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Bill Clinton says gays should be able to marry

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  1. Har Davids 14 Jul 2009, 7:18pm

    ‘Basically’ in favour, what the hell does that mean, coming from a man who opposed gay marriage and came up with a nonsenical Defence Of Marriage Act (only in America!!!)? His views are evolving right now; how much time does he need to confess that a lot of time and energy has been wasted by many people over gay rights in general? Economic crisis, global warming are just a few of the challenges we’re all facing right now!!

  2. Simon Murphy 14 Jul 2009, 7:56pm

    He’s a politician. Like any politician his principles can be bought and sold to the highest bidder. He opposed gay marriage during his presidency as it was politically convenient for him to do so. Now that he’s out of power he can claim to be in favour of it. Only not at a federal level as that may be politically inconvenient for his wife Hillary – the Secretary of State.

    Obama used to support gay marriage but dropped his support as soon as that support became a political liability. I fully expect when his presidency ends (and gay marriage still won’t be at a federal level) Obama will once again be in favour of gay marriage.

    These guys are politicians. They would sell their granny’s left kidney if it was of politicial benefit to them.

  3. marjangles 14 Jul 2009, 8:58pm

    To be fair to Clinton, he didn’t come up with DOMA, it was introduced by a right-wing nut job Bob Barr (who has since said that he wished he hadn’t) and passed with such massive majorities in the Senate and the House of Representatives that Clinton had no choice but to sign it into law, if he’d vetoed it he would have been overridden (not that I’m saying he would have vetoed if he could have).

    The annoyingly luke warm support of those who are beginning to support gay marriage is somewhat demoralising, since instead of actively campaigning or calling for the Federal Government to get involved we get this stupid argument that it should be left to the states. By handing it off to each individual state it makes things ultra complicated. For example, I have a friend who lives in Massachussetts who is married to his partner but only in Massachussetts and those states that recognise gay marriage. However, his government doesn’t recognise this marriage. My boyfriend on the other hand lives in Georgia and not only do they have a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage but it also outlaws civil/domestic partnerships of any kind. It’s a total nonsense – these two people live in the same country! The situation will need to be resolved, probably by the Supreme Court at some point in the (hopefully) near future.

  4. Brian Burton 14 Jul 2009, 10:09pm

    Clinton trying to jump on Bandwagons? There is no fool like an old fool!

  5. Nauseating . . . Hypocritical political hyperbola

  6. Until partnerships are recognized on a federal level binational same sex couples will still be forced out of the US.

  7. Reality Check 15 Jul 2009, 3:16am

    “Yeah. I personally support people doing what they want to do.” I would steer clear of Clinton if I were you because this statment will come back to bite you.

    Becuase the rights movement has brought all sorts of nutbags out of the woodwork claiming “their” rights, Clinton has given them open slather to demand what they want to do as in…

    “I like killing people with a gun especially homos and Clinton said he supports that.”
    “I like having sex with children and Clinton says he supports that.”
    “I like raping women and Clinton says he supports that.”
    “I like bashing kids who annoy me and Clinton says he supports that.”
    “I like robbing banks and Clinton says he supports that.”
    “I like having a mistress on the side and Clinton says he supports that.”
    “I am HIV positive and I like giving it to other gays.”

    If you don’t believe me, watch this space.

  8. Reality Check, who let you out of the rubber room?

    Did you know there’s an opening for you in the Gay Studies Faculty of Harvard University? Well, every class needs a dunce.

    And I hear there’s a kiss-in right in front of the temple in Salt Lake City. Pucker up now, and s-m-a-c-k ! Gotcha !

    Don’t run away, there’s more where that came from. Do your wives know where you are?

  9. Maybe ‘RealityCheck’ has a point…….albeit a very small one.

    Gay Pride in America allowed NAMBLA to march with them (they’re a group of paedophiles who think sex between men and young boys is OK) in the 70s; this was only stopped when the lesbians kicked up a fuss and said they would seperate and form their own Pride if NAMBLA still marched.

    NAMBLA were then told to go, but they shouldn’t have been there anyway!

    Because of this error, people still wrongly associate disgusting groups like NAMBLA with Gay Pride and hence the homosexual rights movement.

  10. I always thought the Clinton’s were on on our side…was I wrong?!

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