Monday, August 16, 2010

Today on the Signorile Show

The controversy over the mosque at Ground Zero only got uglier over the weekend after President Obama commendably came out for the first amendment and defended the right to building the mosque. Wingnuts went into overdrive, accusing him of everything from helping the terrorists to flip-flopping when he clarified his remarks. It's pretty scary when George W. Bush is seen, in retrospect, as having been one of the adults in the Republican Party. We'll get into it all and take your calls.

What will happen today or tomorrow or maybe even Wednesday regarding Judge Walker's decision to only extend the stay overturning Prop 8 until Wednesday? Will the 9th Circuit of Appeals overrule him or will the marriages begin again? Will proponents appeal to the Supreme Court? We'll go through all the possibilities and take your calls.

Guest / 3:30pm EST - The National Organization for Marriage took its Summer for Marriage Tour to Washington DC this weekend. Many activists were in the crowd at the counter protest, including 10 year old Will Phillips. Joe Sudbay of AmericaBLOG was there as we'll and joins us this afternoon to talk about it.

Guest / 4:30pm EST - Sarah Schulman joins me this afternoon to talk about her latest film, The Owls, a "funny, mysterious and humane generational anthem starring some of the most popular underground artists in Lesbian Cinema."

Did fear of Gov. Christie replacing them influence three New Jersey Supreme Court Justices to delcline case on marriage equality? This looks like something that could become a big story.

The man at the center of the controversy over Target's donations to candidates, Republican Tom Emmer, now refuses to comment on Minnesota's marriage amendment. Very interesting.

All these stories and so much more, today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show!

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