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Ugandan President ‘Ridiculed’ Hillary Clinton When Challenged on Anti-Homosexuality Act

Hillary Clinton has revealed in her memoir Hard Choices that she unsuccessfully urged Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to halt the passage of his country’s Anti-Homosexuality Act.

Hillary Clinton Hard ChoicesSaid Clinton: "He [President Museveni] ridiculed my concerns."

The Act, which was given presidential assent by Mr Museveni in February, calls for offenders to be sentenced to 14 years in prison and makes it a criminal offence to not report someone for being gay.

Last week, the U.S. announced that it had cut aid to Uganda, cancelled a planned military exercise with the country and banned Ugandan citizens involved in human rights abuses from entering the United States.

In her book, Clinton also writes about her anger at the murder of Ugandan gay rights campaigner David Kato in 2011.

“David was killed in what police said was a robbery but it was more likely an execution. I was appalled that the police and government had done little to protect David after public calls for his murder. But this was about more than police incompetence. It was the result of a nationwide campaign to suppress LGBT people by any means necessary, and the government was part of it."

 


Bill Maher Talks About Karl Rove’s ‘Murdered Gay Lover’ On ‘The View’: VIDEO

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On ABC’s morning talk show The View, comedian and activist Bill Maher addressed the allegation thrown out last month by Republican strategist and mastermind Karl Rove that Hillary Clinton suffered brain damage during a hospital visit in 2012. On the topic of Hillary, Maher first said that he believes Clinton is definitely running for President in 2016 — “she wants to run like a tick wants blood” — and then turned to Rove’s incendiary statement and his quasi recantation: 

I mean look what Karl Rove did to her a couple weeks ago, bringing up brain damage and just saying, ‘well, I’m not saying she does, I’m just putting it out there.’ I wonder if Karl Rove’s gay lover that he murdered,” Maher said. “Oh, I’m not saying that’s definitely true, I’m just putting it out there.”

Watch the interview (which turns towards Hillary and Rove around the 2:27 mark), AFTER THE JUMP…

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Nate Silver: Most Women Like Hillary Clinton ‘Evolved’ On Gay Marriage Many Years Ago

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With Hillary Clinton’s position on gay marriage back in the news following a combative interview with NPR host Terry Gross last week on the possible ‘political’ motivations for evolving on the issue in March 2013, statistician Nate Silver has taken the opportunity to crunch the numbers on whether Clinton’s late-blooming evolution was typical of women in her demographic profile.

ClintonSilver, using individual-level voter data from three states that voted on gay marriage initiatives in 2008 (California, Arizona, and Florida) found that somewhere between 75 and 90 percent of women in Clinton’s demographic profile supported gay marriage in 2008 (Democratic, non-evangelical Protestant, top category for household income and education, older aged females).

Silver says questions surrounding whether Clinton’s residence is urban or suburban and whether she is more of a “liberal” or a “moderate” account for the range – 75 percent of moderate, suburban women like Clinton supported gay marriage in 2008, with 90 percent of liberal, urban women like Clinton doing the same.

Furthermore, Silver finds:

Silver dataThe majority of women with this profile supported gay marriage long ago. I estimate, for instance, that about 75 percent of liberal, urban, Democratic women who otherwise match Clinton’s demographic characteristics did so even in 1992. And support among moderate, suburban Democratic women like Clinton rose above 50 percent shortly after her husband took office in 1993. Those figures might seem high. But there were some people who supported gay marriage in the early 1990s — about 25 percent of the U.S. population, based on the trend from national opinion polls. These were just the sort of people likely to be among that 25 percent.

More on Silver’s findings HERE.

 


Rick Santorum: Hillary Clinton Isn’t ‘Bling’ Enough to Win Dem Nomination for President: VIDEO

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In an interview Friday with USA Today, Rick Santorum was asked about whether he thinks Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2016 - with Santorum saying she isn't “young and bling” enough for Democratic voters:

“I think she would be atypical of what the Democrats would nominate. They generally don’t nominate old and tried and true. They tend to nominate young and bling. And only when the young and bling don’t work out that they fall back to the tried and true….[Democrats] like new, they like fresh, they like young. That’s who the Democratic Party has been nominating since they became the liberal party in America.”

In a separate clip, Santorum was asked to weigh in on Rick Perry’s recent comparison of homosexuality to alcoholism. Santorum said that doing analogies and comparisons like that “can be very dicey and tricky affairs because people get very upset when you do them,” but that he stood by Perry’s point.

