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Did you see this a step for gay rights? Finally He does something right.

http://blog.taragana.com/politics/2010/06/22/obama-hails-progress-on-gay-rights-issues-promises-to-push-for-more-change-44594/

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/22/obama-vows-progress-on-gay-rights-agenda/

 
hot-mama86

Asked by hot-mama86 at 11:55 PM on Jul. 25, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • It s just more lip service. "President Barack Obama is promising gay rights activists he’ll keep pushing for action on their priorities including benefits for same-sex partners and repealing the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy"

    He has said this since taking office yet nothing. I wouldn't hold my breath. Plus DADT is a big deal, don't expect even if it is repealed any significant changes for quite sometime. Policies have to be re-written with in the military which takes time and approval.

    "Obama also said that the Health and Human Services Department would be moving to get hospitals to allow visitation rights for same-sex couples."

    Obama made that order in Apr."Obama ordered the secretary to ensure that all hospitals getting Medicare and Medicaid money honor all patients' advance directives" http://articles.latimes.com/2010/apr/16/nation/la-na-gay-couples-hospitals16-2010apr16
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 12:28 AM on Jul. 26, 2010

  • Not to detract from the OP but WHAT has he done RIGHT?? Add to the debt EXPONENTIALY?? Closed or fixed Gitmo? Done ANYTHING to HELP to make HC moer AFFORDABLE? Ended dont ask dont tell?? Or maybe the wire tapping?? yeah...NOTHING worth a damn but talk A LOT. And guess what I CAN say negative things all day long...ESPECIALLY when they are the TRUTH :)
    momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 12:16 AM on Jul. 26, 2010

  • For you that are for gay rights I would not get my hopes up to high.


    You know how Obama and his promises have work out so far. LOL

    Natesmom507

    Answer by Natesmom507 at 2:28 AM on Jul. 26, 2010

  • More important things? Like doing what makes ligical sense to help job creation?


    WHEN did he do it?..looking around and I don't see it!
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 11:37 AM on Jul. 26, 2010

  • Good news,


    better news when he abolishes DADT and makes it LEGAL for GAYS to choose their own spouses

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:29 AM on Jul. 26, 2010

  • Umm no he made a lot of mistakes and hurt our country more. I am an equal opportunist and hate all politicians equally including him, because they don't know jack sh*t about what needs to happen. They just say stuff to get votes. Don't like the negative comments don't respond.
    hot-mama86

    Comment by hot-mama86 (original poster) at 12:16 AM on Jul. 26, 2010

  • Thank you momo
    hot-mama86

    Comment by hot-mama86 (original poster) at 12:17 AM on Jul. 26, 2010

  • Who cares about gay rights? Make ALL the illegals GO HOME! Change our constitution so if your NOT an American citizen and have a child here in the US your child is a citizen of the country the parent is a citizen of. NOT an American one who now gets rights. Illegal is ILLEGAL!
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 8:42 AM on Jul. 26, 2010

  • I think he will eventually come through with his promises for gays, there just have been too many other more important things to fix before getting around to this one, but I am certain he will.
    older

    Answer by older at 10:21 AM on Jul. 26, 2010

  • What do you mean "Finally he does something right" ??? That's not fair. He has done quite a few things that are "right". I am really getting fed up with all the negative commenst about our President, if I may say so.
    gertie41

    Answer by gertie41 at 11:58 PM on Jul. 25, 2010