Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Today on the Signorile Show

In an ugly -- and pretty stupid -- tirade White House press secretary Robert Gibbs has attacked the "professional left" for criticizing the president. Lots of anger and bafflement about it among progressives, including LGBT activists, and much to talk about.

Antigay, nasty right-wing talk show host Greg Gutfeld says he wants to open a gay bar next to the mosque at ground zero. So, he hates Muslims more than gays and will be pro-gay for a moment just to provoke? Is that it? We'll open this one up for discussion and get your thoughts.

An interesting story about Bradley Manning, the whistleblower in the Wikileaks case who is now charged with a crime for leaking the information. The New York Times reports about his struggles with being gay and how that made him feel isolated. How does that affect this case and your thinking on it? We'll go over it today.

Guest / 3:30pm EST - A lot has been said about the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution as of late. Leaders in the GOP want to repeal the birthright parts of it as a way to combat illegal immigration. Prop8 was found to be unconstitutional because of it. Joining us to help understand a little more about the 14th Amendment, Elizabeth Wydra, Constitutional Accountability Center's Chief Counsel.

Guest / 4:30pm EST - West Point Cadet Katherine Miller is a junior at the prestigious military academy. She is ninth in her class. She is also a lesbian. Because of that, she has submitted a letter of resignation from West Point because she is "unwilling to suppress an entire portion of [her] identity any longer because it has taken a significant personal, mental, and social toll on [her] and detrimentally affected [her] professional development." She joins us this afternoon to talk about her resignation.

FL attorney general and GOP candidate for governor Bill McCollum: "I really do not think that we should have homosexuals guiding our children." The latest smear from the man who brought George "rentboy" Rekers in as an expert witness against gay adoption.

And Levi Johnston is running for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska. Surely that is a stepping stone to run for the vice presidency. And it's all part of a reality show, lucky us!

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