Wonder if Dan Savage's ears are burning... 

Watch the clips, AFTER THE JUMP...

[via Right Wing Watch]

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Friday Speed Read: Wisconsin, Hillary Clinton, Lauren Scott, Jack Phillips

BY LISA KEEN / Keen News Service

CrabbWISCONSIN HEARING TODAY:

U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Crabb will hold a hearing this afternoon to determine how to word her final injunction against Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex couples marrying. Crabb could issue a stay on her decision, as could the Seventh Circuit federal appeals court. Currently, clerks in about half of Wisconsin’s counties are issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

GrossNPR HOST SUGGESTS CLINTON DECEPTIVE:

National Public Radio host Terry Gross tried to get presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to admit she waited until the public supported same-sex marriage before acknowledging that she supports it, too. In the interview, aired Thursday on Gross’ Fresh Air, Gross said “a lot of people still oppose gay rights” and asked whether Clinton was influenced by that opposition to delay her own public support for marriage equality. “I think you’re trying to say that I used to be opposed and now I am in favor and that I did it for political reasons,” said Clinton. “That’s just flat wrong.” “No,” said Gross, “I was saying that you maybe really … believed in gay marriage all along but felt for political reasons America wasn’t ready yet and you couldn’t say it.” “No, that’s not true,” said Clinton. “I did not grow up even imagining gay marriage and I don’t think you did either. This was an incredible new and important idea that people on the front lines of the gay rights movement began to talk about and slowly but surely convinced others about the rightness of that position. When I was ready to say what I said, I said it.”

RADICAL AND SNEAKY, TOO? NPR’s

Terry Gross also said former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did what many might consider a “radical” thing when she included mention of transgendered people in a speech about respecting human rights. Gross questioned Clinton’s decision to add gender identity to the State Department employment policy and to make it “easier for Americans to change their sex on their passport.” “Did you have to sneak that in?” asked Gross. “I have a feeling that if a lot of people had known that, you would have gotten a lot of pushback for that.” “I don’t think it was any big secret,” said Clinton. “I think it was part of the overall efforts to try to treat people with dignity and equality.”

ScottTRANS REPUBLICAN WINS NEVADA PRIMARY:

Here’s something genuinely radical: a transgender candidate won a Republican primary for a Nevada assembly seat Tuesday. Lauren Scott, who was a Democrat until three years ago, won 58 percent of the vote over one other candidate for the nomination to represent the district that includes parts of Reno and Sparks. Republican Governor Brian Sandoval endorsed Scott in the June 10 primary. She’ll now run against incumbent Democrat Michael Sprinkle. This was Scott’s second run for the seat. She is a business consultant, a veteran of the Air Force, a lobbyist for Equality Nevada, and a member of the state Equal Rights Commission. If she wins the seat, she will become the first openly transgender person to serve in a state legislature.

PhillipsBAKER LOSES ROUND TWO:

A bakery in Lakewood, Colorado lost its second round in an effort to refuse service same-sex couples by claiming the owner’s religious beliefs prevent him from selling them a wedding cake. The Colorado Commission on Civil Rights May 30 upheld the decision of an administrative law judge who ruled Jack Phillips violated the state law against discrimination in public accommodations when he refused to sell a same-sex couple a cake for their wedding celebration in 2012.

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Hillary Clinton Spars with NPR's Terry Gross in Combative Interview About Gay Marriage: LISTEN

Hillary Clinton sparred with NPR host Terry Gross during a lengthy, tense, set of questions about her evolution on gay marriage.

H_clintonGross began by asking her if her move to marriage equality support was a political calculation even though she's committed to human rights, which started things going.

“I think you’re reading it very wrong," Clinton answered. "I think that, as I said – just as the President has said – just because you’re a politician doesn’t mean you’re not a thinking human being. You gather information, you think through positions, you’re not one hundred percent set, thank goodness, you’re constantly re-evaluating where you stand. That is true for me."

Thus began seven minutes of questions during which Clinton seemed to  disagree with every question, finally accusing Gross of trying to distort her message:

"You know I really, I have to say, I think you being very persistent, but you are playing with my words and playing with what is such an important issue...No, I don’t think you are trying to clarify. I think you are trying to say that I used to be opposed and now I am in favor and I did it for political reasons. And that’s just flat wrong. So let me just state what I feel like I think you are implying and repudiate it. I have a strong record. I have a great commitment to this issue and I am proud of what I’ve done and the progress we're making.”

Listen to the interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

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