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Kip Williams on marching into Nancy Pelosi's office, demanding action!

Speaker Pelosi (and all your Democratic friends): I'm not waiting anymore. | The Bilerico Project:
"Just yesterday, I did something different. I marched right down to Nancy Pelosi's office unannounced with about 10 of my friends, and we demanded a meeting. We met with her aide Dan Bernal, and this is what we had to say:

'Twice in the last year, our rights have been stripped away at the ballot. We want to know what Speaker Pelosi is going to do to make sure this doesn't happen to our community again. We know she's in a fight over health care right now, and we support her to focus on progressive health care reform. But when health care reform is passed, we're coming back, and we expect real answers and real commitments.'

Dan tried to pacify us, of course. He's openly gay, so he pointed out that he's on the same team. And he assured us that Speaker Pelosi supports us completely. But when I asked him what she's doing, he said, 'She supports the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and the passage of a gender-inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act.'

One will notice that the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act is conspicuously missing from that list. Anyway, supporting legislation is not the same thing as making commitments and delivering on them."


We must hold our leaders accountable for their actions, not their words. Anyone can SAY they support equality, but they don't get a nickle from me until there's a vote, and they're on record.


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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!