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  1. Sam says

    She is not speaking as an individual or a politician…she’s speaking as Secretary of State – a member of the Executive Office. I cannot imagine she is at liberty to state her personal opinions on marriage equality regardless of what they are, particularly if they don’t mirror the position of the President.

    I imagine as soon as she is out of that position, you’ll hear her opinion loud and clear on the issue. And frankly once Obama is reelected, I think you’ll hear a different message from the White House on the issue.

  2. says

    This is too bad for Mrs. Clinton because it is going to cost her and the Democratic party a lot of lost support. My husband and I contributed a nice bundle of money to her presidential campaign believing she would support our same-sex marriage and work to give us even more equality but sadly we were wrong. As the upcoming elections come our way we’ve agreed to only support those politicians who support the gay community and our fight for equality. That means no support for Obama, Feinstein, Pelosi, Clinton, et al. The power of the gay vote is bigger than ever.

    I’m embarrassed by California politicians – people who should have seen to it that California was the first state to pass same-sex marriage legislation and we’ve now lost out to NY. God Bless NY. I’m encouraging all of my gay engaged couples to fly to NY to get married. With no residency laws NY is going to rake in out-of-state money – money that could have gone to California. Again, God Bless NY and I hope the people of NY know how much we appreciate their support.

  3. ohplease says

    Even now she can’t bring herself to endorse equality among Americans when essentially every NY Democrat except Diaz has endorsed it. Nice company she’s keeping. And when she’s in a sham marriage herself.

    Hillary Clinton is worse than useless and, with all her extremist right-wing best friends, always has been. I guess the one thing you can say for her is that she’s consistent. A consistently power-mad right-wing hypocrite.

  4. Andalusian Dog says

    This is cowardly.

    If he doesn’t completely f**k up between now and then, Cuomo should run in 2016. I want a president who’s a complete political monster, master strategist, amazing diplomat, and principled thinker — and who’s gutta New Yawk Itayan-American accent to boot (just to confound southern Tea Partiers)!

  5. SpunkyBunks says

    It’s time to vote out these corporate a** kissing dinosaurs! The youth are taking over and we won’t put up with this out dated crap. The politicians of New York got the message. Too bad the rest of these dinosaurs don’t get it.

  6. says

    We need to teach people to change the language of what we’re fighting for.

    I don’t want to be recognized or tolerated; I want to be accepted.

    I don’t want Americans to have gay marriage; I want them to have Marriage Equality.

    It’s not Gay Rights; it’s Civil Rights.

  7. Rachel says

    Some of you really need to take a chill pill. As someone stated she is speaking as SOS. Yes I still beleive she would have been a better president that Obama.

  8. Ken says

    I wouldn’t be too sure about that Jay, I think she’s going to run in 2016. But, in 2016, I will only support a candidate with a clear and unambiguous position in support of marriage equality and a record of action to back it up. Cuomo looks pretty good right now.

  9. David B. says

    And I love her in this Turquoise outfit … too bad she is sleeping with Mrs. Weiner … that almost surely guarantees she won’t be elected — we are not ready for that kind of woman in the white house — sad!

  10. Patric says

    OS2GUY, Speaker Pelosi has been an unapologetic supporter of marriage equality. She can hardly be held accountable for the passage of Prop 8. While Feinstein was slower to come around, she filmed a commercial for the No on 8 campaign. Speaker Pelosi in particular has earned the support and appreciation of the LGBT community.

  11. JMG says

    OS2GUY:

    California would’ve been the first state to legalize gay marriage free of court pressure.

    The state legislature passed a marriage equality bill and sent it to the governor for a signature.

    “Pro-gay Republican” Schwarzenegger vetoed it. And this was in 2005 – a full six years before NY.

  12. plaintom says

    California marriage equality was defeated by that great defender of the sanctity of marriage, Arnold. Marriage is between 1 man 1 woman +1 maid.

  13. Rick says

    What choice does Nancy Pelosi have but to be pro gay rights across the board given that she represents San Francisco in Congress, for crying out loud? I am not saying she is insincere and would not have the same positions if it were not absolutely necessary for her to do so for political reasons, but there is no way of knowing.

    I will make the observation that the real movers and shakers behind marriage equality and for gay rights in general now seem to be straight men; I honestly think that, at some point, many straight women are going to find this trend threatening, if not alarming.

    The prospect of male homophobia dissipating and freeing all men from their emotional and sexual dependence on women has to be greatly disturbing to them. They were sympathetic towards us when we were their little pets, but how will they react when we become more than that and the culture potentially changes radically as a result….

  14. Derrick from Philly says

    “The prospect of male homophobia dissipating and freeing all men from their emotional and sexual dependence on women has to be greatly disturbing to them. They were sympathetic towards us when we were their little pets, but how will they react when we become more than that and the culture potentially changes radically as a result….”

