Monday, December 20, 2010

Today on the Signorile Show

It's exhilarating, a stunning victory and one that will create huge momentum for LGBT rights. How big? We'll go through it all on today's show. And I want to hear from all of you, including so many of our listeners who are active duty military folks. A time to celebrate! But also, a time for caution still, as the policy is still in place. Our guests will give the low down today.

President Obama is likely to sign the "don't ask, don't tell" repeal compromise bill on Wednesday in an Oval Office ceremony. It caps a week of furious activity and and a weekend vote that had us all on the edge of our seats and many activists teary-eyed. It seemed last week it was all dead? How did DADT repeal get saved? How did the votes go, and what happened on the Seante floor? Did the president pull though and does he deserve full credit for victory? What about the Human Rights Campaign? We'll go through it play by play.

Also, where does it all go from here? How long before service members will no longer be discharged?

Guest / 3:30pm EST - Aubrey Sarvis, executive director of SLDN, joins us today to talk about where the military goes moving forward after the president signs the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

Guest / 4:30pm EST - Joe Sudbay of AmericaBLOG joins us later this afternoon to talk about the politics behind the repeal efforts of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

And where should activists focus now? The new group founded by Media Matters, Equality Matters, has everyone talking. We'll get into it all with you calling in throughout the show and with our guests.

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