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President Barack Obama and Transgender Rights: The Real Deal

President Barack Obama and Transgender Rights: The Real Deal

Commented Apr 13, 2012 at 11:42:36 in Gay Voices

“If he's so accepting how come he refused to sign an executive order banning workplace discrimination of LGBT employees of federal contractors?”

Crash2Parties on Apr 17, 2012 at 22:28:31

“A: Because of the tens of thousands of social services contracts held by Catholic Charities and other right wing church based orgs, much of which was put into place or greatly expanded by Bush in early 2009. When it comes down to choosing between pandering to conservative christians and standing up for LGBT equality, well, he's shown time and again which he will choose.

We need to either call him on it or only ask for things that don't force his hand (which is pretty much what he's given us). Don't get me wrong, I appreciate what he's done, but much of it is and will remain easily repealed and he has never has he actually gone to bat for LGBT equality *against* the conservative Christians.

I'd also like to point out that perhaps he hired Ms. Simpson not because she's trans but because she was the most qualified for the job. Have you *seen* her resume?”

SteveMD2 on Apr 15, 2012 at 02:18:35

“Probably politics, maybe he's used up his political capital on eg ending dadt and other hate based biases from the anything but xtians

Imagine what will happen if Romney wins and he has some super bigot like sanitarium as a VP Count your blessings we're making progress that was unthinkable ten yrs ago.

And yes, tHe USA is the most religious westtern nation, Filled with hatred where gays are the new black”