Folks took the stuffing out of White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer for trying to claim that a questionnaire filled out by then-candidate for Illinois state senate Obama indicating his support for same-sex marriage had actually been filled out by someone else. Obama supports civil unions and civil rights for gays and lesbians—but insists that marriage is not a basic civil right. Florida, however, will be a swing state in the general election once again, where another proposed ban on same-sex marriage could appear on the ballot. McCain writes in one of his books about how Goldwater, who had a gay grandson, became a champion of gay rights. Two states, California and New Jersey, have outlawed the practice. Second, the state probably is not going to be in play in the presidential election. Senate seat in Illinois.
Times have changed since then, but it remains to be seen how big the issue could be for Republicans in
US election: California narrowly approves ban on same-sex marriage
The order applies to a group of workers that, at around 28 million, accounts for about one-fifth of the American workforce. Bush's narrow victory in the state and secured his second term. Other signs of discontent include last week's brawl at Netroots Nation, a national gathering of progressive activists and bloggers. Obama supports civil unions and civil rights for gays and lesbians—but insists that marriage is not a basic civil right. A number of other US states decided questions on a hot-button social and cultural issues last night. Sanders was initially opposed to same-sex marriage.
And then there are the physical manifestations of discontent. Candidate Obama promised LGBT people the world inand our community provided a disproportionate amount of the money, volunteer hours and enthusiasm so crucial to his win. Obama supports civil unions and civil rights for gays and lesbians—but insists that marriage is not a basic civil right. Their turnout in contributed to President George W. Sign Up for Our Newsletters Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know now on politics, health, money and more.