July 10, 2007

Not That There's Anything Wrong With That

Presidential Candidates In First Ever Gay Debate

Is it rude to ask what makes a debate gay?

For the first time the leading candidates for the presidency will hold a televised debate devoted solely to LGBT issues.

The one-hour event will be held on August 9 and broadcast on gay network LOGO at 9:00 pm ET (6:00 pm ET) and through live streaming video at LOGOonline.com.

Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards have confirmed they will participate. Several other Democratic candidates also may join the debate.

Ok, gay, lesbian, which one is transgendered? I see the thought, "What was I thinking?" crossing their minds when they see the campaign commercials and YouTube videos that will be generated from this. Whose idea was this?

The debate was put together by LOGO and HRC.

No, that's not Hillary Rodham Clinton, but Human Rights Campaign.

The panelists in a statement said they plan to cover a range of issues including relationship recognition, marriage equality, workplace fairness, the military, hate crimes, HIV/AIDS and other important issues.

Weird how stoning or knocking walls down on homosexuals didn't make the list.

The LGBT vote is considered a decisive electoral force and according to exit poll data make up approximately 4 percent of the voting population.

That would be 12,000,000 people in the US. Hey, that's more than watched Live Earth!

Posted by Charles Austin at July 10, 2007 04:44 PM