Saturday, September 25, 2010
The Libertarian Party is reaching out to LGBT voters after a bid to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” suffered a humiliating defeat in the Senate this week.
Mark Hinkle, chairman of the Libertarian Party tells gays:
“Like abused spouses who keep returning to their aggressors, [gay people] need to stop need to stop handing their votes to the Democrats who abuse them.”
As proof, he points to the homophobic ban on gays serving openly in the military and a Federal law that lets states not recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.
“President Obama and the Democrats had almost a year of complete control of the federal government. They could have repealed ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.’ They could have gotten rid of the Defense of Marriage Act. But they didn’t do either.”
He adds “the Libertarian Party wants to break this self-destructive behavior” by gay voters who continue to support the Democrats.
The Libertarian Party’s executive director R. Clarke Cooper said President Obama is not a friend to the gay community, and cited Mr. Obama’s opposition to same-sex marriage and the administration’s Justice Dept. filing of an objection this week to a Federal court ruling against the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.
SOURCE: Wall Street Journal