But this process of industrialized spin is a bad thing. But Obama the candidate undoubtedly made the right political calculation in and then again in , when he and his advisors reached the exact opposite conclusion from the one they had four years earlier: Whether it's no longer defending the Defense Against Marriage Act, which tried to federalize what has historically been state law. My view is the domestic partnership benefits, hospital visitation rights, and the like are appropriate but that the others are not. And the progress the Administration has made mirrors the changing views of the American people, who recognize that fairness and justice demand equality for all, including LGBT Americans. Cory Booker suggested this sentiment was sufficiently outrageous to make Pompeo unworthy of being named Secretary of State. But they ultimately gave me the interview anyway.
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