I’ve just watched the segments of the Human Rights Campaign’s forum (that aired last night on the LOGO network) concerning Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton. And all I have to say is:
Overall I was happier with Barack’s answers but they both squirmed and stumbled and ultimately avoided answering the question of why they support civil unions and not marriages. Oh man, they danced around that question. Boy did they dance.
The best part was when one of the panelists asked Obama to respond to the feeling that civil unions are the equivalent of ‘seperate but equal’. I wonder if they don’t support marriage because they don’t want to loose the votes, or if they actually have a problem with it.
Here are the clips if you care to watch them. Unfortunately I’ve yet to find clips of the other candidates, if you find them please let me know.