Eric Cantor Lectures on “Tolerance” and “Diversity”

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*+-Julie Driscoll: Cantor can continue to talk out of both sides of his mouth in an effort to re-brand Republican “messaging,” but the proof is in the pudding: Anyone who votes consistently against rights for same sex couples is a bigot, small-minded, and destined to stay that way.

Nine Democratic Senators Are Wrong-Headed Bigots

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*+-Julie Driscoll: All nine of these so-called Democratic Senators need to be placed squarely in the middle of the political chopping block. ”Civil rights for all” is not some “messaging” trick we’re going to fall for. Republicans already tried that – and look how it worked out for them.

Rob Portman’s New Tune on Gay Rights

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*+-Julie Driscoll: He’s a hypocrite and a coward, and if he had any integrity at all, he’d tell his son, “Sorry, kid, just like everybody else, you don’t deserve the same rights as the man-on-top/woman-on-bottom crowd get.

DOMA Meets DADT

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*+-Carl Matthes: Who knew that one of the consequences of the lifting of DADT and the Obama Administration’s parallel decision to no longer defend DOMA, would be the growing participation of same-sex couples in the life of the military?

GLAD’s Diversity Work

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*+-Rev. Irene Monroe: Viewed by some as a lily-white organization, many people of color felt that GLAD replicated much of the same race and class divisions present in our federal judicial system.

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*+-Carl Matthes: Obama kicked public awareness/acceptance of marriage equality into high gear. The covers of the nation’s major magazines competed for which could best portray Obama’s historic announcement.

Right-Wing Social Engineering: “Forced Divorce”

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*+-Carl Matthes: It came as no surprise to gay men and lesbians that if ultra-conservatives kept digging around in this year’s barrel of Republican candidates, past Trump, Bachmann, Cain, Perry and even Gingrich, they would eventually reach Rick Santorum.

Queer Politics for the Birds

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*+-Rev. Irene Monroe: Same-sex coupling is not a new phenomenon in the animal world. However, its disclosure and acceptance of it comes in a homophobic society that will attempt to pathologize it.