Saturday, September 6, 2008

John Aravosis: continuing to make gays look like hypocrites.

John Aravosis wants to think he's queen bee of us gay democrats out there, but he really needs to check himself into hypocricy rehab:

"So does Palin think gays can be cured? Time for some enterprising reporter to ask the McCain campaign."

But hey: before that, weren't you OUTRAGED! that Barack Obama would invite a "cure the gay away" spokesman to a campaign event? Which, by the way, is something Sarah Palin has not done.

Oh, yeah. That was until you decided that women are bad, bad, bad sinister creatures and Barack Obama walks on gay water, but let's remind those bitter, gun-and-religion clingers about your principled follow-through:

"So, in the end, Obama let his "best" and "favorite" artist slam gays to thousands of African-Americans, in his name, and neither he nor his hand-chosen white gay preacher said anything in response. Class act, that Obama campaign.
"Obama is definitely not ready for prime time."

Huh. Does John Aravosis -- CHAMPION OF US GAYS!!! -- have one iota of credibility on this issue? You be the judge, but I think the case is clear.

But, sure, let's talk:

Barack Obama is pro-civil unions and thinks civil unions are a State issue and is opposed to gay marriage. And he has done nothing for same-sex couple benefits in elected office. To wit:

Sen Obama: "I'm a Christian. And so, although I try not to have my religious beliefs dominate or determine my political views on this issue, I do believe that tradition, and my religious beliefs say that marriage is something sanctified between a man and a woman."


[Obama] said he would support civil unions between gay and lesbian couples, as well as letting individual states determine if marriage between gay and lesbian couples should be legalized.

Get it? "Support" "Oppose." Words are meaningless unless there's a tangible record, eh? Mind that I'm using a source titled "Lesbian Life" and has a party-line bias. Which is fine. But see how they twist in the wind about Palin.

Even though, as governor, Sarah Palin signed into law a state supreme court-ordered measure to grant same-sex partner benefits in 2006, she publicly stated that she disagreed with the court ruling.

Sarah Palin signed same-sex partnership benefits into law per the Alaskan Supreme Court when former Republican Governor Frank Murkowski sat on his hands and did not sign them.

Sarah Palin is opposed to gay marriage and civil unions. But she has done something very concrete for same-sex couples in elected office.

The point is that words are meaningless. Obama says he will be this gay rights champion (never mind he did not march in Chicago Pride this year! Way to organize that Chicago community!) but essentially takes the same position as any Republican:

Marriage. One man. One woman.

And, more to the point, has no record of championing gay rights.

Sarah Palin? She says the same. She says she personally opposes same-sex marriage. But Sarah Palin demonstrated a respect for law and for the bench and signed those rights into law.

Sarah Palin decided to do what was right, based on her State's Supreme Court ruling. You can weasel and cry all you want, John Aravosis, that Sarah Palin is "SO ANTI GAY!" and her "CHURCH IS ANTI-GAY!" and scream and twist in the wind that Obama is this saintly friend to LGBTs nation-wide.

One had a record of respecting her bench and not mixing her personal beliefs with State policy. Sarah Palin can personally believe all she wants about gays. She did what was right based on a legal case.

The other? A lot of words that don't sound any different from a Republican! like Sarah Palin. That's Obama. "Vote for me because you have nowhere else to go!"

And as far as not marching in Chicago Pride?
Well, at least someone on the Democrats' side dared to do it. Again and again.

John Aravosis: stop being such a PDS-infected hypocrite.

1 comment:

Ballard said...

Governor Palin Vetoes HB4001

Governor Sarah Palin vetoed HB4001 late this afternoon, under the authority vested in her by Article 11, Section 15 of the Alaska Constitution. This is the Governor’s first veto.

“The Department of Law advised me that this bill, HB4001, is unconstitutional given the recent Court order of December 19th, mandating same-sex benefits,” said Governor Sarah Palin. “With that in mind, signing this bill would be in direct violation of my oath of office.”

HB4001 passed during the special session of the Legislature in the final month of the Murkowski administration. The bill prohibited the commissioner of the department of administration from adopting same-sex regulations, allowing them to become law, or implementing them. In the Department of Law opinion passed along to the Governor, Attorney General Talis Colberg writes, “the bill… effectively eliminated the regulatory process as a way to comply with the Court’s order to provide same-sex domestic partner benefits for state employees and members of state retirement systems.” Colberg further states that the December 19, 2006 order is “legally sufficient to authorize the commission of administration to expand state employee health benefits or change the retirement systems to provide benefits for same-sex domestic partners.”

The Governor’s veto does not signal any change or modification to her disagreement with the action and order by the Alaska Supreme Court. It is the Governor’s intention to work with the legislature and to give the people of Alaska an opportunity to express their wishes and intentions whether these benefits should continue.

The Court-ordered regulations are already in effect in accordance with the December 19th order.