Gay Marriage a Flash Point in Presidential Elections

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by Winnie McCroy
EDGE Editor

Winnie McCroy is the Women on the EDGE Editor, HIV/Health Editor, and Assistant Entertainment Editor for EDGE Media Network, handling all women's news, HIV health stories and theater reviews throughout the U.S. She has contributed to other publications, including The Village Voice, Gay City News, Chelsea Now and The Advocate, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.


  • gdhamf, 2012-09-20 18:47:11

    Call me when ANY other minority group accepts civil unions in Lew of marriage. Why should we Be satisfied with anything less? separate but equal never is!

  • , 2012-09-20 21:33:58

    Here’s a side-by-side comparison of political party platforms, showing the 12 areas in which Republicans are oppressing LGBT people, vs. the 12 areas in which Democrats are showing us respect.

  • , 2012-09-21 16:45:51

    I don’t trust any politician on any level. They can’t spend only the money they raise and they always want to limit our freedoms in an effort to control the public. The issue of gay marriage is a simple one - PEOPLE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO MARRY WHO THEY WANT TO! And until that is the case both political parties will use it as a wedge issue to control the voters.

  • , 2012-09-22 06:43:53

    Marriage equality won in several states remains mostly symbolic until the Defense of Marriage Act is repealed. DOMA was signed into law by Bill Clinton. The Democrats could have repealed it when they controlled the House and Senate in the first two years of Obama’s first term but chose to do nothing. Inaction speaks more loudly than rhetoric in a platform.

  • gdhamf, 2012-09-23 05:41:02

    No actually the Senate would have killed repeal by fillibuster, get rid of the fillibuster and then we as a nation have a chance of a functioning government.

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