ARE SOLE (Agents Ramos and Campean are in prison at this very moment..)
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To: FormerACLUmember

She has to do her part in destroying our country before she dies.


9 posted on 08/09/2007 10:23:39 PM PDT by mazza
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why sure—go ahead, Edwards and embrace anything you’re told to by this interest group. Heheh.


10 posted on 08/10/2007 3:00:48 AM PDT by BamaAndy (Heart & Iron; ISBN 1-4137-5397-3.)
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