Clinton gets some gay lovin’

I thought my dream magazine cover had materialized when I first saw:

What could be more perfect? Clinton, who is widely regarded as one of the most intelligent females of her generation, is the cover of the Advocate. Two possibilities, one she is announcing she is a lesbian, which would be pretty much the coolest ever, since the new face of lesbianism would be a brilliant successful woman, rather than a shaved head lumber jack. Or she has decided to embrace gay marriage completely rather than civil unions. Either way I was down.

But then I read the article. While she has a track record of respecting the gay and lesbian community and she is still my choice for the primary, she just reiterated her typical stances on all the relevant issues. But the article points out the obvious question. Why do the gays love her? The article states: “Just why are we so in love with Hillary? Her husband signed the vile “don’t ask, don’t tell” law and the nefarious Defense of Marriage Act, she refuses to endorse same-sex marriage even though everyone suspects she privately supports it, and on other issues important to us she can sound a little soulless.”

For me, it is just she is the only candidate that I honestly believe sees no difference between gay and straight people. For political reasons she cannot endorse gay marriage, and if that would make her an unviable candidate I wouldn’t want her to. But she has courted the gay vote since long before it was the norm for democrats, she opposes her husband’s don’t ask don’t tell, and she is the most visibly comfortable with gay issues. Most of the candidates say the right thing but look queasy when asked about gay issues. I don’t Clinton is even the most liberal candidate; it is probably related to being the only female candidate. In general women seem to be more tolerant. Maybe she understands discrimination better than your average rich white man.

She might have a run for her money, many gays are jumping on the Obama bandwagon. I think this election will change history in any event.  But we’ll see.

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2 Responses to Clinton gets some gay lovin’

  1. kip says:

    Rich, white men. You hit the nail on the head. Although I guess any democrat would be better than Bush. Accept possibly for Richardson.

  2. Charles says:

    It’s really a shame that none of the mainstream candidates will support gay marriage. I think both parties need to put forward more socially liberal candidates. If the democratic nominee and the republican nominee both pledged to support gay marriage (impossible, I know), then it couldn’t hurt either candidate politically. Plus, if a candidate supports gay marriage on a personal level, they really need to campaign on what they believe in, and not dance around the issue to protect their chances of winning. I don’t want to vote for someone that won’t stand up for my right to get married. How I dislike American politics (or politicians rather).

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