barack obama on pride month

Presidential hopeful Barack Obama has just released the the following statement on his official website:

“Obama Statement on Pride Month”

“Pride Month is a reminder that while we have come a long way since the Stonewall riots in 1969, we still have a lot of work to do.”

“Too often, the issue of LGBT rights is exploited by those seeking to divide us. But at its core, this issue is about who we are as Americans. It’s about whether this nation is going to live up to its founding promise of equality by treating all its citizens with dignity and respect.”

“It’s time to turn the page on the bitterness and bigotry that fill so much of today’s LGBT rights debate. The rights of all Americans should be protected — whether it’s at work or anyplace else. “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” needs to be repealed because patriotism and a sense of duty should be the key tests for military service, not sexual orientation. Civil unions should give gay couples full rights. And those who commit hate crimes should be punished no matter whether those crimes are committed on account of race, religion, gender identity, or sexual orientation.”

“This Pride Month, let’s make our founding promise of equality a reality for every American.”

Advertisements

June 2, 2007. Life, Politics.

3 Comments

  1. k to the elly replied:

    and that right there is why I hope he shocks the nation and fucking wins

  2. Emmanuel replied:

    you’re not updating much. por que? you have the week off, bitch.

    i heart barack!

  3. anathea replied:

    obama seems to be the only one who really embraces gays and not just gives a few token, obligatory “i like you, please vote for me” type comments- i havent seen any other candidate get this deep about them, unless of course its negative…… i have a little cousin who looks exactly like he probably did when he was that age, no joke

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback URI

%d bloggers like this: