The significance of Barbara Bush

February 1, 2011 at 9:00 am 79 comments

By Adam Bink

This is making the rounds:

The significance to me is only one small part in terms of “the daughter of the President who pushed for a constitutional amendment”. It’s not like I think this topic is going to come up at Thanksgiving and Barbara is going to boldly advocate for gay and lesbian couples with George (or Jeb, or whoever). And frankly, I agree with Joe Coscarelli that it implies disobedience, which is archaic particularly when we’re talking about a 29-year-old.

To me, the significance is “the next generation is ahead of the curve on this” and that equality knows no party lines. That’s the most important message to send.

It’s good that she (and HRC) did this, and I hope to see her working hard in every way possible should legislation to expand the freedom to marry come up again in the New York State legislature this year.

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  • 1. Ann S.  |  February 1, 2011 at 9:06 am

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    • 2. Kathleen  |  February 1, 2011 at 9:13 am

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      • 3. Ronnie  |  February 1, 2011 at 9:45 am

        =

        <3…Ronnie

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        • 4. JonT  |  February 1, 2011 at 10:39 am

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          • 5. RebeccaRGB  |  February 1, 2011 at 10:48 am

  • 6. Peterplumber  |  February 1, 2011 at 9:08 am

    ♂♂

    Wasn’t Laura Bush FOR some type of Equality? I have to research that….

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  • 7. Peterplumber  |  February 1, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Yeah, I found an old post from May of last year.

    “Promoting her book “Spoken From The Heart” former first lady Laura Bush reveals she disagreed with George on gay marriage”

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  • 8. Gregory in Salt Lake City  |  February 1, 2011 at 9:17 am

    anonygrl’s post from previous thread…hope don’t mind me reposting….

    12. AnonyGrl | February 1, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Have the Republicans not figured out yet that the younger generation is on our side? When THEIR OWN CHILDREN are the ones being so openly vocal in support of marriage equality? Can they not SEE that this is the way the future is running?

    If they want to keep younger voters, they are going to need to start thinking about that. This is how Obama got elected, by looking to younger voters, and working to get people who felt disenfranchised back into the voter rolls. Come on, Republicans… figure it out! Move with the times! Do what your up and coming voter base wants.

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    • 9. AnonyGrl  |  February 1, 2011 at 9:24 am

      I don’t mind. :)

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    • 10. Mouse  |  February 1, 2011 at 3:16 pm

      They can’t see the future because they are standing with their backs to it, trying to push the present into the past.

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  • 11. AnonyGrl  |  February 1, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Yes Laura is for equality. She did not speak up on the issue when George was in the White House, but once he was out, she has spoken up several times.

    She did say that she told George how she felt during his term, but did not contradict him in public.

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  • 13. AnonyGrl  |  February 1, 2011 at 9:31 am

    “…the significance is “the next generation is ahead of the curve on this” and that equality knows no party lines”

    Adam, I agree with you 100% on this. She is not out to convince her father, that is a lost cause, and she knows her mother is on her side. I appreciate that she is out to convince lawmakers here in NY, where she has chosen to reside. I agree that this is about what the “younger” generation is thinking (not that much younger, she is 29). She is the demographic that the Republican party needs to be courting, and needs to be listening to right now. And she Iis the demographic that the Democrats ARE paying attention to.

    Every time I see something like this, I feel that little bit of a thrill that whispers “hey, we are going to win this fight in my lifetime.” I know how MLK and his followers must have felt as the tides turned for them. Yes, there are still boulders we have to climb over, but we are at the crest of the mountain.

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    • 14. nightshayde  |  February 1, 2011 at 9:53 am

      *like*

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      • 15. Gregory in Salt Lake City  |  February 1, 2011 at 9:57 am

        !!

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  • 16. Sagesse  |  February 1, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Subscribing to read later.

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  • 17. John  |  February 1, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Very cool. It’s nice to see that the new generation can think about ethics and come to their own decisions. It’s also nice to see a Bush who has courage.

    “Come mothers and fathers, throughout the land.
    And don’t criticize what you can’t understand.
    Your sons and your daughters are beyond your command.
    Your old road is rapidly agin’.
    Please get out of the new one if you can’t lend your hand,
    For the times they are a-changin’.”

