For our second weekly politics round table, we discuss Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Google's gay partner salary bump, future Justice Elena Kagan's Senate hearings, Lt. Dan Choi's curious subpoena and why we weren't part of the President's first speech on comprehensive immigration reform plus what that might mean for the bill. We also examine the Wisconsin's Supreme Court letting us down while the United States Supreme Court picks us up.
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First, we're joined by veteran army Korean linguist and co-founder/field director for Servicemembers United Jarrod Chlapowski from Washington DC to give us the inside scoop on the latest developments this week on the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and the likelihood of getting the bill passed. We also discuss future Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan's answers on DADT during her Senate confirmation hearing, and Lt. Dan Choi's subpoena of President Obama.
Next, SameSexSunday round table regular, Michael Crawford joined us from New York City to discuss some interesting relationship recognition developments this week. Michael breaks down the latest news on Google's new payroll credit for employees in same-sex relationships to compensate for the tax penalties they pay on their domestic partnership benefits. We also discuss the Wisconsin Supreme Court's decision to uphold the voter-initiated constitutional ban on marriage equality, and what--if any--might the upside be.
Finally on our round table, we're joined by Phil Attey, Brad Luna and Brett Edward Stout to examine those gay and lesbian military updates, the LGBT questions coming up during the Kagan hearing, the Supreme Court's decision against an anti-gay law student organization at the University of California--and what this means for our movement--and Wisconsin. We also had some heated discussions about Google and comprehensive immigration reform.
Phil Attey is a veteran LGBT activist and netroots pioneer. Brad Luna is a principal at Washington DC politically strategic PR firm, Luna Media Group, LLC and former Communications Director for the Human Rights Campaign. Brett Edward Stout is an author, columnist, and Marine veteran.
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