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03 December 2009

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GeraldT

I was watching this yesterday and it was very moving. Thanks for the link!

Chitown Kev

Thanks Rod!

These videos speak for themselves. For both the racist towleroad and queerty queens and the churchified straight people in the black community.

These Senators put the full force of their personal histories and black history behind these speeches and all of us (of whatever color) should be commending them.

Chitown Kev

Rod, not to be pedantic but...

Does Ruben Diaz identify as African American or as Puerto Rican/Latino?

(For that matter he could identify as both...)

TheRevKev

Thank you for this Rod.

These speeches and the emotions with which they were delivered make my soul soar today!

I'm in the NJ Marriage Equalty to win it, no matter how long it takes and as the sole Black face at the table many times, it's just great to see PASSION from my community, understanding that this really is the FINAL FRONTIER OF CIVIL RIGHTS!

Peace/Power/Purpose!

P.S. HOPE TO SEE YOU GUYS AT MY SEMINAR NEXT SATURDAY!

Jair

Once again Rod you are at the forefront of reporting the news. Thanks For This!

ReggieH

Bravo to these Senators (and thanks Rod for the posts)

Butchie

I watched these video clips last night and was brought to tears. I am out to my immediate family, but not at work and some of my extended family. After watching these clips, I feel that I need to become a vocal voice for the rights of my people. I think that this will start when I start letting people know who I really am.
I wish I had representatives such as this representing me in government. People that are wiling to do what is right regardless if it may cost them their office.

johnozed

How is Towleroad racist? And Queerty queens? What's up with that? Would Rod include a racist blog or blogger in his blogroll?

DU

Rod, thank you so much for posting the speeches. As a black nan, seeing those two black legislators taking a brave stand for marriage equality really encouraged me. I'm planning to write them to thank them too for their brave stand.

Chitown Kev

@johnozed

I don't believe that Andy Towle himself is racist (David Hauslaib...that's a more difficult question).

But many of the commenters on those 2 blogs are, given their propensity to using the n-word in highly deregatory ways and other ways in which the commenters seem to traffic in racist stereotypes

STN

Both Senators were moving and eloquent, especially Sen. Hassell-Thompson. I just sent messages to each via their State Senate sites. I urge everyone to do the same in support of their brave stands.

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