Berkeley campus Republicans are doing it right now… a diversity bake sale to satirize initiatives like Affirmative Action. Well, they’re certainly getting the attention they want today! NPR reports, “White students would be charged $2, Asians would pay $1.50, Latinos would pay $1, African-Americans would pay 75 cents, Native Americans would pay 25 cents and women would get 25-cent discounts.”
Go bears! Just another day of protests at Cal.
Seriously? Yes, even Republicans grind. Gawker published pictures of Puerto Rican senator and GOP cheerleader Roberto Arango’s alleged profile from Grindr. Arango’s excuse is, “You know I’ve been losing weight. As I shed that weight, I’ve been taking pictures. I don’t remember taking this particular picture but I’m not gonna say I didn’t take it. I’d tell you if I remembered taking the picture but I don’t.”
And if you look at this picture, it’s definitely more than about documenting one’s weight loss. Even for a horny top like myself, I wonder what the thinking goes behind some folks who love showing their asses and holes. Do you think I can seriously get interested from watching you in that position?
But I then guess if you love nothing but an asshole…
The Republican led House had a hearing last week about the status of repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. If you’ll recall, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was overturned by both houses of Congress and signed by President Obama in the “lame duck” session after Republicans successfully won back a majority of the House of Representatives.
The Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy and the various laws forbidding (or not recognizing) same-sex marriage have been the two most important legal pillars of discrimination against gay and lesbian today. Gaining the right to marriage has received far more mainstream attention than DADT for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that it strikes at the heart of dehumanizing gays and lesbians by stripping us of a basic human right to legal and social recognition of the family relationships we create. It also applies, at least potentially, to all gay and lesbian people and not just the subset who are currently members of our armed service branches. Continue reading
The Tea Party movement has taken great pains to publicly focus only on fiscal issues and a drive for small government. It has not taken official positions on the two touchstone social issues that Karl Rove and his Republican successors had traditionally used to whip up the fervor of the conservative base: gay rights and abortion. But this is simply a political tactic to attract the all important independents. When you pull back the thin mask, you very quickly see that the true face of the Tea Party movement is white, conservative, Christian, anti-gay, and anti-choice.
Majority of Americans Now Support Marriage Equality!
A poll by ABC/Washington Post released March 18th, 2011 shows that for the first time a majority of Americans support the right to same sex marriage (53%). This is truly a landmark swing in public opinion. Continue reading
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