Oct. 13th, 2010

shirtlifterbear: (Liberal)
President Obama Is Not On Our Side.

President Obama's Department of Justice is defending the anti-gay Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy in court after a federal judge found it unconstitutional (*1) and is in the process of deciding whether to defend the policy again in the most recent decision against it. (*2)

President Obama's Department of Justice is defending in three cases the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act in court after two separate federal judges found it unconstitutional. (*3, *4)

The day a federal judge declared California's anti-gay marriage Proposition 8 to be unconstitutional, President Obama's White House released a statement reiterating the President's opposition to gay marriage. (*5)

He took the Gay community's money and votes, and made impassioned speeches about being the community's fierce advocate. (*6)

I've been disappointed to find that President Obama works actively against our community. That is simply documented fact. As it stands right now, I am not voting for his re-election in 2012.

I am truly sad that this has happened, and I know it's got to be agonizing to admit for those in the Gay community who supported him that he isn't at all who they thought he was. Face it: he's ordered the Department of Justice to appeal every decision in our favor. That is 'fierce advocacy' all right, FOR THE OTHER SIDE.

The truth is:

"President Obama Is Not On Our Side."

Sources:

*1 http://www.scribd.com/doc/29167760/Dept-of-Justice-Defends-Don-t-Ask-Don-t-Tell-policy. "Dept. of Justice Defends Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy."

*2 http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2010/09/23/DOJ_Counters_Log_Cabin_to_Keep_DADT/ "DOJ to Judge: Keep Enforcing DADT"

*3 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/12/obama-defends-antigay-def_n_214764.html "Obama Admin Moves To Dismiss Defense Of Marriage Act Challenge."

*4 http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/10/doj_files_appeal_defending_doma.php "the U.S. Department of Justice this afternoon filed notices of appeal in two cases striking down the federal definition of marriage, contained in the Defense of Marriage Act, as unconstitutional."

*5 http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2010/08/04/White_House_Statement_Prop_8/. David Axelrod, Senior Advisor to the President:“The President has spoken out in opposition to Proposition 8 because it is divisive and discriminatory. He will continue to promote equality for LGBT Americans. The president does oppose same-sex marriage but he supports equality for gay and lesbian couples."

*6 http://gay.americablog.com/2010/09/getequals-broken-promises-lgbt-remix.html "GetEQUAL's 'Broken Promises LGBT Remix, Vol. 1'"

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