Politics: May 2005

bilerico.com endorsement

Filed by Bil Browning | May 28, 2005 | 3:32 PM | comments

bilerico.com has become an Indiana Equality endorsing organization. A discriminatory amendment to our state's constitution is bad business all around. Get in the NO yourself......Read More

Freepers Fry Frist: 'Don't Diss DeLay'

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | May 28, 2005 | 7:38 AM | comments

In a classic case of a worm crawling atop a snake to pretend that only one of them crawls around in the dirt, Republican Bill Frist chastised Tom DeLay in a way that has the Freepers calling Frist "the...Read More

Bustin' up Bosma's kegger

Filed by Bil Browning | May 26, 2005 | 11:04 PM | comments

On June 13th, Brian Bosma, Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives and one of Indiana's leading opponent of GLBT rights, is holding his annual "Junetoberfest" campaign fundraiser at the Rathskeller Biergarten, right in the heart of Massachusetts Avenue,...Read More

What is wrong with the man?

Filed by Bil Browning | May 26, 2005 | 12:58 AM | comments

So Bush is threatening to finally use his veto stamp if Congress overturns his ban on most stem-cell research. As this article points out: By threatening the first veto of his presidency (that's correct, no president in history has...Read More

Did I just miss something?

Filed by Bil Browning | May 25, 2005 | 5:36 PM | comments

Arianna Huffington has a thought inspiring post about the fillibuster compromise. Someone remind me again, please - what did the Democrats get out of the deal? Pricilla Owen (*hack* *gag*) was confirmed today. Looks like Bolten's going through without...Read More

Another Conservatism

Filed by Ed Team | May 24, 2005 | 1:34 PM | comments

Not terribly long ago, the notion of the national Congress and the President interfering in a private family matter such as the Terri Schiavo case, purposefully usurping the traditional vested authority of the state courts in such matters, would...Read More

A checkmark on the liberal agenda

Filed by Bil Browning | May 24, 2005 | 1:16 PM | comments

A new non-smoking ordinance has passed in Indianapolis. How nice to see that our city-county government feels that it can intervene in the lives of its citizens occasionally. But remember, inserting sexual orientation and gender identity into the human...Read More

Is anyone still married in Massachusetts?

Filed by Ed Team | May 20, 2005 | 10:41 PM | comments

This week marks the first anniversary of full gay marriage rights in Massachusetts. Now, the defenders of all-that-is-good-and-righteous warned us that allowing gays to marry would destroy the venerable institution of marriage. Although, they say, marriage was created by...Read More

You can get further behind by just standing still when others are moving forward...

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | May 19, 2005 | 8:45 AM | comments

Here's more evidence that the Midwest is less evolved queer-rights-wise than the Deep South -- and more proof that it's not Congress but state and local governments that're where the action is. After all, truisms like "All politics is...Read More

Ted Rall article

Filed by Bil Browning | May 12, 2005 | 9:52 PM | comments

Ted Rall had a recent interesting article about politics affecting your job. Forty-five of the fifty states allow for workers to be fired based on their off-worksite political activities. Indiana is, of course, one of the states that allows...Read More

Things that make you go hmmmm

Filed by Bil Browning | May 10, 2005 | 10:02 PM | comments

So I see that Jim West, the mayor of Spokane, Washington is "taking a leave of absence." West was a longtime Republican state legislator who was known for being virulently anti-gay. But whoops! He got busted soliciting a private...Read More

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Calls Senator John Kerry's Remarks on Marriage Equality "Wrong" and "a Mistake"

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | May 06, 2005 | 8:37 PM | comments

There's nothing new about Kerry's opinion -- but there's a big difference between his thinking like a Neanderthal and being an activist about it! Here's The Task Force take on it -- with a nice quote from the Massachusetts...Read More

John Kerry the all-around loser

Filed by Bil Browning | May 06, 2005 | 3:28 PM | comments

After reading this article, I don't think of John Kerry as a loser just for giving away an election he should have handily won; he's also a loser for back-pedaling on gay rights. I heard this story on CNN...Read More

Dennis Kucinich in 2008!

Filed by Bil Browning | May 04, 2005 | 5:57 PM | comments

Dennis Kucinich wrote an open letter to Democratic Party chairman Howard Dean that was posted online at The Nation yesterday. Seems that Dean gave a speech where he basically said, "We're in Iraq. We'll have to make the best...Read More

Governor's Nondiscrimination Policy Reissued

Filed by Ed Team | May 01, 2005 | 9:30 PM | comments

Governor O'Bannon formally incorported sexual orientation into the state's nondiscrimination policy. Mitch Daniels, while campaigning in 2004, incorporated both sexual orientation and gender identity into his campaign's nondiscrimination policy and pledged to do the same if elected as Governor....Read More