Government Secret #233

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Hillary Clinton Has Taken a Stand That No Presidential Candidate Has Taken Before

Hillary Clinton has become the first mainstream presidential candidate to give unwavering support to same-sex marriage as a constitutional right afforded to all Americans.

“Hillary Clinton supports marriage equality and hopes the Supreme Court will come down on the side of same-sex couples being guaranteed that constitutional right,” campaign spokeswoman, Adrienne Elrod, said in a statement to BuzzFeed on Wednesday.

Clinton originally came out in support of same-sex marriage in March 2013 in a video message, following her legendary speech declaring “gay rights are human rights” in December 2011.

No other formidable major party candidate has articulated their support for same-sex marriage during their presidential campaign. Furthermore, this marks the first time ever that a presidential candidate has taken such a clear, direct stance in favor of marriage equality, excepting President Barack Obama, who said he supported marriage equality during his 2012 re-election campaign.

Politicians rarely take stands that are unpopular or that could cost them votes. Clinton’s current stance, markedly different from her stance in 2008 when, like Obama, she opposed same-sex marriage in favor of civil unions, is a sign of the times. It is also a sign that the 67-year-old candidate is listening and can definitely keep up with those times.

Politicians should be able to “evolve.” While some may mock Clinton, as they did Obama when he came out in support of marriage equality in 2012, her ability to “evolve” on this social issue indicates that she respects the American people, 60% of whom support same-sex marriage, according to a February 2015 poll. Besides which, a whopping 37 states have legalized same-sex marriage.

As a presidential candidate contending for the first time that marriage is a “constitutional right,” Clinton explicitly differentiates herself from her opponents (at least until she has a Democratic primary challenger) and proves that she, more than any other other candidate, really wants to be a champion for the people.

All the people.”

Read the full piece here

Profeminist official “Hillary disclaimer” -

Hillary haters, please hold off before you start messaging me re: why Hillary sucks / is evil / etc. This isn’t my endorsement, my relationship with her is “It’s Complicated,” and I’ll NEVER forget this story (TW for rape, victim blaming):

Hillary helps get a child-rapist off and laughs about it later: ‘Hillary Clinton Took Me Through Hell,’ Rape Victim Says 

I’m TEAM ELIZABETH WARREN but she’s not running. If it’s Hillary vs. the Republicans, there isn’t even a question, she’s got my vote - but she’s not off the hook. I’ve been working on a longer Hillary post which I’ll publish next week with the good, the bad, and the problematic.I just wanted to share this piece in the meanwhile for info value and to show one of the many reasons why she WILL get my vote if she’s the Democratic candidate, which seems immensely likely at this point. 

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hey im kind of busy rn but i just wanna like. put this out there

itd be really cool and id appreciate it if yall could maybe avoid reblogging things about leelah alcorn that say that shes “won” because of obama having said conversion therapy is bad

because leelah didnt win. she didnt commit suicide in some grand martyr mission to make the president see conversion therapy as a bad thing. she killed herself from all the abuse of the situation and there is no heroism in it. if leelah had won she would still be here with us, if any trans kid who took their life won, theyd be here with us

we shouldnt need more dying kids and even adults to tell us that abusive transphobic actions are bad. we dont need to treat these people like more martyrs to lift up in this false hope like this

im sorry im being so bleak about this but. idek.

I’m so happy right now you have no idea:

“Leelah’s Law” a petition created to ban anti-LGBTQ conversion therapy has been responded by The White House:

“Tonight, somewhere in America, a young person, let’s say a young man, will struggle to fall to sleep, wrestling alone with a secret he’s held as long as he can remember. Soon, perhaps, he will decide it’s time to let that secret out. What happens next depends on him, his family, as well as his friends and his teachers and his community. But it also depends on us – on the kind of society we engender, the kind of future we build.”

– President Barack Obama

To be honest I find it really sad that someone has to die just to have their rights recognised still in our days, and I think it should make you realise how much support the LGBTQ+ still needs; so as she said, please, “help fix this society”.

I’m sure that wherever the beautiful Leelah is she is happy knowing that, at least, we are a little bit closer to equallity.

You are not forgotten Leelah, you are in our hearts and we love you.