After Civil Beat posted the item (scroll down, please) about an online petition circulating to urge EMILY’s List to reconsider its support for Tulsi Gabbard, her campaign manager, Devin Bull, emailed “information regarding Tulsi’s stance on progressive issues.”
The candidate, according to Bull, believes that same-sex couples should have adoption rights and that LGBTQ — lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning folks should be protected by federal anti-discrimination laws.
Asked if she supports civil unions, Gabbard said government “has no business in our bedrooms, and should ideally get out of the marriage business altogether.”
This, I believe, is the ideal solution to assure that everyone can enjoy equal rights. However, until this ideal solution is achieved, I would work for the repeal of DOMA at the federal level and would support civil unions at the state level as interim measures.