COFFEE HOUR 430 - HATE CRIMES BILL PASSED! N.H. Marriage Heads back to the Senate, Howard Stern makes a plea for Marriage Equality.
The U.S. House went and passed the Trans-inclusive Hate Crimes Bill, and now it heads off to the Senate. There is finally going to be justice for Matthew--as long as the Senate doesn't dilly dally too long. PAY ATTENTION to these bigots who tried to stop it. ALSO, the NEW HAMPSHIRE Senate voted to upgrade their Civil Unions to full Marriage Equality, however, last minute amendments to the bill (which emphasize Churches' freedom to refuse to perform a marriage, which of course they should have, and which allow couples to refuse to be "Party A" and "Party B" and still be "Husband" and "Wife" which I fully support) mean that it has to go BACK to the House again before the Governor signs it. The Governor does not support the bill, but has not indicated whether or not he'll veto it. Unfortunately, that same link will tell you they killed a transgender rights expansion bill. We'll keep trying.
MAINE's Governor Baldacci may be "evolving" on Marriage Equality, as he calls one LGBT equality blogger at home to explain. Will FLORIDA overturn their gay adoption ban? Now that Specter has become a Democrat we really need Al Franken seated for MINNESOTA!
Howard Stern advocates for Marriage Equality on his show... not the most sought after endorsement, but we'll take it--do you know how much of middle America listens in? Virginia Foxx backtracks on her Matthew Shepard comments. I'm not telling you anything about NOMNOMNOM or Cali-phobe today. This is a day of Independence for all the munchkins and their descendants (IF ANY)!
TOAST BANCO PROVINCIA! AND TO JUDY SHEPARD! BIG KISS!