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05-14-2012, 11:24 AM #1
Obama to Meet Latino Donors, Speak on Gay Marriage
Obama to Meet Latino Donors, Speak on Gay Marriage
Published May 14, 2012
Fox News Latino
Days after President Barack Obama announced his support of same-sex marriage, a decision that could have an impact on how Latinos vote in the 2012 Presidential election, he will spend Monday in New York City, speaking at a commencement, and holding a major fundraiser with gay and Latino donors, headlined by Ricky Martin.
Obama is scheduled to deliver the commencement address at Barnard College, where he'll share the stage with Evan Wolfson, the founder of the pro-gay group Freedom to Marry.
Obama's comments in support of same-sex marriage appear likely to be a principal focus of discussion.
For gay and lesbian Latinos, the announcement was long overdue.
“The President has been in the closet, and he finally came out,” said Andrés Duque, an Obama supporter and Latino LGBT Rights advocate and blogger. “A lot of us feel his heart was always in the right place.”
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) President Herndon Graddick said in a press release that, “The arc of history today bent a little closer to equality for every American.”
“Today, President Obama added his voice to the growing chorus of Americans who believe that all loving and committed couples should share equally in the freedom to marry,” said Evan Wolfson, Founder and President of Freedom to Marry.
Gay marriage opponents, including Latino evangelicals, viewed the announcement as a unwanted government intrusion on a religious institution.
Rev. Sam Rodríguez of the California-based National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference said that the churches he represents reject homophobia, but view marriage as a religious institution.
“We are both pro-traditional marriage and anti-homophobia,” Rodriguez told Fox News Latino. “This is not about civil unions or a legal apparatus. This is about the government saying, we are going to hijack a religious doctrine and change it for you.”
While Latino evangelicals oppose gay marriage due to religious concerns, Rev. Gabriel Salguero of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition noted that they are not one-issue voters.
“Hispanic evangelicals are the quintessential swing voters,” Rev. Gabriel Salguero of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition told Fox News Latino. “We’re conservative on social issues and progressive on immigration, poverty and housing. So the question is, which will be the issue of the day?”
This article contains material from the Associated Press.
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05-14-2012, 12:55 PM #2
Obama is the undisputed hero among illegal aliens and homosexuals.
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While a black preacher told 100 immigration protesters that incarcerated blacks and detained immigrants faced similar challenges, Jesse Morgan stood to one side of the May Day demonstrators, holding a large sign that read "Radical Queers Resist."
Although the rally was geared toward illegal immigrants, the 24-year-old Georgia State sociology major said gays can relate, too, because they often face discrimination.U.S. Constitution - Article IV, Section 4: GUARANTEES AMERICA FROM INVASION!
05-14-2012, 03:48 PM #3
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Obama has made a huge tactical mistake trying to rack up money from gay donors he has put himself at odds with the vast majority of voters in 31 states that have soundly rejected gay marriage.
He is putting all his chips down with illegal aliens, radical homosexuals, and of course his black base of voters that he feels will not leave him under any circumstances.
Obama is starting to play the game as if he is not going for a plurality of votes, but is going for hard core radicals willing to support a more insidious agenda than winning an election.
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05-14-2012, 08:41 PM #4
Obama Faces Questions on Federal Fight for Same Sex Marriage - ABC News
May 14, 2012 5:31pm
Obama Faces Questions on Federal Fight for Same Sex Marriage
Lou Rocco/ABC News
Just days after affirming his support for same-sex marriage, President Obama today declined to say whether he would go a step further and publicly take up the fight to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.
While the administration has already stopped defending legal challenges to the legislation, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman, the president said the rest is up to Capitol Hill.
“Congress is clearly on notice that I think it’s a bad idea,” the president said in an interview on ABC’s “The View.”
The full interview airs on “The View” Tuesday on ABC at 11 a.m.
“This is going to be a big contrast in the campaign, because you’ve got Gov. Romney saying we should actually have a constitutional amendment installing the notion that you can’t have same-sex marriages,” Obama said.
When asked by ABC’s Barbara Walters if he would fight federal laws that limit the rights of gay and lesbian couples, the president said, “We don’t think the Defense of Marriage Act is constitutional.”
“This is something that historically had been determined at the state level and part of my believing ultimately that civil unions weren’t sufficient, and I’ve been a longtime supporter of civil unions for same-sex couples, was partly because of the issue of Social Security benefits and other laws,” the president said.
Obama had long said he opposed same-sex marriage, but repeatedly qualified that by saying that his view was “evolving,” as he delayed taking a firm stance on the social issue. But last week, in an interview with “Good Morning America’s” Robin Roberts, the president declared he now believes same-sex couples should have the right to marry.
Obama was making his fourth appearance on “The View,” and his second as president. Obama made history as the first sitting president to make an appearance on daytime television when he visited the women of “The View” in July 2010.
The full interview airs Tuesday on ABC.U.S. Constitution - Article IV, Section 4: GUARANTEES AMERICA FROM INVASION!
05-15-2012, 05:00 PM #5U.S. Constitution - Article IV, Section 4: GUARANTEES AMERICA FROM INVASION!