Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Lipstick LobbyList 2.23.2011 - Born this way

Woo hoo! In a pretty spectacular decision, President Obama reverses his DOJ's position defending DOMA by declaring it "unconstitutional".  From the Attorney General's statement:
"After careful consideration, including a review of my recommendation, the President has concluded that given a number of factors, including a documented history of discrimination, classifications based on sexual orientation should be subject to a more heightened standard of scrutiny.   The President has also concluded that Section 3 of DOMA, as applied to legally married same-sex couples, fails to meet that standard and is therefore unconstitutional.   Given that conclusion, the President has instructed the Department not to defend the statute in such cases.   I fully concur with the President’s determination."
Lady Gaga gives me a reason to love capitalism when she agreed this week to a deal with Target to sell a special edition of her new gay anthem single "Born This Way" - only if the retailer "made amends" for past corporate donations to anti-gay groups by donating to gay rights groups.  Take a bow, Gaga.

Really love these stichin' bitches who graffiti knit in Boston.  I've admired their handiwork in my neighborhood all year, and love knowing the women behind the art. (The photo at the left is from sister-knitter Olek in NYC who graffiti knit the Wall Street bull this December.  Love her!)

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