Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Asshat Quote of the Day

"It's not anything I'm going to get into." - Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

We like to think that sexual orientation should be trivial in our society, but the fact is, it's not. In certain places, it's still a really big deal. The United States Supreme Court is a place where it's a big deal.

Obama likes "don't ask, don't tell" for the military, and he likes it for the Supreme Court. That Kagan has not simply said she's a lesbian and then put the matter to rest says a lot about her character, and none of it good.

Being gay is trivial, when it's not an issue to hide, but merely part of who a person is. It has nothing to do with whether or not she'd be a good judge. She'll be an awful justice regardless of orientation.

It's sad and depressing that a major change in the glass ceiling has to be hidden behind a wall of shame.

Kagan's shame, not the shame of being gay.

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