Gay Liberation Protest October 10 *NEW LOCATION*
PROTEST OBAMA WHILE HE IS COOING THE BOUGSIE HRC DINNER!
*NEW LOCATION*: Protest will be located at Washington DC Convention Center @ the corner of 9th And Mt. Vernon Place.
Protest will begin at 6pm
Many of us watched in disgust this past January as the homophobic Reverend Rick Warren was given an honored place at the inaugural festivities. It was as if a leader of the White Citizens Council had been invited to the White House.
This homophobic behavior by the Obama White House has been repeated several times before and since:
** During the South Carolina primary, when his campaign featured rabidly anti-gay Gospel performer Donnie McClurkin at a major rally;
** With the quiet dropping of most pro-gay promises from the Obama website earlier this year – until a firestorm of protest forced them to return much of it;
** With the failure to rescind President Clinton’s ban on HIV+ people traveling to the United States, and his ban on granting green cards and citizenship to HIV+ immigrants;
** With the unnecessary administration brief in favor of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), with language worthy of the most vicious anti-gay bigot, making a mockery of his promise to repeal DOMA;
** With the statements by Obama that his “Christian beliefs” make him oppose equal marriage rights, as if the former Constitutional law scholar from the University of Chicago doesn’t know anything about separation of church and state. Obama’s homophobic statements were of course gleefully quoted to great effect by pro-Prop 8 forces in California;
** With the failure to blunt “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” (DADT) by issuing a stop-loss order. Instead, he authorized surrogates to endlessly delay the junking of DADT, thereby breaking his promise to repeal it;
** While an inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act has been reintroduced into Congress, President Obama has expended virtually no political capital in getting it or any other pro-gay measure passed.
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