Archive for Saturday, August 23, 2008

Sebelius addresses gay Democratic group

August 23, 2008


Election 2008

In-depth coverage of the candidates and the issues, all leading up to the Aug. 5 primary and the Nov. 4 general election.

Kathleen Sebelius: Two decades in politics

Kathleen Sebelius is the nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services in Obama's Cabinet. She has served as Kansas' governor since 2002 and before that was insurance commissioner and a state representative.

— A gay Democratic group mapping strategies to influence the Democratic National Convention will hear from a politician known for securing gay rights in solid GOP country.

Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius plans to address the Stonewall Democrats in Denver on Saturday. Last year, the Democratic governor signed an executive order adding sexual orientation to state nondiscrimination policies.

Stonewall Democrats say federal nondiscrimination laws should be a top priority for Democrats this year. They concede their party is unlikely to talk much about gay marriage during the presidential campaign. Nominee-in-waiting Barack Obama has said he supports civil unions but not gay marriage.

Democrats have a record number of openly gay, lesbian and transgender delegates this year at about 6 percent. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick addresses the Stonewall Democrats Sunday.

Kathleen Sebelius


N_Trenched 9 years, 3 months ago

Is there any other type of Democratic group?

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 9 years, 3 months ago

"Queen" Kathy? Hmm... I don't know....In this context, there seems to be a gender inconsistency with that particular descriptor.... Butch?

Thinking_Out_Loud 9 years, 3 months ago

Not fair and ad hominem, beobacter. I suspect Marion's point is that--in his opinion--the Governor was not effective enough as a leader to prevent the Legislature from placing the issue on the ballot, and to prevent Kansas citizens from approving the amendment. A review of Marion's posts over the years reveals his position on the matter--and your post sets up a straw man on the basis of spinning this one post. A review of your own posts, beobachter, causes me to believe you know better.

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