The 2012 elections proved to be historic on many levels today especially within the LGBT community.
3 states – Maine, Maryland and Washington have approved same-sex marriage. Minnesota residents blocked a constitutional amendment that would have blocked any passage of same sex marriage.
And in Wisconsin, residents not only voted for their first woman to represent their state but also an openly gay woman in Tammy Baldwin.
Today, I spotlight Rep. Barbara Jordan who was the 1st African American Woman elected into the House of Representatives from the South and first Black Woman State Senator in Texas.
You can read more about her here
Today I spotlight a true civil rights activist, Rep. John Lewis of Georgia. One of the many men who worked along with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and countless others, he has dedicated his life for equal rights not only for African Americans but also Latinos, Asians, Women and Gays. He is a true ally to the LGBT community. And on yesterday he was awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Obama. Job well done Rep. Lewis.
You can read more about him here
A stand-alone bill to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” just passed the U.S. House of Representatives 250 to 175. Among Democrats, 15 voted against it while 15 Republicans cast votes in favor of it.
The next step is the Senate where it won’t be an easy task to pass!
I wish he was the Senator of Georgia.
He is speaking truth. LOL. An agent needs to find him and get him on TV. He is too funny!
Great news out of my home state of California. A judge has found that Prop 8 (which banned same sex marriage) was unconstitutional. This is a great victory for LGBT community as their initial plan for Prop 8 was terribly flawed in its promotion.
There will be appeals from those saying that the voters approved the ban! You can expect this to go the Supreme Court!