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Hillary Appeals To The Gay Superdelegates

Thursday, April 3, 2008  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt
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Hillary Clinton made a very obvious appeal for the votes of gays in Pennsylvania and the gay superdelegates in Denver. Key graphs:

Clinton said states such as New Jersey and Massachusetts are extending rights to gay couples “and the federal government should recognize that and should extend the same access to federal benefits across the board. I will very much work to achieve that.”…

Clinton said she and her husband have many gay friends that they socialize with when they get the chance. “I’ve got friends, literally, around the country that I’m close to. It’s part of my life,” she said.

She said that when they ask her why they can’t get married, she tells them marriage is a state law. She said that fact helped defeat a constitutional amendment to prohibit same-sex weddings that she said would “enshrine discrimination in the Constitution.”

“States are really beginning seriously to deal with the whole range of options, including marriage, both under their own state constitutions and under the legislative approach,” she said. “I anticipate that there will be a very concerted amount of effort in the next couple of years that will move this important issue forward and different states will take different approaches as they did with marriage over many years and you will see an evolution over time.”

Clinton said she opposes a measure that would ban gay marriage in Pennsylvania.

“I would be very distressed if Pennsylvania were to adopt that kind of mean-spirited referendum and I hope it won’t happen,” she said.

This appeal comes a couple of days after GayWired.com blasted Barack Obama’s friendship with Pastor James Meeks. Part of Hillary’s strategy for blocking Obama’s run for the Rockies rests with the gay and lesbian voters.

Will Barack Obama see and raise her pandering?

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