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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 06:29 PM
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57. Kerry - Full partnership rights and civil rights for gay/lesbian couples
Edited on Mon Nov-07-05 06:49 PM by emulatorloo
Funny what google will turn up

Kerry is hung up on the term "marriage" I guess. But he is for civil unions w full partnership rights etc for gay/lesbian couples families.


Q: What can you do to help make sure that gays and lesbians have an opportunity to build and love their families?
A: I have always fought for the right of people to be able to be treated equally in America. Long before there was a television show or a march in Washington. In 1985, I was the sole sponsor of the Civil Rights Act to make sure we enforced that in America. I am for partnership rights. I am for civil union. I am for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. I am for the hate crimes legislation
Source: CNN "Rock The Vote" Democratic Debate Nov 5, 2003
Provide gays and lesbians with full coverage of civil rights

We have great difficulties in providing people with full coverage of civil rights in this country, particularly gays and lesbians. Source: KERRY/WELD: CLASH OF THE TITANS, Jun 5, 1996

The Constitution calls for same-sex partnership rights

I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. But I also believe because we're the USA, we're a country with a great, unbelievable Constitution, with rights that we afford people, that you can't discriminate in the rights that you afford people. You can't disallow someone the right to visit their partner in a hospital. You have to allow people to transfer property, which is why I'm for partnership rights. With respect to DOMA & the marriage laws, the states have always been able to manage those laws Source: Third Bush-Kerry debate, in Tempe AZ Oct 13, 2004


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