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Tue Nov 10, 2015, 06:26 PM

Meet the gay couple who were first ever to be featured in a Presidential campaign ad.

Except for the lesbian couple who were featured in the same ad of Hillary's.

http://www.out.com/popnography/2015/4/13/meet-gay-couple-hillary-campaign-video

On Sunday, Hillary Rodham Clinton announced her candidacy for president in 2016 via a 2-plus minute video that featured a montage of middle-class Americans, including a same-sex couple holding hands with a voiceover about getting married this summer as a centerpiece — what one Times reporter wrote "would have been unimaginable even in the President Obama re-elect in 2012."

That gay Chicago couple, Jared Milrad (31) and Nathan Johnson (30), told the Washington Blade that they didn't know exactly what they were getting involved with three weeks ago when they agreed to participate in a video for the HRC campaign. As Johnson told the Blade on Sunday during a telephone interview:

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"We were really excited to see that our interview was featured in the campaign announcement. It was particularly moving to see Secretary Clinton feature a gay couple engaged to be legally married, the first of any major presidential candidate. To us, this decision demonstrates Secretary Clinton’s commitment to LGBT equality and the type of inclusive leader she would be as president.”

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pnwmom Nov 2015 OP
Agschmid Nov 2015 #1
pnwmom Nov 2015 #2
onenote Nov 2015 #3
cosmicone Nov 2015 #4
Doctor_J Nov 2015 #5
pnwmom Nov 2015 #6
Doctor_J Nov 2015 #7
pnwmom Nov 2015 #8

Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 06:28 PM

1. Pretty cool!

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 06:30 PM

2. I still have to pinch myself sometimes. After the gradual changes over decades,

the last few years have been amazing.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 06:46 PM

3. Exactly. In a few weeks I'll be a guest at a same sex wedding in Texas. TEXAS!!!

It wasn't that long ago such a thing seemed simply unimaginable.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 08:02 PM

4. kick n/t

 

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 09:08 PM

5. good thing it wasn't 2013

 

Hillary was against gay marriage then. OTOH, it is nice to see a Hillary thread that isn't a poll

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 09:14 PM

6. In June 2003 she introduced legislation to give people in same-sex unions

the same rights as those in straight marriages -- which put her in the same situation as Bernie Sanders who, as recently as 2006, was supporting civil unions in Vermont but not pushing for same-sex marriage in the US. (He thought it should be a states rights issue.)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2013/03/20/hillary-clinton-gay-marriage/2001229/

In June 2003, Sen. Clinton introduced legislation to grant homosexual couples the same rights as heterosexual couples. With that, her position on marriage had not substantially or publicly changed. Privately, however, she might have been starting to reconsider.

In the New York Post the next month, reporter Deborah Orin wrote that Clinton suddenly wouldn't take a position on the Defense of Marriage Act, and that Bill Clinton's office was notably silent on whether the former president still backed the bill he signed into law. Orin quoted Clinton spokeswoman Karen Dunn, who said, "This issue is in a state of evolution."

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 09:15 PM

7. Good thing it isn't 2013

 

She was against same sex marriage then

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 09:17 PM

8. She and Bernie had the same position -- pro civil unions.

Until they both switched to supporting marriage equality.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2015/10/05/bernie_sanders_on_marriage_equality_he_s_no_longtime_champion.html

But Sanders is not quite the gay rights visionary his defenders would like us to believe. Sanders did oppose DOMA—but purely on states’ rights grounds. And as recently as 2006, Sanders opposed marriage equality for his adopted home state of Vermont. The senator may have evolved earlier than his primary opponents. But the fact remains that, in the critical early days of the modern marriage equality movement, Sanders was neutral at best and hostile at worst.

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