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    • 18. AnonyGrl  |  February 1, 2011 at 11:24 am

      Beautiful sentiment. And so true.

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  • 19. AB  |  February 1, 2011 at 11:20 am

    http://thegazette.com/2011/02/01/house-same-sex-marriage-debate-under-way-listen-live/

    Iowa state legislature is streaming their debate over same-sex marriage.

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    • 20. Manilow  |  February 1, 2011 at 4:26 pm

      Zach Wahls testifies to Iowa State Legislature. He’s 19 years old – raised by a lesbian couple. He’s an engineering student at the University of Iowa.

      “I scored in the 99th percentile on the ACT. I’m actually an Eagle Scout. I own and operate my own small business. If I was your son, Mr. Chairman, I believe I would make you very proud. I’m not really so different from any of your children… the sexual orientation of my parents has had zero effect on the content of my character.”

      trying to type this fast without getting caught at work. a great video – a must watch.

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      • 21. Ray in MA  |  February 1, 2011 at 5:50 pm

        WOW! WOW! I’m impressed. HIRE HIM NOW! We found a new leader for the HRC.

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  • 22. chris from co  |  February 1, 2011 at 11:31 am

    The younger generation will be a great help. I work around a lot of young people 16-25 yrs old in a restrraunt. They didn’t understand why we put bans on gay marriage in America it was taboo for them. Many of them agree with the idea it’s unconstitutional. I had a young man 23 yrs old that was shocked to hear about DADT. I told him the day the senate voted on it because I was very happy all day long and he wanted to know why. He asked “they really don’t let gay people serve openly”. I told him “yep thats the law currently”, he laughed and said that is stupid. I filled him in on some of the history of it. He still was shocked he couldn’t believe there is a policy in America. The one thing I couldn’t encourge them to do for me was vote I kept telling them 2 yrs ago even if you don’t know everything go vote, for me. They didn’t know how their votes could have impacted admendment 43 in CO. I’m sure if a ballot measure came up again they will vote. They wished they listened to me in the first place, but they didn’t relize the difference their votes can make.
    I am paying close attention to what is happening in CO, and around the nation. After listening to the next generation I keep telling them I’m frustrated today but your generation will fix this mistake if mine or the ones before me don’t.
    Those wonderful donations we picked up from Pepsi will help this community because it will go towards the youth, the ones that will make the next decisions on marriage. This won’t be a party divider much longer it will generational one. It should never had been a party issue. It should have been what is right and wrong to do to American people. I feel it’s coming.

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    • 23. AnonyGrl  |  February 1, 2011 at 11:34 am

      It is true… the younger generation holds the solution, but it is up to us to make sure they know how to make it happen.

      Good for you, educating them and encouraging them to vote!

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    • 24. Ray in MA  |  February 1, 2011 at 4:22 pm

      We don;t need to influence them,,, just keep them focused,

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  • 25. Gregory in Salt Lake City  |  February 1, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    speaking of younger generation making a difference MADE ep29, superstar Diva with Cyndi Lauper that Ronnie mentioned is now avail to watch on-line. Great kid : D

    http://www.mtv.com/videos/made-season-11-ep-29-superstar-diva/1657001/playlist.jhtml#series=2211&seriesId=9883&channelId=1

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    • 26. Gregory in Salt Lake City  |  February 1, 2011 at 3:41 pm

      I only watched part of this earlier…finally made time to see every scene. I appreciate the mom appearing on camera but it is still hard for me to comprehend the words that came out of her mouth. “He didn’t give me time to process the data…I wasn’t like his friends that just accepted him…” Then she talked about how she is hurt and not ready to make amends. What the hell!? You L.O.V.E your child or you don’t. I REALLY don’t like religion when it becomes so seeped into people’s lives that they choose the “religious values” over love for a child. I just don’t get it!

      My heart reaches out to all of you who’s families rejected you for being yourself. xoxoxo, Gregory

      p.s. – thx Ronnie for introducing me to this excellent show : )

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      • 27. grod  |  February 1, 2011 at 6:06 pm

        @Gregory in Salt Lake City
        I commented before that you have a way, an authenticity with words.
        How are we to understand your reference to “religious values” when Christian scripture teaches:
        “Whoever is without love, does not know God, for God is love.” (1 John 4:8 ) ….
        “We have come to know and to believe in the love God has for us. God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him.” (1 John 4:16) ?

