Oct 1, 2008

McCain/Palin OPPOSE federal hate crimes legislation and employment non-discrimination *

Senator John McCain/Arizona Governor Sarah Palin/Alaska covering the "basics" on the campaign trail

WASHINGTON, Oct 01, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/

John McCain has said that he hopes 'gay and lesbian Americans will give full consideration' to supporting his campaign.

We have and we don't.- Jon Hoadley, Executive Director, Stonewall Democrats

Today, the National Stonewall Democrats issued the following statement in response to answers given by Senator John McCain to the Washington Blade on issues which impact the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community:

"John McCain continues to artfully illustrate why we need a pro-equality President like Barack Obama in the White House. Throughout his answers to the Washington Blade, Senator McCain uses flowery code words easily accepted by the anti-equality activists which continue to control his campaign and the Republican Party. John McCain is opposed to the equal enforcement of hate crimes legislation, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, the repeal of the detrimental 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy and he continues to support discriminatory ballot measures which target our families in Arizona, California and Florida. John McCain has said that he hopes 'gay and lesbian Americans will give full consideration' to supporting his campaign. We have and we don't. That is why the majority of our community - and the majority of Americans - continue to support the Obama/Biden ticket."

The presidential campaign of John McCain agreed to respond with written answers to questions submitted by William R. Kapfer, co-president of Windows Media, the parent company of the Washington Blade.

For the full Q & A by the Washington Blade with John McCain, visit:

- The McCain/Palin ticket SUPPORTS anti-marriage amendments pending before voters in Arizona, California and Florida.

- The McCain/Palin ticket OPPOSES the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

- The McCain/Palin ticket OPPOSES federal hate crimes legislation.

- The McCain/Palin ticket OPPOSES the Uniting American Families Act, which would unite families headed by same-sex couples where one spouse is an American citizen.

- The McCain/Palin ticket OPPOSES the repeal of the failed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Pursue" policy which has dismissed over 12,500 servicemembers. At a time when our military asks Americans for their service, the McCain/Palin ticket believes that millions of Americans should be barred from offering their patriotism simply because of who they are.

For more information, visit: click here

National Stonewall Democrats is the national voice of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied Democrats, with more than 90 local chapters across the nation. Stonewall Democrats works to elect more pro-equality Democrats regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity - and to improve the Democratic Party on issues important to LGBT Democrats.

*SOURCE National Stonewall Democrats
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David G. said...
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FranIAm said...

Oh my goodness - that Private Palin photo-hilarious.

McCain/Palin - good for no one!

Bonnie said...

Hi Leonardo--I think we should just call it the Cain (as in slew his brother Abel) Pain (as in the derriere) ticket.

If there are people in our country stupid enough to fall for their no brainer spew, I'd say the "No child left behind" program needs a really big boost.