Sunday, May 06, 2012

2 Important Pols for Equality

Bill Clinton continues to atone for DOMA in meaningful ways. Plus, Joe Biden seems to telegraph the Dem platform and maybe the POTUS' post-reelection marriage-equality moves.

HT to Igor Volsky at Think Progress for recapping both important items clearly and concisely. Read about former POTUS Clinton stumping for marriage equality before the vote in North Carolina and would amend their constitution with a one-man/one-woman discriminatory throttle, here. Also and more significant are Biden's remarks on Meet The Press, here.

I can't believe that Obama was surprised by his VP's pro-equality comments. How much to extrapolate will depend on how civil-rights centered you are and how optimistic.

The clear comments include, "I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women and heterosexual men marrying women are entitled to the same exact rights. All the civil rights, all the civil liberties. And quite frankly I don’t see much of a distinction beyond that."

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