Were you lying awake last night just burning to know Antonin Scalia’s innermost thoughts on your status as a marginalized group? Well, today is your lucky day.
We made a lot of important strides in 2010, so obviously 2011 will be about people trying to push us backwards. Let’s make sure we don’t let them.
A bunch of people who hate gay people are really upset that the GOP has gay people just like everything else in the world.
Today the Senate failed to pass DADT, thanks to senators like Scott Brown and John McCain, and more specifically failed tens of thousands of gay and lesbian servicemembers.
Sarah: fuck republicans
Rachel: why do they hate everything beautiful and good
Can the Democrats really manage to end DADT in Congress while they still have a majority? We hope so, because otherwise it’s back to the drawing board.
Yesterday it looked like the Democrats are going to take a Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal off the bill currently in Congress because they’re tired of arguing about it. But that was before three senators tweeted their commitment to the repeal. Twitter. Yes. This is the way we live now.
This Sunday is extra Funday because we have VIDEOS of EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD. By which we mean Kurt and his maybe future boyfriend, sexy ninja mental asylum ladies, superawesome trans athletes, and a special surprise marine mammal. Oh also did we mention that we managed to elect 106 queers to public office? Pat yourself on the back and have a cupcake. Also Keith Olbermann is on twitter, saying things.
How grim has the future of a DADT repeal become in the new, Republican future? Kinda grim.
We never really saw any reason to spend energy caring about Ann Coulter, and even hearing that she was going to speak at Homocon 2010 didn’t entirely convince us otherwise. But then getting to read her bickering emails with Joseph Farah was so satisfying that we’re kind of getting ‘into’ her! I wonder if she likes Tegan and Sara. Also, a run-down of other conservative ladies doing and saying the DARNDEST THINGS and, to help your recovery lap, Rachel Maddow looks really good as she covers the exit of US Combat Troops.
On Friday afternoon something special happened: Republican Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger said that he thinks gay people should be allowed to get married right now! Not everybody agrees with him, though.
New analysis of the Proposition 8 vote from 2008 shows that the ridiculous Yes On 8 TV ads had more of an effect than anyone first thought. And the results weren’t as close as it appeared, either. We’ve got a lot more work to do.
A federal judge ruled DOMA was unconstitutional based on a states rights argument — irony! — but Obama will probs defend the law on appeal. Meh.