Brian Brown, President of National Organization for Marriage came on MSNBC this morning to talk about same-sex marriage in New Hampshire being set to be repealed. He is joined by Craig Stowell, co-chair of Stand Up For New Hampshire Families.
Brian is 100% confident about the outcome and says, “I expect we are going to have a majority here. It would be historic to have a state vote and have a majority vote to say ‘this was wrong, we made a tragic mistake 2 years ago and we are gonna right that wrong and I expect to see a victory today.”
But what really happened in the House Of Representatives… we all know now. The Bill was defeated and same-sex marriage remains legal in the Granite State. The Republican dominated house rubbed Brian’s face raw against the granite of the Granite State.
In a historic 65-31 votes at the Senate, the 17 years old DADT has been repealed.
The bigots fought as much as they could to stop it. They lied, talked rubbish, lost track and started all over again. Their hammering was relentless. Their hammering just forged us into being stronger and more determined.
Senator John McCain made his plea and talked about limbless marines. I have still no idea how that was relevant to the repeal of DADT. He mumbled and grumbled and went on and on. But the end result is here for all to see.
Senator Reid, a personal THANK YOU for all that you have done, and to all the other Senators who voted ‘AYE’ today.
I was overwhelmed with joy. I cried. I am not even an american. I don’t live in america.
But those LGBT men and women in uniform, they are one of us. Thats why it was a personal victory. A victory that was long over due.
When I started watching live streaming of the senate voting today, I had no idea I would be so emotional. Looks like we gays have more compassion than our straight counterparts.
Now starts an era of ASK and TELL and be proud for what you are.
And a personal THANK YOU is in order for President Barack Obama for seeing this through.
America you just reclaimed a part of your former glory. Well done.
Merry Christmas everyone and a VERY HAPPY and GAY NEW YEAR.
Its already old news that DADT repeal failed at the senate by 57-40. Harry Reid screwed it up big time.
How justifiable is it? So you get majority vote but still for some stupid reason there is a predetermined number of votes you need to get and you don’t get it, result, the entire thing is struck down? I mean, seriously. Its a sweeping majority. Why 60?
It might look pretty lame and ignorant to most political junkies, me asking this. But to my defense, I do not follow politics. And after today it reinforced the fact that I have not missed much by not following politics.
Senators voted ‘maybe’. How could they. If you are so indecisive then you are not fit to be senators. In a voting of ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ you came up with a ‘Maybe’. It seems like these senators are playing with thousands of people’s emotions and sentiments. “Lets vote ‘Maybe’ and then sit back and watch the fun.” Thats pathetic.
At times I think, if we change our view point, maybe DADT won’t hurt that bad.
At this current situation, LGBT people cannot serve in the military openly. So what happens if all the LGBT people just stop enrolling? The entire US Military would be of straight guys and girls. At a time when the nation is at war with two countries, let all the straight people go and fight and kill themselves. All the gays, can safely stay cuddled up at home and watch reruns of Queer As Folk.
In other words, the US Government and Military wants the straights to fight for us and make our lives easy and secure. So that we can sleep in peace at night. Maybe thats a good thing. Its time they work for us.
Now thats comforting.