        The 19 year Iowan moved me!

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        • 28. Gregory in Salt Lake City  |  February 1, 2011 at 7:03 pm

          AMEN grod! Glad to hear from you : D

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      • 29. Ronnie  |  February 2, 2011 at 9:44 am

        You’re welcome Gregory….I haven’t had the chance to watch the episode yet…I have it saved on DVR…I will try to watch it today….& on that note…here is the “We Give a Damn” PSA featuring Eli & Ms. Lauper…..<3…Ronnie:

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  • 30. Shannon  |  February 1, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    I suspect George W (and many other republican leaders) don’t really have a problem with gay marriage either, but they’re political cowards and pay lip service against gay marriage to keep their base happy.

    As despicable as it was for W to come out in favor of a federal constitutional amendment against gay marriage, don’t you think he knew such a proposed amendment had little or no chance of getting anywhere?

    I think the whole old guard of the GOP will continue to be staunchly against gay marriage, at least in their words, because they can’t imagine an electorate that would keep them in power if they said otherwise.

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    • 31. Straight Ally #3008  |  February 1, 2011 at 1:33 pm

      You can put most of the blame on Jerry Falwell and his cronies, who encouraged the Religious Right to apply their theocratic beliefs to politics. As long as the GOP is infested with social conservatives (“conservative” in the sense of not wanting any social change), they will keep pandering to them.

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      • 32. NetAmigo  |  February 1, 2011 at 1:42 pm

        That’s exactly right Straight. The so-called “social issues” are really religious issues. The religious right refuses to go by American values as freedom of religion. They insist upon trying to force their religious beliefs upon everyone using the state’s police power. In the past, many evangelicals shunned somewhat politics. Today they do not. Of course, the Roman Catholic church has always been awful, having for centuries meddled in secular politics.

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        • 33. nightshayde  |  February 1, 2011 at 4:29 pm

          I really really wish they’d go back to shunning politics.

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          • 34. John  |  February 1, 2011 at 5:51 pm

            As a religious person, I second your view. I wish religion and politics would stay apart.

            Religion in politics makes politics worse. Politics makes religion worse. They are both better without mixing them.

            I hate it because it takes the church’s focus off of helping and loving, and puts it instead on controlling and manipulating and scheming. I think the church lost a lot when they let that happen. The church’s eyes are supposed to be on serving God, not on making others serve them.

  • 35. Sagesse  |  February 1, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Here we go again.

    Arizona lawmakers to consider adoption, divorce bills

    http://www.azcentral.com/community/pinal/articles/2011/02/01/20110201arizona-adoption-divorce-bill-sev.html

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    • 36. Lesbians Love Boies  |  February 1, 2011 at 1:04 pm

      Anything to deflect the fact that they can’t balance the budget.

      Idiots!

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  • 37. Rhie  |  February 1, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    So…is there anyone that actually agrees with the GOP on anything anymore?

    And yes, the younger Bush women are really amazing.

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    • 38. Manilow  |  February 1, 2011 at 1:36 pm

      Good question Rhie – when GOProud asks Ann Coulter to be the speaker at their event, you have to wonder what/if Republicans are thinking – ever.

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      • 39. AnonyGrl  |  February 1, 2011 at 1:43 pm

        Well, when you consider that their OTHER choices are Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, or “I’m not a witch” O’Donnell, I suppose THEY think Ann Coulter is a step up?

        Kind of sad, really.

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        • 40. nightshayde  |  February 1, 2011 at 4:23 pm

          At least Ann Coulter seems to have a brain. Granted, she uses it for evil rather than for good. Palin, Bachmann, and O’Donnell, combined, don’t have an entire functioning brain.

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    • 41. nightshayde  |  February 1, 2011 at 4:32 pm

      The right-wing fundi-whackos to whom the Republican party panders seem to agree with them — to the point of supporting economic (and social) policies which work directly against them.

      You get people in the Deep South who make less than $18k a year for a family of four or more voting for Republicans in order to protect the unborn and keep loving same-sex couples from getting married.

