(Community Matters) Another anti-homosexual crusader (Bishop Eddie Long) accused of having sex with men. As I’ve said many times, almost always the loudest male critics are closet cases (while the loudest female critics are too often married to gay men &/or mothers of gay sons)
(Community Matters) I’m disappointed that the DOJ even filed in support of the existing law
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 23, 2010
Statement by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Justice Department filing in Log Cabin Republicans v. United States of America
Today, the Department of Justice made a filing in a legal challenge to the Don’t Ask, Don’t tell (DADT) policy, as it traditionally does when acts of Congress are challenged. This filing in no way diminishes the President’s firm commitment to achieve a legislative repeal of DADT – indeed, it clearly shows why Congress must act to end this misguided policy. The President was disappointed earlier this week when a majority of the Senate was willing to proceed with National Defense Authorization Act, but political posturing created a 60 vote threshold. The President spoke out against DADT in his first State of the Union Address, and the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs have both testified in support of repeal. And the Department of Defense continues to work on a plan on how to implement repeal. The President, along with his Administration, will continue to work with the Senate Leadership to achieve a legislative repeal of DADT as outlined in the NDAA this fall.
(Community Matters) Pres Obama announced yesterday Kirk Rudy’s nomination to the Holocaust Museum’s Council (its board of directors).
He’ll be joining another great Austinite on the board, Sandy Gottesman
(Community Matters) Health care reform: effective today insurance companies 1) cannot exclude children with preexisting conditions, 2) prohibited from imposing lifetime caps on benefits, 3) cannot drop sick and costly customers b/c of technical mistakes on applications, 4) must offer coverage to children under 26 years of age.