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(OUTRAGEOUS) READ: Rhode Island Governor To Speak At Anti-Gay Fundraiser…

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Source: On Top

ontopmag.com__donald_carcieri_cbnRhode Island Governor Don Carcieri has accepted an invitation to be the keynote speaker at an upcoming fundraiser for the anti-gay group Massachusetts Family Institute (MFI), The Providence Journal reported.

The group’s 18th Annual Fundraising Banquet is scheduled for October 15 in Newton, Massachusetts.

Carcieri’s participation has raised the hackles of gay rights groups, including the recently formed Queer Action of Rhode Island, which asked the Republican governor to cancel the appearance.

“We find it appalling that you, the governor to all people of [Rhode Island], would support the fundraising efforts of an organization that advocates against the lives of some R.I. citizens,” the group said in a letter addressed to the governor. “By making this fundraising speech, the negative message you will send to Rhode Island’s gay community – especially its younger members – is extremely harmful.” READ MORE

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September 4, 2009 at 11:30 am

(READ): Obama reaffirms commitment to gay rights…

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Source: SFgate

(06-30) 04:00 PDT Washington

Countering criticism that he’s done little on gay rights, President Obama commemorated the 40th anniversary of the birth of the modern movement by welcoming its leaders to the White House on Monday and reaffirming his commitment to their top priorities.

“I want you to know: You have our support,” Obama told members of the core Democratic constituency as he and first lady Michelle Obama hosted a cocktail-and-appetizer reception in the East Room for Gay Pride Month. It’s been four decades since the police raid on New York City’s gay Stonewall Inn that spurred gay rights activism across the country.

Obama added that, as activists work to change minds and laws, “I will not only be your friend, I will continue to be an ally and a champion and a president who fights with you and for you.”

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/06/30/MN2C18FS7H.DTL&type=gaylesbian#ixzz0OyYpHSDK

Written by dnnnewshound

August 22, 2009 at 9:09 pm