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Jon Stewart’s “We’re here, we’re queer, get newsed to it” segment covers Prop 8/Judge Walker

Prop 8 trial

By Adam Bink

Great segment by Jon Stewart last night covering the Prop 8 proponents’ accusations against Judge Walker, as well as the Tennessee “don’t say gay” bill and other topics:


The Daily Show – We’re Here, We’re Queer, Get Newsed to It
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  • 1. Kathleen  |  May 11, 2011 at 6:06 am

    UPDATE: Windsor v. USA (DOMA case in NY)

    Following the May 9th hearing, schedule is set as listed in order.

  • 2. B&E  |  May 11, 2011 at 6:52 am

    I'm here in TN where the "Don't say gay bill" has been put off for a vote for another day. Not everyone in the state of TN is a knuckle dragging bigot. I would encourage everyone to head on over to, the blog of the Bill's Author, Stacey Campfield, and let him know how you really fell about this insane and unconstitutional law.

  • 3. be4marriage  |  May 11, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Looks like the fall is going to be a busy time for court decisions striking down discrimination.

  • 4. nightshayde  |  May 11, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    @ 2. B&E | May 11, 2011 at 1:52pm

    Thank you for that link. I just posted a comment over there – now we'll see if it actually sees the light of day. Here it is in case it doesn't show up over there:

    Discrimination is wrong, whether based in religion, tradition, ignorance, or any combination thereof.

    Teaching children (and all people) tolerance helps everyone and hurts nobody except those who make a living by pushing discrimination.

    I've taught my seven-year-old daughter that while many men love women & many women love men, there are lots of men who love men, women who love women, and some people who love either — and that all those things are 100% normal and fine.

    Am I worried that teaching her about gays & lesbians will make her gay? Of course not. Only ignorant people believe such garbage. If she happens to have been born straight (statistically most likely), she will grow up knowing that her gay & lesbian friends are just as good as she is. If she happens to have been born lesbian, she'll grow up knowing she's just as good as her straight friends. If she happens to have been born bisexual, she'll grow up knowing that there's no "better than/worse than" about any orientation. She'll also grow up knowing that she is loved and valued and that those things don't depend on her orientation.

    People don't have a choice as to their orientation. People DO have a choice as to whether they want to participate in a discriminatory religion or denomination. There are plenty of mainstream churches and synagogues out there who promote equality and eschew discrimination. People who choose to turn their backs on discrimination and embrace equality only have to make the effort to do so. Better now than in a few years, when those who still preach discrimination will look as ridiculous as those who preached against racial equality and interracial marriage less than half a century ago.

    Discrimination based in religion has absolutely no place in the public square, and should not be written into our laws. Teaching children to accept themselves for who they are and to accept those around them for who they are is FAR more important.

  • 5. Ann S.  |  May 11, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Beautifully said, Nightshayde.

  • 6. Sagesse  |  May 11, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    From the Washington Post

    Navy revokes guidance on same-sex marriages

  • 7. Sagesse  |  May 11, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    A report on a speech given by Judge Walker

    What Judge Walker had to say about Prop. 8

  • 8. Sagesse  |  May 11, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    My last two posts are awaiting moderation? Each has a link to a news story.

  • 9. B&E  |  May 12, 2011 at 4:42 am

    Thank you for commenting nighshayde. Very well said!

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