Monday, June 15, 2009

Has Obama Betrayed the Gay Community?

It looks that way.

From AMERICAblog (Just about the most liberal blog out there btw):

Obama defends DOMA in federal court. Says banning gay marriage is good for the federal budget. Invokes incest and marrying children.

by John Aravosis (DC) on 6/12/2009 09:44:00 AM

UPDATE: Former top aide to President Clinton says DOJ had a choice, they did not have to file a brief in favor of DOMA.

UPDATE: Mormon Bush holdover helped write and file anti-gay DOMA brief.

UPDATE: Gay groups rip Obama.

UPDATE: Are gay politicians going to continue hosting gay pride fundraiser for Joe Biden?

UPDATE: Obama spokesman caught lying to Politico.

Joe and I have been trying since last night to get a copy of the government's brief just filed in this case. This is not the GLAD case that we've written about previously, it's another in California.

We just got the brief from reader Lavi Soloway. It's pretty despicable, and gratuitously homophobic. It reads as if it were written by one of George Bush's top political appointees. I cannot state strongly enough how damaging this brief is to us. Obama didn't just argue a technicality about the case, he argued that DOMA is reasonable. That DOMA is constitutional. That DOMA wasn't motivated by any anti-gay animus. He argued why our Supreme Court victories in Roemer and Lawrence shouldn't be interpreted to give us rights in any other area (which hurts us in countless other cases and battles). He argued that DOMA doesn't discriminate against us because it also discriminates about straight unmarried couples (ignoring the fact that they can get married and we can't).

He actually argued that the courts shouldn't consider Loving v. Virginia, the miscegenation case in which the Supreme Court ruled that it is unconstitutional to ban interracial marriages, when looking at gay civil rights cases. He told the court, in essence, that blacks deserve more civil rights than gays, that our civil rights are not on the same level.

Read the whole thing here.

This is the thing. Obama doesn't care about you in the gay community. Obama cares about getting re-elected. He doesn't want to seem to backtrack on his being against gay marriage. What Obama knows is that you have no where to go. He knows you will vote for him against a Republican no matter what. He takes you for granted, just like the Democrats take the black vote for granted. I guess you feel pretty silly slamming that poor Carrie Prejean now, don't you? You might should have used your energy to go after Obama. Carrie said that she and Obama had the same stance on gay marriage, but Obama clearly had the power to work against your agenda.

Who looks silly now?