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Former Vice President Al Gore is making his opinion clear. He believes gay & lesbian American citizens should have the same right to marry as heterosexuals. During a speech captured on video, Gore said he does not understand why gay marriage is "considered to be a threat to heterosexual marriage."

The video, posted on Gore's web site Current TV, features Gore sharing his views on equal rights for homosexuals during a recent speech. "I think that gay men and women ought to have the same rights as heterosexual men and women, to make contracts, to have hospital visiting rights and to join together in marriage," Gore stated.

With current frontrunner Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama saying as little as possible on the subject of gay marriage, the former Vice President's comments could be construed as a jab against their avoidance of the issue. Clinton, Obama and former North Carolina Senator John Edwards have voiced support for increased rights for GLBT people, but have refused to actually endorse equal marriage rights. Edwards' wife Elizabeth is in support of same-sex marriage, but she is not the one running for President.

In the video, Gore voiced disappointment in those who are not supportive of equal marriage rights. "I don't understand why it is considered by some people to be a threat to heterosexual marriage to allow it by gays and lesbians. Shouldn't we be promoting that kind of faithfulness and loyalty to one's partner regardless of sexual orientation?"
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replied February 27th, 2008
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Yay! Al Gore is branding himself as a crazy liberal! I love it! (seriously!)
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replied February 27th, 2008
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marvel wrote:
Yay! Al Gore is branding himself as a crazy liberal! I love it! (seriously!)


that makes 2 of us!!!!! 2thumbs 2thumbs 2thumbs
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replied February 27th, 2008
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Considering I am in a state that allows gay marriage, I still have to side with my man Obama. Laughing

But it is great to know that another politician supports gay marriage, which could only lead to better things in the GLBT community.
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replied February 27th, 2008
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Even though I'm not American: GO OBAMA!!
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replied March 14th, 2008
It's great to know that some people support it... and Ex of mine found something rather rude about gay marriage and not one of my friends agreed with it... Except one homophobic friend. Very Happy Anyway, it's great to know there are people who care.
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replied March 24th, 2008
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It's great to know that some people support it... and Ex of mine found something rather rude about gay marriage and not one of my friends agreed with it... Except one homophobic friend. Very Happy Anyway, it's great to know there are people who care.

Right On! respect 2thumbs
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replied April 19th, 2008
I knew I love Gore! His saving the planet bit made me shout for joy, but this just tops the cake!
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