Thursday, July 08, 2010

Today on the Signorile Show

In an action that panders to homophobes in the military regarding the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law, the Pentagon is sending out a survey to 400,000 active-duty and reserve troops asking lurid questions about their comfort in showers or sleeping quarters with gay men. And Servicemembers Legal Defense Network has sent out a statement requesting gay and lesbian servicemembers not to fill out the survey because it doesn't necessarily protect them from being outed.

Meanwhile, according to the Washington Blade, the Senate could take up a vote on DADT repeal as early as this month, also noting that Indiana Republican Senator Richard Lugar "isn't concerned about the [DADT] repeal language in the... 2011 defense authorization bill and wouldn't support to rid the legislation of the provision."

During his Oval Office Address last month, President Obama said that the nation could expect the well to stop gushing by August. But BP tell's the Wall Street Journal they hope to stop the leak by July 27. If BP can't seal the leak, will this seal their fate? We'll discuss today.

Guest / 3:30pm EST - Jennifer Pizer, Senior Council with Lambda Legal, joins us this afternoon to talk about the lawsuit Lambda Legal and the ACLU are bringing to Hawaii in the wake of the Civil Unions veto by Republican Governor Linda Lingle.

Guest / 4:30pm EST - Aubrey Sarvis, executive director with Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, will join us to talk about the DADT survey and why they are asking LGB servicemembers to refrain from filling it out.

Crazy is contagious: This week, the US Government filed suit against Arizona's immigration law. But while the country waits for the outcome of this case, more states are taking a page from Arizona, with Oklahoma, South Carolina and Utah looking to draft similar legislation next year to deal with immigration.

Barbara Boxer is fighting for her political life at least according to the latest poll showing her in a dead heat with Carly Fiorina. We'll get into it.

Right-wing Rep. Aaron Schock -- who voted against repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" and supports the nasty anti-gay Republican agenda -- wore what many considered the gayest outfit in recent Congressional history to the White House picnic, only furthering the much-discussed rumors that he is a deluded self-loathing homocon. But in speaking with the The New York Times he "mentioned" to the reporter that he had a "former girlfriend." Okay, does end the speculation? Umm, we don't think so.

These stories and much more, today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show!

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