Monday, January 03, 2011

Today on the Signorile Show

Happy new Year and welcome to 2011! We're back with a live show after relaxing for the holidays, and ready to jump back in. Hope you enjoyed our week-long special broadcast looking back on the history of "don't ask, don't tell" repeal last year.

Today we look forward, and much of what we're looking at is still focused on homosexuality and the military: Outrage is heating up over raunchy antigay videos made by Navy Capt. Owen Honors who commands USS Enterprise. The Navy has been quick to condemn his actions, but many are wondering what the ramification will be and if the Pentagon will have a policy of zero-tolerance for homophobia now that DADT is on its way out. We'll go into it.

New Hampshire is gearing for a battle over marriage equality -- even though it was won over a year ago. Antigay bigots are trying to now repeal the state's marriage law giving gays the right to marry.

Will the Senate stop the abuse of the filibuster?
Now is the only week it can happen, bringing the filibuster back to something it used to be -- a tool for the minority to get its opinion heard -- rather than an obstructionist tactic meant to stop everything in the Senate. We'll look at the details.

Guest / 3:30 EST - Karen Abbott, author of American Rose: The True Story Gypsy Rose Lee, says, is even weirder than the legend.

Guest / 4:30 EST - Lavi Soloway, co-founder of Immigration Equality, joins us this afternoon to talk about "Stop The Deportations," a campaign launched to raise awareness of the cruel impact the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) has on married gay and lesbian bi-national couples.

President Obama praised the Philadelphia Eagles for giving dog-fighting ex-convict Michael Vick a second chance. And it has caused an uproar. We'll open it up to the phones.

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

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