2008 candidate for gay and lesbian rights

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Gay and Lesbian Rights

David Axelrod: Barack Obama Misled Nation On Gay Marriage In | Time

B arack Obama misled Americans for his own political benefit when he claimed in the election to oppose same sex marriage for religious reasons, his former political strategist David Axelrod writes in a new book, Believer: My Forty Years in Politics. Axelrod writes that he knew Obama was in favor of same-sex marriages during the first presidential campaign, even as Obama publicly said he only supported civil unions, not full marriages. Axelrod also admits to counseling Obama to conceal that position for political reasons. The president was champing at the bit to announce his support for the right of gay and lesbian couples to wed—and having watched him struggle with this issue for years, I was ready, too. Listen to the most important stories of the day. Contact us at letters time. By Zeke J Miller.

See Obama's 20-Year Evolution on LGBT Rights

In his write-in response to a survey, Obama stated his abortion position as conforming with the Democratic platform: "Abortions should be legally available in accordance with Roe v. In the Illinois state legislature, Obama opposed the Induced Infant Liability Act [6] and repeatedly voted against requirements and restrictions intended to stop what opponents label as "born alive" abortions. Obama voted against a bill that would have made it a federal crime for anybody other than a parent to accompany a minor across state lines to obtain an abortion. He expressed displeasure with the Supreme Court ruling that upheld a ban on "partial-birth" abortions saying the ban didn't sufficiently consider the mother's health.
John McCain Believes the institution of marriage is a union between one man and one woman. Says states and local governments should set their own marriage policies. Voted against the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of