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Lieberman: I'm Committed to a DADT Repeal

Lieberman: I'm Committed to DADT Repeal | News |
"Independent senator Joseph Lieberman said Thursday that he is in discussions with the White House and the “advocacy community” about repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell,” but he stopped short of saying whether he would take the lead on repeal legislation.

“That hasn't been decided, but we're all working together in a very collegial way,” Lieberman said in a brief interview following a hearing for the Domestic Partner Benefits and Obligations Act.

Asked what would go into his decision, he said, “It might not be my decision, but I just would want to make sure that we go about this in the most effective way that builds the highest probability of success.”

Lieberman said that securing a Republican cosponsor would help the effort. He also stressed how important it is “that there's a buy-in by military leadership, which seems to be coming around; and that the White House is committed to doing this, which I believe they are. Because I'm committed to doing everything I can to see that it passes.”"

Not my favorite guy in the world, but I'll take it. However we can get this to happen, we need to do it, and we need to do it NOW!


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Chris Geidner: In Iowa, judges are ousted.

Via Chris Geidner's Poliglot blog at Metro Weekly:


In Iowa, which declared Iowa's marriage ban unconstitutional under the state's constitution in 2009, the National Organization for Marriage got one of its first electoral victories this year. The judicial retention elections appear to have resulted in the replacement of all three justices up for a vote this year.

Here, as of 3:35 a.m. and with 1767 out of 1774 precincts reporting, are the Iowa Secretary of State's election results:

Supreme Court Justice David L. Baker
Yes 443437 45.75%
No 525865 54.25%

Supreme Court Justice Michael J. Streit
Yes 442459 45.6%
No 527921 54.4%

Supreme Court Chief Justice Marsha Ternus
Yes 437118 44.99%
No 534486 55.01%

The court was unanimous in its 2009 ruling that Iowa's constitution required marriage equality."

Can we trust Rasmussen anymore?


Happy Hour Roundup will be coming late today. Fortunately, there is lots of news to report on! Unfortunately, there will be no time for me to collect it and send it. Expect it between 5pm and 6pm!