shame he didnt really do anything when he had the opportunity..with the Republicans in charge on capitol hill hes pretty much a lame duck now anyway..
Better him than any Republican.
Really, Solmonese is in denial, just as much as Ben Summerskill? The fact that this president is “wrestling” with marriage equality speaks volumes as to his character. Not so long ago in his country, interracial marriage was banned and segregation was legal. It’s tantamount to saying that blacks should never have received their full equality because the bible claims its perfectly fine to own slaves. Supporting civil unions is supporting segregation. Of all people, he should know better than anyone. Would any white person settle for second class citizenship? Of course not! Would they settle for civil unions instead of marriage, of course not! Get with the programme, Obama and stop the foot-dragging.
Cameron et al, take note and learn a lesson from history. Do you really want to be on the wrong side of history? You can be a better man than Obama by demonstrating full support, now!
he’s been at best a disappointment. Good luck to any genuine lefties
Has he done anything for gay rights?
Ha! Homosexual thugs backing Obama…. Impressive!…
LOL… more hilarious comedy from Rich.
Go on Stage mate.
Rich needs an agent, he’s absolutely hilarious. I’m sure he’d make an excellent clown in a travelling circus!
Actually, Obama didn’t repeal DADT directly, it was one of his campaign promises but he alone wasn’t responsible and neither was HRC for that matter. In any event, I think HRC has squandered its chance to draw a line in the sand on equality issues far too early. Obama will now sit back, gloating in the glow that he has HRC supporting it which means, equality can wait, as usual. A stupid move! I would have waited until at least two months before the general election and then presented our demands, FULL equality or no support ever again. The same tactic should be used against Cameron but Summerskill doesn’ t have the guts to do it or the strength of character.
Who care about your homosexual demand? Only thugs like you….
As a gay American taxpayer I’ve yet to hear about any specific moves our president has made with regard to changing specific rules and regulations concerning gay marriage. It is one thing to utter “We ought to see things change” type of comments to actually putting one’s signature to rights that are permanent. I’m waiting to see President Obama lead an American gay parade in my city, New York! Do let me know when it is planned.
Typically of HRC this is politically stupid. Obviously the majority of GOP candidates are functionally anti-gay rights, although Jon Huntsman has signed Civil Unions into law. But to give Obama the nod this early gives him no incentive to do more, and totally erodes those Republicans (and yes there are some) who support gay rights. If the gay vote becomes like the black vote, it will be just as totally ignored. Becasue the Dems will know they can take it for granted.