Archive for June, 2012

For smart analysis of the health care decision

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June 28, 2012
Supreme-Court-Statue

   Those of you who know me know that no issue is more important to me personally than access to health care, so I am over the moon about today’s decision upholding the 2010 law, especially the individual mandate.  But — I keep this blog focused on lgbt issues. So aside from saying thank you […]

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Granting cert in Perry: hopefully not

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June 26, 2012
Supreme-Court

The website Prop 8 Trial Tracker is publishing a range of comments on the question of whether it will be better or worse for the lgbt movement if the Supreme Court grants certiorari and rules in Perry v. Brown, the challenge to Prop 8. It has always amazed me that anyone would affirmatively want the […]

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The end of gay marriage arguments

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June 24, 2012
Hunter-Of-Justice

OK, the gay marriage debate isn’t going away entirely. After all, there are still debates going on in this country about creationism. And I’m not just saying that polls show rapidly changing public opinion – everyone knows that.  What is happening now that is new is the realignment of the politics of family issues, with […]

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LGBT @ EEOC

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June 19, 2012
Color-Background-TMarchev

From a June 18 letter from EEOC Chair Jacqueline Berrien to all EEOC staff referencing EEOC achievements in lgbt rights: In April of this year, the Commission issued an important federal sector decision, Macy v.Department of Justice, EEOC Appeal No. 012012021 (April 20, 2012), which “clarifie[d] that claims of discrimination based on trans gender status, also […]

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V-words freak out Michigan Republicans

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June 17, 2012
Hunter-Of-Justice

Speaking on the floor of the Michigan legislature against an anti-abortion “super bill,” Rep. Lisa Brown suggested that its sponsors were a wee bit too interested in her vagina. That’s the last we’ll hear from Rep. Brown for a while. She was later barred from debate over an unrelated bill as punishment. The same thing happened to […]

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Happy Obama gay day

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June 16, 2012
White-House-LGBT-reception-feat

It was happy happy gay gay at the White House Friday afternoon with the East Room packed for the annual June LGBT reception.  Also yesterday, the Washington Blade published this round-up of potentially at-risk (if the President loses the November election) administrative law changes that the Obama Administration has made in the last three years, […]

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