If You Were Gay from Avenue Q
Being a San Franciscan, there's been a palpable edginess in the air over Prop 8 over the last year or so. It's very odd to me to look at some of my gay friends--a couple who have been together for longer than my husband and me--and try to understand how anyone could believe their relationship is somehow less worthy than mine for legal and societal recognition. But when Judge Walker announced his ruling, it's almost as if a collective weight had been lifted. The fight isn't over, but at least on that day, as I made my way through my daily routine, I saw recognition in the eyes and smiles on the faces of people, who understood that things had changed. That it was no longer a radical and deviant attitude to believe that every couple deserves the recognition of making their bond a legal one. I think that regressives will fight tooth and nail against this, but in my mind, the genie is out of the bottle and it's simply a matter of time before we collectively wonder why it was such a struggle in the first place.
The Prop 8 decision is certainly going to be a topic of discussion on Fox News Sunday with lead attorney Ted Olson, and on Face the Nation with Tony Perkins (like how they stack that deck?) and on The Chris Matthews Show. But we're also going talk the Middle East on This Week, the BP oil spill on Face the Nation and the economy on Fareed Zakaria GPS.
ABC's "This Week" - Gen. Ray Odierno, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq; Gen. Peter Chiarelli, vice chief of staff of the Army.
CBS' "Face the Nation" - Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the government's point man on the Gulf oil spill; Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council.
NBC's "Meet the Press" - White House energy adviser Carol Browner; House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio; Harold Ford Jr., Democratic Leadership Council chairman; Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind.
NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Panel: Howard Fineman, Erin Burnett, Kelly O'Donnell, John Heilemann. Topics: Will Dems Have Votes To Kill Tax Cuts? Will GOP Run Against Gay Marriage? Will Hillary Clinton Bump Joe Biden From The 2012 Obama Ticket? Will Democrats In Congress Maintain Support for Afghanistan War? YES: 10, NO: 2. Is President Obama More In Danger of Looking Incompetent Than Like A Big Spender? YES: 9 No: 3
CNN's "State of the Union" - Allen; Govs. Jennifer Granholm, D-Mich., and Bob McDonnell, R-Va.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - What is Fareed's Take on the controversy over the proposed cultural center near Ground Zero? He wonders if we have forgotten about the founding principle of freedom of religion in America. Then, it's on to the economy. How can the administration kick-start the economy? Who better to ask than two former U.S. Treasury Secretaries who just happen to also be former titans of industry. Fareed sits down exclusively with Robert Rubin and Paul O'Neill. Rubin, of course, worked in the Clinton administration and ran Goldman Sachs before that. O'Neill was George W. Bush's man at Treasury and ran Alcoa and the RAND corporation in his earlier career.
"Fox News Sunday" - Theodore Olson, attorney in lawsuit challenging California's gay marriage ban; Gov. Mitch Daniels, R-Ind.
So what's catching your eye this morning?