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Obama is not going to come out for gay rights. He has a religious objection. In fact Yeson8 had an ad out showing him saying it that was pretty recent. He's savvy enough to have avoided that if he'd wanted to.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Nov 10th, 2008 at 12:54:15 PM EST
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I don't think so either, apart froma nything else, there will be more than enough people telling him how the early days of the Clinton admin were derailed by the Gays in the military affair, and the claims that that was what prevented a breakthrough in healthcare provision.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Nov 10th, 2008 at 12:59:15 PM EST
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AFAIR, it was Biden who stated the ticket's opposition to Prop 8.

if Congress were to repeal some section or sections of the "Defense of Bigotry Act" (I've seen it with "Marriage" in the title, but that has got to be a typo, since its an attack on marriage), and do so soon enough in a term that failing a signature it would pass into law, I'd expect Obama to allow it to be enacted without signature.

That wouldn't happen early in the term, however.

But its not only a system with an external executive ... its a federal system. A win in Connecticut and a potential win in New York for civil rights is good news, and real progress.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Tue Nov 11th, 2008 at 01:21:41 PM EST
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