The manifesto, first noticed by the Catholic News Agency, calls for a "new vision" for securing governmental and private institutional recognition of "diverse kinds of partnerships."Among the stated "partnerships" the petition seeks to protect is "households in which there is more than one conjugal partner."
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The petition laments what it claims are conservative attempts to push for "abstinence-only sex education, stringent divorce laws , coercive marriage promotion policies directed toward women on welfare, and attacks on reproductive freedom."The online manifesto declares "marriage is not the only worthy form of family or relationship, and it should not be legally and economically privileged above all others."
Obama two weeks ago announced his intent to nominate Feldblum for Commissioner of the EEOC. She previously served as legislative counsel to the AIDS Project of the American Civil Liberties Union and clerked for Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun, who famously authored the controversial Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion.
Feldblum is not shy about her ideas for "revolutionizing" America's workplace and the country's social mores.
She is co-director of Workplace Flexibility 2010, which she described at a 2001 UCLA symposium as a homosexual rights group that aimed to change "the American workplace and revolutionize social mores."
"This is a war that needs to be fought, and it's not a war overseas where we are killing people in the name of liberating them. It is a war right here at home where we need to convince people that morality demands full equality for gay people," she said at the symposium.
Feldblum did not immediately return a WND request for comment left with a receptionist at her Georgetown office.