It’s come to light that Democratic Presidential nominee hopeful Amy Klobuchar in 2018 voted to confirm David Ryan Stras to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, despite his strong opposition to LGBT rights and comments deriding a landmark ruling striking down anti-sodomy laws.
In 2008, Stras critiqued the Supreme Court for inappropriately addressing “homosexual rights” and expressed skepticism about the core holding of Lawrence v. Texas, the Supreme Court’s 2003 ruling that struck down Texas’s sodomy law as an unconstitutional deprivation of liberty,”
Stras served on the Minnesota Supreme Court in Klobuchar’s home state, were he supported the ruling allowing an anti- same-sex marriage amendment to appear on the ballot even with a misleading title.
A spokesperson for Klobuchar’s campaign told the Washington Blade that the senator suggested other candidates to the White House for the appeals court seat, but defended her vote to confirm.
“Her vote was based on the reality that given the choices, on balance she thought he was better than the other candidates who would have been nominated from other states.“
Against “homosexual rights”, same-sex marriage and wants to bring back sodomy laws. Just how much worse could the other candidates be Amy?
At approximately 5:15 am CT this morning peacefully at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD.
McGovern a historian, author and U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, and the Democratic Party presidential nominee in the 1972 presidential election was a staunch anti-war advocate and ally to the LGBT communities fight for civil rights.
McGovern was an exemplar of modern American liberalism. He became most known for his outspoken opposition to the growing U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. He staged a brief nomination run in the 1968 presidential election as a stand-in for the assassinated Robert F. Kennedy. The subsequent McGovern–Fraser Commission fundamentally altered the Democratic presidential nominating process, by greatly increasing the number of caucuses and primaries and reducing the influence of party insiders.
McGovern’s campaigns remain definitional political experiences for millions of Americans because they were about more than politics. They were about a deep vision of the republic’s past, present and future; so much so that his 1972 campaign slogan was “Come home, America.” And was the first Democratic Presidential Candidate who pushed the DNC to include a 7 point plank for gay rights.
Generations of Democrats recognized McGovern as a North Star hero, just as generations of Republicans made him the face of what they fear: a politics of compassion and decency that would, in the words of one of McGovern’s heroes, former Montana Senator Burton K. Wheeler, “place humanity above the dollar.”
McGovern once said, “During my years in Congress and for the four decades since, I’ve been labeled a ‘bleeding-heart liberal.’ It was not meant as a compliment, but I gladly accept it. My heart does sometimes bleed for those who are hurting in my own country and abroad.”
George McGovern was a REAL AMERICAN.
May he rest in peace.
Not only did David Campbell, the Australian legislator, considers himself a “family values” politician. got himself videotaped at a gay sex club, and he used his government car to drive there! (Oh, and this hypocritcal, closet case piece of steaming poo is married. To a woman. )
Campbell is accused of using a ministerial car to go to a gay club in Anzac Parade, Kensington, in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, on Tuesday evening, Channel 7 reported tonight. It is alleged he stayed for two hours at Ken’s, also known as KKK , which is a popular gay sauna. The club lies in Ms Keneally’s electorate of Heffron. The club has a $22 entry fee and assures clients discretion as they offer services for men who prefer men. TimeOut Sydney described Ken’s as “today’s most popular gay sauna … The iconic sauna has been servicing queer Sydney’s sexual appetites for more than 25 years. Between the dimly lit steam room, sizzling sauna, glory hole maze, dark room and porn theatre, Kens caters for every taste … Butt Naked nights are towel-free so patrons get to size up their prey before they commit to getting a room, while weekday Lunchtime Specials pull in a crowd who take the concept of Happy Meal to a whole new level.”
OMG and the club — is nicknamed KKK?
Oh, the irony.
Mike Slaton, a 28 year old, openly gay Louisville, KY man is charging headlong into Tuesday’s primary hoping to unseat Rep. Thomas Riner, an ultra-conservative and religious (ie. undercover Republican) Democrat incumbent who’s served in the State House for 28 years/
According to LEO Weekly, a Louisville paper:
Riner caught flak for legislation he introduced in 2002 and again in 2006 mandating that language recognizing God’s role in protecting the commonwealth from terrorist attacks be included in the state’s homeland security bill, as well as mandating the Ten Commandments be displayed in courthouses across the state. While national “hot-button” issues like abortion and gay rights rarely factor into smaller-scale elections like this, Riner’s piety has cost the state nearly half a million dollars in legal fees in lost case after lost case in defense against the American Civil Liberties Union.
Slanton, is endorsed by CFAIR-Committee for Fairness and Individual Rights, The Women’s Network PAC, The Metropolitan Louisville Women’s Political Caucus, The Victory Fund and is running on a progressive platform.
THIS is exactly what we need to do, Remove the old bigot and crooked politicans and replace them with new fresh blood. (Mike is also cute as a button!)
I am running for office because I believe that government must play an active role in improving people’s lives and strengthening our communities by crafting progressive public policy and promoting personal responsibility.
I believe that education, health equity, access to food, public transportation, housing, and the environment are all civil rights issues.
I believe that it’s time for District 41 to have a representative who will champion social, economic, and environmental justice for all people. With your help, I will be that Representative. — Mike Slaton
Best of luck Mike!