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09/05/2012

Speeches with LGBT content (2nd night) #DNC2012

by Jeremy Hooper

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Rep. Luis Gutierrez (IL-4):

From marriage equality to voting rights - someone will fight against expanding the rights enjoyed by some Americans to all Americans.

There is always someone who says--these rights, these liberties, and this equality--it's just for me - it's not for you.

This election, please join me in standing by Barack Obama. Help our President show that in America, freedom and equality are for all of us.

CA Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez:

In too many states, even some folks who have a job wake up every morning in fear that they will lose that job simply for being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. We fight for them…[President Obama] repealed “don’t ask, don’t tell,” giving LGBT Americans the opportunity to proudly and openly serve our nation in uniform. And he’s standing up for the right of LGBT Americans to say, “I do.”

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi:

our troops can serve the country they love regardless of whom they love

Boston mayor Tom Menino:

In Boston you know what we call immigrants? Mom and dad.

You know what we call "same sex couples"? Our friends. Our brothers and sisters.

And in Boston, we know government isn’t the answer or the enemy. It’s a partner.

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (MO-5):

We are the ones who protected Medicare and Medicaid, who fought for fair wages, and who ended don't ask don't tell. We are the party that is deeply committed to diversity.

Gov. Dan Malloy (CT):

As Democrats, we have a deep and abiding belief that America is full of people from all walks of life, people who are good and decent, and who work hard. People who are respectful of others, and who do not discriminate based on gender, age, race, religion, ethnicity, disability, or sexual orientation.

CA Attorney General Kamala Harris:

On America (part of a list): It belongs to the men and women across this country who know it shouldn't be against the law to marry the person you love

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