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motherjones:

The new state of gay marriage in America. 

motherjones:

The new state of gay marriage in America. 

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"That the president has chosen today, when LGBT Americans are mourning the passage of Amendment One, to finally speak up for marriage equality is offensive and callous."

— Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director R. Clarke Cooper • In a statement released late Wednesday afternoon, condemning President Obama for what they perceived as manipulation of the LGBT community. “Log Cabin Republicans appreciate that President Obama has finally come in line with leaders like Vice President Dick Cheney on this issue,” said Cooper, adding, “this calculated announcement comes too late to be of any use to the people of North Carolina, or any of the other states that have addressed this issue on his watch.” source (viafollow)

motherjones:

An important point from Adam Serwer: President Obama endorsed marriage federalism, not equality for all.

An important point from me: It is unconscionable to accept the legislation of discrimination and bigotry as valid, whether legally or morally.

motherjones:

An important point from Adam Serwer: President Obama endorsed marriage federalism, not equality for all.

An important point from me: It is unconscionable to accept the legislation of discrimination and bigotry as valid, whether legally or morally.

motherjones:

Checking in with Seth Rogen. (Re:)

That’s not actually Seth Rogen. His verified twitter account is @Sethrogen.

motherjones:

Checking in with Seth Rogen. (Re:)

That’s not actually Seth Rogen. His verified twitter account is @Sethrogen.

shortformblog:

Here’s the Prop 8 decision, in Scribd format. (Thanks Towelroad)

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"Because I’m gay, alright? And I happen to love a man just like you probably love your wife. Alright? And I think that he or she or whatever are entitled to the same rights that I have. I fought for my country, I did my thing, and I think that my spouse should be entitled to the same entitlements as if I was married to a woman. What the hell is the difference? I was definitely offended. He doesn’t even open the door to a conversation. It’s just a boom! But I did ask him ‘yes or no,’ so I got what I asked for."

Bob Garon, a 63-year-old Vietnam veteran and Manchester, NH, resident, answering a reporter’s question on why he felt so strongly about Romney’s opposition to equal marriage rights.

When asked whether he supported efforts to repeal gay marriage in New Hampshire, Romney responded, “I support the repeal of the New Hampshire law. I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. That’s my view.”

Garon, who was eating breakfast with his husband, continued, “If two men get married, apparently a veteran’s spouse would not be entitled to any burial benefits or medical benefits or anything that the serviceman has devoted his time and effort to his country, and you just don’t support equality in terms of same-sex marriage?”

"I believe that marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman," Romney replied, adding, "and we apparently disagree."

After the exchange, Romney left, while reporters continued to ask Garon questions. Garon concluded, “I did a little research on Mitt Romney and, by golly, you reporters are right. The guy ain’t going to make it. Because you can’t trust him. I just saw it in his eyes. I judge a man by his eyes.”

"Just when you thought Barack Obama couldn’t get any more out of touch with America’s values, AP reports his administration wants to make foreign aid decisions based on gay rights. …This administration’s war on traditional American values must stop."

A statement by Rick Perry • Criticizing President Obama over a memorandum he issued today, which stated broad support for advancing LGBT rights and protecting them from violence. It explicitly mentions the efforts of foreign governments to criminalize LGBT persons (the state of affairs in Uganda the last few years being one such galling example), and states that foreign aid will be directed to promote LGBT human rights. Rick Perry (clearly attempting to spark some momentum for his flat-lined bid for the GOP presidential nomination), decided to pounce, saying further: “Investing tax dollars promoting a lifestyle many Americas of faith find so deeply objectionable is wrong. President Obama has again mistaken America’s tolerance for different lifestyles with an endorsement of those lifestyles. I will not make that mistake.” source (viafollow)

I really want to go at this and tear apart Perry’s misunderstanding of the Constitution, civil rightsand how government works, rather than how he thinks government should work, but I have better things to do.

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officialssay:

The U.S. Army, in a memo announcing that the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ law prohibiting openly gay and lesbian soldiers from serving in the military will formally end tomorrow. 

officialssay:

The U.S. Army, in a memo announcing that the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ law prohibiting openly gay and lesbian soldiers from serving in the military will formally end tomorrow

Dan Savage’s message to liberal Christians

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Video above of David Gregory asking Rep. Michele Bachmann about her views on gays, marriage and appointing openly gay persons to cabinet positions from Meet the Press yesterday.

Text below from “Are Republicans at war with reality?" regarding the Thursday night GOP debate:

Michele Bachmann again proved that she is a talented debater, but her preferred tactic is simply to keep repeating baseless statements as if the rhythms of her words would provide the underlying logic. They don’t.

These go together quite well.

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"Bert and Ernie are best friends. They were created to teach preschoolers that people can be good friends with those who are very different from themselves. Even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics (as most Sesame Street Muppets™ do), they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation."

Statement from Sesame Workshop on the circulating Bert and Ernie marriage petition.

jsummitt:

The sanctity of marriage MUST be protected as the bible depicts!

jsummitt:

The sanctity of marriage MUST be protected as the bible depicts!

The Chicago Cubs want you to know “It Gets Better.”

"Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution is pretty simple. It says, ‘Raise an army.’ It says absolutely nothing about race, color, creed, sexual orientation. … Let’s just move on, treat everybody with firmness, fairness, dignity, compassion and respect. Let’s be Marines."

Sgt. Maj. Micheal Barrett, the top non-commissioned officer of the Marine Corps, on the repeal of DADT. (via TheDish, HuffPo)