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  • 42. Lesbians Love Boies  |  February 1, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Chick-fil-A Booted from Campus Over Anti-Gay Work

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    • 43. Carpool Cookie  |  February 1, 2011 at 2:36 pm

      How IRONIC that a student in the clip defending Chick-Fil-A says, “Everyone needs to settle down and realize that not everyone prescribes to the same beliefs.”

      Yeah…uh, isn’t that the whole POINT??

      Tell it to the Fundi Chicken People!!

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      • 44. Nicole  |  February 1, 2011 at 5:43 pm

        I’m not sure that I agree with this decision. I absolutely understand why they would make the decision that they made, but I can’t agree that such a move was fair to the students. Maybe some students like the Chicken Sandwiches and may want to support Chic-fil-a’s efforts to affiliate with state level Christian community agendas. You may not agree, but banning the sandwiches seems militant and contradictory to our ultimate cause of universal fairness.

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        • 45. Rhie  |  February 1, 2011 at 5:55 pm

          No I don’t think it is at all controversial or contradictory for the school to do this. If the school has a non-discrimination policy, it would be wrong for them NOT to do so.

          If the students like chicken sandwiches they can go to a chick fil a in town or at home, or to McDonalds or the grocery store or one of the hundreds of other places that sell them.

          If they want to support Christian viewpoints they can join a Student Union or go to church.

          Fairness and tolerance mean allowing people to think and do what they like -as long as it doesn’t hurt another person-. Bigotry hurts. Supporting places that support bigotry hurts.

          Chick Fil A has a right to do and say and support what they want. WE have a right to tell them they are bigots and liars. Schools have an obligation not to allow such messages on their campus and to dismiss places that support them.

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    • 46. Gregory in Salt Lake City  |  February 1, 2011 at 3:49 pm

      I met Dan Cathy in Atlanta. I find his father (CFA founder) Truett Cathy embodies the good side of Christianity, Dan does not I found him to be a religious zealot(in a bad way) and chauvinistic. The company does not have the same heart as when Dan took over.

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      • 47. Anonygrl  |  February 1, 2011 at 4:58 pm

        Nice people still do things that are very wrong. The Cathy family is behind the WinShape foundation…

        Does Truett support marriage equality?

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        • 48. Gregory in Salt Lake City  |  February 1, 2011 at 6:43 pm

          I agree!! I was startled just this afternoon by some of the things my hubby’s dear mother said about us and “our kind” some theory about gays are a result of Adam’s children interbreeding (WTF!?). She is ignorant about much but to her credit the first time she met me she burst into tears and gave me the dearest hug and declared she was glad I was with her son. She has also declared to anyone who asked I am one of her sons.

          When I knew Truett I was part of the right-wing Christian group so never knew if he support marriage equality specifically. What I can say is you felt loved and blessed just being around him. In the South it is still somewhat tradition to subtly segregate white/black persons but Truet would have none of that. He would seek out the poor and help them. He adopted and support hundreds of children form horrific circumstances. He projected unconditional love to all in his sphere. Contrast this with Dan, I did not like him from the first moment I stepped in the room with him…and as I watched him in action, studied his policies and decisions I liked him less.

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    • 49. nightshayde  |  February 1, 2011 at 4:28 pm

      Less than a couple of hours ago, I drove by our local Chick-Fil-A with my Mom in the car. I brought up the fact that I don’t give my money to Domino’s or Carl’s Jr because of their stance on reproductive rights, and pointed Chick-Fil-A out as another establishment that won’t be getting my money because…

      Before I even got the words out, Mom enthusiastically replied that she had seen a long story about Chick-Fil-A on the news yesterday & that they definitely won’t be getting her money either.

      Yay, Mom!

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      • 50. Gregory in Salt Lake City  |  February 1, 2011 at 6:48 pm

        yay to mom too : D !

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    • 51. Tuffwreslr  |  February 2, 2011 at 3:11 am

      I will never go to another Peach Bowl until they change their policies.

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  • 52. Pete  |  February 1, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Catholic Vote publishes comments that insinuates that gays and lesbians are all sexual deviants with a penchant for domination.

    http://www.catholicvote.org/discuss/index.php?p=13410&cpage=1#comments

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    • 53. Mouse  |  February 1, 2011 at 4:18 pm

      The people there are hateful little false Christians. Who would Jesus bash?

