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Jimmy Carter’s Ready for a Gay President


Posted on Advocate.com December 15, 2010
Jimmy Carter’s Ready for a Gay President
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Jimmy Carter is ready for a gay president — and he thinks America could stand behind one too.

The former president told BigThink.com it may not happen in this coming election, but in the very near future, he thinks the country will see a gay president. He says he thinks Americans are making great strides toward accepting homosexuality.

“Step-by-step, we have realized that this issue of homosexuality has the same adverse and progressive elements as when we dealt with the race issue 50 years ago — or 40 years ago.”

He said with the country acclimated to having a black or female president, it’s only a matter of time before it is ready for a gay one.

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