My god, I cannot keep up with the news. I used to let a lot of national issues pass by, but the Obam Administration's DOJ legal brief comparing same sex marriage to incest … we need to pay closer attention.
Pam's House Blend has the story and the full letter.
Here are the Pennsylvania elected officials who stood up to bigotry and FOR the troops.
Robert Brady (D-PA-1)
Chaka Fattah (D-PA-2)
Kathy Dahlkemper (D-PA-3) Jason Altmire (D-PA-4) Glenn Thompson (R-PA-5) Jim Gerlach (R-PA-6) Joe Sestak (D-PA-7) Patrick Murphy (D-PA-8) Bill Shuster (R-PA-9) Christopher Carney (D-PA-10) Paul Kanjorski (D-PA-11) John Murtha (D-PA-12) Allyson Schwartz (D-PA-13) Mike Doyle (D-PA-14) Charles Dent (R-PA-15) Joseph Pitts (R-PA-16) Tim Holden (D-PA-17) Tim Murphy (R-PA-18) Todd Platts (R-PA-19)
Well, that's underwhelming, isn't it? Punishing LGBTQ servicemembers for being gay is wrong. President Obama and Congress have been playing volleyball on this issue. He says it requires Congressional action. They say he can issue an executive order. This letter apparently focuses on HOW the policy is administered through the Department of Defense.
We'll see what response this generates. Meanwhile, go back to the post below this one and call about ENDA.