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Four Color Politics

Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Quotes of the Morning: Short Takes

“Just a short one today as I find myself running a bit behind this morning. Finally, good news from Ohio.”

“Following the November 2004 repeal of a one-of-a-kind anti-gay law, the Cincinnati City Council voted today to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression in employment, housing and public accommodations. Led by Equality Cincinnati and local leaders and supported by the Human Rights Campaign, the move ensures fairness for Cincinnatians.

‘Cincinnati is a symbol of where America itself is when it comes to fairness,’ said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. ‘Cincinnati is a symbol of where America itself is when it comes to fairness. In large cities and small towns, on the coasts and in the heartland, Americans want us moving toward equality, not away from it.’
Solmonese continued, ‘Equality Cincinnati and local leaders, especially Councilman Crowley, deserve enormous respect for their work. In the face of an anti-gay political obstacle sustained by a few, they gave voice to the many.’
In November 2004, the majority of Cincinnatians repealed the city's discriminatory Article XII, which prohibited the city from passing any laws protecting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. The city stood alone in the United States as the only place where such laws were prohibited.
The Council voted 8 to 1 to pass the non-discrimination initiative. Some of Ohio's largest private corporations already prohibit this kind of discrimination, including Nationwide, NCR Corp., Owens Corning and Cooper Tire and Rubber.
Cincinnati joins 76 other jurisdictions prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Seventeen states and the District of Columbia prohibit sexual orientation-based discrimination and eight also prohibit gender identity-based discrimination.”
-Human Rights Campaign, March 15, 2006

“And this from Cinci of all places.. There may be hope for Ohio yet. And now, from the national front…”

"Any time Washington passes a new law, sometimes the transition period can be interesting."
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, March 14, 2006

“Yep, it can cause problems when the Republican controlled Senate passes a law for the Republican controlled White House to enforce. Dang it Dubya, despite the dude ranch in Texas you ARE Washington you idiot. Stand up and take some blame once in a while like a man instead of just taking the credit when things go right.”


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