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Drew Barrymore Moved to Tears by Need for Gay Rights

Drew Barrymore tells Harper's Bazaar that she was moved by Obama's position on same-sex partner benefits:

Drewbarrymore"It's the first time I've really admitted I'm a Democrat. [Barack Obama]'s values are my values. For example, when I heard him speak about a gay person never having to sit outside the hospital room with their loved one sick inside, I burst into tears because so many people I care about are homosexual and it was profound to have someone be sensitive to that. That's the kind of world I want to live in, where we're not holding our own principles in judgment above someone or against someone."

"...[John McCain] is a good person and he does care, but he has voted against things that are shocking as far as people's liberties and economic choices. I study everyone's voting record because they say one thing and do another."

Red, White and Drew [harper's bazaar]

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  1. Now wait for the Log Cabinettes to spin this by saying Obama doesn't support same sex marriage and that Drew Barrymore is a bad person for not noting that and randomly voting for McCain (who doesn't either)!

    Posted by: Philip Wester | Oct 6, 2008 8:13:47 PM

  2. Drew and I met when we were very little lol...didn't pay much attention until E.T came out and i remember being excited about it...Yes, E.T. is my childhood film...anyways, our lives have been in almost the same road...I have great respect for her. GO DREW :) L.A. RULES!

    Posted by: bosie | Oct 6, 2008 8:27:38 PM

  3. I actually met her once, she was super sweet!!! What a great lady!!!!

    Posted by: fab | Oct 6, 2008 8:36:12 PM

  4. I have been a big fan of Drew's for many years. Just more reason to love the girl.


    Posted by: marc | Oct 6, 2008 8:52:46 PM

  5. Love her!

    Posted by: Matty | Oct 6, 2008 8:57:21 PM

  6. What a fickle audience: a few weeks ago Lindsey Lohan posted something on her MySpace page, which was picked up on this blog & people commented like "she should shut the fuck up" and "who cares what she thinks"...even though what she posted was on her personal site, as opposed to a press release to the media meant for public dissemination. But now another young actress says something agreeable, so there's no more "shut the fuck up"/"who cares what you think!" stuff but a batch of love: "love her!" "love the girl", "great respect for her", etc.

    Someone please post the scorecard on young actresses we're not supposed to give a fuck about & the one's we're going to adore...

    Posted by: Daniel | Oct 6, 2008 9:28:59 PM

  7. Yeah, he's my fucking hero. Obama is the gay people's savior. He's fought for our rights and given us everything we have.

    He hasn't done shit and he's AGAINST equal rights for gays. If you're against gay marriage, which he IS, then you don't want equal rights for gays. Period.

    Equal means ALL rights that others have, not SOME.

    Pretty bad when a young black man has the same platform on equal rights as an old white man.

    Posted by: Carl | Oct 6, 2008 9:29:53 PM

  8. Californians, vote NO on proposition 8.
    Tell a friend. Speak out online. Donate.

    Equality for All

    Equality California

    Posted by: Bill | Oct 6, 2008 10:38:24 PM

  9. Carl,

    You either have not done your homework or you're a Republican troll trying to cause trouble. Obama is for civil unions with full marriage equality, ending DOMA, killing DADT, and passing ENDA.

    McCain opposes all of those!!

    Obama supports gay marriage laws in California and Massachusetts. McCain supports the anti-gay marriage scum in both California and Arizona!

    So, there is a huge difference between the two!!

    Unlike, John McCain, Obama has a large, openly gay (to the media and the world) team. Obama has a section devoted on his web site to GLBT Americans.

    Again, John McCain only has publicly closeted staff and no GLBT web presence.

    Obama's positions on GLBT issues are here:

    Obama vs McCain on LGBT issues:

    For god's sake, read the facts!!

    Did you read Obama's interview with the Advocate in which he explains that he can't get gay marriage through Congress but he can pass legislation for civil unions? Do you understand that the way for full federal marriage equality is not through legislation but through the Supreme Court, the exact same way that interracial marriage was legalized?

    Read about Loving v. Virginia.


    Finally, it's sad that people don't have more appreciation for ENDA.

    Posted by: noah | Oct 6, 2008 10:50:52 PM

  10. noah: if obama supports marriage equality then he should say so and not play politics with us. he's said he does not support marriage equality for same-sex couples but that he supports civil unions. that's nothing but jim crow for the modern age.

    he may be your savior when it comes to our rights but he's not mine. i understand that marriage equality is not an easy thing to accomplish on a nation-wide basis and that it'll end up in the courts but obama has NEVER said he'd support our right to marry, only our right to be "seperate but equal"....which, btw, doesn't include federal tax advantages or social security claims just to name a few advantages we would not enjoy.

    Posted by: psgoodguy | Oct 6, 2008 11:33:38 PM

  11. We live in a society where rights have been obtained or secured incrementally. no one is gonna sweep into office and give gays full marriage opportunities and all the legal rights that go with that title (which has always been hand-in-hand with religion). And that is mostly because, no matter how much that person may agree in full marriage rights (as i believe Obama does), that candidate would never win with such a "liberal" platform. That's politics.
    So, we need to fight for civil unions first. it's the only way we can get anywhere.
    Then once that has been accomplished and the world sees that civil unions have not impeded on their idea of "holy matrimony," an argument could be made to allow gay marriage.

    Posted by: Bobby | Oct 7, 2008 7:31:01 AM

  12. ...and lots of alcohol.

    Posted by: anon | Oct 7, 2008 9:59:57 AM

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