Comments on: Has the gay agenda been shelved? http://www.washingtonblade.com/2010/07/22/has-the-gay-agenda-been-shelved/ America's Leading LGBT News Source Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:55:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 By: Tim http://www.washingtonblade.com/2010/07/22/has-the-gay-agenda-been-shelved/#comment-2190 Wed, 28 Jul 2010 01:14:14 +0000 http://www.washingtonblade.com/?p=10192#comment-2190 The LGBT Agenda has most definitely been shelved for this year, and so ends the Obama administration’s first 2 years with vitually nothing to show for it in regards to LGBT rights being advanced. What happened to the Dems in Congress who failed to vote on our bills and what about Obama (our fierce advocate)??? True enough, if the Dems don’t at pass (or at least hold a vote) on the Domestic Partnership Benefits & Obligations Act and ENDA this year they can forget about me voting for them. I certainly won’t vote for the Republicans, but I may well vote Green or write-in a candidate, because I don’t believe in rewarding people who deceive our community. Only the Pro-Gay Progressive Democrats deserve our support this year, and that rule applies to Obama and the Dems in 2012 as well.Its simple really, no votes on Pro-LGBT legislation equals no support for Obama and the Dems in 2010 & 2012.

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By: everett http://www.washingtonblade.com/2010/07/22/has-the-gay-agenda-been-shelved/#comment-2189 Mon, 26 Jul 2010 16:57:42 +0000 http://www.washingtonblade.com/?p=10192#comment-2189 Wow, its pathethic how overly-optimistic Rep. Frank and the HRC are in portraying the prospects for passing any other LGBT-related legislation, aside from the (potential) repeal of DADT, by the end of the year. I highly doubt Congress will attempt to deal with any other LGBT items before November.

Let’s face it, the Democrats in Congress could have set a better timetable to start the repeal of DADT, pass ENDA, and the Hate Crimes law within the first two years of Obama’s presidency, but they didn’t. They could have attached ENDA as an amendment in any other bill (like they did with the hate crimes law), but they chose not to. Also, let’s stop pretending the democrats have any courage to repeal DOMA. Some do, but I think our prospects for repealing that horrible law will have better chances in the legal system rather than with politicians.

Furthermore, this Govt. Domestic Partners bill is brand-new. There’s no way that the three gay members of the House have had enough time to educate their straight counterparts in Congress.The United American Families Act may have had a better shot of becoming law if Obama and the democrats were willing to really push for immigration reform, but now that seems unlikely before November. If the REpublicans take over either chamber of Congress, you can bet they’ll resort to the same old playbook of not allowing LGBT-related legislation out of committee and onto the floor for a vote.

It’s an utter shame that Obama and these Congressional Democrats could not get their act together and pass ENDA, which would have benefited ALL gay and lesbian folks. Instead we get hate crimes (only useful if you get injured by a gay-basher) and perhaps, the repeal of DADT (but that affects only some gay and lesbian folks).

One more thing, when is the HRC and Rep. Frank going to push to include LGBT folks in anti-discrimation laws regarding housing and public accomodations?????? There are NO pieces of legislation with lovely little innocuous names to deal with the very real problem of heterosexuals discriminating against LGBT people in housing and public accomodations (meaning, you can get kicked out a restaurant or hotel if a heterosexual owner has a problem with you).

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By: Washington Blade: Has the gay agenda been shelved? : PinkNews.co.uk http://www.washingtonblade.com/2010/07/22/has-the-gay-agenda-been-shelved/#comment-2188 Mon, 26 Jul 2010 14:21:29 +0000 http://www.washingtonblade.com/?p=10192#comment-2188 […] Read more…. Tags: Gay Agenda, Washington Blade […]

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By: R L Pete Housman http://www.washingtonblade.com/2010/07/22/has-the-gay-agenda-been-shelved/#comment-2187 Sat, 24 Jul 2010 20:55:55 +0000 http://www.washingtonblade.com/?p=10192#comment-2187 In the game of chess when do the pawns just stop playing and either leave the field or unite and just kick castle, bishop and crown off the board?

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By: Michael @ LeonardMatlovich.com http://www.washingtonblade.com/2010/07/22/has-the-gay-agenda-been-shelved/#comment-2186 Sat, 24 Jul 2010 20:48:08 +0000 http://www.washingtonblade.com/?p=10192#comment-2186 With respect, Mr. Johnson, as Twain said: “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.”

Your sentence should read: “This year, a measure that COULD lead to repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell seems likely to reach President Obama’s desk,” not “WOULD lead.”

As you know, after the Commander-in-Chief agreed to President Gates’, excuse me, SECDEF Gates’ demand that he force our allies in Congress to trash the five-year old proposed Military Readiness Enhancement Act [which he’d promised on the campaign trail to PERSONALLY start fighting for as soon as he took office], thus gutting ANY guaranteee that discharges will EVER end, he also forced them to agree to Gates’ second demand that even repeal of the law be tied to a delayed trigger that Gates can refuse to pull.

Thank you.

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By: Patty Cake http://www.washingtonblade.com/2010/07/22/has-the-gay-agenda-been-shelved/#comment-2185 Sat, 24 Jul 2010 13:45:30 +0000 http://www.washingtonblade.com/?p=10192#comment-2185 Barney Frank and Nacy Pelosi are pathetic. With friends like them, who needs enemies?

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