Wednesday, December 29, 2010

CPAC Losing Social Conservatives Over GOProud

CPAC Losing Social Conservative Crowd

The Conservative Political Action Conference has veered too liberal in inviting the gay Republican group GOProud, according to two national antigay organizations that will not attend the February event in Washington, D.C.
Both Concerned Women for America and the Family Research Council will not participate at the 2011 CPAC, according to WorldNetDaily

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The "Radical Homosexual Agenda": "Two Down, Two to Go"

Barney Frank reveals the "Radical Homosexual Agenda"

President Obama Signs DADT Repeal

President Obama Signs DADT Repeal

OK, DADT is finally gone, now let's focus on the more important issues for gay equality:  marriage and discrimination.  We need to refocus on getting the Defense of Marriage Act repealed, continue to the fight for marriage equality, and pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

To the Gay Community:  Now that you can join the military, please don't

Laura Flanders:  Ask, Tell, Don't Kill

Saturday, December 18, 2010

US Senate Repeals DADT

In a historic action, the U.S. Senate on Saturday passed legislation that would end the 17-year-old law prohibiting open gays from serving in the U.S. military. 
Early in the day, the Senate voted 63-33 to invoke cloture on the legislation that would end “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” to move it to the floor. Later in the afternoon, the chamer approved the legislation by a vote of 65-31, effectively sending the measure to President Obama’s desk. 
For the cloture vote, six Republicans voted in the affirmative. They include Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), an original co-sponsor of the bill, as well as Sens. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), Scott Brown (R-Mass) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). Each had indicated prior to the vote that they support the bill when it came to the floor. 
Additional GOP  support for the legislation came from Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and George Voinovich (R-Ohio). Three Republicans didn’t vote: Sens. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.), Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah). 

Friday, December 17, 2010

Action Alert: DADT Vote Saturday!

The senate has scheduled a final vote on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal for TOMORROW.
Everyone in Tennessee needs to call both of their Senators RIGHT NOW! This may be the last chance to repeal DADT in Congress for several years.
Call Sen. Lamar Alexander at (202) 224-4944 and Sen. Bob Corker at (202) 224-3344 and tell them:
I'm counting on you to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

Senator Corker had the audacity to tell a reporter that he would abandon support for the START treaty if Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid dared to bring up DADT for an up or down vote. Such statements place personal bigotry as a higher priority for Corker than national security.
It's time for Tennessee to let Sen. Corker that his tactics are shameful and that he must vote to repeal DADT.
When you make your phone calls remember to
1.       Tell the staff person who answers where you live so they know you're a real constituent.
2.       Tell them you want the senator to support the standalone bill repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" - and that you'll remember how they vote when they're next up for election.
3.       Thank them, hang up, and make your second call to the other senator.
Don't' stop there: save the Congressional Switchboard number - (202) 224-3121 - in your cell phone right now. Then hand it to a friend, then a co-worker, and ask them to make two calls. While you're at it, tell your family and your Facebook friends to call as well.
We need as many calls as possible in order to make this repeal happen in 2010.
I just placed my calls. Now it's your turn!
Jonathan Cole
TEP Board Chair

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Rachel Maddow Slams Log Cabin Republicans

Rachel Maddow exposes the Uncle Tom homocons at Log Cabin Republicans who supported the Republican candidate who supports DADT against the Democrat who led the fight to overturn DADT.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

House Dems Pass DADT Repeal

A stand-alone "don't ask, don't tell" repeal bill, sponsored by Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Pa.) and cosponsored by Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), was introduced in the House of Representatives Tuesday. There is currently no timetable for when the legislation will be debated on the House floor. The Murphy bill is identical to the Senate repeal bill introduced Friday by Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine).
Where Does DADT Repeal Go from Here?

UPDATE: House passes DADT Repeal Wed

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Maddow Interview with Ugandan "Kill the Gays" Bill Author

Rachel Maddow Interivews David Bahati
Julie Bulcer, The Advocate:

David Bahati, the Ugandan parliament member who authored the bill that calls for the execution of gay people, told Rachel Maddow that he intends to protect children from being recruited into homosexuality, but he could not produce any facts.
Bahati, who spoke from Washington, D.C., said he had been granted a visa to attend a conference in the United States, but the event denied him entry over his bill. The bill, which is still pending in parliament, would impose life imprisonment for homosexual acts and the death penalty for instances of “aggravated homosexuality.”
Maddow asked him about the part of the bill that has prompted international outcry.
“I know there has been a lot of spin, negative propaganda about this bill, using that clause and I wanted to make the record straight,” he said. “I am not in a hate campaign. I do not hate gays. I love them but at same time, I must protect our children who are being recruited into this practice.”
Pressed for facts about what Maddow called the “foundational myth” of gay recruitment, Bahati could not defend his assertion.
“It is something that is factual and all you need is to get these facts,” he said.