Comments on: Hill insiders say Mass. election won’t derail D.C. marriage bill America's Leading LGBT News Source Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:55:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Reports of Overspending Mount: Loose Lips Daily - City Desk - Washington City Paper Fri, 22 Jan 2010 19:08:57 +0000 […] Senate race will not single-handedly derail gay marriage in the District, Lou Chibbaro Jr. reports in DC Agenda. He quotes Barney Frank: 'It had nothing to do with same-sex marriage — nothing at all.' More […]

By: Chairm Wed, 20 Jan 2010 23:28:54 +0000 1. Approval of the LGBT groups’ agenda was not front and center in recent elections, either, so the default position is not that their agenda has been approved by voters.

Impose that agenda and there will be resistance aka Obamacare. That is a lesson learned, surely.

2. According to Coakley’s campaign statement about Brown and the LGBT groups’ agenda, SSM was indeed an issue in the election.

Congress has every right to deal directly with the DC Council’s odd marriage legislation. And elected representatives ought to be expected to make a stand, one way or the other, by voting to up or down on it.

That way, the point #1 regarding approval from the electorate can be addressed fairly and squarely.

Afterall, Obama, the Democratic National Party, and Democrats in the Senate and House claim to be about transparency. And Brown’s election — in the state that local LGBT groups have called “the birth place of SSM” — was certainly very much about popular dissatisfaction with the identity politics and machine politics of Beacon Hill and the Massachusetts Democratic contingency in the US House and Senate.

Surely more lessons learned — or maybe you want to double-down.

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By: Sean Ariel Wed, 20 Jan 2010 22:26:53 +0000 And DOMA repeal?

I suspect none of the events of late are very good for GLBT issues, no matter what kind of happy face you want to put on them.