Grand Divisions

Tennessee Equality Project seeks to advance and protect the civil rights of our State’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons and their families in each Grand Division.

Friday, August 29, 2008

GLBT community reacts to Sarah Palin

The Human Rights Campaign, whose PAC has endorsed Barack Obama, was quick to issue comment on Palin's nomination calling her a "Little-Known, Anti-Gay Governor:

“America may not know much about Sarah Palin, but based on what our community has seen of her, we know enough,” said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. “Sarah Palin not only supported the 1998 Alaska constitutional amendment banning marriage equality but, in her less than two years as Governor, even expressed the extreme position of supporting stripping away domestic partner benefits for state workers. When you can’t even support giving our community the rights to health insurance and pension benefits, it’s a frightening window into where she stands on equality.”

Alex Blaze reviews her record on GLBT issues as well as a host of social concerns. At the same blog, Serena Freewomyn is beyond annoyed that "McCain Did What Obama Couldn't" in nominating a woman.

Memphian Jim Maynard makes no bones about being disgusted with the choice.

The Log Cabin Republican President Patrick Sammon calls her inclusive:

“Alaska Governor Sarah Palin can help Sen. McCain win this election by appealing to independent and young voters. She’s a mainstream Republican who will unite the Party and serve John McCain well as Vice President. Gov. Palin is an inclusive Republican who will help Sen. McCain appeal to gay and lesbian voters.”

Given Dobson's enthusiasm, I can't imagine how the folks at LCR are using the word "inclusive," but we'll see.

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