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So if hetero marriages don't fall apart

and the United States doesn't get hit by a giant meteorite sent by god to disintegrate us and sheep don't take up cohabiting with wolves because of the SCOTUS decision on marriage equality, does that mean the bible has been lying to us all this time?
Got to deny gay marriage or else rap my head in duck tape to keep it together.

Why Hillary Clinton will win the Democratic

nomination and beat any republican in 2016.
Hillary Clinton leads New Hampshire and Iowa. If she wins both the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary, odds will favor her getting the Democratic nomination.
Bernie Sanders is still considered a long shot while email and false foreign donor scandals have had no effect on the Clinton campaign.
Past history is no kind if predictor of future events. While Hillary lost to Obama in 2008, Bernie Sanders does not have the support that Barack Obama had that year.
George McGovern lost to Nixon in 1972 when current events of 2015 were unheard of. Yet no candidate can lay claim to being responsible for today's victories for Gay marriage and the removal of the Confederate flag. Sanders remains a McGovern like candidate.
Hillary Clinton enjoys practically unanimous support among blacks, Hispanics and Asians whose turnout will lead to victory in 2016 since the Republicans reliance on the white vote is making it less likely that they will get enough votes to win.
In the latest polls Hillary lead her closest rival by 60 points among Democrats, a margin he is not likely to make up during the primary season.

My name will be on the first public record of

people who have donated to the Hillary Clinton campaign for President of the United States.
Go Hillary!

If Bernie came out today and said

"With a bit more incite I now support reasonable gun control legislation in an effort to reduce gun violence in America"
I am not going to say
Hold on now! Five years ago you voted against gun control! So what you think now should not be accepted.
Everyone evolves at times even Hillary.

Move-on email - Speaker John Boehner has been forced to delay legislation to fast-track approval

Dear MoveOn member,
Breaking news: House Speaker John Boehner has been forced to delay legislation to fast-track approval of the secretive trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).1

Here's what that means: We're winning. Last Friday, Congress said no to this job-killing corporate giveaway for the first time. And today, Speaker Boehner has had to delay his own "do-over" vote—a stunning blow to the giant corporations that have been pushing this deal.

But the fight is far from over. Just hours ago, Republicans voted to give themselves six more weeks to buy, beg, and borrow enough votes to ram this through.

Saying you won't vote for a certain person is showing privilege

per Michelangelo Signorile. I heard him say that on his radio show on Sirius this weekend.
A caller said he wasn't going to vote for Hillary if she wins the nomination and Michelangelo said he can do that because he was privileged not being a member of a minority or not being gay when it is very important to those groups that the repubs do not win the White House. I thought it was an interesting comment on his part. I heard a similar idea spoken by Mark Thompson on his show Make It Plain on Sirius. I listen to Progressive talk on Sirius a lot when I am driving and most times the host supports Hillary's campaign.
On edit:
This was not my thinking and I think it concerned the general election not the primary.

So Bernie is going up against the Kochs billions

in the general with out a PAC.
We are to trust our future to folks putting up $10 a piece.

Hillary Clinton And Immigration

“As a Senator I was proud to cosponsor the national DREAM Act and to vote for it. I’m a strong supporter of comprehensive immigration reform and I believe that we have to fix our broken immigration system. We have to keep families together. We have to treat everyone with dignity and compassion, uphold the rule of law, and respect our heritage as a nation of immigrants striving to build a better life. And so, bringing millions of hardworking people out of the shadows and into the formal economy is what we’re doing in Maryland and what we need to do across the United States.” Hillary Clinton, 10/30/14

Supporting the DREAM Act. Hillary Clinton has called passage of DREAM Act “long overdue.” This legislation, which would allow immigrant children who “have demonstrated good moral character, and are pursuing a college education or have enlisted in the military, the… opportunity to earn legal status in this country,” was cosponsored by Clinton in 2003, 2005, and 2007.

Fighting for comprehensive immigration reform. Hillary Clinton has long been an advocate for comprehensive immigration reform. She was one of the two cosponsors of Senator Ted Kennedy’s 2004 bill, the S.O.L.V.E. Act, and during her time in the Senate she continued to cosponsor and vote for comprehensive immigration reform legislation. As a presidential candidate in 2008, Hillary called for “a path to legalization” to bring people “out of the shadows,” and she pledged that, if elected, she would introduce a plan for immigration reform “in the first 100 days” of her presidency. As Sec. Clinton recently told a tearful young undocumented immigrant, “I’m a huge supporter of immigration reform and a path to citizenship and will continue to advocate for that.”

