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Tuesday Night’s Vice Presidential Debate Was A Slap In the Face To LGBT Americans

Tuesday Nights Vice Presidential Debate Was A Slap In the Face To LGBT Americans

Last night’s Vice Presidential debate between Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia and Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana was sloppy, obnoxious, contentious mess, and probably the most childish Vice Presidential debate in American history.   What was supposed to be the nice-guy tête-à-tête was instead a snippy, tit-for-tat exchange.  In the key of conventional politics Mr. Pence’s most controversial moment as a national figure — and the biggest stumble of his political career — came after he signed a law in Indiana that critics had warned would allow businesses to discriminate against gay men and lesbians. Facing an enormous backlash, Mr. Pence first defended the law and then walked it back. The episode seemed likely to tarnish him as a national figure in a lasting way.

But neither Tim Kaine nor the debate moderator, Elaine Quijano of CBS News who lacked the strength to control the two over-grown prep schoolboys raised the issue Tuesday night. The lone mention of gay rights came when Mr. Kaine noted that Mr. Putin “persecutes L.G.B.T. folks and journalists”.  

That is all. The only mention.  That in itself was deplorable, insulting, and a major disappointment.

Quijano, did ask about bias among our police force against African-Americans, for confronting Pence about how exactly his boss plans to deport millions of people. But to not ask Pence about his level of responsibility for a culture of hate against LGBT people is itself irresponsible. To instead ask Pence about how his faith plays a role in his governing only adds to the insult.  And because of this Pence now appears likely to escape the 2016 election without any extensive airing of this formative anti-gay moment in his career doing not only a disservice to the LGBT America but to all voting Americans as well.

Since Mr. Kaine and Elaine Quijano  seemed to ”overlook”  Pence’s extreme views on homosexuality, here’s a rundown:

*In 2015, Pence signed a law that would allow business owners to legally turn away LGBT people on the basis of their “religious freedom”

*He opposed federal funding for low-income people suffering from HIV/AIDS…

*Unless funding was also “directed toward those institutions which provide assistance to those seeking to change their sexual behavior.” In other words, Pence advocated for conversion therapy.

*He campaigned against adding LGBT protections to hate crime laws

*He said “homosexuality is incompatible with military service“

*Naturally, he’s against same-sex marriage—he tried to block it once it was legalized in his state of Indiana

“Societal collapse was always brought about following an advent of the deterioration of marriage and family,” Pence said in 2006.

But to be fair Kaine has never been a die-hard LGBT advocate politician.

Kaine came out in favor of marriage equality in 2013, just two weeks after his would-be boss announced her support. Up until then, when it came to marriage equality, Kaine was a cross between a pretzel and a waffle.

It began in 2001, when Kaine expressed his support for “civil benefits” for gay couples, something he made clear was not marriage or civil unions. When Massachusetts legalized same-sex weddings in 2003, Kaine issued a statement that went further than necessary in distancing himself from the court ruling.

“Marriage between a man and a woman is the building block of the family and a keystone of our civil society,” Kaine, who was lieutenant governor at the time, declared. It has been so for centuries in societies around the world. I cannot agree with a court decision suddenly declaring that marriage must now be redefined to include unions between people of the same gender.”

The real test came in 2006, when Kaine was governor. By veto-proof margins, the legislature passed a bill to put an anti-marriage amendment on the ballot. Kaine opposed the measure, saying it went too far in forbidding civil unions, but he signed it nonetheless.

Fast forward to 2012, while running for his Senate seat.  Kaine proclaimed himself in favor of “relationship equality.” Did that mean marriage? Well, not exactly.

“The labels get in the way of the issue,” Kaine said.

All of this was the classic attempt of a middle-of-the-road Democrat to find a middle-of-the-road solution. He was trying to split the baby. Unfortunately, we were the baby.

And last night Tim Kaine didn’t even split us.  He ignored us.  He ignored LGBT Americans. Purposely.



NOM’s Sham Group The Ruth Institute Want Our Gay Symbol – Back Away From The Rainbow BITCH!

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse (Her Ph.D is in Economics btw) of the National Organization for Marriage fronted Ruth-less Institute is hellbent on taking back the Rainbow from us gays!

Proposition 8 was passed by a great grassroots coalition that included people from all across the religious traditions, and also people of every race and color,” Morse recognizes. “We are the real rainbow coalition. The gay lobby does not own the rainbow.”

She tells OneNewsNow that she wore a rainbow-colored scarf to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hearing on Proposition 8 as a statement to signify that supporters of traditional marriage still own the symbol.

“We can’t simply let that go by. Families put rainbows in their children’s nurseries. Little Christian preschools will have rainbows…Noah’s Ark and all the animals…. Those are great Christian symbols, great Jewish symbols,” the Ruth Institute president points out.

Dan Savage put it best:  Let’s make a deal: give us our full civil equality—repeal DOMA, let us marry legally in all fifty states, end DADT, pass ENDA, stop torturing gay kids to death—and we’ll let you have your fucking rainbows back.”

What will you want next?  Cher?  Bette Midler? Anal Sex? 

Perhaps you’d like the Pink Triangle? 


The Department Of Justice Files Injunction Against DADT Being Ruled Unconstitutional – Read The White House Press Release And The Injuction Filing

The Obama Administration’s The Department Of Justice waited until the very last minute today filed an objection to the injunction requested by lawyers for the Log Cabin Republicans last week following a judge’s declaration earlier this month that the law is unconstitutional. (Cowards)

The Advocate reports:

“‘[A]ny injunction in this case must be limited to plaintiff LCR and the claims it asserts on behalf of its members – and cannot extend to non-parties – plaintiff’s requested world-wide injunction of the statute fails as a threshold matter,’ assistant U.S. attorney Paul Freeborne wrote. Freeborne also argued that an injunction would preclude the government both from litigating other legal challenges to DADT or considering the terms of a stay barring discharges of gay and lesbian servicemembers.”

Americablog adds:

“Finally, the DOJ seems awfully concerned that if LCR wins this case, then the Obama administration will no longer be able to find that gay servicemembers hurt morale and cohesion. Why is the Obama administration so concerned about losing the ‘right’ to discriminate against gay and lesbian servicemembers.  This is not the brief of a party that wants to find a way out of this mess. The Obama administration is aggressively defending DADT when the Obama administration doesn’t have to do this. See here, here and here.”

Well, Obama has done just about everything they could think of that would ensure Republican victory in November.  They know the Right hates them and they have pissed off the Progressive Left.  WHO exactly do they think is going to vote for them?

So now we ait to see what the Judge decides.  This never ends. 

You can read the FULL INJUCTION FILING after the jump…..