Tuesday, January 12, 2010

'Gays to the DNC: Kiss My Ass' OR 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Give'

Is there anybody who's not pissed at the Dems? Not over at The Advocate. "Gays to the DNC: Kiss My Ass" reads the cover of the latest Advocate:

The fledgling movement, which has adopted the motto “Don’t Ask, Don’t Give” and has attracted the likes of legendary gay rights activist David Mixner, hopes to discourage donations to the party until the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and the repeal of both “don’t ask, don’t tell” and the Defense of Marriage Act. In so doing, these activists are hoping to reshape—if not completely upset—the relationship between gays and the Democratic Party.

And check out Advocate commenter Blue Lava:

I'm not voting for a single democrat next election. Not one. I'll vote for Green Party candidates if there are any, or not at all. I would be pleased to see the Republicans make a sweeping victory on all fronts. Why? At least with Republicans you know what you are getting and you have something to push against. Democrats just talk about progress, but never make any... especially when it comes to matters of Equality. Forget the dems. A lost cause.

Update: Live blogging from the Prop 8 Trial Tracker
Text of Ted Olson’s Opening Statement in Prop. 8 Trial – As Prepared
And so much for the sanctity of marriage argument: Divorce Rates Higher in States with Gay Marriage Bans