Gavin Newsom called out Joe Biden at a recent Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club event in California.
“How about the debate two days ago? And I don’t mean this as a critique because I’m a Democrat like you, and I’m very passionate about this ticket this year. But I’m frustrated. I’d be lying to you and misleading you and patronizing you as a Democratic Club that I was particularly proud of the only thing that Sarah Palin and Joe Biden agreed on is the notion that gay people should only run the 90 year dash on equality. That’s what they said. Both of them said that. Sarah Palin agreed with Joe Biden,” Newsom said, according to journalist Karen Ocamb, who attended the event.
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“It’s one thing for Sarah Palin – a proud cultural conservative. But it was very frustrating for someone who has done fundraisers for Senator Biden – who believes in him, who is excited about him, his future, and the future of this country with him as vice-president – that he agreed. That somehow a party that has always stood for the principles of human rights, on women’s rights, on civil rights, on environmental justice and labor rights – that somehow today, our party leadership is arguing that separate is now somehow equal – but only for the gay community. That’s wrong. And we’ve got to call them out on it. We have to stand up on it. Absolutely,” Newsom continued.
A MARRIAGE EQUALITY STORY
“Civil unions are not marriage.
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“It is a separate institution. And it is remarkable to me that a party in particular that sits there – and we give those wonderful speeches at those Jefferson Jackson dinners and all the like and we talk about those principles and the mind and greatness of our party – and we sit there and we say, well, we care so much about the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community – but here we are at a moment in time – at a moment in history – when we have a chance to say publicly – what so often so many of us privately – but we’re still running short …”
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THE PURSUIT OF EQUALITY
“This is what we have at stake in Proposition 8 – the opportunity to give these folks a little bit of courage. To give these folks a little bit of backbone. To give them the opportunity to say, well, the people of California decided, the folks out there in Massachusetts have done the right thing and maybe it’s time we live by the principles we’ve always advanced. Maybe it’s just time that we call it like it is – it’s the right thing to do. Separate is not equal. We believe in equality and equality means to extend – not on the basis race or ethnicity, not on the basis gender exclusively, but on the basis of sexual orientation – 100% of the way, not 90% of the way. Gay parity. Gay equality. That’s true equality.”
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