Thursday, October 19, 2006

Gotta love it!

A recent incident that upset social conservatives involved remarks by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice last week. With First Lady Laura Bush looking on, Rice swore in Mark R. Dybul as U.S. global AIDS coordinator while his partner, Jason Claire, held the Bible. Claire's mother was in the audience, and Rice referred to her as Dybul's "mother-in-law."

"The Republican Party is taking pro-family conservatives for granted," said Mike Mears, executive director of the political action committee of Concerned Women for America, which promotes biblical values. "What Secretary Rice did just the other day is going to anger quite a few people."
just a few?


Beav said...

That's awesome!

I honestly don't care how "pro-family conservatives" react to what she said. I think it is phenominally great that someone within the administration, regardless of what party line she toes, thinks of gay relationships in the same terms as straight relationships.

Elitist City-Dweller said...

As much as I like to see progress, sometimes it almost smacks of placating. It's like, "Hey, we have this high level position that has to do with AIDS and is peripheral to mainstream government. Who do we appoint? I know, we can appease gay rights advocates by appointing a gay man. That's the ticket! I love it when a plan comes together."