This high-quality recording was made on May 17, 2010. Here’s the setlist:
Sigh No More Awake My Soul White Blank Page Nothing is Written I Gave You All Little Lion Man Lover of the Light (audio sample here!) Thistle and Weeds Timshel The Cave Dust Bowl Dance Roll Away Your Stone Whispers in the Dark
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The mother of a teenager who committed suicide because of anti-gay bullying met with a representative of Michele Bachmann’s campaign to ask that the congresswoman publicly denounce anti-LGBT bullying.
Justin Aaberg committed suicide last year at age 15 because he was tormented at school for his sexuality. His mother and a few students from the school district met with Deb Steiskal, Rep. Bachmann’s constituent services officer, to ask that Bachmann make a statement standing up against antigay bullying.
They also presented a petition with 141,000 signatures asking her to make such a statement, and students shared their stories of being bullied at school.
“I think Congresswoman Bachmann is in a leadership role to speak out against bullying,” especially now that she is running for the GOP presidential nomination, Aaberg told The Advocate. “I’m not asking her to change her beliefs. But all kids should be protected in school.”
Time to step up, Ms. Bachmann. You don’t have to be a liberal to help keep kids safe at school.
North Carolina politicians weren’t shy yesterday about showing their support for an amendment potentially banning gay marriage in the state.
Yesterday alone, lawmakers started debate on the amendment, passed it through committee and approved it on the House floor. The Senate will consider it today, and because it’s a ballot initiative, if it’s approved in the Senate it will skip the governor’s desk entirely. From the Advocate:
Leaders of both branches of the Republican-controlled state legislature have vocally supported the proposed amendment, which would allow voters to decide in 2012 whether to amend the state constitution to define marriage as only the union between one man and one woman (state law already bans recognition of same-sex marriages). This morning, LGBT rights advocates in the state say Republicans ushered the bill through the House Rules Committee in less than an hour despite objections from Democrats. After about three hours of debate on the House floor, it then passed there as well.
Why is this necessary? Can someone explain that to me?