Tag Archives: Wonk Room

NH Teabaggers Shrug Over Gay Marriage

At yesterday’s tax day protest in New Hampshire, Wonk Room’s Igor Volsky couldn’t find a single Tea Party activist who cares about gay marriage.

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VIDEO: House DOMA Hearing

Over at Wonk Room, our pal Zack Ford has compiled some of the testimony from last week’s House DOMA hearing. Ford quotes Maggie Gallagher’s usual nonsense: If, in fact, marriage, as a public and legal institution…is oriented towards protecting children by increasing the likelihood they have a mother and father, then same-sex couples do not fit, and conversely, if same-sex ...

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AUDIO: Christianist Haters Spew Bile At Colorado’s Civil Unions House Debate

Igor Volsky reports at Wonk Room: Douglas Napier of the Alliance Defense Fund led the formal opposition against the bill and maintained that civil unions would likely lead to same-sex marriage, despite a 2006 voter-approved constitutional amendment that defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman. The debate quickly disintegrated from there, as witnesses began quoting the ...

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Lieberman : We Have The DADT Votes

This afternoon Sen. Joe Lieberman said that there are more than enough votes to repeal DADT in the Senate. Via Wonk Room: “I am confident that we have more than 60 votes prepared to take up the Defense authorization with the repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ if only there will be a guarantee of a fair and open amendment ...

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Obama To End Abstinence-Based AIDS Education And Family Planning

Some excellent early news on the Obama administration comes via Wonk Room: Advisers to President-elect Barack Obama are indicating that “Obama will reverse U.S. family planning and AIDS prevention strategies that have long linked global funding to anti-abortion and abstinence education.” The Obama reversal is a return to an approach that is based on solid evidence and public health rather ...

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