Obama: Dump Defense of Marriage Act
& Other Promises to Gays
The Defense of Marriage Act is a law signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996 that says the federal government and individual states are not required to recognize a same-sex marriage, even if it is recognized by another state.
According to Alex Okrent's Blog and World Net Daily, Senator Obama just released an open letter concerning LGBT equality in America. Evidently his letter is designed to pull homosexual votes away from Senator Clinton by being more liberal than she is. One sentence in the letter reads, "Unlike Senator Clinton, I support the complete repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) – a position I have held since before arriving in the U.S. Senate."
Below are some of the promises Obama makes in his letter to homosexuals.
Full repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Pledges to place the weight of his presidency behind hate crime laws. (I always knew hate crimes were really designed for homosexuals)
A fully inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act to outlaw workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Use president's bully pulpit to treat homosexuals with full equality in adoption laws.
Allow homosexual marriage, domestic partnerships, and/or civil unions (he stated that the federal government should not stand in the way of states that want to enact laws to implement these.)
Repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell military policy for homosexuals.
Address the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Sex education programs on condoms.
Lift the federal ban on needle exchange.
Confront the stigma – too often tied to homophobia that continues to surround HIV/AIDS. (We all know what that means – sensitivity training and political correctness)
Promote distribution of condoms by local government.
Give same-sex couples the same
rights and obligations as
married couples in our immigration system (allows unmarried "permanent partners" of U.S. citizens to obtain permanent resident status in the same manner as spouses.)
Obama told the most recent Saddleback AIDS conference, in November, he would double foreign assistance for AIDS from $25 billion to $50 billion by 2012. http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=44818 Article entitled "Hillary Gets Standing Ovation at Rick Warren's Summit"
According to World Net Daily, in the run-up to the recent Texas and Ohio primaries, Obama bought full-page ads in homosexual-oriented newspapers in Columbus, Cleveland, Dallas and Houston.
Link to this letter from Obama on the blog
Other related links:
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=44818 Hillary Gets Standing Ovation at Rick Warren's Summit on AIDS
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=58317 World Net Daily Article on this letter by Obama to LGBT