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Obama Nominates Lesbian Activist to Employment Post - Obama Nominates Lesbian Activist to Employment Post:
"President Obama has nominated a lesbian activist to serve as a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, according to The Bulletin.

The White House recently announced that Obama nominated lawyer Chai Feldblum to serve as one of five Commissioners on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Feldblum is a professor of law specializing in gay studies at Georgetown University who formerly worked for the American Civil Liberties Union and the pro-homosexual Human Rights Campaign Fund.

'She has also worked on advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights and has been a leading expert on the Employment Nondiscrimination Act,' according to a White House statement.

Over the last 20 years, Feldblum has played a crucial part in creating equality in the LGBT community. She is the primary author of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), prohibiting workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity."

The language that SheWired uses in this piece is bizarre. Its positive toward Feldblum, but also uses language that anti-gay groups use like "pro-homosexual." It made me very confused.


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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!