February 5th, 2008
|12:37 pm - How I'm voting.|
President: Barack Obama.
Hillary projects a very strong feeling of a "nanny state". She's on record as having been horrified by the "Hot Coffee" mod of GTA: San Andreas. She's been on record supporting an awful lot of RIAA issues. Obama doesn't have that history.
I like Clinton's plan for universal health care, but Obama is at least for universal access to health care. That's a good start.
I've heard some people point out that Obama's against gay marriage. He's on record bringing his religious beliefs into it as well. However, Obama is also for repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", supports equal rights for alphabet soup folk (read: GLBT + whatever other letters you think need to get tacked on there) in adoption and employment, civil unions, expanding hate crime legislation, and voted against the Defense of Marriage Act and a Federal Marriage amendment which would have prevented gay marriage.
Obama is *not* anti-gay.
91: No. The only argument submitted for this is a "PLEASE VOTE NO ON THIS" from the authors of the prop.
92: No. I like the idea of lowering Community College tuition, but I don't like that the funding to make up the difference has to come from somewhere.
93: No. It brings about a reduction of 2 years in term limits, nonspecific to whether they were spent in the state senate or state assembly, while resetting the limits for some 42 members of the state legislature who would term out.
94-97: Yes. The stuff about this being a sweet deal for the four tribes mentioned is true. The stuff about this working against the other ones is false. There's nothing in this that stops any tribe from developing a similar agreement. Additionally, it brings in extra revenue from the state from the pockets of the people who are separating themselves from their money. I'm all for that.
|Date:||February 6th, 2008 01:00 am (UTC)|| |
Re: Dems & Gay Marriage
Why force people to wait on something they can get, and possibly cause them to not even get at all, because you want all or nothing?
Well, unfortunately, there's an easy answer to that situation. The minority of trans people are afraid that if they don't inexorably bind themselves to the gay movement, then they'll need to build a whole other movement to get their rights passed.
That's understandable in some political situations, but I'd find it hard to believe that there's a particularly large set of people who support gay people and don't support trans folk.
(Also, aren't civil unions and marriage equivalent in Canada? Or was that the one state you were talking about? ; ) )
Re: Dems & Gay Marriage
They are, actually, so far as I know. Heck, you're considered common law married (at least in Ontario) after simply living with your partner for one year, no matter the sexual orientation. This means you need to share taxes and support, but also affords you the benefits of a civil union or legal marriage liscence.