August 10, 2007
MIA for the HRC/Logo forum
Posted by: Chris
I was living a bit of anti-gay discrimination during the Democratic presidential candidates' forum on gay rights issues tonight. The event coincided with an incredibly long travel day for me, begun at 6 a.m. in São Paulo, Brazil, and finished as I arrived at the Washington, D.C., apartment of a friend at almost 3 a.m.
The reason for the trip home? My 3-month visa was up for staying in Brazil, so I had to return to the States before heading back down.
I've read some accounts of the forum and watched some of it online. It looks like Richardson again fumbled big-time, this time on whether being gay is a "choice." It's sad to see a candidate who really does have the strongest gay rights record in the race implode in non-policy gaffes like his "maricón" moment and now this.
For entirely selfish reasons, I had hoped to see the candidates pressed on immigration rights for gay binational couples, but I haven't seen sign of that so far in the coverage. After I've had a chance to sleep, I'll be able to offer more coherent analysis.
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