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No More Compromises on Gay Rights

Some politicians stand for the simple proposition that gays and lesbians should be treated exactly the same as heterosexuals under the law:

"Today, in the world as we find it, real people are suffering if the state refuses to record their marriages. I don't find there's such an excess of love and commitment in this world, or that any of us enjoys such a certain moral superiority to our brothers and sisters, that we can decide for them what path their lives should take. I fail to see what's charitable or compassionate about arguing that any sincere expression of love or concern or mutual commitment should be banned by an all-powerful state. Church and state must be separate," Rick Tompkins, candidate for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination concluded. "Gay marriages must be allowed." www.lp.org

We support the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people in housing, jobs, civil marriage and benefits, child custody and in all areas of life, the right to be treated equally with all other people. Green Party Platform

I support Federal legislation for Same-Sex Marriage. It is simple: every American citizen is entitled to the full rights, privileges and responsibilities under the US Constitution, including civil marriage. Civil unions do not afford some 1,049 rights, privileges and responsibilities that come with the designation of marriage. Our Constitution protects the rights of individuals in a free society--free even from religious discrimination. Our constitution proclaims ALL are equal, we can not exclude some citizens based on discrimination, fear, and hatred. Dennis Kucinich, candidate for the Democratic Party presidential nomination

Other politicians don't:

"I oppose gay marriage and disagree with the Massachusetts court's decision," Senator John Kerry, candidate for the Democratic Party presidential nomination news.yahoo.com

While walking home tonight, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I can't support any politician who divides the world into straights and gays, no matter what the issue, no matter what the consequences. No more compromises on gay rights. No more. If they want my support, they have to support me. I don't know why I waited so long to arrive at this decision. I came out 17 years ago, but it took the Massachusetts supreme court decision to wake me up to how many times I've given my support to people who treat me like somebody less than human. No more.

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