Taste the rainbow!
6 (7 including D.C.) down, 44 to go!
This is why I love the internets. It has such — such — sticktoitiveness.
[Click the links for sources. I'm not the only person marveling at this woman's unintelligence, especially today.]
It’s going to be a long angry road to the Republican primary. Gird your loins.
Last week, Obama received the endorsement of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest and most successful advocates for LGBT equality. (See Deaniac’s post on the subject — “ZOMG! ‘Homophobic Black President’ Gets Big Gay Endorsement!” over at The People’s View.)
President of the Human Rights Campaign, Joe Solmonese, had this to say:
President Obama has improved the lives of LGBT Americans more than any President in history. In 2008 we were promised change and profound change is what we got. More remains to be done and ensuring that President Obama is able to continue the forward momentum toward equality for another term is an absolute priority of the Human Rights Campaign.
Today, Obama announced that June 2011 will be Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month:
So you know how legions of folks were disappointed in Obama because he didn’t wave his magic wand and banish DADT by executive order, but rather waited for Congress to do whatever it is that Congress does, and then waited for the Pentagon to do its studies and whatever? Well, get a load of this:
Navy chaplains will be trained about their ability to perform same-sex civil marriage ceremonies under new guidance that would take effect if the Defense Department moves to recognize openly gay military service.
Navy officials said Monday that they updated the training after questions came up about civil ceremonies for gay couples. Military training to apply the new law allowing gays to serve openly began earlier this year, and is expected to be complete by mid-summer.
In earlier training guidelines issued by the Defense Department and the military services, same-sex marriage ceremonies were not mentioned, and therefore not explicitly prohibited.
Representative Steve Simon (D-Awesome) unsuccessfully argues against Republican efforts to put a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage on the 2012 ballot:
How many more gay people does God have to create before we ask ourselves whether God actually wants them around?
Shorter: God will set yo ass on fire, so stop being an asshat.
[cross-posted at Balloon Juice]
I honestly don’t know what the crap this guy is talking about. It’s just batshit bananas. Something about unmarried women not wanting married women to have children because all single women are lesbians, or something?
I don’t know, you tell me:
Apparently some church folk in Kentucky have decided that they will not be signing state marriage licenses unless and until Kentucky recognizes same-sex marriage, a decision that’s particularly significant (and, frankly, touching) as Kentucky is one of eleven states that voted to actually change their constitution in order to avoid giving civil rights to teh geyz.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a child in possession of a word must be in want of a lifestyle.
What I’m trying to say here is: Members of Tennessee’s state Senate appear to believe that if they can prevent educators from “discussing homosexuality” in schools prior to 9th grade, they will be able to prevent… what? People being gay? Children knowing that homosexuality exists? Gay people knowing that children exist? I’m not clear on what they think they’re actually going to accomplish, because it’s so fucking stupid that my brain has broken.
In fact, it’s even stupider than that, because homophobic, teacher-muzzling laws already exist in Tennessee. Behold: