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Hillary Clinton and ILGA to receive World Pride awards

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  1. Hillary Clinton does not support marriage equality.

    Like her boss she thinks we should be satisfied with civil partnerships.

    Granted this is probably just craven, political opportunism, but it needs to be mentioned.

    1. theGentleWarrior 4 May 2012, 5:47pm

      agreed

    2. Paddyswurds 4 May 2012, 6:05pm

      @dAVID…
      …That is simply not true and neither is it the case with her boss Barak Obama. Hilary Clinton is very much on side with GLB rights as is Barak Obama, who will prove this come his second term. Hereto fore he has been unable to be as bold as he wants because he has reelection in his sights and the xtian crazies would go all out to stop him if he dared be so bold during his first term . Watch this space next year and you will see big changes in the USA if he wins, which is almost a 100% cert at this stage given the calibre of his opponent Mit Romney, a moron, I mean mormon.

    3. Robert in S. Kensington 4 May 2012, 6:31pm

      dAVID, actually Bill Clinton declared support for marriage equality last year.His wife however, has yet to evolve. Her daughter supports it. President Obama is still evolving which doesn’t mean he’ll not support it and in fact might if re-elected since he can’t run for the highest office any more.

    4. Wow, I’ve really discovered recently that this site hates inconvenient truths. Everything dAVID wrote is factually correct but yet people give his comment thumbs down and respond with conjecture about what she and the president “really” think. dAVID is referring to their OFFICIAL, PUBLIC position, which, is really all that counts. Having a private, unspoken support for equal rights while publicly espousing support for discrimination should not be worthy of our praise. It is harmful, NOT helpful to our cause.

      For those of you who don’t live in the US you may not know it but virtually every anti-marriage equality organization and most anti-marriage equality politicians REGULARLY point to the fact that they share the same opinion as the president that marriage should be restricted to male/female couples.

      You may hate that. You may give this comment a thumbs down. But those are the facts.

      1. Paddyswurds 4 May 2012, 8:49pm

        No you are absolutely wrong because you are ignoring the fact that they need to be re elected and to publicly shout about their GLB support would be electoral death. You should be as aware of the power of the xtian evangalist bigots in the US by now and if not then that is to your shame. Hilary R. Clinton is totally on our side as is her Boss, end of. What you call an inconvenient truth is as truthful as the fairies at the bottom of the garden. You also seem to be a spit and run poster. Where have you been to now btw?

        1. I didn’t say they weren’t on our side. Jesus f’n H. Christ, can you not read and comprehend ENGLISH? Where did I claim that either Clinton or Obama weren’t on our side? I said that their OFFICIAL, PUBLIC POSITION on MARRIAGE EQUALITY is that they DO NOT SUPPORT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

          I challenge you and anyone on this comment board (especially those who are making false claims and giving thumbs down) to find ONE, just ONE statement from EITHER of them since they’ve been President and Secretary, where they say that they support marriage for same sex couples.

          I’ll be happy to wait for the answer.

          By the way, I’m a HUGE Obama and Clinton supporter but that doesn’t mean I have to pretend that facts aren’t facts.

          What do you mean by the bizarre claim that I’m a spit and run poster. I always stick around to defend my position. However I won’t go on and on arguing with people LIKE YOU who argue against claims I didn’t make.

          1. And like the time when people were actually making the argument that 47% can be a majority.

            That was hilarious! I finally quit arguing when I realized I was arguing with fools.

          2. Paddyswurds 4 May 2012, 11:17pm

            They haven’t made such statements in public because the fundies would crucify them, so we can’t find such statments private or public. Just too risky until December 2012.

          3. But they HAVE made public statements. They’ve made public statements saying that they don’t support marriage equality.

            Obama said, “Because GOD’s in the mix”.

        2. I notice that you didn’t even attempt to explain your insulting and baseless claim that I spit and run.

          It seems to me that your making that claim and then not backing it up was a “spit and run”.

          I also find it interesting that I didn’t thumbs up anyone or thumbs down anyone’s comment and had no intention to until I realized that everyone was piling on me and dAVID. Then when I went to add my thumbs to some of the comments I wasn’t given the option of giving dAVID a thumbs up and one of Paddyswurds comments ONLY offered the thumbs up options. That’s low down. If PinkNews is going to offer the option of rating people’s comments then ALL comments should be open for rating and BOTH options should be available for each comment.

          1. Paddyswurds 5 May 2012, 11:35am

            Republican xtian fundies just don’t get an easy ride here on PN and you seem to be particularly virulent in your homophobia, so you are wasting your time preaching hate….Hilary Clinton will go down in history as probably Americas foremost humanitarian for her peace making efforts world wide, and her support of GLBs in particular. Barak Obama will also be remembered for being one of Americas greatest presidents especially in the face of the blatant racism he has faced and particularly for his efforts to provide Health Services to the poor at an affordable cost in spite of the opposition from racist xtian fundies like O’Donnell Palin et al……

          2. @ Paddyswurds —

            ditto.

          3. Paddyswurds 5 May 2012, 3:09pm

            @Hayden…
            ….”Obama said, “Because God’s in the mix”.” You are obviously an American as you failed to recognise Obama’s obvious irony…. That is the problem with Americans, they were too cowardly to stand up to the “god” squad and ended up with the Jesus freaks ruining their country. FFS you even have the “god” bu!lsh1t on your money….

  2. Hilary Clinton sorely deserves this award.

    Her speech on gay rights being human rights is simply one of the most powerful speeches on the subject in history.

    1. theGentleWarrior 4 May 2012, 5:40pm

      Her speech. That would be her, the administration and President Obama’s problem. All talk and no action.

      1. You have no idea what you are talking about!

        1. theGentleWarrior 4 May 2012, 11:45pm

          I don’t?

          Judge Walker was nominated to the bench by Ronald Reagan & blocked by nut-case Nancy Pelosi (Obama’s Pet). Judge Walker was finally appointed to the bench by President George H. W. Bush.

          FYI:Jude Walker ruled Prop 8 unconstitutional

          The Log Cabin Republicans won the repeal of DADT in the courts & the Obama administration went screaming to the Appeals court to put a stay on the decision so Obama could be seen to do something.

          Only 2 weeks ago, Obama’s refusal to sign anti-discrimination order was news here.

          And marriage would be available to all today on a federal level in the US since August 18, 2010 had your beloved Obama not sought to defend DOMA by appealing Judge Tauro ruling against DOMA.

          And since May 17, 2004 had Bill Clinton not signed DOMA into law. He also signed DATA into Law.

          That’s the great talk and action of the democrats for you.

          1. Robert in S. Kensington 6 May 2012, 2:06pm

            And what is your republican Mitt Romney going to do for LGBT people if elected? He’s already stated he supports DOMA and supports a constitutional amendment to ban equal marriage across the country. Don’t forget, he signed the Bachmann pledge to do just that.

  3. IGLA and Kaleidoscope have honored Hillary Clinton just as she has honored and respected us.

    Kudos, Hillary !!

  4. Hiliary Clinton is a great politician and a friend of the gay community!

  5. Hmmm…dead eyed war mongering harpy pays lip service to gay rights. Now she’s some sort of hero. What’s wrong with you people?

    1. Paddyswurds 4 May 2012, 8:51pm

      @E….
      ……..yet another spit and run troll…..

      1. A comprehensive rebuttal. Nice one.

        1. Paddyswurds 4 May 2012, 11:18pm

          Rebuttal of trolls not necessary. Everyone knows they talk shyte….

          1. So anyone that contradicts your rosy wee view of the world is a troll? Sure thing petal. The fact is that you’re fawning over an imperialist trout whose government is ham-fistedly attempting to start a war in Iran, and routinely drops bombs on kids in Pakistan. But of course, she paid lip service to gay people being allowed contracted relationships, so it’s all gravy.

  6. Ian Petch 4 May 2012, 7:29pm

    “…The award will be presented at the World Pride Gala Dinner, ‘Dine-with-Pride’, a black-tie fundraiser for Pride London…”

    “…The fundraiser will support Pride London’s newly created ‘Solidarity Fund’. This will support organisations in the Commonwealth that work with and for the LGBT community to tackle homophobia and transphobia. The evening will be attended by politicians, celebrities and leading figures from the LGBT community…”

    Fundraising for an undoubtedly worthy cause, but at £250 a place, couldn’t the supportive and, at this price, presumably well-heeled be persuaded NOW to help ALSO fund air-time for the excellent short video ‘Homecoming’ on the British commercial terrestrial TV channels so it can be seen by the widest British demographic? And not merely by those who happen to be internet-savvy?

  7. Hilary is amazing. The Department of state, under her control, has done more for gay rights worldwide, than any other administration.

  8. Andrew, NY 5 May 2012, 12:51pm

    I think some of you people are on the wrong page – you are confusing “marriage equality” with basic human rights like, eg. life and the right to be free from torture. People are being killed, tortured and discriminated against because they are trans, lesbian & gay. Secretary Clinton does not tolerate such violence and discrimination. Sec. Clinton has helped bring these issues to the global forefront. Sec. Clinton is a human rights activist and hero. I support this nomination 100%.

  9. Wonderful speech she gave indeed. Still gives me a bitter aftertaste: please sweep in front of your own door first before you start preaching to other countries. I know she means it but it’s kinda hypocrite if you can’t realize it at home. The reason doesn’t matter (her fault, Barack’s fault, the GOP’s fault… it’s the US-people that voted the GOP in the congress). So for those reasons her speech, how righteous it may be, come over as arrogant to the international community.

  10. Robert in S. Kensington 6 May 2012, 2:08pm

    It’s political suicide for any presidential candidate to support equal marriage under the current political climate. President Obama actually did support it in 1996 when he was running for office in the state of Illinois I believe and probably still does but can’t say it for obvious reasons.

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