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Obama Expected to Address Gay Rights Group

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Posted on Oct 5, 2009
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Demonstrators march near the Capitol in Washington, D.C., last November.

This may not be one of his easiest speeches to deliver, considering his less than harmonious relationship with the audience, but President Barack Obama is reportedly planning to make some remarks during the Human Rights Campaign’s dinner Saturday in Washington, D.C.  —KA

AP via Google News:

Obama would be the second sitting president to address the group. Then-President Bill Clinton spoke in 1997.

Obama has faced criticism from activists for not taking a stronger stand on overturning a ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military.

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By Arouete, October 7, 2009 at 2:55 am Link to this comment

Well my goodness.  This little item was certainly buried in the back pages wasn’t it.  Gay ‘activism’ has become somewhat of a farce.  I wonder if any of these ‘activists’ will have the audacity to demand that this ‘civil rights lawyer” give them LEGAL reasons why he would deny them Due Process and Equal Protection of the law as well as the fundamental Right to Interstate Travel. 

Do you think one of these activists might have the courage to ask this so-called ‘civil rights lawyer’ precisely on what LEGAL basis he can justify violating the First Amendment for the nefarious purpose of denying ‘fundamental rights’ guaranteed under the Fourteenth Amendment?
See http://ebar.com/common/inc/article_print.php?sec=guest_op&article=73

Don’t hold your breath.  No one expected to ask such a reasonable question and demand a legally acceptable answer will be allowed into this room of lap dogs and anyone who does will be booted out.

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By libhomo, October 6, 2009 at 8:02 pm Link to this comment
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I have a lot more respect for the queers that will be picketing outside than the ones who will be sucking up inside.

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