Posted by: Ann Corcoran | August 9, 2012

Calling all gay Latinos (and lesbian Latinas), media training session Saturday

Gay political groups are joining forces with illegal alien students who want their college tuition partially paid by taxpayers in hopes of defeating two of the initiatives conservatives and Tea Partiers successfully petitioned for inclusion on the Maryland ballot in November.

I know this is no surprise to most of you, but just wanted to get this article on the record.  Large numbers of Latinos are Catholic and in this instance Catholic political operatives and church leaders are opposing gay marriage while supporting instate tuition for illegal aliens.  I would guess for some it’s going to be pretty conflicting.

From the Washington Blade:

Three Latino and LGBT advocacy groups have teamed up to garner additional support for Maryland’s same-sex marriage law and in-state college tuition for undocumented immigrants.

CASA de Maryland and the Latino GLBT History Project continue to recruit LGBT Latinos and their families to publicly discuss nuptials for gays and lesbians at local festivals and with Spanish-language media outlets ahead of the November referendum on the issue — the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation will conduct a media training with these groups on Saturday. Equality Maryland also seeks LGBT immigrants to speak with gay and lesbian Marylanders about the state’s Dream Act that will also go before voters in the fall.

“We have a lot of gays and lesbians in our community,” Gustavo Torres, executive director of CASA de Maryland, told the Blade as he spoke in support of nuptials for gays and lesbians. “We believe and it’s very clear that this is an essential civil rights issue and that’s why CASA is 100 percent behind [same-sex marriage.]”

There is more, read on.


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