Saturday, March 08, 2008

Obama Fully Supports "Transgender Rights"

WorldNetDaily is reporting on Obama's promise of his support to the whole GLBT community. He brags that he supports a "fully inclusive" ENDA (i.e., including transgenders), and that he co-sponsored "gender identity" legislation in Illinois. We wonder if he's been tutored by his buddy Deval Patrick, who promised in 2006 to support "transgender rights," even though Patrick had no idea what "transgenderism" was all about.

Will Obama's health care plan cover all of the trans demands for bizarre hormone injections, surgeries, and devices? (Why is no one else asking these questions?)

Obama lobbies 'gays' for edge over Hillary; Letter to 'LGBT community' affirms he'd dump Defense of Marriage Act
WorldNetDaily (3-7-08)

It's not easy to find on his campaign website, but Sen. Barack Obama has issued an open letter to the "LGBT community" assuring them he believes in "full equality" for homosexuals and stating that, unlike Sen. Hillary Clinton, he advocates the complete repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act.

In the letter, published on a campaign blog, Obama says he's "running for president to build an America that lives up to our founding promise of equality for all – a promise that extends to our gay brothers and sisters." Pointing out that throughout his career he's "fought to eliminate discrimination against LGBT (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) Americans," Obama lists some of his specific accomplishments.

In the Illinois legislature, he "co-sponsored a fully inclusive bill that prohibited discrimination on the basis of both sexual orientation and gender identity, extending protection to the workplace, housing and places of public accommodation." As president, he says, "I will place the weight of my administration behind the enactment of the Matthew Shepard Act to outlaw hate crimes and a fully inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act to outlaw workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity."

... Obama says he will also use the presidency's bully pulpit to "urge states to treat same-sex couples with full equality in their family and adoption laws." The candidate for the White House says he would not prevent legalization of same-sex marriage. "I personally believe that civil unions represent the best way to secure that equal treatment," he sayes. "But I also believe that the federal government should not stand in the way of states that want to decide on their own how best to pursue equality for gay and lesbian couples whether that means a domestic partnership, a civil union or a civil marriage." ...