New Jersey’s largest gay rights group to stop donating to the Democratic Party

From Raw Story:

The largest gay-rights advocacy group in New Jersey has announced it will no longer give money to the Democratic Party.The move follows the state legislature’s failure last month to legalize gay marriage and amid growing signs that the effort to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is already faltering.

“No political party has a record good enough on LGBT civil rights that it can rightfully claim to be entitled to our money on a party-wide basis,” said the chairman of Garden State Equality, Steven Goldstein, as quoted at PolitickerNJ.com.

“No longer will we let any political party take our money and volunteers with one hand, and slap us in the face with the other when we seek full equality,” Goldstein added…

Garden State Equality estimates it has given some $500,000 to the Democratic Party since 2005.

11 thoughts on “New Jersey’s largest gay rights group to stop donating to the Democratic Party

  1. Richard Winger

    I just checked news.google and I don’t see any evidence that the effort to repeal “don’t ask don’t tell” in Congress is faltering. I wonder why this newspaper said that.

  2. Vaughn

    “No political party has a record good enough on LGBT civil rights that it can rightfully claim to be entitled to our money on a party-wide basis,”

    Green Party? They won’t take PAC money though. If individuals involved in Garden State Equality want to donate directly to Green candidates, then that is fine. 😉

  3. Trent Hill

    Richard,

    I dont think it is. Many of the top generals are on-board and Republicans don’t seem to want to make it an issue (not should they).

  4. Dennis

    I stopped supporting Garden State Equality after they began actively endorsing/supporting Corzine. Chris Daggett was the gay rights candidate, Corzine just used gays for their votes. Sham on Garden State Equality for not realizing this….

  5. Ross Levin Post author

    Richard, they probably mean that it’s taken a long time for the DADT repeal to happen (and it hasn’t yet) and Obama’s been talking about it for a while. On the other hand, they could just be wrong.

  6. LP pragmatist

    Libertarian Party is a natural fit, if they believe in a government being fiscally responsible

  7. The Last Conservative

    Yes, gays should go libertarian. They don’t care about any of the real Democratic issues anyway because of their selfish peverted agenda. Democrats should abandon the gay agenda and take some of the Christian fundamentalist vote from the Republicans. Then they will have over 2/3 of Congress and Obama can declare himself king.

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