(h/t – Instapundit)
As reported last night by the Washington Blade…
Democratic Party Chair Howard Dean has contradicted his party’s platform and infuriated gay rights advocates by saying the party’s platform states “marriage is between a man and a woman.”
And gay rights groups are furious. Log Cabin Kommander, Patrick Guerriero leads the charge:
“Howard Dean puts his foot in his mouth so often that he should open a pedicure wing in the DNC during his tenure,” Log Cabin Republicans President Patrick Guerriero said Wednesday. “Howard Dean’s positions on LGBT issues have changed more often than the weather in New England, where he’s from.”
Look at you, Patrick! Going for the gay and metrosexual crowds with the “pedicure” slam. Nice one. Patrick must have been reading Dan’s post earlier this week. I guess this was his answer. Bravo, Log Cabin. It is about time you remember who you are.
GPW adds:”Kudos, Patrick. You dun good and wittily so.”
The Dean outrage is echoed by the Stonewall Dems…
“Democrats do not believe that the federal government should forcefully dictate family policy for individual states, as championed by congressional Republicans and the Bush administration,” she said in a statement. “Therefore, we strongly point out that Governor Dean incorrectly spoke when stating that the 2004 Democratic Party platform defines marriage as between a man and a woman.”
… National Gay & Lesbian (Socialist) Task Force….
“Disturbingly, this is not the first time he has misrepresented this important and affirming plank [of the Democratic Party platform], and he has been asked before to correct the record and to cease making these misleading statements,” said Matt Foreman, executive director of the Task Force.
Foreman said in response to Dean’s “pandering and insulting interview” with the Christian Broadcasting Network, the Task Force would return a $5,000 donation it received from the DNC.
“We do so with great sadness, knowing that the Democratic Party has long been a champion of our rights,” he said.
Yes, Matt… the Dems have been really great when in power — providing us with DOMA and Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Awesome grasp of history, dude!
Man, and here I thought I would be in a foul mood today due to having to fly United Airlines across the country.
*doing happy dance*