The conclusion to our brief and largely ironic community romance with Ann Coulter. “Blacks must be looking at the gays saying, ‘Why can’t we be oppressed like that?’”
This week has been disheartening for a lot of us queer activists, but cheer up a little bit because Legal Eagle Jessica is here to share some GOOD NEWS about gay adoptions in Florida.
When Judge Phillips ruled Don’t Ask Don’t Tell unconstitutional, she issued an injunction so that no more soldiers could be discharged until the case was resolved. It would have been relatively simple for Obama and the Department of Justice to let the injunction stand and let the issue rest. HEY, GUESS WHAT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ISN’T DOING.
There are jokes about how politicians lie so much. How do you know a politician is lying? His mouth is moving. Something like that.
Bill Clinton did not think DADT was gonna be like this, Rachel Maddow explains why DADT opponents are full of sh*t, and John McCain is either totally ignorant or lying. Either way, don’t ask anybody or tell anybody anything.
When you have a lot of feelings about Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, the best way to express those feelings is through art. You should express your art on John McCain’s face, ideally.
It’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell vote day! Finally! Come watch with us, and then we can laugh, cry, yell, drink, or all of the above together after the Senate votes.
Lady Gaga had a DADT rally today. She did research and wrote a speech and on a scale of one to bajillion, it was pretty f*cking awesome. I feel like she’s going to be remembered for this. Imagine all the people living life in peace, y’all. [Now with a photo gallery of the speech/rally]
This excerpt announces new efforts from strange people to repeal Prop 8 for everyone except like 4 people, make homosexuality illegal in Montana, and vote in favor of DADT.
Did you hear the one about the [homophobic politician] and their gay [daughter/sister/brother/friend]? So did we, and you know, it’s really not funny anymore.
Things continue to move forward remarkably rapidly in terms of a repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell! Senator Harry Reid announces that the bill dealing with a possible repeal will be brought to the Senate floor this week.
In which things continue to happen w/r/t Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, including Lady Gaga, and we wonder to what extent they will maybe bring us incrementally closer to an actual repeal someday.
Today a US District Court judge ruled that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell violates the First and Fifth amendments, and issued an injunction to stop the military from further discharges. We also had no idea this was even happening today.
The official record of this one day when a bunch of stories on Google News made it seem as though the world cared about us, like we were real people. We have no explanation.
Happy Labor Day, we got you these infuriating screencaps of the Department of Defense’s “online inbox” to survey soldiers on a “possible repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.” It’s a good thing you have the day off because all we feel able to do is “lie in bed and mourn the soul of America.”
Surprise! An extremist right-wing group is trying to strong-arm Jerry Brown and Arnold Schwarzenegger into defending Prop 8! But nobody has stronger arms than Arnold, don’t they know that? Also: international gay news including gay adoption in Australia and your Gay Republicans update.
Remember how Elena Kagan was confirmed as the third woman currently on the Supreme Court? I know, it’s been easy to forget about. Maybe she can still save the day for women as far as SCOTUS is concerned, though, just by checking “female” on her tax forms!
The Pentagon has agreed to meet with a group of partners of gay servicemembers and discuss the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal in addition to listening to the opinions of straight soldiers’ partners. One small step for mankind, amirite? (amirite?) Furthermore, Ken Mehlman being gay is NBD ’cause apparently the GOP doesn’t care about same-sex marriage anymore anyhow? Also the (conservative) guys raising money for our rights have historically raised money for anti-gay candidates. Oh yeah and Roger Ebert loves gay people.
How has the coming out of former Bush campaign manager Ken Mehlman rocked your world? Or, uh, has it not? Also, a meta-discussion of Judge Walker’s sexual orientation, terrible/TERRIBLE videos on DADT, a new book on conservative vs. liberal families, and a titillatingly bizarre gay espionage murder.
Prominent Republican official and former George W. Bush campaign manager Ken Mehlman has come out as gay, saying that “It’s taken me 43 years to become comfortable with this part of my life… It’s something I wish I had done years ago.”