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?
The Democratic-controlled House issued a symbolic rejection of President Bush’s decision to deploy more troops to Iraq on Friday, opening an an epic confrontation between Congress and commander in chief over an unpopular war that has taken the lives of more than 3,100 U.S. troops.
The vote on the nonbinding measure was 246-182.
Resolution criticized President Bush for his decision to send more troops to Iraq is a rare admonishment of a wartime commander-in-chief.
“The passage of this legislation signal a change in direction that will end the fighting and bring our troops home,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said before the vote when she endorsed the measure that takes issue with Bush’s decision to send an additional 21,500 U.S. troops into battle.
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I’m delighted! An I hope Rep. John Murtha, D-Pennsylvania, gets his legislation through that will limit spending and include a rest period between combat tours.
A survey in the US shows growing opposition to the War in Iraq. More than half of those surveyed say the Iraq war is a hopeless cause. A total of 38 percent wants to cut money for the additional troops that Bush is sending to Iraq, and 29 percent want to cut off all funding for the war.
So we all know George W (dubya) Bush is anti-Gay Marriage and has said in the past that children should ideall raised by a mother and father. Then he goes and confuses us all.
When talking recently to a magazine he was commenting on the fact that Dick Cheney’s Lesbian Daughter is pregnant.
“I think Mary is going to be a loving soul to her child. And I’m happy for her,” Bush said in an interview with People magazine
“Mary Cheney is going to make a fine mom, and she’s going to love this child a lot,” he said, according to an excerpt from the interview
Bush has tried to get a Constitutional Ban on gay marriage into the US constitution but congress is refusing to pass it.
The Group Focus on the Family have said the following
“We should not enter into yet another untested and far-reaching social experiment, this one driven by the desires of same-sex couples to bear and raise children,” Dobson said in a recent commentary published on the organization’s Web site.
Dobson is chair of the group.
Will this split the conservatives in the US