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Roundtable: Holiday Weekend Version of SameSexSunday!

Filed By Phil Reese | July 05, 2010 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: Christian Legal Society, Don't Ask Don't Tell, Elena Kagan, Google, immigration equality, relationship recognition, Same Sex Sunday, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Wisconsin Supreme Court

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 SAME-SEX-SUNDAYweb.jpgPresident'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.

We also are excited to announce that we are about to hit 1000 subscribers on iTunes! Do you have SameSexSunday in your iPod yet? You're going to want it after this week!

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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. sticker gay patriot header.jpgWe 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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We're on track to reach 1000 iTunes subscribers today! THANK YOU, BILERICO! I feel like Sally Field winning the Oscar for Places In The Heart in 1984: "You like me!" You really like me!