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What FDR's Words Can Teach LGBT Rights Activists (Gay Rights -

What FDR's Words Can Teach LGBT Rights Activists (Gay Rights -

"Interestingly, at the movie screening for Capitalism, another questioner asked Moore about footage in the film featuring FDR addressing the nation. Interestingly enough, what was FDR’s reply to activists who wanted to see Social Security enacted? Peter Dreier in this article from Common Dreams documents it: “He listened to their arguments for some time and then said, ‘You've convinced me. Now go out and make me do it.’'

And therein lies the lesson from FDR. We've convinced Obama about most of our issues -- hate crimes, 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' repealing DOMA. Now we just have to make Obama do it."

I have to agree with this... Obama COULD be using his bully pulpit more to help us, as we were made to think he would. However, he can't just enact this stuff through executive order. We have to get it passed through congress. How will we do this?

PS The Senate is going to stay in session, now, and the Majority Leader has endorsed the march. Why have I not received word that a lobby day is being set up? Hundreds of thousands of gays in town, we need to be lobbying.


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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!