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  •  Well, I am glad he did say it. (14+ / 0-)

    Because it demonstrates a real problem, that is systematic, too little real thought put into decisions that can have a huge impact on LGBT lives (and of course that's true across the board for many things).

    How much thought did Congress members put into voting yes on DOMA? Now 15 years later it has created huge problems, not just for the gays, but for the entire political system, and for people on both sides of the asile. Soon Republicans will be pressured to repeal it. They will have to chose between feeding their base and what will be a difficult vote in a general in many states (think Brown, Snow, Collins, Kirk).

    His comments also point to the solution: gay people coming out. Had he actually "known" a gay person before the decision, he might have been more thoughtful.

    Of course that's why we're winning. Gay people are no longer in people's minds what the right wing says we are. Michelle Bachmann's husbands comments would not have been shocking in 1996. They might have been said by a prominent Democrat, in fact.

    Is the LGBT community inclusive enough to embrace the glitter-dispersal impaired? Discuss.

    by Scott Wooledge on Thu Jun 30, 2011 at 01:46:01 PM PDT

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