Thursday, June 23, 2011

Obama to Attend Gay NYC Fundraiser

UPDATE: Obama Still Avoids Gay Marriage
While President Obama is "evolving" on his position
on gay marriage he appears tonight at a fundraiser
specifically for New York City’s LGBT community.
The appearance comes within the midst of the New
York Senate considering a bill that would make the
state the 6th to legalize marriage equality & just
before NYC celebrate gay pride.
The fundraiser is 1 of 3 the president will attend in
New York City today & is hosted by actor Neil Patrick
Harris. It will also include other entertainment figures
such as actresses Cynthia Nixon & Audra McDonald as
well former Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Pa.), who helped
the passage of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
which is also still not in effect. White House officials
say not to expect any new stance on gay marriage from
Obama at the event that as many as 600 guests are
paying up to $35,800 each to attend.
LGBT activist groups GetEQUAL, Queer Rising &
Join The Impact are planning to protest outside the
New York Sheraton tonight at 5:30P where Obama
is attending this LGBT fundraiser.
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Anonymous Robin McGehee said...

With the outcome of the New York State Senate vote on the Marriage Equality Act expected any moment, supporters and allies from the LGBT community will gather together in their call for full LGBT equality now. “A Demonstration for Full LGBT Equality” will take place just outside of the perimeter of the largest LGBT fundraising event this election season with proceeds going to assist the re-election campaign of the “still-evolving on marriage equality candidate,” President Barack Obama. The protest will be held at the New York Sheraton tonight at 5:30P where Obama is attending this LGBT fundraiser.

With the majority of Americans now supporting the extension of marriage rights, there is no reason to delay or deny full equality to ALL LGBT Americans any longer. While the fight for full LGBT equality continues, we remind our leaders that without government support and protections the LGBT community is at greater risk for hate crimes, bullying, suicides and homelessness. We expect our elected officials to do the right thing by protecting the civil liberties of their entire constituency. Attendees are encouraged to bring candles for a vigil and to demonstrate their passion and claim to full equality – win, lose or no vote on New York’s Marriage Equality Act.

Robin McGehee is Director of GetEQUAL

June 23, 2011 at 9:15 AM  

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