White House Opposes DADT Deal

WHITE HOUSE PRESIDENTIAL SEAL X390 (PHOTOS.COM) | ADVOCATE.COMA White House official said the administration “opposes” any deal that would cut “don’t ask, don’t tell” repeal from the National Defense Authorization Act.
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Obama’s new pick for Marine Commandant opposes repealing DADT

What idiot chose a guy who vocally opposes one of the President’s top policy priorities? The fact is, the White House didn’t care enough about DADT to pick a nominee who was on our side, and who supported the President. I doubt a Republican president would ever choose someone who vocally disagreed with him, and who would publicly try to discredit him.

Yet again, this isn’t fierce advocacy. It’s yet another missed opportunity by the Obama administration. And it’s further proof that our civil rights just aren’t that important over at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.




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Delaware Tea Party candidate running in GOP U.S. Senate race publicly opposes masturbation

Christine O’Donnell and her interesting take on human sexuality and morality clearly was going to come back to haunt her, but common sense should have told her that appearing on a show called “Sex In The 90s”, it may come up if you run for office.

O’Donnell is challenging a congressman in Delaware’s Republican Senate primary, and until now no one took her seriously.

The Huffington Post reports that O’Donnell was on a Sex In The 90s special on MTV. (Remember those?) “The Bible says that lust in your heart is committing adultery. So you can’t masturbate without lust,” she said, adding. “The reason that you don’t tell [people] that masturbation is the answer to AIDS and all these other problems that come with sex outside of marriage is because again it is not addressing the issue. You’re just gonna create somebody who is, I was gonna say, toying with his sexuality. Pardon the pun.”

The stupid. It burns. Blazing, white hot embers flying in the air…if you take a look at this teabagger’s web site, she wants government out of everyone’s lives, except for the government to control women’s wombs, and amend the constitution to protect marriage.

What kind of Tea Party does she belong to?

That’s interesting, because some in the LGBT community aren’t in agreement regarding the scope of homophobia within the Tea Party Movement. (Wash Blade):

Michael Cole, a Human Rights Campaign spokesperson, said the Tea Party movement has “taken a lot of the wind out of the LGBT demagoguery sails.”

“Their relentless focus on economic issues has really taken a lot of the attention away from some of the attacks on LGBT people that we usually see from elements of the conservative movement,” he said.

Jimmy LaSalvia, executive director of GOProud, a gay conservative group, also maintained the focus of the Tea Party is on economic issues and not blocking the advancement of LGBT issues in Congress.

“The focus of the Tea Party is on fiscal issues and the growth of government, and their influence on Congress is to get Congress focused on those issues,” LaSalvia said. “And so, I think, if it’s having any influence on Congress, it’s telling Capitol Hill to wake up and quit spending all the money.”

Michael Mitchell, executive director of the National Stonewall Democrats, characterized the Tea Party as the reincarnation of previous anti-gay movements.

“There is, indeed, a very conservative movement out there that is finding a voice and turning some races, but I believe it’s the same anti-equality, anti-gay elements that have been roadblocks and are going to be roadblocks for us,” Mitchell said.

How many Christine O’Donnells are out there? The anti-gay, anti-choice meme has no place in the Tea Party if it is indeed about limited government.

 
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Florida gubernatorial candidate McCollum opposes gay foster parents

Because kids these days have it too easy. Especially kids in foster care in Florida.

George Rekers supporter, Florida Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Bill McCollum think so. Rather than provide these kids with stable homes with couples that just want to help kids, McCollum has used his platform and candidacy to come out against gay couples serving as foster parents. This is in addition to opposing gay couples being able to adopt children.

When asked by the Florida Baptist Witness about gay couples serving as foster parents, McCollum said (emphasis added),

Q: Should the law [allowing gay couples to serve as foster parents] be changed?

McCollum: I think that it would be advisable. I really do not think that we should have homosexuals guiding our children. I think that it’s a lifestyle that I don’t agree with. I realize a lot of people do. It’s my personal faith, religious faith, that I don’t believe that the people who do this should be raising our children. It’s not a natural thing. You need a mother and a father. You need a man and a woman. That’s what God intended.

Once again, not just an attack on gay families and parents, but an insult to single parents.




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Watch: Bill O’Reilly Wonders Why Obama Opposes Gay Marriage

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Bill O'Reilly and attorneys Tamara Holder and Jennifer Smetters discussed the Prop 8 ruling on FOX News last night.

I can't decide if watching sycophantic Smetters makes me want to laugh or cry, but she sure doesn't know what she's talking about. I'm surprised she doesn't have her info written on her palm. Holder, thankfully, is there to set her straight.

One thing they can all agree on is that none of them knows why Obama opposes gay marriage.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP


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