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Zachary Quinto: LGBT supporters have ‘only one choice; in the US election

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  1. Peter & Michael 27 Oct 2012, 5:12am

    Let us all hope that Obama wins this election, he has been a trailblazer in his support of LGBT people, on the other hand if the republican party win, one can expect drastic laws against the LGBT population and the poor which will set that country back for many years to come.

    1. And not just the LGBT community – Romney seems to be an expert in limiting personal freedoms generally.

      1. True, but so does Obama, 1) Signing into law an extension of the Patriot Act 2) Granting himself the power to “eliminate” anyone he wants a.k.a The Kill List (unconstitutional) 3) Continuing to harm innocent civilians in Pakistan with the Drone Attacks that he strongly supports………….

        1. David Myers 29 Oct 2012, 11:58pm

          Even a US citizen does not have the right to wage war against his own country. It’s called treason! Obama is attempting to change the way the US interacts with other countries from the bullying macho war mongering ways of the Bush neo-cons to a respected principled respecter of human rights and international democracy. Romney has 17 of the 23 Bush neo-con foreign policy advisors on his team. Need I say more?

  2. Please! I wish these ‘actors’ would just keep their mouths SHUT! This from a guy who thought he was hiding in the closet when everyone whoever saw him ‘act’ knew he was gay. They don’t help the gay cause any by spouting their inanities.

    1. He is entitled to an opinion like anyone else – that’s the basis of a democracy. Besides, why not use his fame to support the fight for equality.

    2. Maybe, but tell me, why is he wrong in this case? He isnt, so maybe its you that needs to shut up?!

    3. Maybe he’s moved on, jafuf? Whatever he did in the past, shouldn’t we welcome the fact that he’s officially out now and prepared to speak out for us?

    4. From the level of your extremely camp spite (again) I think it’s safe to assume he’s a whole lot more successful an actor than you are, jafuf.

    5. “Please! I wish these ‘actors’ would just keep their mouths SHUT!”

      Most rational people think that same about you. Begs the question why you have not received the help you need yet?

    6. If defending equality and human rights is an inanity, that tells us a great deal about your values.

    7. Actually, they do! Comments like yours, do not.

  3. GingerlyColors 27 Oct 2012, 7:29pm

    In Washington State, Maryland and Maine, the voters have a choice in whether or not to bring in marriage equality. Again they only have one choice in their referendums and ‘No’ is not an option.

  4. Couldn’t care less to be honest. I have a special loathing for the Republicans and the Christian Right, but Obama is hardly on my Christmas card list. I don’t see why, just because somebody is gay, they’re expected to re-elect a man who drops bombs on children in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen at an alarming rate. People don’t think in single issues that way.

    And not only does Obama want to keep Bradley Manning in solitary confinement for the rest of his life without charge, his actions were defended in the homophobic smear campaign against him (which even included liberal papers like New York Magazine and the Guardian newspaper) attempting to portray him as a weirdo or eccentric for not being more discreet about being gay.

    So no… count me out of Obamamania Mk II. I find it quite sad that even gay activists I respect like Rev. Mel White are not immune to it either.

    1. Thank you, somebody not blindingly supporting someone just on 1 particular issue and looking at the bigger picture. I personally would never support a president who signed into law an extension of the Patriot Act which was due to expire in 2011, authorizing among other things roving wiretaps, the searching of business records and other erosion’s of civil liberties. Plus he wanted to keep thousands of troops in Iraq past the deadline agreed by the previous administration and the only reason there not still there is due to his decisions being overridden.

      1. David Myers 30 Oct 2012, 12:02am

        You think Romney would be better on those issues? Really? Decisions (of the President) “being overridden” by whom, pray tell? Clearly you are a troll!

    2. You think not voting or voting for Romney will end drone attacks or American invasions of foreign soil?

      Romney has already set his sights on Iran. There are bettter ways to protest against drone attacks than not voting Obama

    3. Oh, yes. Romney is clearly a man of peace. All the problems of the world are Obama’s fault. George W was a saint. Voting for a right wing, tax dodging, evil bigot will turn the world into Shangri La. Not caring is a great way forward.

      1. Interesting isn’t it how people seem to be forgetting that it was the last Republican administration who sent the forces into the middle east in the first place and that it was the same that allowed Wall Street to start the financial crisis that we are all now paying for.

        I for one would be voting for Obama if I were in a position to do so. A vote for Romney is a vote for going back in time

        1. David Myers 30 Oct 2012, 12:05am

          I have voted for Obama, from Vancouver, Canada (I’m a dual US/Canadian citizen who came to Canada in 1970 because of opposition to the Viet Nam war). If Canadians were deciding the US eleciton it would be a huge landslide for Obama and the Democrats.

  5. As reported by Gallup, with the presidential race running so tight, gays’ and lesbians’ overwhelming support for Obama could help him edge out Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

    “When LGBT voters are added to the electorate,” a press statement from UCLA’s Williams Institute declares, “Obama moves slightly ahead of Romney. These findings suggest that the highly Democratic vote of the LGBT population could be enough to swing a very close election toward Obama.”

    The Gallup Report was conducted by Williams Institute Distinguished Scholar Gary J. Gates and Gallup Editor-in-chief Frank Newport. Their exhaustive research was based on more than 120,000 interviews of LGBT men and women, the largest such sample ever collected, according to the Williams Institute.

    from: http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2012/10/barack_obama_williams_institute_gays_win_election.php

  6. Obama will win and it is not just for the LGBT but for the stability of the USA. Obama is constitutionally sound. Mitt the nit is not.

    1. “Obama is constitutionally sound” – Is this some kind of sick joke?

      1. David Myers 30 Oct 2012, 12:08am

        Go away troll! You’re probably not even gay. If you are . . . you should be ashamed of yourself!

  7. Gay people, women, non-billionaires, non-fascists, people who can read, people who are sane… the list of groups who really should steer clear of this guys is just endless.

  8. Tom Cotner 29 Oct 2012, 3:27pm

    About one-third of the American populace either does not like, or outright hates LGBT people, blacks, hispanics, jews, native Americans, women, and religions other than theirs — you can go on and on and on. That third happens to make more noise than the remaining two-thirds, who indeed hold by the golden rule: Do to others what you would prefer done to you, and do not do to others what you would not prefer done to you nor take away from others what you would not like taken away from yourself.
    The first one-third has not one drop of the milk of human kindness coursing through their veins, and probably never will.
    The two-thirds group needs to learn to be noiser and pusher about their ideas. That’s the only way the hard-headed luddites will ever learn.
    Unfortunately.

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