“LGBT Americans are our colleagues, our teachers, our soldiers, our friends, our loved ones, and they are full and equal citizens and deserve the rights of citizenship. That includes marriage. That’s why I support marriage for lesbian and gay couples. I support it personally and as a matter of policy and law.”
Let’s examine the first phrase I emphasized:
“…they are full and equal citizens and deserve the rights of citizenship. That includes marriage. “
Marriage is not a Right of Citizenship. It requires a license.
b. A document, plate, or tag that is issued as proof of official or legal permission: a driver’s license.2. Deviation from normal rules, practices, or methods in order to achieve a certain end or effect.3. Latitude of action, especially in behavior or speech. See Synonyms at freedom.4.a. Lack of due restraint; excessive freedom: “When liberty becomes license, dictatorship is near” (Will Durant).b. Heedlessness for the precepts of proper behavior; licentiousness.tr.v.li·censed, li·cens·ing, li·cens·es1. To give or yield permission to or for.2. To grant a license to or for; authorize. See Synonyms at authorize.
This is where people like Mrs. Clinton get themselves all verklempt. She is trying to conflate a right out of a privilege. That would be like someone claiming a right to drive a vehicle instead of a privilege to use the roads. Or, conversely, if she claimed the Right to keep and bear arms was merely a privilege. As you can see, the two, a right and a privilege, are mutually exclusive. Kinda like Hillary and Janet Reno. Anyway, let’s move on to the second emphasized portion of her statement:
She prefaced these remarks with-
“LGBT Americans are our colleagues… blah, blah, blahblahblahblah…That’s why I support marriage for lesbian and gay couples.“
There is a glaring problem with this statement- the definition of the acronym LGBT:
An acronym used to shorten the title: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered.
Mrs. Clinton’s statement only goes as far as lesbians and gays. Why does she not support Bisexual’s marriage? Could it be that the very definition of bisexual means more than one partner? How could she be so close minded? Don’t be a hater, Hillary.
And why wouldn’t Mrs. Clinton support transgendered marriage? Could it be that if one can change their gender, one could also change their race? The census only asks respondents how they “self identify”. It seems fair to me to let people identify themselves anyway they see fit- especially when it comes to government benefits.
So hurry with this Hillary, I gotta get my claim in.