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Subject: Human Rights Campaign sponsors candidates forum/debate
Date Posted: 8/8/2007 8:38 PM ET
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tomorrow night (Aug 9)

http://www.hrc.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Family/About_HRC_FamilyNet/Presidential_Forum.htm

It looks like it can be viewed on Logo's website.  I'm hoping too that C-Span will air the tape of it  later like they've done with all the other debates.  I heard about this on NPR tonight, and needless to say the Republicans either never repsonded the invitation or flat out refused to come *gasp, shock*.

 

Date Posted: 8/8/2007 10:29 PM ET
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It will also be broadcast (is that the right word?) on the internet. I know our cable company does not carry Logo so I will try to watch it on line. Just don't get too excited because I think only Kucinich & Gravel have ever said they favor gay marriage. The rest are only willing to go as far as civil unions/partnerships. All in all it should be interesting.

 

I found it amusing that some conservites said this is pandering to a  special interest group. Well, isn't it the same thing when they hold rallies or forums at Black  organizations or Hispanic organizations? Truth be told....all it comes down to is they want your vote.

Date Posted: 8/9/2007 12:00 AM ET
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Would you mind coming back after tomorrow & posting your thoughts about the forum?  I have to work until 8pm, but I would love to know what you all thought about the responses.

Date Posted: 8/9/2007 11:41 PM ET
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I didn't see all of the broadcast  - only Gravel, Richardson & Clinton. I did see  clip of Obama.

While I really like what Gravel had to say I am afraid he will never get the nomination, just not enough overall support.

Richardson came off badly. His saying that homosexuality is a choice (even though he tried to sidestep it by saying he is not a scientist) lowered him in my oinion. I felt he was trying to not really talk about LGBT issues if he could sneak in other ones.

Clinton, as usual, was articulate and honest...as honest as any politician can be..lol.

I think that in a sense whenever it was said that civil unions/domestic partnerships have to be passed on a Federal level first and eventually once they are widespread the next step is marriage. Personally, I really agreed with Gravel saying that marriage is a religious concept and that idea needs to be separated from the legal concept.

Date Posted: 8/10/2007 12:20 AM ET
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I just came across an article about this on my headlines: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070810/ap_on_el_pr/democrats_gay_rights

Date Posted: 8/10/2007 1:18 AM ET
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Another summary from the Advocate:  http://www.gay.com/news/article.html?coll=news_articles&sernum=2007/08/09/1&page=1

Date Posted: 8/10/2007 6:53 AM ET
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Thanks for posting those articles!