Main | Tuesday, September 29, 2009

HomoQuotable - David Mixner

"Time is running out in Maine. Soon people will begin to request their absentee ballots and start voting. The time for President Obama to make clear that he opposes the ballot measure in that state is now. If he waits any longer, the Maggie Gallagher brigade against human rights will use his opposition to marriage to prove that he supports the proposition. During his presidential campaign, then-Senator Obama was quite clear that he opposed all such measures, despite his opposition to marriage equality.

"If the president doesn't want his own words to be used in a hate-filled campaign then he better speak up now. We all remember what happened in California. Even though Obama opposed Proposition 8, his profile on the initiative was very low. As a result, the YES on 8 folks did mass mailings using Obama's own words against marriage equality to imply that he supported the divisive measure. Many liberals and African-Americans were confused and voted "YES ON 8" as a result of those mailings and ads. Let's not let that happen again." - Activist, author and National Equality March co-founder David Mixner, demanding that President Obama come out strongly against Maine's anti-gay marriage amendment.

Read Mixner's entire essay.

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