Making Eleanor and Harry Proud…

18 Dec

December 18, 2010 Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, the homophobic and discriminatory law/policy was repealed.  The vote was 65 to 31.  I can only imagine that Eleanor Roosevelt and Harry Truman must be smiling and very proud of this move towards equality in civil rights.  It was our Eleanor that pushed hard to integrate the troops–we can only imagine how “whitey” John McCain would have voted back then.  Bravo/Brava to the 65 Senators for moving equality ahead of personal agendas and biases.

Now, we must marshal our energies to create full marriage equality!  The time is now!

2 Responses to “Making Eleanor and Harry Proud…”

  1. bradfairchild December 18, 2010 at 2:33 pm #

    michael, can you post a list of how each senator voted? i think that would be of value for people to know how their two senators feel. i , of course have no doubt how my two bigots, chambliss and isaakson, voted.

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt December 18, 2010 at 2:38 pm #

      Brad, how funny, I was just about to post a Hall of Shame! I’m looking at the list right now–I’m sorry, yes both bigots, Chambliss and Isaakson voted against the repeal. I heard they almost missed the vote, for they were both curiously in a bathroom stall together. Hmmmmm

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