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  1. Midnighter 8 Jun 2013, 10:18am

    While the old hands here know what the score is, I’m surprised that the article quotes from and names a figure within the FRC as an “analyst” without qualifying that statement for the benefit of those who aren’t aware of exactly who the FRC are.

    Rather than gracing that person with a title that implies they must have some data and science behind them, the reader should be made aware that they are listed as a hate group by the SPLC for “propagation of known falsehoods — claims about LGBT people that have been thoroughly discredited by scientific authorities — and repeated, groundless name-calling.

    A young person reading their cant might infer that “homosexual activists” are threatening the president and therefore are bad people, and that the repeal of DADT went through as a result of apathy rather than on strength of support for the LGBT service personnel. Subtle points, but they all feed back into a person’s self image and self worth, as the FRC well know.

  2. There’s something rather comic-book about the inch-by-inch concessions of the old reactionary politic forces.

    Like the baddie hanging on to the edge of the cliff, having his fingers prised off one by one. You know he’s going to fall, but it’s the sight of the struggle that makes the fall so sweet.

  3. Is this what the american politicians conceive as equality?

    1. Christopher in Canada 8 Jun 2013, 1:08pm

      Some people are more equal then others, according to Orwell.

      1. Christopher in Canada 8 Jun 2013, 1:09pm

        “than” – it’s early here!

    2. floridahank 8 Jun 2013, 10:53pm

      The USA is still the greatest nation to live in. Our Founding Fathers were the most brilliant leaders any nation will have had to create a moral and just
      country and I’m sorry it hasn’t lasted very long.

      1. Cherry Valley 9 Jun 2013, 12:53am

        No its not about we lost our ways as a nation. Every generation faces a new civil rights and its a tipping point. But once’s the Supreme Court votes on DOMA we will see rights for many of us.

  4. It’s a step in the right direction, and the DOMA legally prevents them from going all the way, so to speak. This is a good sign

  5. Enrique Esteban 10 Jun 2013, 8:06am

    Help to sign: prenume=first name; nume=family name; oras=city; tara=country.
    You’ll receive a mail and have to click on 2nd link to confirm.

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