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      • 54. Steve  |  February 1, 2011 at 5:30 pm

        Unbelievers. Read the bible.

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    • 55. Sagesse  |  February 2, 2011 at 7:17 pm

      Sounds like an opportunity to support the equality protesters on Valentine’s Day.

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    • 56. Richard A. Jernigan  |  February 2, 2011 at 7:51 pm

      Sounds like they are doing a bit of projection, doesn’t it?

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  • 57. Ronnie  |  February 1, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Teens Document Gay History
    By Advocate.com Editors
    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2011/02/01/Teens_Document_Gay_History/

    Inspired by the interaction between young activists & older generations at the 2009 National Equality March (which I was proud to have attended), Phil Siegel (communications co-director at the National Equality March) created a new project documenting Gay History, pairing today’s up-&-coming LGBT leaders w/pioneers of the LGBT Rights movement. In the first video three teens interview three elders about what it was like to come out in the 1950’s.

    Here is the video….<3…Ronnie:

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    • 58. Ray in MA  |  February 1, 2011 at 6:09 pm

      Ronnie: You come up with the BEST vids!!!!

      Between us, I see a venture for you… a web site ‘blog’ primarily of these videos… dig them up and expose them.

      sssshhh! nobody steal this idea for Ronnie!!!!

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      • 59. Ronnie  |  February 10, 2011 at 1:28 pm

        lol…thank you Ray…If I had the time to currently maintain a blog..I would….I do plan to eventually…once I have my design house up & running, I would like a blog be an aspect of the website that features my interests , which includes equality & videos like the ones I share here, information about charities, all forms of art & academics, & environmental awareness…..basically share all the pieces of myself that make me, me with the world….<3…Ronnie

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  • 60. Manilow  |  February 1, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    maybe this was already mentioned – but Lady Gaga released the lyrics to her new upcoming single “Born This Way”.

    http://www.ladygaga.com/news/default.aspx?nid=33476

    Highlights:
    “I’m beautiful in my way / ’cause God makes no mistakes / I’m on the right track baby / I was born this way.”

    “Don’t hide yourself in regret / Just love yourself and you’re set”

    “Don’t be a drag / Just be a Queen.” (that’s my favorite!)

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    • 61. Gregory in Salt Lake City  |  February 1, 2011 at 3:50 pm

      woot!

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  • 62. Kathleen  |  February 1, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Amazing 19 year old speaking in the Iowa House on the issue of the proposed amendment to the IA constitution rescinding the right of same sex couples to marry:

    And everyone here from Iowa, or who knows an Iowan: Someone posted on facebook that IA Senate Leader Gronstal is the only person standing in the way of getting the amendment brought up for a vote in the Senate. He is getting a ton of pressure and we need to let him know we support him.

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    • 63. Kathleen  |  February 1, 2011 at 3:47 pm

      Hmmm… it didn’t embed. Anyway, click on the link to see it on YouTube

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      • 64. Gregory in Salt Lake City  |  February 1, 2011 at 3:55 pm

        WOW! What a confident 6th generation Iowan. Thank you THANK YOU for posting!!!!!! “my family isn’t so different than yours…” Actually I find many families with same-gender familes are more intent and loving than some families that “accidently” had children. Just WOW!

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        • 65. Ray in MA  |  February 1, 2011 at 6:14 pm

          I second your WOW Greg!!!!! This kid is gooooood.

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          • 66. Gregory in Salt Lake City  |  February 1, 2011 at 7:07 pm

            He has my vote for HRC leader as well : D

      • 67. Ray in MA  |  February 1, 2011 at 4:30 pm

        Sometimes they embed, sometimes they don;t… just like regular Gay folk!

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        • 68. Manilow  |  February 1, 2011 at 4:32 pm

          drat – I didnt’ see this before. I’m a jerk. Sorry Kathleen.

          I will get to apologize in person tomorrow (and buy you a beer or something) at the Clippers game!!!!

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          • 69. Kathleen  |  February 1, 2011 at 4:42 pm

            There’s NOTHING to apologize for. I’m glad you got it to embed, so more people notice it. It’s a wonderful video. But, you can buy me a beer anyway, if you want to. :) Really looking forward to meeting you!!

