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 Topic: Transgender Elected Judge In Cal.

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gennee  



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Posted: 5 Nov 2010, 10:04 am    Post subject: Transgender Elected Judge In Cal. Reply with quote

The first transgender judge was elected in Alameda County in California. It was a good election for TGLB people. My hope is that equality will become a reality.

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Posted: 5 Nov 2010, 3:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Transgender Elected Judge In Cal. Reply with quote

It was a good election for tglb candidates, more than 100 of whom won their races, but not necessarily for tglb people. glbtq-supportive candidates won in California, Massachusetts, New York, Hawaii, and some other states, but we lost in many others. Marriage equality is endangered in New Hampshire. Many anti-gay bigots were elected to Congress. The hopes we had for marriage equality in Minnesota are now dashed by the Republicans having taken both houses of the legislature there. Our hopes for ENDA, UAFA, repeal of DOMA, even repeal of DADT are very dim now. The new Congress will pass no gay-friendly legislation. So gay rights at the federal level are effectively dead thanks to this election.


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The first transgender judge was elected in Alameda County in California. It was a good election for TGLB people. My hope is that equality will become a reality.

Gennee



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Posted: 5 Nov 2010, 3:17 pm    Post subject: PS Reply with quote

Perhaps the biggest loss of all was the vote against the retention of three justices of the Iowa Supreme Court who had joined the ruling in favor of marriage equality. Their loss sends a chilling message to all state justices who have to run for reelection or retention. It is a disgrace that none of our national organization seems to have been alert to this possibility and seems to have done nothing to campaign for these justices who were targeted by the National Organization for Marriage.
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Posted: 6 Nov 2010, 3:28 pm    Post subject: Round 2 has begun Reply with quote

I agree with you that some of the national organizations weren't alert to some elections. Iowa is a tough as it is. Now we have to start again and stay the course. I'm certainly will be involved in a couple of these issues, most notably ENDA, DADT, GENDA here in New York State.


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