Equality Matters staff offers our picks for
the most interesting, outrageous, or thought provoking stories of the week:
- Under Oath, DOMA
Supporters Continue Spewing Misinformation: During last Friday’s House
“Defending Marriage” hearing, Maggie Gallagher and Edward Whelan demonstrated that,
even under oath, they’re willing to skew the truth in order to justify denying
gay and lesbian couples the right to marry.
- Tennessee Senate
Advances “Don’t Say Gay” Bill: The Tennessee Senate Education Committee voted
6-3 to advance a bill that would prohibit public middle and elementary school
teachers from discussing any sexuality other than heterosexuality, despite
existing regulations that already prohibit lessons not part of the state’s
“family life curriculum.”
- Obama Shifting His
Position On Marriage Equality?: During a fundraiser in San Francisco this
week, Obama made a comment
that has led some to believe he may be preparing to announce his support for
full marriage equality.
- Boehner Announces
He Will Dish Out $500,000 To Defend DOMA: Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced
that he will be tapping former Solicitor General Paul Clement to defend DOMA in
court for a price of up to $500,000. He recommended the cost of the defense
should be siphoned
away from the Justice Department’s budget.
- Tucker Carlson
Wants Kids To Know The “Unhappy Facts” About Gay People: Fox News
contributor Tucker Carlson can’t believe that the
California legislature was attempting to teach kids about LGBT history, calling
the effort “propaganda” and accusing them of having a pro-Islam agenda.
- Another Poll Shows
Majority Support For Marriage Equality: A new poll from CNN confirmed
what several previous polls have shown; A majority of Americans now support
allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry. As this trend continues, the GOP
will have to decide between staying in power or clinging to their anti-gay
- Obama’s New DOMA
Dilemma: Equality Matters’ Kerry Eleveld breaks down the
emerging controversy surrounding married gay and lesbian foreign nationals
deported under DOMA and what the future might hold for same-sex bi-national
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