    Oh, Lord, it’s the 301st Spartan. Got that ancient Greek feeling today, hunh? If it weren’t for those damn females–men would be set free to freely f.ck other men. We already got enough bisexuals, Rick. They’re called closeted, down low, trade…etc. I enjoyed them way back when.

    No vagina bashing today, please.

  15. Derrick from Philly says

    “No vagina bashing today, please.”

    I take that line back. I thought I was being clever, but that line could be a very nasty pun. Forget I wrote it…ouch!

  16. Rick says

    @Derrick I see you are threatened by the idea, too. In reality, in the few societies where homophobia has been absent or nearly so, most men were/are functionally bisexual. (Go do some research on the Asmat of New Guinea for a striking example of this).

    Of course, I can see why “gay” men who have surrendered their masculinity and become quasi-women would be frightened by this prospect–they would become so grossly outnumbered by men who are both masculine and have sex with men–not on the down low, but unashamedly and unabashedly–that they would become the outcasts.

    Using their attraction to men as an excuse for their quasi-womanliness would lose all its credibility, wouldn’t it now?

  17. walter says

    hey hilary looks like time for another face lift. your face is falling and bill will be out looking for something younger to help protect marriage.

  18. says

    Sorry guys but Pelosi has not done near enough for equality. I live on Russian Hill in San Francisco and know exactly what our politicians have done for us. Yes, Pelosi ‘supported’ same-sex marriage but she did so begrudgingly. I worked for Feinstein and she was – on a personal level – no friend of the gay community and only utilized the gay community for her political ambitions. Newsom put his Mayoral career on the line (- but I still don’t like him as Lt. Governor). I accepted Obama but never felt the man would see to it that we obtained equality and still don’t. 85% of all California black voters voted against same-sex marriage despite the fact that they themselves know the destruction of discrimination first hand (you would think they would be in the forefront of equality). Had Pelosi stepped forward and pulled her minions in line to pass same-sex marriage when it was on the ballot then gay Californians could marry today. She didn’t and now gay couples are planning weddings (and spending millions of dollars) in NY State.

    Those politicians who failed the gay community certainly don’t deserve the vote of the gay community.

  19. Phil says

    She has the nerve to close her statement by saying how lucky LGBT folks should all feel here in the U.S. and how grateful we should be, clearly implying that we shouldn’t be asking for more. Hillary’s an irrelevant asswipe. Go Cumomo!

  20. equality now says

    “The prospect of male homophobia dissipating and freeing all men from their emotional and sexual dependence on women has to be greatly disturbing to them. They were sympathetic towards us when we were their little pets, but how will they react when we become more than that and the culture potentially changes radically as a result….

    Posted by: Rick”

    I think you’re on to something. I think straight men might be the biggest winners if there is gay equality. Women will want them and so will gay men. Ah, it’s nice to be wanted!

  21. says

    Well listen to some of you idiots and true BIGOTS….Like Gay Lib I don’t see you using foul language against queen mother like you do on Obama and Rachel says “Some of you really need to take a chill pill. As someone stated she is speaking as SOS. Yes I still beleive she would have been a better president that Obama.”
    Posted by: Rachel | Jun 27, 2011 1:32:30 PM

    Oh yeah Rachel because a African American who doesn’t believe in our rights is a bigot and homopobe BUT NOT HILLARY! She’s my queen Mother even though she feels I’m second class I’ll accept that but that Black dude oh no don’t he know I fought for his civil rights….Sure gurl.

    And Sam says “She is not speaking as an individual or a politician…she’s speaking as Secretary of State – a member of the Executive Office. I cannot imagine she is at liberty to state her personal opinions on marriage equality regardless of what they are, particularly if they don’t mirror the position of the President.”
    Posted by: Sam | Jun 27, 2011 12:25:40 PM

    Simply amazing how some of your attitudes switch when it’s her. And then on the James Alesi post some of you are ready forgive Ken Melhman and Tracy Morgan can go to hell?

    Hillary Clinton(Caucasian)=We love her in spite of not being for Marriage equality but it’s cool Hilz.

    Barack Obama(African American)=Is a shrill and horrific person for not supporting Marriage Equality

    Ken Mehlman(Caucasian)=Some are willing to forgive him for the worst atrocity to hit the gay community 41 states admending their Constituion to keep marriage between 1 man and 1 woman

    Tracy Morgan (African American)=We’ll never forgive you in spite of an apology tour donating money to the Ali Fortney Center and doing a GLAAD campaign against gay bullying.

    OK, I got it now!…How sad and I know this doesn’t reflect all of us. But this is pathetic still!

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