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Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-26-08 09:17 PM
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32. "he wants equal treatment for any relationship recognized under state law" What does that mean?
Edited on Thu Jun-26-08 09:20 PM by Skip Intro
Doesn't sound like it really backs up the "fight for gay rights" headline to me.

"Barack Obama has said it should be up to individual states to decide whether to allow gay marriage. Michelle Obama says he wants equal treatment for any relationship recognized under state law."

What exactly does that mean? He'll fight for gay rights in states that approve gay marriage? What about states that don't? What exactly is being said about equal rights here?
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  -Obama's wife says he'll fight for gay equality babylonsister  Jun-26-08 08:09 PM   #0 
  - Ya think John McSame would fight for equal rights?  blogslut   Jun-26-08 08:14 PM   #1 
  - John McCain will fight  polmaven   Jun-26-08 08:20 PM   #2 
  - A Hillary avatar is fine --  gateley   Jun-26-08 08:48 PM   #13 
  - McCain? Hell no!  Bluenorthwest   Jun-26-08 08:28 PM   #4 
  - John McShame will fight for the right for Rethuglican men to solicit in airport bathrooms.  Raster   Jun-26-08 08:50 PM   #14 
  - Obama "fought to help working-class families overcome poverty"? What significant bills has he  jody   Jun-26-08 08:26 PM   #3 
  - Do tell  blogslut   Jun-26-08 08:30 PM   #5 
  - I don't give a dam about McCain, Obama will be the Dem candidate and I'm tired of losing the WH. n/t  jody   Jun-26-08 08:40 PM   #8 
     - And so...what?  blogslut   Jun-26-08 08:42 PM   # 
        - Have a nice evening. n/t  jody   Jun-26-08 08:43 PM   #10 
  - He worked on tax relief and housing for the poor, for starters:  babylonsister   Jun-26-08 08:37 PM   #6 
  - Did Obama actually create those bills or did the IL senate leader attach Obama's name to them to  jody   Jun-26-08 08:42 PM   #9 
     - I don't know; maybe if you googled a bit you'd find your answer. nt  babylonsister   Jun-26-08 08:47 PM   #12 
     - I've already googled and I know the answer as do you. There is no record that Obama created any  jody   Jun-26-08 08:51 PM   #15 
        - No I haven't but I'm not about to research for you. Quit yer whining. nt  babylonsister   Jun-26-08 08:52 PM   #16 
        - So the truth really hurts. I'm not sorry. n/t  jody   Jun-26-08 08:59 PM   #20 
           - So the very informed voters are going to choose McCain because he has written so much anti poverty  SemiCharmedQuark   Jun-26-08 09:02 PM   #22 
              - I repeat, I don't give a dam about about McCain. I simply point out that Obama's campaign director  jody   Jun-26-08 09:06 PM   #24 
                 - Here's a WAPO article:  SemiCharmedQuark   Jun-26-08 09:07 PM   #26 
        - So 'sponsoring and helping pass legislation' isn't good enough for you?...  babylonsister   Jun-26-08 08:57 PM   #19 
           - "Obama Passed Bipartisan Legislation"? I hope he can back that up in the dirty GE because if it's  jody   Jun-26-08 09:01 PM   #21 
     - The primaries are OVER so you can stop  zidzi   Jun-26-08 09:47 PM   #38 
  - She said he fought for those things, she didn't make specific claims  KingFlorez   Jun-26-08 08:40 PM   #7 
  - There may not be a difference to you but there is to many voters. Are you an understudy for  jody   Jun-26-08 08:46 PM   #11 
     - You mean those voters that voted a chronic failure into the WH TWICE because they'd rather have a  SemiCharmedQuark   Jun-26-08 08:54 PM   #18 
     - What does voting for the idiot in the WH have to do with claims about how Obama  jody   Jun-26-08 09:04 PM   #23 
        - It means that I highly doubt that "many" voters will actually look at the issue  SemiCharmedQuark   Jun-26-08 09:06 PM   #25 
           - I hope you are right but IMO the election will get very dirty and be very close unless one of the  jody   Jun-26-08 09:12 PM   #30 
              - It will definitely be an awful campaign.  SemiCharmedQuark   Jun-26-08 09:15 PM   #31 
     - What you are saying makes no sense  KingFlorez   Jun-26-08 09:10 PM   #28 
  - You know, he *did* have a political career before 2004.  SemiCharmedQuark   Jun-26-08 08:52 PM   #17 
  - Absolutely and I also know some of his colleagues in the IL senate apparently complained because the  jody   Jun-26-08 09:09 PM   #27 
     - So you have a problem with Emil Jones, not Barack Obama  phrigndumass   Jun-26-08 09:51 PM   #39 
  - you sound very CONCERNED. n/t  geek tragedy   Jun-26-08 09:42 PM   #36 
  - oh well  Bluenorthwest   Jun-26-08 09:11 PM   #29 
  - "he wants equal treatment for any relationship recognized under state law" What does that mean?  Skip Intro   Jun-26-08 09:17 PM   #32 
     - If states approve gay marriage, what is there to fight about? n/t  jody   Jun-26-08 09:27 PM   #33 
        - exactly  Skip Intro   Jun-26-08 09:30 PM   #34 
           - The federal law is what to fight about  Bluenorthwest   Jun-26-08 09:36 PM   #35 
              - It's completely rediculous that in a free country we have one group of people, at least, relegated  Skip Intro   Jun-26-08 09:46 PM   #37 
                 - No worries  Bluenorthwest   Jun-27-08 12:03 AM   #40 
                 - Skip Intro, I see no reason to disagree with your astute analysis.  jody   Jun-27-08 04:47 PM   #41 

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