Bush in one move did more for gays then Clinton ever did

Yup that is right. Found out via Gaypatriot.net. President Bush signed into law the Worker, Retiree and Employer Recovery Act of 2008. This makes it mandatory for businesses to roll over retirement benefits to a same-sex partner in the event of the employee’s death.

Why is this more progressive then Clinton? Well lets have a look at what he brought the Gay Community in America. He signed into law the Defense of Marriage Act (known as DOMA) which has two effects:

1. No state (or other political subdivision within the United States) need treat a relationship between persons of the same sex as a marriage, even if the relationship is considered a marriage in another state.
2. The Federal Government may not treat same-sex relationships as marriages for any purpose, even if concluded or recognized by one of the states.

Secondly President Clinton brough us “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” which prohibits anyone who “demonstrate(s) a propensity or intent to engage in homosexual acts” from serving in the armed forces of the United States, because it “would create an unacceptable risk to the high standards of morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion that are the essence of military capability.”.

So tell me who did more for Gay rights in America? Bush or Clinton?

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Author: Stephen

Cork born and bred, proud European and Irishman. Involved in many organisations and politics. Also writes for SpirtualityIreland.org and UCC Express.

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