Despite Setback, Gay Rights Move Forward

Despite Setback, Gay Rights Move Forward

There are 9 comments on the New York Times story from Sep 22, 2010, titled Despite Setback, Gay Rights Move Forward. In it, New York Times reports that:

Efforts that could lead to a reversal of the " don't ask, don't tell " policy that prohibits openly gay soldiers from serving in the military may have stalled in the United States Senate , but the legal fight is advancing in the federal courts along with other important gay rights litigation.

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“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#1 Sep 22, 2010
And each of those cases are in jeopardy of being overturned by a conservative SCOTUS. In 2 cases (DADT & DOMA) a victory (albeit a limited one) could be achieved by the DOJ not appealing those decisions. Obama could simply say that after further review he agrees with the court that those laws are unconstitutional and therefore the DOJ is under no obligation to defend them.

I'll be awaiting their decision........

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#2 Sep 22, 2010
The deadline to appeal the DOMA case in Massachusetts is 18 Oct.

Tick tock tick tock.........
Dan

United States

#3 Sep 22, 2010
WeTheSheeple wrote:
And each of those cases are in jeopardy of being overturned by a conservative SCOTUS. In 2 cases (DADT & DOMA) a victory (albeit a limited one) could be achieved by the DOJ not appealing those decisions. Obama could simply say that after further review he agrees with the court that those laws are unconstitutional and therefore the DOJ is under no obligation to defend them.
I'll be awaiting their decision........
If I was you, I wouldn't expect Obama to do a damn thing in service to the gay rights lobby. He hasn't yet, nor does he need to as long as his acolytes are able to simply blame the Republicans-despite the Democrat majority in Congress.

Obama said nice things during the campaign, and the gay rights lobby fell for it.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#4 Sep 22, 2010
Dan wrote:
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If I was you, I wouldn't expect Obama to do a damn thing in service to the gay rights lobby. He hasn't yet, nor does he need to as long as his acolytes are able to simply blame the Republicans-despite the Democrat majority in Congress.
Obama said nice things during the campaign, and the gay rights lobby fell for it.
Then Obama & the Dems get what they deserve come November. If they don't do something over the next month, they lost my vote.
Dan

United States

#5 Sep 22, 2010
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Then Obama & the Dems get what they deserve come November. If they don't do something over the next month, they lost my vote.
I wouldn't bank on it.

For example, I don't think Obama had his coat off after the inauguration before he overturned the international abortion funding restriction order Bush had enacted.

I just don't think he cares about the gay rights thing-he said as much during the campaign-he took the same stance on SSM as his opponents, but for some reason, the gay rights lobby heard only what they wanted to hear or think what they wanted to think, probably since he was a Democrat. Now, instead of holding his feet to the fire, everyone's poniting the finger at the Republicans (as if they said any differently than they ever have) and making excuses for Obama.

The dude's just a politician, just like the rest.

“TMA&CRR One Love One Marriage ”

Since: Sep 09

port orange

#6 Sep 22, 2010
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Then Obama & the Dems get what they deserve come November. If they don't do something over the next month, they lost my vote.
OMG!!!! SHEEPLE WE AGREE haha

“I'm not gay, I'm celisexual!”

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#7 Sep 22, 2010
Dan wrote:
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If I was you, I wouldn't expect Obama to do a damn thing in service to the gay rights lobby. He hasn't yet, nor does he need to as long as his acolytes are able to simply blame the Republicans-despite the Democrat majority in Congress.
Obama said nice things during the campaign, and the gay rights lobby fell for it.
You use the words "Democratic majority" Congress as if that means Democrats can do as they please which is not the way our government works. Throwing out the words "Democratic majority" is a typical tactic to take the stink away from the fact that the Democrats can't do anything because the REPUBLICANS are blocking them. Google it if you don't believe me.

It is not Obama's fault that he presides over a nation of small minded bigots.
TruthHurts

Brooklyn, NY

#8 Sep 22, 2010
Wrong Virgin Queen. The Democrats control everything and if they were willing to follow the proper rules of the Senate and have a free and open debate (something that scares the hell out of them) then the DODT policy would no longer be in place. Stop drinking the Kool Aid. Olympia Snowe was more than willing to vote to end DODT IF Harry Reid wasn't playing games. Wake up.
Dan

United States

#9 Sep 22, 2010
The Virgin Queen1 wrote:
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You use the words "Democratic majority" Congress as if that means Democrats can do as they please which is not the way our government works. Throwing out the words "Democratic majority" is a typical tactic to take the stink away from the fact that the Democrats can't do anything because the REPUBLICANS are blocking them. Google it if you don't believe me.
It is not Obama's fault that he presides over a nation of small minded bigots.
Nice-now you blame the voters. It's not the voters' fault that Obama can't carry his issues past Congress with the majority party in place. But, of course, Obama is blameless, yes?

Stooge.

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