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  •  Good answers on the debt ceiling, (3+ / 0-)
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    but you made news on marriage equality whether you like it or not.  This is a civil rights issue, and the President can be Kennedy or Eisenhower, being dragged along by events, or he can be Johnson and recognize the urgency of the moment.  

    Speaking of Johnson, how about explicit federal anti-discrimination employment and housing protections.  Such a determination by Congress and the President would make it very hard for courts to continue to apply the weakest level of scrutiny to equal protection challenges.  Of course, the individuals who finance gay rights organizations are in a position to do so precisely because they're not in danger of losing their jobs.

    "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

    by Loge on Wed Jun 29, 2011 at 10:07:51 AM PDT

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