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April 11, 2008

Obama on LGBT Issues

The Advocate recently interviewed Obama on LGBT Rights issues.  Among other things, he said that if he is elected, he expects to be able to eliminate "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and help pass the ENDA.

However, he notes that he thinks it would be politically unfeasible to include gender identity in the bill.

Importantly, he mentioned that he would like to see equal federal benefits for civil unions.  This would be a major step forward, but would be difficult to do because it would require a repeal of DOMA.

You can read the full interview at Advocate.com.

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obama supports repeal of DOMA, so it would be feasible, clinton on the other hand does not.

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Posted by: queerunity | Apr 18, 2008 4:25:59 PM

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