Tuesday, March 06, 2012

This does my heart good

Professional hockey is one tough sport. Here NHL players step up to assert that if a gay athlete can hold his own, he can play. In that hyper-butch arena, that's a breakthrough statement. Enjoy.

Equally amazing is a report that 22 sitting Democratic Senators are calling for the Democrats to include support for marriage equality in the Democratic Party platform. Here's the list:

The 22 senators are Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), John Kerry (D-Mass.), Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), Carl Levin (D-Mich.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.).

Note that Diane Feinstein is among them. True, she's running for office this year, but you know an idea has gone mainstream when she's among the supporters.

1 comment:

Darlene said...

Good Luck to the Democrats who are supporting marriage equality. I wish them luck.