  • 70. truthspew  |  February 1, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    I can’t help it but every time I hear the name Barbara Bush I think of Barbara “My beautiful mind..” Bush, not the younger namesake.

    But good on the younger for coming out and supporting us. I’d love to be a fly on the wall at the next Bush holiday get together.

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    • 71. Ray in MA  |  February 1, 2011 at 4:31 pm

      George would probably just laugh it off… like a big joke.

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  • 72. Maggie4NoH8  |  February 1, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    A bit off topic, but…

    NOM is again urging in their blog to contact the RI legislature… I used their tool, but took the liberty to do a re-write of their suggested email:

    “I am not your constituent (in fact, I live in California), but I am writing to urge you to vote against banning gay marriage and in full support of marriage equality.

    Some will argue this “redefines” marriage when in fact, it does not. Opponents of marriage equality will claim this is so, but beyond religious dogma and playing upon stereotypes and fear, they have no rational reason to oppose marriage equality.

    The National Organization for Marriage, in an email blast to it’s members, suggests the following text to be included to an email to each of you:

    Already, the recognition of same-sex marriage and civil unions has threatened the civil rights of religious groups opposed to same-sex marriage, as exemptions prove far too thin for the realities of modern life. Catholic Charities has been deprived of its adoption license; a Methodist group has been denied tax exemption for refusing to permit a civil union ceremony on its property. And this is just the tip of what is sure to be a much larger iceberg.

    The two “consequences” put forth seem quite dramatic and the situation seems quite dire – IF these were true! A cursory search for the related facts sheds light on the truth that the facts simply don’t support the far-reaching conclusion presented by the NOM.

    Another excerpt:

    …we know that our families — and our children — are in trouble, with 41% of children now born outside the protections of marriage and more likely to experience educational, financial, social, and professional disadvantage. Now is the time to strengthen marriage, not redefine it.

    Again, the play on words, the insinuation, the appeal to “protect the children”… Isn’t it ironic that the words, “Now is the time to strengthen marriage” (for the children, no less!) are included, when in reality affording the civil benefits and protections of marriage to gay/lesbian couples and their children, would be *exactly* the way to strengthen the family?

    This isn’t about protecting the children. It is about denying, and in some cases removing rights, solely based upon moral disapproval. Simply, I don’t think that is an American ideal and I’m hoping you agree!

    I urge you to look forward to the day each of us are treated more fairly, with respect for all families and equal in the eyes of the law, and act progressively today in support of marriage equality.”

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    • 73. Peterplumber  |  February 1, 2011 at 7:40 pm

      I followed your lead and tried this, but now I am signed up as a NOM member! AAUUGH!!!
      Thank you for registering for Advocacy Center.

      Advocacy Center contact information:
      Email Address: bbrown@nationformarriage.org
      Sincerely,
      National Organization for Marriage

      Well, at least I can send BB smome hate mail now….

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      • 74. Gregory in Salt Lake City  |  February 2, 2011 at 5:35 am

        scary! ; )

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  • 75. Richard A. Jernigan  |  February 1, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    I am now wondering if Jenna will be the next bush to come out as pro equality!

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    • 76. Gregory in Salt Lake City  |  February 1, 2011 at 7:11 pm

      watching with interest!

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  • 77. Peterplumber  |  February 1, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    DES MOINES – Iowa senators, on a party-line vote, today blocked an effort by proponents of a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriages in Iowa to force the issue to be debated.

    All 26 Senate Democrats opposed an appeal lodged by Sen. Kent Sorenson, R-Indianola, that attempted to overrule Senate President Jack Kibbie’s ruling that the call for debating Senate Joint Resolution 8 was procedurally out of order and not eligible for immediate Senate consideration. Sorenson and 23 other minority GOP senators voted in favor of overruling Kibbie – marking a rare occurrence in the Senate and one that some argued ran counter to the chamber’s history and tradition.

    http://bit.ly/gEzBBz

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    • 78. Kathleen  |  February 1, 2011 at 6:42 pm

      So there’s no confusion, this happened last week.

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    • 79. Peterplumber  |  February 1, 2011 at 6:46 pm

      Oh, yeah, Jan 27, 2011 at 8:57 AM CST. That’s what I get for paying too much attention to my work during the day and trying to catch up in an hour or two in the evening.
      Thanks, Kathleen!

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