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NY gay rights group blasts sHillary

Van Capelle: supporting fund-raisers for Mrs. Clinton would “actually hurt” the gay and lesbian community.

Finally! A gay org comes right out and takes a blowtorch to the Dem fraud known as Hillary Clinton. Time for a happy dance for the candor! (NYT):

In a memorandum to board members, Alan Van Capelle, the executive director of the group, the Empire State Pride Agenda, said Mrs. Clinton was “a complete disappointment,” taking issue with her opposition to same-sex marriage and her support for the Defense of Marriage Act.

…In his memo, which was reported on Tuesday on the Politicker Web site of The New York Observer, Mr. Van Capelle said that he refused to “lend my name and sell tickets” to any fund-raiser sponsored by a gay group for Mrs. Clinton’s re-election campaign.

He’s still going to vote for her, mind you, since, well, what’s the alternative? More from an article on

“We have become a community that throws money at politicians, and we demand nothing in return. And that’s what we get: nothing. It’s the wrong message to send.”

The Senator’s staff disputes Van Capelle’s position, saying she has always been a strong supporter of LGBT rights. New York State Senator Thomas K. Duane (D-Manhattan) who is openly gay, said that Van Capelle’s position was strident.

Duane told the New York Times that Clinton was a strong advocate on LGBT issues, noting that she has helped secure federal funding for critically important programs, including AIDS treatment.

“Would we like her to be 100 percent on the marriage issue? Yes,” he said. “But it’s important for us to continue educating her on the issue.”

Educating her? What’s left to do, man!? She’s aware of the issue. Her support for civil equality regarding marriage is a no-go because it interferes with her political ambitions, period.

Check out more commentary from homos sour on SHillary at the New York Observer Politicker, “Exclusive: Gays Rebuff Hillary.”

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