Expanding access to health care. Hillary Clinton introduced the Legal Immigrant Children’s Health Improvement Act to end the five-year waiting period for immigrant children and pregnant women to participate in the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Advocating for her 2007 bill, she said, “While most children receive preventative medical care, such as vaccines and routine dental care, too often immigrant children do not. They are forced to forego treatment and can ultimately end up seeking needed care in emergency rooms—the least cost-effective place to provide care.” Reintroduced and passed in 2009 as part of the Children’s Health Insurance Program reauthorization, former Secretary of Health and Human Resources Kathleen Sebelius praised this legislative push that ultimately allowed health “coverage to all children who are lawfully present in the United States.”

Job training for people with limited English proficiency. Hillary Clinton developed and introduced legislation to expand job training access to people with limited English language skills. Touting this bill, the Access to Employment and English Acquisition Act, Hillary said, “There is no question that English proficiency is critical to economic advancement and improved quality of life for LEP [Limited English Proficient] workers and their families. Workers who are fluent in oral and written English earn about 24 percent more than those who lack fluency, regardless of their qualifications. These individuals are better able to participate in the civic life of their community, which so many LEP individuals in New York tell me they want to do.”

Expanding opportunities to gain permanent residency. As a candidate for Senate, Hillary Clinton called for passage of legislation so that “All immigrants on the verge of gaining residency status should not be forced to leave this country while they wait for the INS to process their application.” The LIFE Act and LIFE Act Amendments, enacted in December 2000, allowed certain eligible immigrants until April, 2001 to apply for permanent residency without being forced to leave the United States first. As a Senator, Hillary urged those eligible to apply for the program and she cosponsored legislation to extend it until April, 2002.

Keeping families together. In 2007, during debate over the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act, Hillary Clinton introduced an amendment to reclassify the spouses and minor children of lawful permanent residents as immediate relatives. As she said before the vote, “It is time to take all the rhetoric about family values and put it into action and show that we mean what we say when we talk about putting families first. That is what my amendment does… It is our view we must make reuniting families a priority in our immigration system, that we should show compassion for those living apart from their spouses and minor children, that we should reform immigration in a way that honors families and brings them together.” The bipartisan amendment failed, 44-53.


Hillary Clinton: Strong on LGBT Rights and Opposed to Indiana and Arkansas Legislation

Background: Indiana and Arkansas’ state legislatures recently passed bills that could legalize discrimination against LGBT individuals by allowing any individual or business to cite its religious beliefs as a defense against discrimination suits. Though intense pressure from Hoosiers and Arkansans and scrutiny from the media led for these laws to be amended, the amendments don’t fix the situation entirely.

Hillary Clinton tweeted her opposition to the original Indiana and Arkansas laws, continuing her long record of standing up for LGBT rights in the U.S. and across the globe.

Hillary Clinton @HillaryClinton: Sad this new Indiana law can happen in America today. We shouldn’t discriminate against ppl bc of who they love #LGBT huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/26/ind…[3/26/15, 9:32 p.m. EST]

Hillary Clinton @HillaryClinton: Like IN law, AR bill goes beyond protecting religion, would permit unfair discrimination against #LGBT Americans. I urge Governor to veto. [4/1/15, 8:33 a.m. EST]


Hillary Clinton spoke out against the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, recently signed into law by Indiana Governor Mike Pence, and a similar bill passed by the Arkansas state legislature, writing that we shouldn’t discriminate against people because of who they love.
Hillary Clinton has a long record of standing up in the U.S. Senate and on the global stage for LGBT rights.

As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton included LGBT rights in a comprehensive human rights agenda and promoted equality as a core value of U.S. foreign policy.
Hillary Clinton championed LGBT rights internationally and declared to the world that gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights.
Clinton partnered with other countries to pass the first United Nations resolution highlighting LGBT rights as human rights.
Clinton directed the State Department to offer equal benefits and protections to same-sex partners of American diplomat and to “explicitly protect against discriminatory treatment of employees and job applicants based on gender identity.”

As a Senator, Hillary Clinton advocated for LGBT rights and fought against the discrimination of LGBT persons.
Hillary Clinton advocated for lifting the restrictions that block gay and lesbian couples from adopting kids.
Clinton spoke out against the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
Clinton repeatedly cosponsored ENDA, to prevent employee discrimination based on sexual orientation, and cosponsored the Matthew Shepard Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act.

Hillary Clinton fully supports marriage equality, personally and as a matter of law. Like many other Americans, her personal views have been shaped over time.
There are significant differences between the Indiana and Arkansas bills and the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
For example, unlike the legislation signed in 1993, this Indiana law explicitly allows corporate interests to assert religious ‘rights’ over the rights of individual Americans.
As Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill said, “They’re different laws in different times with a different intent.BOTTOM LINE: Throughout her career, Hillary Clinton has stood up for LGBT rights, fought against discrimination, and consistently worked to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to fulfill their potential. Americans are excited about Hillary because she offers a vision for our future based off of equality, opportunity, and prosperity for all.

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