Monday, January 17, 2005

never mind, pt. 2

I made a post yesterday about how President Bush said in an interview with The Washington Post that he wasn't planning to push the constitutional amendment banning gay marriage because he knew it wouldn't make it out of the Senate.

Well, apparently George W. doesn't take direction well because his advisors are stepping in to let the world know that what he meant to say was . . .

Dan Bartlett, the White House Communications Director, now says that the President still backs the passage of the amendment, but is being realistic about it's ability to make it through Congress.

Which sounds like the same thing.

Lucky for you and me, Senator "f
rothy mixture of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex" (also known as Senator Rick Santorum, Republican from Pennsylvania) is on the case. He says the President is going to stand strong on the issue because kids need moms and dads.

And so is he.

So there.

The clarification from the White House comes on the same day as Page 3 article in The Washington Post about how 22 normally ideologically disparate LGBT organizations have made the decision to come together and present a unified front during Bush's second term. They have listed their priorities as
equal employment opportunities, expanding federal hate crime legislation to include sexual orientation and gender identity, protections for children of LGBT couples, overturning the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, fighting anti-gay state and federal legislation, and same sex marriage.

According to the same article, the LGBT groups have their work cut out for them. In November 2004, conservative groups were able to organize to get laws passed in eleven states banning same sex marriage and now they have their sights set on fifteen more.

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