Republicans fall in line, Democrats fall in love. This cheesy and juvenile saying drives me crazy, but it's one that I've unfortunately come to accept as one hundred percent accurate. Despite Barack Obama's presidency being a resounding success, he's sitting at a forty percent approval rating and he might very well lose the senate.
"They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right. The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed." And just like that, marriage equality is the law of the land.Today is a day millions of our citizens--both gay and straight--will never forget.
2014 was a great year for liberals. Marriage equality is sweeping across the nation, the federal courts now have a majority of liberal jurists, America's foreign policy is being reshaped in Obama's image, and both red and blue states voted to choose if they wanted to legalize a plant. Democrats may have lost the Senate, but their priorities surely won in 2014.
We have seen this story play out in countless midterm elections before. Members of the party the President belongs to run as far away from him as possible and members of the opposition try to tie members of the President's party to him at every turn.
"Governor Scott... I'm not sure I got an answer to the question.." That was a remark from one of the moderators at the gubernatorial debate between incumbent Florida Governor Rick Scott and his Democratic opponent, Charlie Crist. Rick Scott was asked a very straight forward question on discrimination with gay marriage: "Governor Scott, you say you are against discrimination.
When is it time to throw in the towel and accept that the tide has turned? Napoleon must have asked himself this very question after being humiliated in the Battle of Waterloo and summarily exiled for the remainder of his life. It's also the same question many anti-gay marriage activists must be asking themselves after the Supreme Court refused to wade back into the gay marriage debate.
Governor Jan Brewer vetoed Arizona's "religious liberty" bill last evening, putting the brakes on what could have been one of the most discriminatory laws in the country had she given it her approval.
Radio show host Stephanie Miller has promised to french kiss Fred Karger if he appears at a GOP debate and blasts Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann with Lady Gaga's gay anthem Born This Way.
According to People for the American Way’s Right Wing Watch, former Minnesota Governor and potential presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty chose an interesting venue to promote his new book – the American Family Association’s radio program with Bryan Fischer. Fischer is infamous for his ugly statements about not only the Muslim community but lgbts, calling them biased, sexually deviant felons and pedophiles. Pawlenty in the interview stated "I have been a public supporter of maintaining Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and I would support reinstating it as well."
On January 27th, 2010 my heart filled with pride as I watched you reaffirm your commitment to end DADT, and my scornful words were directed at the Joint Chiefs of Staff who seemed to be angered at the very prospect and would rather prefer that LGBT soldiers remain hidden in the shadows. Now they are directed at you.
In a leaping victory for current and prospective gay soldiers, The Pentagon has begun advising its recruiting centers that they can accept gay and lesbian soldiers. The move comes after a California judge ordered an immediate stay of the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy. But, gays shouldn't be so quick to run to the nearest recruitment center nor should the military race to recruit gays.
When people arguing over Don't Ask, Don't Tell or same-sex marriage invoke public opinion, who's got the numbers on their side? Is America still wary of equal rights for gays or increasingly tolerant? Well, Leah Christian has studied public opinion on these issues. She is senior researcher at the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.
The Pentagon is doing a survey of armed service men to see what their reaction will be to the repeal of the DADT policy.
Answering whether or not he intended to circumvent the progress that has been made for LGBT Soldiers. Stating his views that social policy doesn't belong in the military.
Jeffrey Kuhner referencing the repeal of DADT as a contributing factor in "the fall of America."
"There's no absolute right to serve. Men under the height of 5 feet, 2 inches can't serve -- I don't see anybody protesting. Where are the people standing in front of the White House, the short guys standing in front of the White House? You don't see it. We understand that there's no absolute right to serve in all these other areas"
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