Hillary Clinton should not get the VP slot. Hillary Clinton won't get the VP slot. I have no idea why she's behaving the way she is other than that it's an extension of what she's been doing since Wisconsin.
I don't know who's going to be picked but I already have a favorite. It doesn't matter, though, since I don't get to pick and discussing it ad nauseum doesn't help anything.
Here three progressive victories that happened today. Yes, fellow fair-minded people, we're winning this battle. They're after the jump.
- This made history today:
Jerry Nadler’s sure feeling celebratory today. The New York politico and some of his bipartisan pals met in Washington today to launch the Congressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality Caucus, on which Nadler will act as vice-chair under homo-politicos Barney Frank and Tammy Baldwin.
From the press release:
The mission of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus is to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT equality. By serving as a resource for Members of Congress, their staff, and the public on LGBT issues, the Caucus will work toward the extension of equal rights, the repeal of discriminatory laws, the elimination of hate-motivated violence, and the improved health and well being for all regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
It sounds like a great idea. LGBT people are some of the most loyal supporters of Democrats and have been waiting a long time to get some needed legislation through Congress, and some of our biggest opponents are chickenshit Democrats, not Republicans. I'm glad they're getting together to push through that legislation and to make queerness a less radioactive topic in the legislative branch.
- New York State's assembly passed GENDA, a bill that protects transgender and gender variant people's rights to "housing, employment, credit, public accommodations, and other areas of everyday life."
Again, another great victory. There have been many states that left transgender people behind (as Congressional Democrats are trying to do with the federal ENDA) because they thought they weren't ready for prime time. It's hard to believe that it took this long, considering Americans favor these protections 2-1, and I'm sure New York is further along this issue than most of America, but, then again, see the chickenshit Democrat comment above.
But that's OK, since we're working every day to get better Democrats in office and make it safer for the others to come out in support of us. So hurray for New York!
- Kos mentioned it on the front page, but it bears repeating here, California's Supreme Court won't stay their marriage decision till November to wait for a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. Same-sex marriages will start on June 17th.
I guess the mostly-Republican appointed court decided that right-wing fear-mongering just isn't reason enough to delay justice and happiness.
Lots of change happens outside of the presidential race, and we're making it happen!